While everyone has gone crazy over the biggest cow named Knickers, another cow has been making a name for himself but this the world’s smallest.
- Lil’ Bill, the smallest cow in the world has been making waves online.
- The calf only weighs 4.5kg the same as a domestic cat.
- Despite 300 times lighter than Knickers, Lil’ Bill is as healthy as the other full grown cow
Meet Lil’ Bill from Mississippi, USA and he is dubbed as the “World’s Smallest Cow” weighing only 4.5kg and 300 times lighter than Knickers.
This tiny calf weight is the same as a domestic cat and nearly a tenth of other cows is age.
Lil’ Bill’s owner brought him to The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine to be checked in fear he might be sick.
But thankfully, the calf has been given a clean bill of health – he is just a lot smaller than his other farmyard pals.
Animal experts at the university posted a photo of Lil’ Bill on their Facebook page with the caption: “Occasionally, we get a case that has us scratching our heads a bit. Lil’ Bill is one of those cases! He was born weighing a little over one-tenth of what newborn calves typically weigh.”
And instantly gained a huge fan base and even got his own hashtag, #LilBill, adoring his cuteness and asking about his health.
Some followers wrote “Move aside micro pigs, micro cows have arrived!”, others said, “Lil Bill is adorable! Hope he is a healthy little man and makes it.”
And raised the question of Dwarfism, one person wrote: “Looking at the domed forehead, could he be a dwarf?”
They even asked the vets to create a separate page just for Lil’ Bill so they can keep up with his progress.
But the vet posted an update on Lil’ Bill and if they will create a different page for the cow stating:
“Thank you all for your support and interest in #LilBill – who weighed just under 10 pounds when he came to us!
“At this time, we do not plan to create a separate page for him, but we will be posting updates about him regularly, so keep checking back!”
Meanwhile, the shortest fully-grown cow was four-year-old Manikyam, born in India, measuring 61.1cm from hoof to withers.