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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Udderly Unbelievable: Ill. Cow Named World's Tallest

Blosom, a 6-foot-4-inch Holstein, has been named the world's tallest cow by Guinness World Records.

"She's huge," Lynne Acebey, a veterinarian at the Orangeville (Ill.) Animal Health Service told USA Today Network. Acebey took Blosom's official measurements for the record. Blosom is about a foot taller than the average female Holstein, according to Acebey.

"She loves her oats and she loves to hang out on the pasture," Acebey said, calling the cow a "big, gentle giant."

Blosom's owner, Patty Hanson, got the animal as a calf and has kept her as a pet. The cow is now 13-years-old and weighs 2,000 pounds.

"I told my dad years ago that Blosom was destined for stardom, and with this record she has achieved that," Hanson told the Associated Press.

Guinness World Records sent Hanson an official confirmation of Blosom's record in August and the company sent photographers this week to take the animal's photo. The milestone will be included in the 2016 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Milk it for all it's worth, Blosom.

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