Thousands of people in Bangladesh moved out to see a dwarf cow whose owners claim it to be the world’s smallest.
The images of a 51-centimetre-tall cow, Rani, has set off a tourist frenzy after local newspapers and television channels threw the spotlight on the tiny bovine. Despite the nationwide lockdown, people are flocking in rickshaws to a farm in Charigram, 30 kilometres southwest of Dhaka, to see Rani.
Rani is 66-centimetres-long and weighs only 26 kilograms.
MA Hasan Howlader, manager of Shikor Agro farm, where Rani lives, claims that the cow is shorter than Manikyam, a small bovine from Kerala that currently holds the Guinness World Record for the shortest cow.
Rani is a Bhutanese cow, prized for its meat in Bangladesh, and other Bhutanese, or bhuttis, on the Shikor Agro farm are twice Rani’s size. The owner said that most of the visitors want to take selfies with Rani and more than 15,000 people have come to see Rani in the past three days alone.