The six-year-old Manikyam lives in Atholi in the south Indian state of Kerala the God’s own Country. It’s
measuring only 61.5 centimeters from the hoof to the withers, Her owner, farmer and environmentalist NV Balakrishnan, obtained the cow as a new-born calf, and despite feeding her and raising her exactly like the other cows on his farm, her growth stalled at just over two feet. She was officially confirmed as the world’s shortest last year, smashing the previous record of 69.07 centimetres. This is officially the world’s shortest cow.