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The World's Three Smallest Mammals (Photos)

Endothermic, hairy, and lactating, mammals are the only type of vertebrate animal. Mammals have adapted to practically every habitat on Earth thanks to their ability to maintain a constant internal temperature and their varied protective hair coats.

1 The bumblebee bat

The bumblebee bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai) is the smallest animal on Earth, weighing in at only about 2 grams and reaching just 1 to 1.3 inches in length, according to the BBC. The little bat can be found in caves across western Thailand and Myanmar, where it lives in colonies of less than a hundred individuals.

Etruscan Shrew, Number Two

Although there are other very little shrews, this pip is the tiniest. It has a body length of roughly 1.57 inches and weighs less than.14 ounces on average. It may be a small animal, but it has an enormous appetite, needing to consume around twice its body weight every day to stay satisfied.

Third, pygmy jerboas have the distinction of being the tiniest rodents on the planet. Tail lengths can reach seven centimeters, with bodies starting at four centimeters. Thanks to their kangaroo-like legs, they can leap great distances despite their small. This aids their rapid movement over the dry, arid landscapes in which they often reside.


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