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Whats the smallest...


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Dec 8, 2004
This bat is considered one of the twelve most endangered animals on Earth, and may actually be extinct by now.

Wrathwilde said:
The bumblebee bat, at 2.0 grams? But could you really call that living?

Well, as the Outlaw Josey Wales said: "Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy."



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Apr 18, 2005
The bumble bee bat, first found in 1973. From the tip of its nose to the end of its body its 1.14" to 1.3" long with a wing span of 6.3".

Unlike other bats, bumble bee bats don't have tails and are the only flying mamal know to be able to hover in flight.

The pygmy shrew @ 3.94" is the smallest mammal native to the UK.