Nothing's more precious than a puppy, people, except maybe a miniature puppy! Enjoy this gallery of pygmy and miniature animals and try not to fall off your chair from the overwhelming cuteness.


Miniature Mammals!

    Dwarf Hippopotamus: Dwarf hippos originated in West Africa and tend to be reclusive and nocturnal animals. And very, very cute.

    Dwarf Hippopotamus: This hippo and her baby are dwarfs, but still way bigger than you and me.

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    Baby Spider Monkey Holding on for dear life!

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    Miniature Dachshund: Mini-wienerdog is knee-high to the grass.

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    Miniature wienerdog says somebody throw me a bone!

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    Pygmy Goat: Pygmy goats are originally from West Africa and were imported to the U.S. in the 1950s.

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    Pygmy Goat: Mini-goats make amazing mini-goat cheese wheels.

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    Pygmy Marmosets a.k.a. Pygmy Monkeys: The world's smallest species of monkey, these tree-dwellers live in the western Amazon Rain Forest and typically grow to around 5 inches. That is one mini monkey!

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    Miniature Pony: Mini-ponies can be traced back to Shetland pony origins. and often take several generations to be bred down to their smallish sizes.

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    Miniature Pony: Mini-ponies make excellent guide animals animals for blind people afraid or allergic to dogs, and can live in the house just as a dog might.

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