World’s Tallest Cow Dies in Illinois
The Guinness Book of World Records recently updated their website to list Blossom as the World's Tallest Cow. Blossom was certified in October. The Illinois cow stood 6 feet, 4.8 inches.
I've included a photo of our John Connor, who is 6-foot-5, standing in a doorway to give you an idea of how tall Blossom stood.
When Blossom's owner discovered that Blossom was infertile, she decided to keep Blossom as a pet instead of sending her on a trip to the slaughter house. Patty Hanson of Orangeville, Ill., wound up with quite a tourist attraction.
This May, Blossom passed away after contracting a leg issue. She was buried in the pasture facing the barn where she lived for her 13 years on Earth.
Blossom broke the previous record of 6-foot-2 attained by a cow from 1906-10.
Click on the link to view a YouTube video of Blossom, the World's Tallest Cow.