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Wildlife

Notable Cuban wildlife:

  • smallest frog in the world (eleutherodactylus limbatus, only 12 mm long)
  • tiniest bird in the world (mellisuga helenae—the bee hummingbird, 63 mm long).
  • solenodon (atopogale cubana), nearly extinct shrew-like insectivorous mammal
  • Cuban hutía, a large native) rodent; the largest hutía still living

Number of wildlife refuges: 236

Number of bird species: 300

Number of fish species: more than 500

Number of dangerous snakes: 0