We know so much more about the animals that we share our planet with than we ever thought we could, but, are the unseen species affected by the fact that they are simply too small to "worry" about? Many of the world's smallest creatures inhabit specific environments without even being spotted so here are the world's smallest animals:
MAMMAL - Kitti's Hog-nosed Bat Size: 2.9cm - 3.3cm long Location: Thailand Conservation Status: Critically Endangered Fun Fact: It is also known as the Bumblebee Bat!
BIRD - Bee Hummingbird Size: 5.7cm - 6.2cm tall Location: Cuba Conservation Status: Threatened Fun Fact: The beak and tail make up half it's length!
REPTILE - Dwarf Gecko Size: 1.3cm - 1.6cm long Location: Caribbean Conservation Status: Least Concern Fun Fact: Can fit comfortably on a US quarter!
FISH - Paedocypris Size: 0.7cm - 0.9cm long Location: Sumatra Conservation Status: Threatened Fun Fact: Survives in tropical pools of acidic water!
AMPHIBIAN - Monte Iberia Eleuth Size: 0.9cm - 1.1cm long Location: Cuba Conservation Status: Critically Endangered Fun Fact: Confined to just two remote forests!
INSECT - Fairyfly Size: 0.02cm - 0.4cm long Location: Worldwide Conservation Status: Not Known Fun Fact: There are more than 1,400 different species!
INVERTEBRATE - Rotifera Size: 0.01cm - 0.05cm long Location: Waters Worldwide Conservation Status: Not Known Fun Fact: They are microscopic, aquatic animals!
DOG - Yorkshire Terrier Size: 20cm - 22cm tall Location: Native to England Conservation Status: Domestic Fun Fact: The most popular toy breed in the US!
CAT - Singapura Size: 15cm - 20cm tall Location: Native to Singapore Conservation Status: Domestic Fun Fact: It is known as the cat of love in Singapore!
HUMAN - Khagendra Thapa Magar Size: 0.67m (2ft 2.5in) tall Location: Baglung District of Nepal Status: Born 1992 (Now 18) Fun Fact: Known as Little Buddha by local villagers!