The cow’s size had always been a subject of much debate, with many people claiming its size was digitally altered. However, any photoshop claims were put to rest when officials from the Guinness Book of World Records stated that the pictures were unadulterated and were purely original.
The world’s largest cow stood at an impressive 6-foot-2 inches tall (190 cm) from hoof to withers. Guinness officials had bestowed the title on the animal when they had visited her farm in Orangeville, Illinois in 2014 to see for themselves whether the cow was of the stated size or not. The tragic part is that the cow was only able to hold the title for less than a year, as it passed in May 2015.
Blosom had succumbed to an irreparable leg injury, as told by the website of the Guinness Book of World Records.
“The funny thing about Blosom was how unaffected she was by all the attention that seemed to surround her,” said Patty Meads-Hanson, who has owned and cared for Blosom since she was an 8-week-old calf, upon learning the news. “As long as she had her oats, and daily chin rubs and ear scratches, life was good.”
“Blosom was born to two normal-sized cows, and according to Patty, was even taller when she was eight years old,” wrote Rachel Swatman on guinessworldrecords.com. “Always friendly with her owners, Patty treated Blosom like any other household pet and loved nothing more than spending time with her out in the field.”