Is This the World's Smallest Cow? – Geek


Lil’ Bill was born weighing a little over one-tenth of what newborn calves typically weigh. (Photo Credit:
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine/Facebook)

The internet went crazy for Knickers, the ginormous steer from Australia, and then Canada’s Dozer tried to enter the size war. But we think Lil’ Bill outshines them all.

The tiny calf was born weighing a little over one-tenth of what newborn calves typically weigh, and was just under 10 pounds when he was brought to the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Now, Lil’ Bill could possibly enter the record books as the world’s smallest cow.

Photo Credit: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine/Facebook

“Occasionally, we get a case that has us scratching our heads a bit,” the college posted on their Facebook page. “Lil’ Bill is one of those cases!”

And because thousands of readers expressed delight in seeing the teeny-tiny bovine, Lil’ Bill now has his own Facebook hashtag #LilBill and the college has promised to post more updates on him.

News of the cutest new viral star from the animal world come on the heels of enormous steer Knickers, who was crowned world’s biggest “cow,” making a splash on social media. Knickers, who lives in Western Australia, is 300 times bigger than Lil’ Bill, weighing about 3,000 pounds.

Knickers’ owner tried to sell him last year, according to the BBC, but “meat processors said they simply couldn’t handle him.”

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