10 of the Smallest Animals of their Kind


World is an astonishing place full of strange creatures, so the scientists have a frame where there are infinite opportunities for discoveries. Apart from the unearthing of new creatures and extinction of the old ones, researchers have found strange changes in the breed of several animals that have thrilled us. These transformations on flora and fauna are some-time caused by pesticides and chemicals that have reacted. I found some amazingly small animals when I was surfing the internet and hoard them as a list in this article.  I compiled the listing according to the size of the beast in descending order as follows.

 

10. Thumbelina the Horse

Yes, it is the smallest horse of the world which is known as Thumbelina. Indeed it is the horse about which you can say that it is hidden in the box or behind the curtain.  Thumbelina is a dwarf miniature horse which was born on 1st may 2001 in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a chestnut mare and belongs to Goose Creek farm. She is dumpy and is 17 inches tall and has made a record in the Guinness Book of World Record as the smallest height of horse in the world. This little chubby horse has a weight of 57 pounds and eats twice a day in which she takes a cup of grain and handful hay.

 

9. Pygmy Rabbit

The pygmy rabbits which belong to the Leporidae family of rabbits and live in Colombia are the smallest rabbits in the world. Their breed is also in danger and vanishing rapidly from the planet. The bunnies in their adulthood weight less than a pound and have a body length that varies between 24 cm to 29 cm. However, the smallest of all is known as Colombia basin pygmy rabbit which is adopted by Oregon zoo, in Portland.  The distinct feature of this specie is that they dig burrow where they live as sagebrush habitat.

 

8. Peebles the Cat


Mr. Peebles is a fully grown cat with the smallest size in the world which is also deemed by the Guinness Book of World Record. He lives in Pekin, Illinois at Dr. Donna Sassman house. The miniature cat has a height of 6.1 inches and a length of 15 cm and acquires 1 kilogram of weight. Mr. Peebles takes his food four times a day to sustain his health. This incredibly small and cute specie has many specimens larger than her.

 

7. Pygmy Marmoset Monkey

The seventh on the list is the “Aww” inducing creature in the world, yes, they are the thumb sized pygmy marmoset monkeys. The dwarf monkeys are the natives of rainforest canopies, Brazil. Their body weight is just 4 ounces and they are 13 centimeters tall excluding the length of their tail. Since they have tiny structure, it is difficult to find them in the forest; nevertheless they can jump up to 16 feet which is really a long distance for this small creature.  They cannot climb up the tree and scramble branches for their food, so sap and gum are the source of food for them.

 

6. Boo-Boo Dog

Boo-boo is the smallest dog in the world that belongs to Chihuahua breed of dogs. Chihuahua dogs are small in their height and known as toy dog because of their real shape and size.  The pocket-sized dog that belongs to Raceland is just 4 inches in size and has a place in the Guinness Book of World Record 2011 for having the smallest size in dogs all over the world. The diminutive brood of Chihuahua does not like dog food and takes turkey with peas in his meal.

 

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