The Smallest Animals

They are tiny! They are cute! And, they are the smallest among their species. Oh yes, they are absolutely adorable because of their smaller sizes. There are many animals I found out that are small in size. Some of them are new to me. Now, I would like to share with you the smallest animals (not the kind of microorganisms).

1. Monkey

Pygmy marmoset

The body weight of adults in the wild averages only 4 ounces! You can see from the picture above why they are often called “finger monkeys.” They are about 5 inches (13cm) tall, not including the tail. They inhabit the Amazon rain forest in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.

2. Snake

Leptotyphlops carlae or Barbados Threadsnake

The world’s smallest snake, averaging just 10cm (4 inches) and as thin as a spaghetti noodle, has been discovered on the Caribbean island of Barbados. The snake, found beneath a rock in a tiny fragment of threatened forest, is thought to be at the very limit of how small a snake can evolve to be.

3. Dog

Beyonce

A puppy the size of a business card named Beyonce is hoping to gain the title of world’s smallest dog in the Guinness World Records. When she was one day old, Beyonce was so small, she could fit in a spoon. At two weeks, she’s almost as big as an iPhone,  The Grace Foundation of Northern California says. The tiny puppy didn’t have a heartbeat, either.

4. Bird

Bee hummingbird

Males of the bee hummingbird living on Cuba and on Isla de la Juventud, weigh 1,6g, and their length is 5,7cm, Half of length make a tail and a beak. Females are a bit larger. They fly extremely fast – up to 80 km/h. They doing to 80 swings in a second. At rest the heart of the hummingbird usually work with frequency of 500 blows in a minute, and during physical activity of 1200 and more beats in a minute. The maximum life expectancy of the hummingbird is 8 years. They eat every ten minutes.

5. Fish

Paedocypris progenetica

Scientists have discovered a fish living in forest swamps on the Indonesian island of Sumatra that is only 7.9mm long. The species of fish belongs to the carp family and is called Paedocypris progenetica . It is the world’s smallest vertebrate or backboned animal.

Credits to: factzoo.com, news.bbc.co.uk, koco.com, onlythemost.blogspot.com, and nhm.ac.uk

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