Have you ever heard about the monkey that is equivalent to the size of our thumb? Here is a list of some of the world’s smallest animals.
Smallest monkey pygmy marmoset can be seen in Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador and some places of Peru. This monkey grows to a height of 11 to 15 cm and has a 17-22 cm long tail. It weighs only 120 grams; and weighs only 15 grams at the time of birth. The lifespan of these monkeys is 11 to 16 years. They usually give birth to fraternal twins.
The Pygmy Rabbit is found in North America. It is the smallest leporid. The adult pygmy rabbit weighs about 400 grams having a body length of 24 cm to 29cm.
Smallest dog is Chihuahua that was first observed in 1850 in Mexico. The dog took its name from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. The dog has a height of 6 to 9 inches. It weighs 2 to 12 pounds. The lifespan is 15 years.
Kodkod is the smallest cat species in South America. It is found in Chile and Argentina. It is very rare and exclusive species. An adult Kodkod weighs about 2 kilograms with a length of 42 to 50 cm.
Peebles is the smallest cat in the world according to the Guinness World Records. It weighs about 1 kilogram and 15 cm long. It can fit in a 200 ml glass.
Thumbelina, the world’s smallest horse weighs 27 kilograms. The height of this dwarf horse is only 17 inches.
Paedocypris is the smallest fish which is only 7.9 mm in length. This is also considered as the smallest vertebrate. This is found in the swamp forests of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island.
Brazilian Gold frog is the smallest frog and is found in the Southern Hemisphere. This is also known as Izecksonh’s Toad. The adult gold frogs grow to only 9.8 mm in body length.
Thread snake is found throughout North and South America, Africa and South-western Asia. The Thread Snake is the world’s smallest snake. It has the length of 4.25 inches. It is only found on some scattered islands in the Caribbean.
The smallest bat, called the Philippine Bamboo bat, belongs to the Vespertilionid family. It measures 4 cm in length and weighs 1.5 grams. The wingspan of this bat is 15 cm.
Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird. It is also known as Cuban bee as it is found mostly in Cuba. It measures 2.25 inches in length and 2 grams in weight. We cannot see its wings while flying as it flaps its wings 90 times per second. The heartbeat of this bird is 1,260 times. The size of its nest measures 0.78 inches width and 1.2 inches depth. Its eggs are smaller than coffee grounds.