15 Smallest Animals in the World Pt 1
Posted on May 31st, 2009 in Animal | 16 Comments » |
As a well balanced person of the ying and yang, I cannot allow myself to publish just the 15 Biggest Animals in the World without annunciation the 15 Smallest Animals in the World. If large animals can exist so can small animals right?
Ducky the World’s Smallest Dog
They call him Ducky, but he is actually smaller then an average duck. Measuring at just 1.4 pounds (0.6 kg) and 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall, he was declared as the world’s smallest living dog by the Guinness World Records. via [boston]
Mr Peebles may look like a kitten, but he is actually 2-year-old. The tiny cat got its size from a genetic defect that stunts growth. At just 6.1-inch (15.5 cm) high and 19.2-inch (49 cm) long, he currently holds certification from The Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s smallest cat. via [waleg]
The smaller they are the less frightening they appears to be. Resting on a U.S. quarter, the newly discovered Barbados threadsnake is the world’s smallest snake. This tiny reptile is measured at just 4 inches (10 cm) long, they can only be found on the Caribbean island of Barbados. via [nationalgeographic]
Pee-wee is his name and he could easily make it his way in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s smallest hamster. He weighs less than one ounce (28 g), measures at only one inch (2.5 cm) tall, and is only slightly bigger than a 50p coin. via [bbc]
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World’s Smallest Cow
The world’s smallest cattle came is a rare breed of Vechur cows from India. The average height of Vechur cows is just 31 to 35 inches (81 to 91 cm). The photo below shows a 16-year-old Vechur cow with a 6-year-old HF cross-bred cow. via [pib.nic.in]
World’s Smallest Horse
Thumbelina was born May 1, 2001 at Goose Creek Farms near St. Louis, where Thumbelina’s parents breed miniature horses. She stands 43 centimetres (17 in) tall and weighs 26 kilograms (57 lb), and officially received the title of world’s smallest from the Guinness Book of World Records. via [worldssmallesthorse]
The creature is known as Hippocampus denise and is typically just half an inch (1.28 cm), a little bit smaller than most fingernails. via [bcc]
Paedocypris progenetica is the scientific name for these tiny creatures and they are believed to be the smallest known species of fish and vertebrate in the world. The tiny fish below was measured at just 7.9 mm in length. via [bbc]
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