Rani, who went viral on social media for being the world’s smallest cow, has died in Bangladesh.

As per reports, Rani was just 51 centimeters (20 inches) tall and weighed almost 26 kilograms (57 pounds). She was in the running for the title of the world’s smallest cow.

“Rani’s stomach had swollen a lot and she was taken for treatment at around noon on Thursday. However, the vets could not save her life and she died within hours,” Sajedul Islam, a local livestock officer, told Anadolu Agency.


He said the swelling was due to “overeating and gas accumulation in her stomach”.

Rani had become a celebrity worldwide and thousands flocked to see her at her farm in Bangladesh. Guinness Book of Records has been informed about Rani’s death.

The crown for the world’s smallest cow is currently held by Manikyam in India, who is 61.1 centimeters (24 inches) tall.