It was udder madness in Bangladesh as thousands ignored a national COVID-19 lockdown to gawk at what could be the world’s smallest cow.
Rani, a 23-month-old dwarf cow, has attracted throngs of fans and reporters since her small stature went viral on social media, according to Agence France-Presse.
“I have never seen anything like this in my life. Never,” said Rina Begum, 30, who came from a nearby town to check out the minute mammal.
The bovine star stands at just 20 inches tall and is only 25 inches long, which farmers claim makes her the world’s tiniest cow, according to the report.
The manager of Shikor Agro farm in Charigram said that the Guinness World Records had promised to rule on the 57 pound cow’s status within three months.
“More than 15,000 people have come to see Rani in the past three days alone.
“People come long distances despite the coronavirus lockdown. Most want to take selfies with Rani,” M A Hasan Howlader told the outlet.
The onslaught of gawkers has Bangladeshi officials concerned as COVID-19 deaths surged this week.
Bangladesh reported 211 coronavirus deaths on Friday, a record high since the start of the pandemic, according to the World Health Organization.
A strict lockdown is in effect until July 14.
“I told them they should not allow so many people to crowd the farm. They may carry diseases here that threaten Rani’s health,” Sajedul Islam, the government’s chief vet for the region, told the outlet.
Islam reportedly said the dwarf cow was the result of “genetic inbreeding,” and would not likely grow.
With Post wires