Chilli, the world’s largest bull

This guy makes a horse feel like a dwarf.

Chilli is a black and white Fresian bull, weighing a whopping 1.25 tons and standing at 6 feet and 6 inches in height. Abandoned by its owner on the doorstep of the sanctuary he lives in today, when he was just 6 days old, back in 1999, Chilli grew up to become the biggest bovine in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records. according to Naomi Clarke, manager of the Ferne animal Sanctuary in Ferne, Somerset, the bull doesn’t eat as much as the other cows and yet he outgrows them by far. He’s also abnormally friendly and gentle.

You could say Chilli had a stroke of luck when he ended up in the shelter, because normally he would have ended up chopped into pieces and on the shelves of a meat market somewhere. Now he’s 9 years old and the proud owner of the title “Largest Bovine in the World“, nice going Chilli.






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  • Alex Posted on May 14, 2008

    hot dang thats a whole lotta bull

  • Alex Posted on May 14, 2008

    And a whole lotta steak

    mmm steak

  • Argo Posted on May 14, 2008

    Sadly he will never become stake!

    He will mate with a 1,000,000 cows and pass on he´s genes.

  • nick Posted on May 27, 2008

    try to tip that

  • Mr. Farley Posted on July 9, 2008

    God, you’re gonna remember this the rest of your life. Can’t believe you’ve never been cow tipping before. Get ready to live. Huh, huh, huh, ssshhhh. She’s sleepin’. What you do is, you put your shoulder into her and you push.

  • Renee Posted on September 28, 2008

    Wow! Glad I don’t have to clean up after him!!! Ewwwwww!

  • Marker Posted on November 8, 2008

    First you can’t tip cows…the sleep laying down and second that bull is big…I wonder if someone can top that one???

  • Simon and Summer Posted on November 27, 2008

    LOL!!!!!! (laugh out loud) – Summer, age 9

    If that bull jumped on a bag of chips, that thing would fly up in the air and then fall into the trees and get stuck. – Simon age 5

  • Alissa Posted on December 5, 2008

    I WANT HIM!!! I know a guy that owns a huge dairy farm. One of his bulls, Vince, could probably compete with Chili. He’s MASSIVE. His mother was the largest Holstein cow on the whole east coast! (USA) I’d love to have a bull that big!

  • Jon Posted on January 20, 2009

    Sadly I think that if you were to breed this animal it would only cause a defect in offspring. Nothing says that if you take the biggest bull and the biggest cow that you will get huge offspring. Look at the examples of human birth, some very small people have been born from huge parents.

  • Gerrit Posted on January 23, 2009

    That’s a big bull! But its not as big as the Cow on my website 😀

  • krismckenna Posted on May 25, 2009

    mate you can tip cows that is a big bull dont know if its real but f#$*ing bigg

  • Melissa Posted on June 6, 2009

    Where’s his testicles if this is a bull??? I don’t see any in any of these pics!!! Looks like a steer to me.

  • Farley 2 Posted on June 11, 2009

    It’s a 32 belly option on 2….. Holy Snikeys…. We’re brothers now, we’re gonna be doing lots of dumb stuff.

  • Nita Posted on June 15, 2009

    dont you see ’em in the last picture

  • Red McClain Posted on July 20, 2009

    Guinness Book of World Records claims that Chili is the world’s largest bovine. Is this living or ever lived. Let me tell you about Old Ben, not a bull, but a steer, at birth he was acclaimed the largest calf in ths world. Born in Miami County, Indiana in the USA in January of 1902. He was raised by Mike and John Murphy. His sire was a registered hereford bull, the mother cow, a long and rangy short horn. At 18 months Ben weighed 1800 pounds; at 4 years, 4,000 pounds; and at his death in February, 1910 (8 years old) 4,720 pounds. Height at forequarter, 6 feet 4 inches; girth, 13 feet 8 inches and 16 feet 2 inches long from the tip of the tail to end of nose.

  • Paul Posted on July 23, 2009

    As far as I can tell this “bull”!!!! will not be breeding with any cows/heifers, looks like the vitals are missing !!!.

  • nick Posted on July 23, 2009

    i bet i can top that look up a chianina bull and the see which one is big(btw a chianina wieght 4000 pounds

  • Grenal Posted on July 27, 2009

    hi wow i can’t belive it cow is how big is this

  • tom Posted on October 20, 2009

    iv seen some big bulls in my time but that thing is huge

  • tom Posted on October 20, 2009

    also i have a Holstein cow who is 6 foot i reckon i could breed them successfully

  • tom Posted on October 20, 2009

    1 last thing lol i talk to much it says this is the worlds biggest bull and as it has no testicles it is actually a steer not a bull but still it is huge

  • Manda Posted on November 10, 2009

    This is actually not that unusual in the Holstein/Fresian breed. My grandfather successfully raised two Holstein steers that were just over six feet tall and weighed about 2400 and 2600 pounds respectively. See, not that rare.

  • Terry Posted on August 9, 2010

    Sorry to tell you, but Chilli is not a bull.If he was a bull, you would see a rather large pair of testicles hanging between his hind legs.People would not be standing around a Holstein bull so casually,because they can be quiet aggressive.

  • Mrz. Savannah Posted on August 19, 2010

    Ive seen some big bulls in my day, but damn that is a big ass bull. when i first seen this thing i was like get out of here are u freaking kidding me. lol watch your back chili you just might become someone dinner one day, but if your lucky maybe not.
    Sincerely Mrz. Savannah

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  • margaret Posted on November 16, 2010

    It is easy to see that he is a steer.

  • Fatima Posted on June 21, 2011

    We have a steer here that stands 8 feet at the shoulder.He is bigger than the one pictured.

  • Dixie Scheiderer Posted on March 19, 2012

    This fellow looks to be a steer not a bull in the pictures which might be the reason he is so gentle. It is well known in cattle breeders that feeding a dairy steer for a long period of time might result in a very large animal. Maybe not this big….