Top 10 Smallest Animals on Earth That May Surprise You

Life is not all about the body; it’s much beyond just a size. An elephant is alive with a mammoth shape, and there are living organisms that are too tiny. However, we are not talking about the microscopic organisms here; rather, we put lights over the cute appearing animals to this visible eye. It’s an interesting line-up, enjoy!

10. Pygmy Marmoset

Pygmy Marmoset

It is also known as dwarf monkey, in fact this is the smallest moneys over the globe. These are often found at the canopies of Brazil, Peru, Columbia, and Ecuador. The total organism is just about 15 cm, and the tail is pretty much of same length. However, they can live around fifteen years.

9. Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur

Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur

Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur is considered the smallest primate. These are often found in Madagascar. Well, squeeze your eyes, as these are just of about 93 mm length, and weigh about 30 grams. You can witness these at Mitea National Park.

8. Pygmy Rabbit

Pygmy Rabbit

Rabbits are pretty cute, but the Pygmy Rabbit is too cute to handle. These are often found in North America. Adult rabbit of this category are generally 25-30 cm in length, and weigh about 400 grams. However, the female pygmy rabbit is slightly larger than the males. Don’t go about their size; these are pretty clever

7. Paedocypris


These are the smallest fishes those stretch even below 8 mm in length. Yes, undauntedly these are the smallest vertebrates. They have a special quality as they can stay alive through rigorous dearth; thanks to their tiny body. Generally, these are found in acidic waters.

6. Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat

Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat

These groups of bats are often spotted in Thailand. Their size stay confined within one inch, however they have a five inches wingspan. Some claim it to be the smallest mammal in terms of the size of cranium; however, nothing is quite confirmed yet on this matter. Of course, in terms of weight these are not.

5. Bee Hummingbird

Bee Hummingbird

These are quite rare. However, you can found them in Cuba, which is said to be native for them. In terms of length these are just two and half inches long and weigh very little. Interesting is to mention that they give eggs. Now imagine how small those would be!

4. Chihuahua


Dogs are not necessarily to be like those Alsatian or any furious German breed. They can be small and cute as well. However, Chihuahuas are considered the smallest dog breeds over the globe. These are just four inches in terms of height. They have a place in the Guinness Book of Records of 2013 under the category.

3. Gold Frog

Gold Frog

Here we come up with the smallest frog over the globe, the Gold Frog. These are also quite known with the name Brazilian Frog. At maximum growth they stretch just 9.9 mm in length. These are generally found in Southern Hemisphere. Anyway, reportedly the similar length of their category has been found in Northern Hemisphere.

2. Slender Blind Snakes

Slender Blind Snakes

Slender Blind snakes are considered the smallest snakes those vary just about 12 cm in length. Usually, these are frequent in North and South America. However, you can find these in Africa and Asian parts as well. There are more than 85 kinds of species of these snakes.

1. Etruscan shrew

Etruscan shrew

Also known with the name Etruscan Pygmy Shrew, these weigh 1 to 2.5 grams in size, being one of the smallest mammals. Bushes or forests are their favourite destinations especially of Southern parts of Asia and Europe. They live for a little more than one year. Insects are reportedly their favourite foods.


We call these the smallest living animals of present time. However, who knows the line-up would be including different names in future? What ever it may be, but we will let you know definitely. Just stay tuned.


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