While the number of corona virus cases and deaths reached record levels in Bangladesh, thousands of people flock to the farm to see the 51 cm tall dwarf cow. Health officials are worried about the further spread of the virus, after people who went to the farm to see the 23-month-old cow, which is claimed to be the smallest cow in the world, disregarded the corona virus measures.
In Bangladesh, which has reported record numbers of cases and deaths, thousands of people flock to the farm in Charigram, 30 kilometers southwest of Dhaka.
Despite the implementation of a nationwide corona virus quarantine, the 51-centimeter-long cow is claimed to be the smallest in the world, while the cow named Rani attracts great attention from tourists in the country.
The 23-month-old dwarf cow, living on a farm near Dhaka, received a lot of attention from newspapers and television channels, and soon became a media star.
“I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. Never,” 30-year-old Rina Begum, who went to visit the cow, told AFP.
While the Rani is claimed by its owners to be the smallest cow in the world, Hasan Howlader, director of the Shikor Agro farm, added that Guinness World Records promised to make a decision within three months.
According to Guinness World Records, the smallest cow in the world is Manikyam, a 61-centimeter-long cow from the Vechur breed, which was identified in 2014.
Speaking about the people who came to visit the cow, Howlader said, “More than 15,000 people have come to see Rani in the last three days alone,” adding, “To be honest, we are tired.”
Hasan Howlader said, “We did not expect such a big interest. “We didn’t think people would leave their homes because of the worsening virus situation,” he said.
Sajedul Islam, the government’s chief regional veterinarian, said Rani was the product of “genetic inbreeding” and it was unlikely that she would grow any further.