Thousands of people are violating a nationwide Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in Bangladesh to see Rani, a 20-inch tall cow whose owners alleging that it is the world's smallest.
The cow is 23 month old and has become a media star with newspapers and television stations throwing the spotlight on the tiny cow at a farm in Charigram near Dhaka.
Pictures of dwarf cow Rani on social media platforms have set off a tourist mania.
Despite a nationwide transport shutdown because of Covid-19 pandemic, tourist flock in rickshaws to the farm in Charigram which is 30 kilometres southwest of Dhaka.
According to news agency AFP, Manager of Shikor Agro farm MA Hasan Howlader, claims that Rani is shorter than Manikyam, a small bovine from Kerala who currently holds the Guinness World Record for the shortest cow.
Hasan has been using a tape measure to show dozens of viewers and to claim the record. Hasan further added that approximately 15000 people have visited the farm just to see Rani in the last three days and they are tired of it.
Guinness World Records have said that in 2014, Manikyam from the Vechur breed was 61 centimetres high.
Rani is a Bhutanese cow which is prized for its meat in Bangladesh. The other Bhutanese cows on the farm are twice Rani's size.