The Guinness Book of World has recognised dwarf cow Rani from Bangladesh as the world’s shortest cow ever.
The 20-inch tall Bhutti cow raised at Shikor Agro Industries Ltd in Savar on the outskirts Dhaka got the recognition over a month after its death.
The farm authorities had applied to Guinness on July 2 to recognise 23-month-old Rani which stood at just 50.8 centimetres and weighed 26 kilogrammes as the world’s shortest cow. The Bhutti cow which found fame in Bangladesh died of overeating and gas accumulation in her stomach on August 19.
Rani had been living in the farm, consuming a small meal of bran twice a day, since one year when she was collected from Naogaon.
Before Rani, the title of the shortest cow ever was held by Manikyam from India, which stands at 61.1 centimetres.