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The Holstein cow in the image above hasn’t been digitally altered, according to officials from Guinness World Records — at least not to enhance her award-winning size. Blosom, the world’s tallest cow, was measured to be a full 6-foot-2 inches tall (190 cm) from hoof to withers when this photo was taken in early 2015. Guinness officials had awarded the bovine beauty an official world record in August of 2014 while visiting her owner’s farm in Orangeville, Illinois, to verify that yes, a cow could really be that tall. Sadly, she held the title of “tallest cow living” for less than a year. In a post on its website last week, Guinness announced that Blosom had died in May at the age of 13 after sustaining an irreparable leg injury.

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