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Pakistan’s New Media Star Simba: A Month-Old Goat With 54-Cm-Long Ears


Simba lives in Pakistan's Karachi. His breeder Mohammad Hasan Narejo claims such long ears is a world record, and has contacted Guinness World Records.

A young goat has become a media star in Pakistan due to its ears that are strikingly long, something that may not have been seen elsewhere across the globe. The breeder of the goat, who he calls Simba, has claimed this to be a world record, news agency AFP reported.

Simba was born last month in Karachi, where the family of its owner lives, and soon became a centre of attraction due to its extraordinarily long ears. The ears now measure 54 cm (21 inches), the AFP report said.

Mohammad Hasan Narejo, the goat’s breeder, told the news agency that he has approached Guinness World Records to see if Simba can enter the book.

“Within 10 to 12 days of his birth he was already appearing in all the national and international media – and won a beauty contest. Within 30 days he became so popular that even a famous personality might take 25 to 30 years to achieve this level of fame,” Narejo was quoted as saying. 

He said he has to fold Simba’s ears over his back to stop it from standing on them. 


Simba's owner Muhammad Hassan Narejo feeds the goat in Karachi. Photo: Getty
Simba's owner Muhammad Hassan Narejo feeds the goat in Karachi. Photo: Getty

Narejo has also designed a harness for Simba so he can carry his ears around his neck, the report said, adding that the breeder wants to raise the goat as a stud to promote Pakistan’s image as a top goat-breeding nation. “Simba’s Pakistan name must roam the whole world,” he told AFP.

Narejo is, however, also concerned because of all the attention his goat is attracting. He is particularly worried about rival breeders.

“We recite Koranic verses and blow on him to cast away the evil eye,” AFP quoted Narejo as saying. “Following a long tradition we inherited from our elders, we have fastened a black thread around him that is fortified with Koranic verses.”

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