God has created various birds and animals for us. We can say that these creatures are meant to make our earth look beautiful. The varying colours, habitats, feeding patterns, and sizes of animals always captivate our attention. This is a list of just ten of the smallest living animals in the world and some of them are so tiny it’s hard to believe they exist at all…
10. Bee Hummingbirds
The Bee Hummingbirds are also called Zunzuncito. It is actually a hummingbird species that are found in deep forests and woodlands of Cuba, South Africa, and Switzerland. These are tiny yet very beautiful creatures, having an approximate weight of 6g, and their length is 5–6 cm.
9. Fennec Fox
The fennec foxes or fennec are tiny nocturnal foxes. These are mainly present in the Sahara of Africa and possess distinctive features. It is best known for its large-sized ears and different colours. Their measurement is around 6 inches, and they look extremely attractive due to their varying activities.
The Paedocypris can be regarded as the smallest live fish in the world. It belongs to the carp family, and its full name is Paedocypris petrogenetic. The appearance of this fish is like tiny larvae, and its skeleton is extremely small. The fish has a tea colour and lives in water with acidic pH. These cannot survive in rainwater and oceans with sweet water.
7. Philippine Tarsiers
The Philippine Tarsiers have so far become an endangered species. It is mainly present in the Philippines and has been a member of Tarsiidae, a family with its origin more than 40 million years ago. This creature feeds upon insects for its food and is known to be a small primate.
6. Pygmy Marmoset
The pygmy marmoset is the world’s tiniest monkey breed. Its approximate weight is 5 oz. and it grows no more than 6 inches. These monkeys are extremely active and live in the forests of America, and Switzerland. They rely upon insects, tree saps, and leaves for their food.
5. Miniature Horse
These miniature horses are present in almost all states of Europe, Canada, and USA. These are tiny animals having short heights of 34–38 inches. These horses look exactly like the other big horses but their size and weight are not that much.
4. Miniature Pig
The miniature pigs are the developed form of pigs. These are widely used in medical research across Europe and USA since 1980s. These animals are studied and used for organ transplants and their size is anywhere from 16 to 26 inches.
3. Panda Cow
The Panda cow is one of the tiniest breeds of cattle. These resemble big pandas but weigh very little. It is also known as the miniature panda cow, and is not a natural animal. It has been a mutated form of cattle.
2. Pygmy Rabbit
The Pygmy Rabbit is the tiny rabbit that looks extremely beautiful. These are mainly present in North America. The weight of adult is about 400 g, and body’s length is 29cm. The females of this class are slightly bigger and heavier than the males. These rely upon insects present in the soil for their food.
1. Golden Frog
The Golden Frog, full name is Panamanian golden frog, is the most endangered species of frog. These are known to be the endemic toads of USA, and a subspecies of A. varius. These are also present in Brazil, and several other parts of the world. Their size varies a little from one animal to another. The interesting thing about this animal is that it gets different names as per the states it is present in.
Have you seen any of these animals before? Which one would you like to see in real-life? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.