Ears that look at you, boy! Simba, the goat that seeks the record for the longest ears – National | Globalnews.ca

Us little boy you don’t– this goat is everybody ears.

Simba, a baby goat with extraordinarily long ears, has become something of a viral sensation in his home country of Pakistan and beyond, with his owner claiming his goat has the longest ears in the world.

Simba is seen in Karachi, Pakistan on June 16, 2022.

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Simba’s breeder, Mohammad Hasan Narejo, told AFP he is approached the Guinness World Records to see if he can claim a new category for the greatest guy of all time (goat, get it?). Currently, there is no such category, but with ears that currently measure over four feet, Simba is sure to rank high on any potential list.

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Simba was reportedly born last month in karachiand since then their ears have grown to 54 centimeters long each.

“10 or 12 days after her birth she was already appearing in all the national and international media and won a beauty contest,” a proud Narejo told AFP, adding that “30 days later she became so popular that even a famous person could take 25 to 30 years to reach this level of fame.”

Simba and his owner share a sweet moment.

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And while his Dumbo-esque lugs have propelled him to celebrity status, they also present some challenges.

The BBC reports that Narejo has stopped short of tying Simba’s ears in a knot or bow, but he has to. fold them behind your back to prevent you from bumping into them. Narejo has also designed a portable harness to help keep herbivores out of the way.

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Narejo said he has also had to deal with rival breeders sniffing around, and has turned to prayer and tradition to ward off any malice.

“We recite verses from the Koran and blow on it to ward off the evil eye,” he said.

Simba’s owner shows off the incredible extension of the boy’s ears, which are over a meter long.

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“Following a long tradition that we inherited from our elders, we have tied a black thread around it that is fortified with Koranic verses.”

It’s unclear if Guinness will create a category to recognize Simba’s dangling ears, but considering there are records for the longest ears in a breed of dog and goat with the shortest ears, we’re hoping it’s only a matter of time before Simba shows up. in the books. .

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Narejo said he will breed his goat as a stud to help Pakistan stand out as a leading goat-breeding country.

“The name of Simba in Pakistan must go around the world,” he said.

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