You’ve never seen a cow quite like Blosom.
This impressive bovine measured up at a staggering 6 feet 2 inches, which made her taller than many humans. Blosom grew up on a farm in Orangeville, Illinois, where she was treated more like a household pet than livestock.
Unfortunately, she passed away in late May at the age of 13 after sustaining a leg injury. Although she may be gone, her legacy will live on through her feature in the upcoming 2016 Guinness Book of World Records
“The funny thing aboutBlosom was how unaffected she was by all the attention that seemed to surround her,” owner Patty Meads-Hanson said in a news release. “As long as she had her oats, daily chin rubs and ear scratches, life was good.”
Meads-Hanson inherited Blosom from her father after he passed away. She says he always urged her to get the cow measured by Guinness World Record officials, but difficulties like time and finding a yardstick long enough kept her from finding out if Blosom was really a record-breaker.
“I’ve finally got around to doing it, I’m just sorry he’s not here to see it,” Meads-Hanson said of her father in the video announcing Blosom as the tallest cow in the world.
“I will cherish our memories forever,” said Mead-Hanson. “I am excited for the world to meet Blosom soon in the 2016 edition, but I know it will be very bittersweet.”