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Interesting facts about animals - Smallest animals ever
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Have you ever asked yourself the question—"Which animal is the smallest in the world?” Well, the animals on this list are so small that it’ll blow your mind! Even more interesting, many of these animals have only recently been discovered by scientists and researchers. And I'll make you think about what other small creatures can hide in some places of the world. So, without further ado, here are the fifteen smallest animals in the world. You won’t believe your eyes!
The smallest bird
These baby hummingbirds mostly live in Cuba. They weigh no more than 0.07 ounces, and they measure only 2.4 inches, max, including the beak. Even compared to some mid-sized species of beetle weigh twenty times more than these petit little hummingbirds. Dwarf hummingbird eggs only range between a quarter to a half inch in length.  In addition, as these tiny birds beat their wings, it makes a sound that’s very similar to the buzzing of insects. As a result, it’s difficult to distinguish them from common bees. Hummingbirds feed exclusively on nectar, and—despite their tiny size—they have massive appetites. To sustain the energy they spend beating their wings, they eat every ten minutes, consuming twice their weight in nectar every day! And, one final fun fact, this little bird is the only one in the world that can fly backwards.
The smallest chameleon
Small Rukesia are a species of tiny chameleons from deep in the forests of Madagascar. These reptiles are so elusive and so small, it’s hard to believe they even exist. They range from 0.4 to 1.2 inches in length, and mostly live among the fallen leaves in moist rainforests. Unlike most chameleons, they don’t have the ability to change color, but they don’t seem to really need it. They’ve adapted to blend in with leaves and sticks in their environment. Well, at least, this provides some kind of camouflage.
The smallest cat
Although, a dwarf breed of cat exists, known as "Manochkin", the world’s smallest cat isn’t one of them. He was discovered living in Illinois, in the US. He only weighs 2.2 pounds, and measures in at an insanely small 6 inches long. His name is "Mr. Peebles". According to veterinary experts, Mr. Peebles’ small stature is the result of a rare genetic defect. But don’t worry, he lives a perfectly normal and happy life with his owners.

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