Holy hamburger, that cow is HUGE. Chilli (which is what he could end up being) is six foot six at the shoulder, which is the same height as Michael Jordan. Chilli is a black and white Friesian steer (Why, yes, Friesian means "really freaking big" in Bovinese, that is correct.) and is believed to be the tallest cow in Britain. Unless any other cows complain, people will continue to believe that. Chilli has been a life long resident at the Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Chard, Somerset (that's in Britain). Naomi Clarke, the care manager over there, says that they did notice Chilli seemed to be a bit larger than the other cattle. (Do you think?!)
They've contacted the fine folks over yonder at The Guinness Book of World Records with the hope that Chilli is the world's largest cow. Chilli is not quite as large as the World's Tallest Ox, Fiorino, the Italian chianina ox who measured in at 6 feet 8 inches "to the withers" (not a clue as to what that means). But he is quite a bit larger than the largest cow on record. That was a cow that was an American Holstein-Durham cross named Mount Katahdin (pretty). Mount Katahdin stood six feet two inches tall and, for some reason, the Telegraph felt it necessary to include that MK's girth was 13 feet. (Girth is the distance around the cow's middle. That makes more sense than when you think of how "girth" is usually applied over here in the US. I thought that 13 feet seemed a bit much, even for a six foot tall cow.) Sadly, MK died in a barn fire back in 1923, but lives on through all of the tubes and wires that make up the Internet.