The Guinness World Records authorities have officially certified cow 'Rani' of Savar in Bangladesh as the world’s smallest cow, 40 days after the death of the animal.
Md Abu Sufiyan, manager of Shekar Agro Industries Limited in Charigram area of Savar, confirmed the news on Tuesday morning.
The authority of the Guinness Book of Records sent a mail about the recognition on Monday afternoon.
Earlier, the world's smallest cow died on Thursday (August 19) due to 'excessive gas accumulated in its stomach'.
The dwarf cow of the Boxer Bhutti breed, grew up on a farm at Charigram of Savar, near the capital Dhaka.
The cow stood just 51cm (20in) high and weighed 28kg (62Ib).
The cow turned into a celebrity since its news first broke on the newspapers back in July and hundreds of visitors had been flocking to the farm to catch a sight of it.
The title for the world's smallest cow has been held officially by Manikyam, in neighbouring India, which measures 61.1cm from the hoof to the withers.
BDST: 1235 HRS, SEP 28, 2021