Hello little nerds! There is an enormous variety of rankings in the world. The tallest man in the world, the fastest car, the most beautiful woman in the world. In the animal world different species come in all shapes and sizes. Some are enormous, some are small and some are even smaller. Here is one curious ranking for the tiniest animals in the world. Here are the winners:
Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat
Meet the Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat. It is also known as Bumblebee Bat because of its bumblebee size. Its length is 30–40mm, weighs only 1.5 to 2g and has a 5″ wingspan. It is also the smallest known mammal when measured by skull size. This bat has distinctive pig-like snout. Colonies range is about of 100 individuals per cave. They prefer limestone caves along rivers. The bat feeds during short activity periods in the evening and dawn, foraging around nearby forest areas for insects.
This is the smallest bird and the smallest warm-blooded vertebrate in the world we know. It is found mostly in Cuba. Its length is 5.7cm and weighs only 1.8g. This tiny bird flaps its wings 90 times per second. The heartbeat of this bird is 1,260 times, which is fascitang! Its eggs are smaller than coffee grounds, which is another world record for a tiniest egg in the world.
Pygmy Marmoset Monkey
The Dwarf Monkey is the world’s smallest monkey. Pygmy marmoset monkeys grow only to about 6″ (around from 14 to 16cm) in size without their tale included, which is around 15 to 20 cm. In Brazil this kind is known as “pocket monkeys.” At the time of birth the newborn weighs only 15g! As grownups the females can reach 120g in weight and the males around 140g. The average life of these monkeys lasts from 11 to 16 years. It is very common.
The Pygmy Rabbit is the smallest rabbit in the world. It is found in North America. The adult rabbit of this kind weighs about 400g and reaches the length of 24cm to 29cm. What is interesting is that the females are slightly larger than males. They are generally limited to areas on deep soils. Extensive, well-used runways provide escape routes from predators.
Speckled Padloper Tortoise
The smallest tortoise in the world is from South Africa and is called Speckled Padloper Tortoise. It grows to about 4″ (6-8cm), the females can reach 10cm. You go girls! Their average weight is about 5 ounces. They prefer arid, desert environments and leafy greens. They are threatened by the pet trade.
Paedophryne Amauensis Frog
It is discovered in August 2009 in Papua New Guinea, it is the world’s smallest frog. They live on rainforest leaf litter. Its average length is of 7.7 millimeters.
Have a great Nerdy Day today!