A cow in Australia is almost as tall as Michael Jordan and his size actually saved his life

7NewsCQ/TwitterThat’s one large boy.
  • Meet Knickers, who is believed to be Australia’s biggest cow.
  • The 7-year-old Holstein-Friesian is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 1.4 tonnes.
  • He is almost as tall as Michael Jordan, you know the basketball player.
  • Knicker’s height saved him from being slaughtered and now he’ll live out his life in a pasture.
  • Moo.

It’s not every day that you see something that truly makes you stop and say, “Holy cow.” But that’s actually the case with Knickers, who is believed to be Australia’s biggest cow.

The 7-year-old Holstein-Friesian is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 3,086 pounds. For reference, the average Holstein-Friesian dairy cow typically stands at 4 feet 8 inches and weighs 1.4 tonnes, making Kickers a rather large outlier.

According to 7 News Central Queensland, he is almost as tall as Michael Jordan, the former NBA player. Here is how they look next to each other, true to scale.

Mj for scale7 News Brisbane/TwitterMichael Jordan is 6 feet 6 inches tall.

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And online people have really taken to Knickers.

Geoff Pearson, Knickers’ owner, said that the cow’s size saved him from being slaughtered.

“He was too big to go into the export plant’s chain,” Pearson told Australia’s ABC News. “We have a high turnover of cattle and he was lucky enough to stay behind.”

Instead, he’ll live out his life on the farm, where he’s become a natural leader among the other cows.

“You’ll put him in a paddock and all the other cattle seem to get attracted to him,” the farmer said. “Whenever he wants to get up and start walking there’s a trail of hundreds of cattle following him. We all know when Knickers in on the move.”

What an udderly touching tale.

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