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The Smallest Species

The Smallest Species

29th March 2011
Bumblebee Bat

Bumblebee Bat

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!

Dwarf Gecko

Dwarf Gecko
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!

Fairyfly

Fairyfly
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!

Singapura

Singapura
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!

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