11 of the smallest mammals in the world
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:18 AM
Though small size may seem like a meager trait, in the biological world it can come with some big advantages. Small mammals can occupy ecological niches which are inaccessible to larger animals, and their petite frames make it easier to hide undetected, burrow into minor crevices or climb upon the flimsiest of branches. They're also incredibly cute. Here's our list of some of the world's smallest mammals.