Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

Giant cow in Australia is actually real and going viral

Giant cow in Australia is actually real and going viral

Knickers will live out the rest of his days in Myalup, Western Australia.

Too bulky for the slaughterhouse, Knickers, 7, towers over the other animals on his farm standing at almost 6 feet, 4 inches and weighing over 3,000 pounds.


A huge cow by the name of Knickers has taken the internet by storm. (1,400 kilograms) and stands an incredible 6 feet, 4 inches (194 centimeters) tall at the shoulders.

The farmer said he let Knickers live throughout the years because of his size but eventually realized, "he wasn't stopping growing", BBC News reported. That's because Knickers is a steer. Mr Pearson said: "They all look up to him, obviously, and wherever Knickers moves, they move, and he's pretty much just the leader of the pack and coaching everybody where they need to be going".

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His name came about because another cattle Pearson had at the time - a Brahman steer - befriended him. We kept him on because we thought he had potential to be a big steer but never imagined he'd grow to be this huge, ' he said. He's a hit with the other cattle, who follow him around the paddocks in their hundreds.

"He was unable to fit into the supply chain so Knickers lives on", Mr Pearson told Perth Now.

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Knickers the steer stands tall over the herd.

While he can't quite stake a claim to be a world-beater, Knickers measures up well against the world's largest steer, a chianina ox named Bellino who measured just over 2 meters (roughly 79 inches) at a cattle show in Rome in 2010.

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