25 of The Smallest Animals in The World. #4 is Too Tiny to Believe

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Cuteness is one of our favorite topics. And what’s cuter than small animals, right? In this gallery, you can check out twenty-five examples of very tiny creatures among the smallest animals in the world such as spiders and on the other hand animals who are not so small but carry the title of the smallest among their species. Whenever you talk about animals, it doesn’t really matter what kind or what the topic is, you know it’s going to be worth reading.

Scroll down the gallery of the twenty-five smallest animals in the world and follow the link below photos to get more info if you’re interested.

1. Chihuahua

Milly the Chihuahua is the smallest dog in the world. She measured to be 3.8 inches (9.6 cm) tall, the size of about a high-heeled shoe.

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2. Pygmy Rabbit

The smallest rabbit in the world. Their size can range from 9 to 11 inches (22.8 to 27.9 cm), and they weigh a little less than a pound.

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3. Pygmy Marmoset

This squirrel like tiny creature weighs 3 to 5 ounces and is only 6 inches (15.24 cm) tall.

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4. Brookesia Micra Chameleon

Just imagine this little fellow sitting on the tip of your finger, where he would’ve been more than comfortable.

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5. Miniature Horse

This horse is a size of an average-sized dog.  The world’s smallest horse is Thumbelina, a miniature brown mare measuring only 17.5 inches (44.5cm).

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6. Smallest Lizard

Sphaerodactylus ariasae lives in Dominican Republic and has the size of a dime when curled up.

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7. Smallest Cat

The Guinness book of records says the smallest cat in the world is a male blue point Himalayan-Persian named Tinker Toy. His measures are 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall and 7.5 inches (19 cm) long.

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8. Dwarf Lantern Shark

This shark is very rare and is not much known about it. It can fit in a human hand.

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9. Etruscan Shrew

This guy has a title of the smallest mammal by mass. It weighs less than 2 grams and measures only 1.5 inches (4 cm).

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10. Royal Antelope

The world’s smallest antelope measures around 10 inches (25 cm) and weighs about 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg).

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11. Bumblebee Bat

This cute creature is the smallest bat, but it’s also the smallest mammal. On average, they’re about 1.2 inches long (33 mm) and weigh a mere 2 grams.

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12. Smallest Seahorse

Scientists originally thought this is the baby seahorse but it turned out it’s a kind of its own – Hippocampus Denise.

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13. Speckled Padloper Tortoise

This is the smallest tortoise in the world measuring only 3 inches (7 cm) for males and 4 inches (10 cm) for females.

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14. Smallest Cow

The world’s smallest cow is named Manikyam, measuring only 24 inches (61.5 cm). She lives as a pet.

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15. Paedophryne Amauensis Frog

This is the smallest known animal with a backbone. It averages around 7.7 millimeters long, a size of a fly.

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16. Pygmy Mouse Lemur

This funny creature weighs only around 2 ounces and its head and body measure at roughly 2 inches (5 cm) long with a very long tail.

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17. Smallest Salamander

One of the smallest salamanders measures only to a mere 17 millimeters with a slender body and a wide head.

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18. Samoan Moss Spider

One Samoan Moss Spider won the Guinness Book of World Records award for the smallest spider. It measured at only 3 millimeters.

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19. Vaquita

Vaquita is the world’s smallest marine mammal but sadly, it’s critically endangered. It only measures five feet (1 m) long.

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20. Smallest Snake

The smallest snake in the world measures only 4 inches (10 cm) long and about as thin as a spaghetti noodle.

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21. Paedocypris Fish

This is the world’s smallest vertebrate, measuring about 7.9 mm and could fit comfortably on a human finger.

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22. Bee Hummingbird

This simpatico fellow is the smallest bird in the world, weighing only a mere 1/15 of an ounce. Its egg is a size of a coffee bean.

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23. Musky Caiman Crocodile

This crocodile should still be feared of despite its unimpressive length of about 1m.

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24. Long-tailed Planigale

This is the world’s smallest marsupial. It’s about 2 inches (5.5 cm) in length with a very long tail.

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25. Dwarf Three-Toed Jerboa

The world’s smallest rodent weights less than an ounce and has a body length of 1.7 inches (4 cm).

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If you enjoyed this gallery of the smallest animals in the world, be sure to check out these 28 of the biggest dogs in the world

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