Guinness World Book of Records recognized the Texas Longhorn in Alabama for having the longest horn in the world.
The horn of the seven-year-old Longhorn spans wider than the Statue of Liberty’s face, Guinness reported.
The rack of “Poncho Via,” spans 323.74 cm, more than twice the width of a concert grand piano.
Adjudicators confirmed Poncho Via’s horn tip span is just over an inch longer than the former record holder Sato, a steer from Bay City, Texas. The measurement of Sato’s horn spans 320.99 centimeters (10 feet 6.3 inches) when he claimed the record on September 30, 2018.
Poncho Via lives on a ranch in the Goodwater town, southeast of Birmingham, Alabama. The Pope family reared the said animal. They bought the animal when it was six months old, naming it after the 1960s movie character based on the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.
In an interview, family members said Poncho would probably claim the title of having the longest horn after Guinness measured his rack.
Texas Longhorns are the descendants of the first cattle in North America five centuries ago. These animals are “hardy, aggressive, and adaptable.”