World's tallest cow is taller than most people Patty Hanson is all smiles as she holds onto her Holstein cow Blosom (AP photos)
World's tallest cow is taller than most people

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Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled as their official Guinness World Records photo was taken after the animal was recognized as the world's tallest cow, at 6-foot-4.

Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been named the world's tallest cow. She sought the record after veterinarians and the cow's foot trimmer constantly noted the 2,000-pound animal's large size, Hanson said. At the end of May, family and friends began documenting Blosom's mass. They shot photos and videos and her official measurements were taken by a vet from Orangeville Animal Health Service.

"When I put Blosom's halter on, she knows it's time to go to work greeting people and one of the best things I love about this big cow is she makes people smile. But now when I get to tell them they are looking at the world's tallest cow, I can't wait to see their reaction," Hanson said.

Hanson got Blosom when she was a calf and eventually decided to keep her as a pet. The cow turned 13 in July.

"My dad used to chuckle at Blosom, but soon softened up to her, which is why she stayed home on the farm as an addition to the many pets she adds character," Hanson said.

Hanson said she would like to turn Blosom's story into a children's book.

"Blosom is a bit like an overgrown dog," Hanson said. "To people who have cows, they will get what I am saying but I want other people to know she is special. I told my dad years ago that Blosom was destined for stardom and with this record she has achieved that."

Blosom will be included in the 2016 edition of the "Guinness Book of World Records."

Critical thinking challenge: If Blossom becomes the subject of a childrens book, what might the story be?

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  • TF00Music
    10/22/2014 - 01:01 p.m.

    It would e something cheesy like, how the tall cow came to be or, something magic struck the cow and now the cow with is cursed being tall for the its of its life.

  • GigiSylvester-Ste
    10/22/2014 - 01:02 p.m.

    This is so cool! I never even thought a cow could grow to be that big, that is unbelievable. I wonder why she is gonna be in the 2016 book, and not the 2015 book.

  • Marka-Lam
    10/22/2014 - 01:17 p.m.

    I am just thinking what did you feed the cow, how old was he when you got him, and how did he get to be as big as a horse?

  • TreyvaunT
    10/22/2014 - 06:21 p.m.

    I would be a little scared if i saw a 6 foot cow. I don't really like anything that is bigger then me. It would be really cool to see it though. From a distance

  • devonm-3
    10/22/2014 - 08:53 p.m.

    Blosom, the cow was just officially called the worlds largest cow. This massive cow is six foot four and weighs over 2000 pounds. Blosom is the pet of Patty Hanson and is very loved. "Blosom was destined for stardom.." And it's true. Blosom will be in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 as worlds largest cow. This mammal is 13 years old and is said to live longer. This cow is really big. I would love to see it in person but not take care of it. It would probably require a lot of cleaning for such a huge animal.

  • ClaireM-Car
    10/23/2014 - 02:12 p.m.

    This is amazing! I've never thought that there would be a spot in the World Record Book for the biggest cow. I've never seen a cow before that is taller than me!

  • AlexisKrise
    10/23/2014 - 07:23 p.m.

    Were hormones fed to this cow from a very early age? I find it hard to believe that this cow simply grew this large.. There is no way that this cow grew like this on its own. It had to have some kind of genetic enhancer or something.

  • PJuan-Sti
    10/23/2014 - 07:43 p.m.

    Its unbelievable that a cow can grow that big. And I never seen a cow as that big. The people that has the cow well have a lots of beef.

  • SydneyG-4
    10/23/2014 - 09:48 p.m.

    Blossom the cow, is a 6 foot 4 inch creature. The owners got the cow when it was just a baby and now its the tallest cow and will be feautured in the 2016 Guinness World Records book.

    This is so cool! I never even thought a cow could grow to be that big, that is unbelievable. I wonder why she is going to be in the 2016 book, and not the 2015 book.

  • KiraWvA-4
    10/23/2014 - 10:50 p.m.

    A 13-year-old cow, Blossom, was named the tallest cow in the world, at six feet four inches. Mid-August, owner Patty Hanson was delighted to receive notice that Guinness World Records had named her one-ton animal the tallest in the world. Blossom is very friendly towards her admirers, and her owner remarked that she loves seeing people's reactions to the cow. This article was a bit short, but it conveyed all that was needed to be said about the animal's life. Patty Hanson says she hopes the cow will star in a children's book, which I thought was sweet.

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