Lil Bill is the name given to a baby calf born in the US recently and now a viral sensation online.
Pictures emerged of ‘Lil Bill’ on the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Facebook page on Monday, November 26th, in what seems to be one of the smallest calves ever born.
“Occasionally, we get a case that has us scratching our heads a bit. Lil’ Bill is one of those cases!” they posted.
“He was born weighing a little over one-tenth of what newborn calves typically weigh,” the post continued.
The post has since been commented on over 6,500 times and shared in excess of 14,000 times, with the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine confirming that Bill only weighed approximately 4.5kgs at birth. This represents one of the smallest calves ever born, though there was one born at a slightly lighter 4.1kgs, on Christmas Day in 1993.
This Friesian heifer still holds the record for the lowest live calf birth weight ever, though Bill holds the hearts of the world.
Keep updated on ‘Lil Bill’s’ progress via the Mississippi State University Page here. Picture Credit: Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.