15 Most Adorable Miniature Animals In The World

15 Most Adorable Miniature Animals In The World –

There are many creatures both great and small that live around us but am sure you don’t know how small some of these animals can be. There are cats that can fit in a glass, hummingbirds that you can easily mistake for insects and so many amazingly small creatures in the world. The most adorable thing about these creatures is that they are not only small, but insanely cute. Don’t believe me? Here is a list of 15 of these adorable creatures.

1. Mouse Lemur

Mouse lemurs have a combined head, body and tail length of less than 27 centimetres (11 in), making them the smallest primates
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The mouse Lemur of Madagascar is officially the smallest primate at 2.25 to 4.75 inches. They are nocturnal and rarely leave the trees.  They were just recently discovered and are endangered due loss of their limited habitat. (source)

2.  Mr. Peebles

Mr. Peebles was named after a ventriloquist’s dummy on an episode of “Seinfeld.”

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This photo was taken when Mr Peebles was two years old and weighed just over two pounds. He measured approximately 6.1 inches and could perfectly fit into a pint glass. (source)

3. Chihuahua Milly

When she was born, Milly weighed less than an ounce and fit in a teaspoon
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Milly, the Chihuahua is just 3.8 inches high. She lives in the North East Puerto Rican town of Vega Alta. She was born in 2011 and had to be fed using an eye dropper. She can easily fit into a teaspoon. (source)

4. Pink Fairy Armadillo

The pink fairly armadillo has large front claws that allow them to move underground as if they are swimming through water
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This one may not be adorable since the Pink Fairy armadillo is a strange creature and is rarely seen. It is the smallest armadillo and it’s the only one that has a dorsal shell that is separated completely from its body. It can be found in the dry grasslands and sandy plains of central Argentina. They measure at least 3.3 to 4.6 inches. (source)

5. The world’s smallest Horse, Einsteen

Einstein shows no dwarf characteristics and is simply a very small miniature horse.
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Einsteen is the world’s smallest horse. In April 2010, he weighed just 6lb (2.7kg) and stood at a mere 14 inches (35.5 cm) tall (Source 1, 2)

6. Hamster Peewee

Peewee stopped growing when he was three weeks old
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This adult hamster weighs less than an ounce and measures less than an inch in length. If you compare Peewee to a normal size hamster, he looks like a newborn. (source)

7. Pygmy slow loris

The pygmy slow loris is adorable but its bite is toxic
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It is a native to forest habitats of Laos, Vietnam, China and Eastern Cambodia. It is listed as vulnerable to extinction due to collection for its medicinal values and pet trade and also due to habitat destruction. However cute it is, if you keep it as a pet, be aware of its bite because it toxic. (source)

8. Kenyan pygmy chameleon 

The Kenyan Pygmy originates from the dry forests and scrublands of the Mombasa district in Kenya, and so prefer a slightly lower ambient humidity
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It lives primarily in the hot and humid coastal forests. They are gray in color and often have horizontal stripes. The head has a flattened casque and no rostral process. They have a short tail and their chin, tail and face are adorned with numerous tubercles and scale clusters.  (source)

9. Pygmy Hippo

Adult pygmy hippopotamuses can reach six feet in length and weigh up to 600 pounds.
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It’s mostly found in the swamps and forests of West Africa and is endangered. The hippo is vulnerable due to loss of habitat but also due to poaching and hunting. It is estimated that only 3,000 of these hippos are left.(source)

10. Pygmy marmoset

The pygmy marmoset is known to be the smallest known species of monkey in the world.
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They have a head the size of a human thumb and are the smallest monkeys in the world. They are mainly found in the rainforests of the Amazon Basin. They use their sharp nails to cling onto branches and their specialized teeth to feed on tree gum. They also eat fruits, insects and nectar. see how they love the toothbrush. (Source 1, 2)

11. Pygmy Owl

The Pygmy-Owl doesn’t let size stand in its way; this fierce little owl frequently preys on birds and mammals larger than itself.
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The pygmy owls are tiny but fierce. There are roughly 25-35 species of them in the world but they are mostly found in Western North America and Central America. They mostly eat insects, lizards, small birds and rodents. This is what happens when you tickle them.  (source)

12.  Pygmy seahorse

The pygmy seahorse has the incredible ability to blend in with its surroundings.

This seahorse is about 2 centimeters in length and exceptionally good at blending with its host coral.  (source)

13. Pygmy possum

Pygmy possums range in length from about 5 to 12 cm and usually weigh between 10 and 50 grams
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There are five pygmy possum species; four found in Australia and one in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. They are about 2.8 to 3.5 inches long and have a 3 to 4.3 inches long nail. They are easily preyed on by owls. (source)

14. Pygmy mongoose

The Dwarf Mongoose is the smallest African mongoose
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It’s also known as the dwarf mongoose because it’s the smallest of its species -it’s Africa’s smallest carnivore. They can be found in various habitats but especially near termite mounds where they love to sleep. (source)

15. Pygmy shrew

Fully grown Pygmy Shrews are around a quarter of the size of a House Mouse.
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There are three species of this species in the world- the Eurasian pygmy, the American pygmy and the Etruscan pygmy. It’s the smallest of its species with a pointed snout and greyish-brown fur. It grows to about 1.4 inches in length but eats about 1.5 to 2 times its weight. (source)

 

 

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