The giant cow from Australia has become a bit of a sensation online recently. Called Knickers, this humongous Holestein stands a mighty 6’4″ (193 centimetres) and weighs roughly 2,800 pounds (1,270 kg).
i've done some research and can confirm that you have not been misled, the cow is indeed very large
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) November 27, 2018
ladies, if he’s:
he’s not your man he’s big cow
— cale g weissman (@caleweissman) November 28, 2018
saw people tweeting about a huge cow and in my cynicism believed it couldn't possibly be big enough to warrant this much attention. I was wrong. absolutely massive.
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) November 27, 2018
But, is the internet telling you the truth? Or is this too another huge hoax? The truth is, Knikers maybe a gaint as everyone believes. however he is definitely not a cow. Technically he is a steer- a neutered male. So, he may appear as a giant standing in the middle of a herd of cows. But, when it comes to steers, he is not even close to becoming a gaint. The official world record holding steer, Bellino, who lives in Italy stands at 2.02 metres, while our viral giant is just 1.94 metres.
Correction: Knickers is a steer, not a cow.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 29, 2018
knickers is a steer, not a cow.
you do the math from here.
— Lisa Pisa (@pisa_lisa) November 29, 2018
Knickers will be happy anyway that his enormous size made him less optionable for auction as potential buyers thought that he was too large to fit into their farm equipment. We are happy that his huge appearence saved him from the slaughterhouse and gave him a shot at the internet’s quick fame.
Who would have thought that being overweight can save your life and make you famous at the same time?!