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Simba the baby goat is born with 19in-long ears and could get into Guinness Book of World Records

He really is the GOAT! Simba the baby goat was born with 19 inch long ears that could put him in the Guinness Book of World Records

  • Simba was born about two weeks ago in Karachi, Pakistan and has become famous
  • Nubian goats have the longest ears of all species, but Simba’s are even longer
  • Owner Muhammad Hassan Narejo Shared Adorable Photos of His New Load

A newborn goat can be called a world record holder just days after being born with unusually long ears measuring 19 inches.

Simba the goat, which means lion in Swahili, was born just days ago in Karachi, Pakistan, but has already become a local celebrity.

The cute goat is believed to be about two weeks old and his ears are so long that they drag on the floor as he walks.

Simba’s owner, Muhammad Hassan Narejo, already loves Simba and said, “We hope Simba will become a Guinness world record holder soon.”

You must be kidding me!  Simba's ears look exactly 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.

You must be kidding me! Simba’s ears look exactly 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 seem to have a special bond since he was born a few days ago in Karachi, Pakistan

Nose-to-nose: Simba and his owner seem to have a special bond since he was born a few 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!

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 raising is a common activity in Pakistan – in part because they are suited to the varied terrain.

There is currently no goat with a Guinness World Records for longest ears – but there are dogs that hold the same honor.

Once Simba was born, it was clear that his ears were unique - but even when he first struggled to walk, he didn't seem to mind

Once Simba was born, it was clear that his ears were unique – but even when he first struggled to walk, he didn’t seem to mind

Simba's owner, Muhammad Hassan Narejo, already loves Simba, saying: 'We hope Simba will become a Guinness world record holder soon'

Simba’s owner, Muhammad Hassan Narejo, already loves Simba, saying: ‘We hope Simba will become a Guinness world record holder soon’

Now that Simba is more stable on his feet, he has no problems with his beautiful ears - which at 48 cm in length can drag on the floor as he runs around

Now that Simba is more stable on his feet, he has no problems with his beautiful ears – which at 48 cm in length can drag on the floor as he runs around

The child seems ready to take off with these giant flaps - but he seems to prefer the ground unless he is with his owner.  On videos made by visitors, he gets very uncomfortable when less experienced goat lovers pick him up

The child seems ready to take off with these giant flaps – but he seems to prefer the ground unless he is with his owner. On videos made by visitors, he gets very uncomfortable when less experienced goat lovers pick him up

Simba has to be careful not to get too big for his boots - he's still hand fed and has a lot to learn about himself - and how to keep his pretty ears from getting tangled in the wind

Simba has to be careful not to get too big for his boots – he’s still hand fed and has a lot to learn about himself – and how to keep his pretty ears from getting tangled in the wind

Simba’s long ears are probably the result of a gene mutation or a genetic disorder, but he seems to get along just fine.

Goats generally have long ears, but Nubian goats, said to be the breed of Simba, have the longest ears of all species.

Goat ears serve a very important purpose as they help to keep them cool in high temperatures.

In Pakistan, temperatures vary due to the varying terrain, but in summer peak temperatures can reach 47C.

Fortunately for Simba, temperatures are usually considerably lower than that – but still very hot, regularly reaching the mid-thirties in the summer.

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