F. Daniel, Content Optimization Executive, Diploma in Journalism, California
Answered Aug 27, 2020
The correct answer to this question is Etruscan Shrew. As the smallest animal in the world, they only weigh 2 grams. Despite their very small size, they are known for having quick movements.
They are also known for their fast metabolism, which has them eating a lot throughout the day. Each day Etruscan Shrews can eat two times its body weight. So small, they can fit on the finger of a human's hand comfortably. Along with their small stature, they also have a small lifespan. They live on average for two years. They mainly reside in parts of Europe and North Africa.
There are a lot of animals in the world. Some of them have a miniature version of them. For example, there are poodles, but there are miniature poodles too. Animals can be huge or they can be tiny. There are insects that are tiny and they would be considered the smallest, but if you put insects aside, there are tiny animals. These animals are not insects. The smallest animal that is not an insect would be a frog.
It is called the Paedophryne amanuensis. It is less than half an inch in size. They are also the smallest vertebrate which means that they are the smallest animal that contains a backbone. They have not been around for a long time. They were discovered in 2009.
Animals are usually cute when they are small so you may want to find the smallest animal that you can find. The smallest animal is called the Etruscan Shrew. This only weighs about 2 grams. There are even times when the adults weigh less.
The length of this creature is about 2.3 inches but even if they are small and cute, they can eat a lot. They eat more than their body weight every single day and they have to do this so that they will survive. Take note that other shrews are small but the Etruscan Shrew is the smallest animal you can see in the world.