The world’s tallest horse, a gelding named Big Jake, died at the age of 20 in the United States, reported Monday, July 5, WMTV.
Big Jake became a Guinness World Record holder in 2010 for his height at the withers of 210 centimeters. Horses of the Brabanson (Belgian Heavy Horse) breed are usually large and muscular. But even they rarely grow that tall.
The owners of the Wisconsin farm where the horse lived are mourning his death. They plan to memorialize Big Jake by leaving his stall empty and displaying a plaque outside with his picture and name.
“Jake was a superstar, and I’m not just saying that because he was ours. He was a truly magnificent animal. He was extremely talented,” said Smokey Hollow Farm owner Jerry Gilbert.
The farm owner has shown Big Jake at shows such as the Wisconsin State Fair, and Jake also participated in the Horse Project show.
In May 2019, it was reported that a cat named Grumpy Cat, popular on the Web and known for numerous Internet memes, died at the age of seven. Grampy Cat, whose real nickname was Sauce Tardar, was born in early April 2012. A few months after her birth, the pet owner’s brother posted a picture of her on Reddit.