Top 8 Smallest Animals of the World

1st April, 2024


Get ready to be amazed! The animal kingdom is full of creatures whose small size defies belief.

The smallest vertebrate in the world, this Papua New Guinea frog is shorter than a dime!

Paedophryne amauensis Frog

The tiniest monkey, this South American cutie could fit inside your palm.

Pygmy Marmoset

Also known as the bumblebee bat, it's the smallest mammal, weighing as much as a jellybean.

Kitti's Hog-Nosed Bat

As tiny as an insect, this Cuban bird is the world's smallest, its eggs resembling coffee beans.

Bee Hummingbird

The smallest mammal by weight, this shrew would be dwarfed by a bumblebee.

Etruscan Shrew

Masters of camouflage, this seahorse blends into coral and is smaller than a rice grain.

Denise's Pygmy Seahorse

Africa's smallest tortoise, it could happily reside in a matchbox.

Speckled Padloper Tortoise

Thinner than spaghetti, this snake is dwarfed by even a pencil.

Barbados Threadsnake

The natural world is full of surprises, proving even the tiniest creatures play a vital role!