This Tiny Cow Weighs The Same As A Domestic Cat

Remember Knickers? The massive cow (OK, not a cow, a steer, if we're being pedantic) who was thought to be the biggest in the world until an even taller Canadian bovine stepped forward?

Well, we're now looking at the other end of the spectrum to this tiny calf, who was born weighing just 4.5kg, the same as a domestic cat.

How bloody cute is he?

The little cow has been named Lil' Bill. Credit: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
The little cow has been named Lil' Bill. Credit: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Lil' Bill is around a tenth of the size of other calves his age and was taken to The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, in the US, after his owners were concerned there may be something wrong with him.

However, it's good news for Lil' Bill and his owners, as it turns out he's perfectly healthy, just small.

Sharing a photo of the adorable little bugger on Facebook, vets from The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, wrote: "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."

Of course, due to him being so endearing the post quickly spread like wildfire, with many people requesting that the little fella gets his own Facebook page so that his fans can keep tabs on what he's up to.

The cow has become a viral sensation. Credit: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
The cow has become a viral sensation. Credit: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

The vets posted a follow-up message after gaining viral fame, in which they wrote: "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!"

In contrast to this little one, Knickers is more than 310 times the size of Lil' Bill weighing a whopping 1,400kg and standing 6ft 4in.


Knickers is so massive that his owners are unable to sell him for meat, so he'll get to live out his days on Geoff Pearson's farm in Western Australia.

Owner Pearson said: "It was too heavy. I wouldn't be able to put it through a processing facility.

"So I think it will just live happily ever after."

Knickers isn't the record breaking cow, though, that title belongs to a 6ft 5inch Bellino who was measured in 2010 in Rome. It currently holds the Guinness World Record.

Featured Image Credit: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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