10 of the World’s Most Smallest Animals ever recorded

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1. Ducky the Chihuahua – World’s smallest Dog at 4.9-inch tall


He is only 4.9-inch tall and has earned his name in the list of the world’s smallest dogs. He lives in Charlton, USA and has his name even in the Guinness Book of World Records. He also weighs only 1.4 pounds.

2. Leptotyphlops Carlae – The World’s Smallest Snake at 4-inches long


This species of snakes are the smallest in the world, with adult ones having an average length of just nearly 4 inches. These are usually found in the Caribbean Island, Barbados. They are long enough to rest on a US quarter, and be mistaken for a noodle.

3. World’s smallest fish at 0.3-inch long

World’s smallest fish

Only 7.9mm or 0.3-inch long, this fish was discovered in an Indonesian Island. It is not only the world’s smallest fish but also the world’s smallest backboned animal.

4. World’s Smallest Horse at 17-inch tall

The dwarf among horses, little Thumbelina, was born to Paul and Kay Goessling. She is just 17-inch tall and weighs around 60 lbs. (video)

5. Mr. Peebles – The Smallest Cat in the World 6.1-inch high

Smallest Cat

…and she is adorable! She is just two years old, weighs 3 pounds and lives in central Illinois. Her height is a cute and adorable 6.1-inch and she is just 19.2 inch long – you can place her in your palm and carry her around. Isn’t that sweet?

6. World’s Smallest Hamster – Peewee at 0.9-inch tall

Smallest Hamster

This hamster weighs even less than an ounce and is only 0.9-inch high. This family of hamsters stopped growing when they were three weeks old. So the other brothers and sisters of Peewee also stopped growing and they are all about an average of 4 inches in height as an adult.

7. Brookesia Minima– World’s Smallest Chameleon at 0.5-inch long


This cute, small chameleon could climb up your space and you wouldn’t even know it – she has a height of 0.5-inches besides the capability to camouflage. Though there is little chance it would crawl up your living space, these species of Chameleons are the residents of Rainforest Nosy Be Island on the northwest of Madagascar. The females of this species are larger in size than the males.

8. World’s Smallest Lizard – Sphaerodactylus Ariasae at 0.6-inches

Smallest Lizard

It hails from the family of the smallest lizard species in the world and its size ranges only 16 millimeters. However, it is not the only smallest lizard in the world. It shares this title with another lizard of about the same size, called Sphaerodactylus parthenopion.

9. Vechur Cow – the smallest cattle in the world at 31-inch high


Born to a rare Indian breed called Zebu, the Vechur cow has earned its name in the Guinness book of world records for being the smallest cattle in the world. Usually the height of this breed of cattle is 31 to 35 inches.

10. Hippocampus Denise – World’s smallest Sea Horse at 0.6-inch

These types of sea horses are normally smaller than even most of our fingernails – their size is normally about 16 millimeters. They live between 13 to 90 meters beneath the surface of water in the western Pacific Ocean.

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10 world’s largest animals ever recorded