You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! See The World’s Smallest Animals
Go get your magnifier because you’re just about to see some of the world’s smallest animals. Yes, we’re aware that it’s quite natural that animals, just like us humans, all come in different shapes and sizes, but some of them are really, really small. Like REALLY small.
Did you know that some mites measure only about 0.0002 mm in length, making them invisible to the human eye? And this is only what we know so far – who knows how many mini types are actually out there, still waiting to be discovered.
The world’s smallest animals are the most amazing thing you’ll see all day
1- The Pygmy Marmoset or the world’s smallest monkey
These cute tiny creatures, also known as Dwarf Monkeys, can be found in the rain-forest canopies of Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. They are known to be not only one of the world’s smallest animals, but they’re also listed amongst the smallest primates and are officially branded the smallest monkeys in the world. Their body length ranges from 14 to 16 cm, with the males weighing around 140g, and females 120g. At the time of birth, they weigh the incredible 15g. They can live from 11 to 16 years.
2- Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur
Found in Madagascar, this little cutie with, an average body weight of 30g and a length of 92 mm holds the title of the world’s smallest primate.
3- Pygmy Rabbit
The smallest of all bunnies live in North America, generally in the areas of deep soils and tall sagebrush. They weigh only about 400 g while their body length goes from 24 to 29 cm long. Interestingly enough, females are typically slightly larger than males.
The world’s smallest fish is only 7.9mm long and is also considered to be the smallest vertebrate. It can be found in the swamp forests of Sumatra Island in Indonesia and is known for its ability to survive extreme drought thanks to its small size.
5- Gold Frog
These 9.8mm long frogs are the world’s smallest frogs and were only discovered quite recently (in 1996) in Cuba.
6- The Slender Blind Snake
The Slender Blind Snakes, also called Thread Snakes are the smallest snakes in the world with the length of only about 11 cm. Their habitats can be found in Africa, Asia, North and South America, where they spend their days eating ants and termites.
7- Bumblebee Bat
Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bats, or Bumblebee Bats from Burma and Thailand weigh only about 1.5 to 2g and are about 30 to 40mm long. They are recognizable for their distinctive pig-like snout. While the status of the population of these cute tiny bats in Burma is not well-known, those in Thailand may be at risk of extinction, greatly due to the habitat degradation.
8- The Bee Hummingbird
These little birds, also known as Cuban bees, measure only 1.8g in weight and about 5.7cm in length. The interesting fact about these birdies is that they drink eight times their total body mass every day, and eat about half of it.
Now when you saw this list, they really are small, right? You are probably very surprised with the size of some of them. It is quite incredible how small animals can be. Did you ever see some of these animals? Well, most likely some of them never, if not all of them. But most people didn’t. Which is exactly why we have presented them here. We, by ourselves, were amazed when we saw them. It is unbelievable what nature has created and gave us. Of course, as mentioned before, these are not all the animals discovered. There are many more which could be added to this list but we would probably end up with a book. We are sure that many more will be found as time goes by and science and technology progress. Till then we can enjoy watching these animals and also reading about them to find out as much as possible. It is possible that most of you out there will sense the need to even get one of these smallest animals for themselves. Well, we don’t blame you. They are so cute, even having all of them wouldn’t be surprising. The only thing is that you have to be very careful. You don’t want to step on one of them, do you?