He really is the GOAT! Simba the baby goat is born with 19in-long ears that could get him into Guinness Book of World Records
- Simba was born in Karachi, Pakistan around two weeks ago and has shot to fame
- Nubian goats have the longest ears of any species – but Simba’s are even longer
- Owner Muhammad Hassan Narejo has shared cute photos of his new charge
A new-born goat could be named a world record holder at just days old after he was born with unusually long ears measuring 19 inches.
Simba the goat, meaning lion in Swahili, was born in Karachi, Pakistan just days ago, but has already become a local celebrity.
The adorable goat is believed to be around two weeks old and his ears are so long they drag on the floor as he walks.
Simba’s owner, Muhammad Hassan Narejo, is already fond of Simba and said: ‘We hope soon Simba will be a Guinness world record holder.’
You’ve GOAT to be KIDDING me! Simba’s ears look just like Dumbo’s – and he looks pretty proud of them too. He has quickly become a local celebrity in Pakistan due to his unusually long ears.
Nose-to-nose: Simba and his owner already seem to have a special bond since he was born just days ago in Karachi, Pakistan
Simba’s ears could very soon enter the world record books, as he is believed to have the longest ears of any goat in the world. They don’t seem to bother him though!
He was born on a goat farm in Pakistan’s largest city called Nagra Farm.
Goat farming is a very common business in Pakistan – partly because they are suited to the varied terrain.
There are currently no goat holding a Guinness World Records for the longest ears – but there are dogs who hold the same honour.
As soon as Simba was born it was clear his ears were unique – but even as he was struggling to walk for the first time he didn’t seem to mind
Simba’s owner, Muhammad Hassan Narejo, is already fond of Simba and said: ‘We hope soon Simba will be a Guinness world record holder’
Now Simba is a bit more steady on his feet he has no problems with his beautiful ears – which at 48 cm long can trail on the floor as he runs around
The kid looks ready to take off with these giant flaps – but he seems to prefer the ground unless he’s with his owner. Videos taken by visitors show him becoming very uncomfortable when less experienced goat lovers pick him up
Simba should be careful not to get to big for his boots – he is still being hand-fed and has a lot to learn about himself – and how to prevent his lovely ears from tangling in the wind
Simba’s long ears are probably the result of a gene mutation or a genetic disorder – but he appears to be getting along just fine.
Goats generally tend to have long ears, but Nubian goats, which is reportedly Simba’s breed, have the longest ears of all species.
Goat ears serve a very important purpose as they help to keep them cool in hot temperatures.
In Pakistan temperatures vary due to the varying terrain, but in summer top temperatures can hit 47C.
Luckily for Simba, temperatures tend to be significantly lower than that – but still very hot, regularly reaching mid-thirties in summer.