One thing that natural history television shows and books have taught us is that animals come in all shapes and sizes. Some are huge beasts that easily dwarf humans, such as elephants or whales, while others are tiny creatures that can easily fit into the palm of your hands. Finding small animals isn’t that difficult, yet there are some very surprising examples that are closely related to other living things that usually come in far greater sizes.
The Pygmy Marmoset is not only the smallest monkey in the world but it is also one of the smallest primates to have ever existed. Weighing just 0.2 pounds, they generally grow to be around six inches long. Living in the rainforests of South America, they eat tree sap, bugs, insects and tiny lizards.
This rare breed of cow is only found in a particular section of India. Growing to be no more than three feet tall, they are known for producing a large amount of high quality milk while only requiring a small amount of food, making them a prized possession. Despite this, only around 200 of the cows still exist today.