The smaller the cuter? See the seven smallest animals on the planet
After world’s most dangerous animals, you have already seen the ugliest ones too, and you have met the cutest animal babies as well. Now we will show you a cuteness that will make your heart melt: we have collected seven miniature animals that are surprisingly tiny compared to other members of their species. Look at the photos to discover some of the tiniest creatures in the world.
In Brazil, by the banks of Amazon, the world’s tiniest monkey, the pigmy silk monkey was discovered. The weight of the minuscule animal is only about 100-150 grams.
Probably the smallest group of frogs is the so-called Paedophryne amauensis, that is the smallest species of vertebrates in the world with its 7-8 mm length.
In early 2012, the smallest members of the chameleon family were discovered. These animals are a tiny bit larger than miniature frogs.
The smallest bird in the world is the bee humming bird that lives in Cuba. Her body is six centimeters in length and it weighs 1.5-2 grams.
The Etruscan shrew mouse weighs about the same – two grams. Another interesting fact is that the heart of the animal beats 1300 times per minute.
The smallest member of the lemur family is the pigmy lemur. The tiny animal lives in Madagascar and it weighs about 50 grams.
The smallest snake was discovered five years ago. It is a thread snake called Leptotyphlops carlae that measures 10 centimeters the most.