Is the fauna of our planet diverse? and sometimes the animals familiar to us appear in a new light. In this post we continue to get acquainted with the smallest animals of the Earth.
Its scientific name is Mellisuga helenae, it lives in Cuba and is endemic.
Hummingbirds weigh about 1.5 grams. And the size of the bird is only 5 - 7 cm.
The heart of this baby beats at a speed of 300 - 500 beats per minute!
She eats exclusively flower nectar.
In flight, a hummingbird-bee makes a buzzing sound, which is why its name is connected.
Outwardly, it resembles a small mouse.
Its length is 3.5 centimeters (excluding the tail, which happens to be up to 3.5 cm long).
This is a predatory mammal that feeds on insects.
It is found in southern Europe, North Africa, Central Asia, India.
A shrew sleeps only 2 hours a day, and the rest of the time moves very quickly.
In terms of heart rate, she overtakes a hummingbird, her heart beats at a speed of up to 1,511 beats per minute.
Barbados narrow-snake, or Karl's snake - its length is only 10.5 cm.
It feeds on termites and ants larvae. It lives in the Caribbean on the island of Barbados.
The growth of the Pudu reindeer is only 35 cm, and the body length is 60–74 cm, weight - 6 kg.
This baby lives in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.
Very little is known about these animals, since they live in hard-to-reach forests and lead a very cautious and secretive lifestyle.
Dwarf marmosets are the smallest primates. Their height does not exceed 15 cm, not counting the tail, but because of the long coat they look much larger.
They live in the Amazon, in Ecuador and southern Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.
Monkeys feed on tree sap, nibbling the bark of a tree
These tiny animals are found in nature. They are very cute, aren't they?