Rani had become a celebrity, with thousands flocking to her farm in the capital Dhaka's Savar area
The Guinness World Record has declared Rani, the Bhutti cow who was being raised at a farm at Savar in the outskirts Dhaka, as the shortest cow ever, over a month later after her death.
Shikor Agro Farms said that they received the official email from Guinness authorities on Tuesday.
The farm authorities had applied to Guinness on July 2 to recognize 23-month-old Rani who stood at just 50.8 centimetres and weighed 26 kilograms, as the shortest cow.
The Bhutti, or Bhutanese cow, which found fame in Bangladesh, died of overeating and gas accumulation in her stomach on August 19.
“The Guinness World Record authorities have also checked Rani’s post mortem report for any hormonal injection that might have caused the dwarfing,” Shikor Agro Farms Director Abu Sufian told Dhaka Tribune. “We would have been happier if she was still here.”
Rani had been living in the farm, consuming a small meal of bran twice a day, since a year when she was collected from Naogaon.
Before Rani, the title of the shortest cow ever was held by Manikyam from India, who stands at 61.1 centimetres.