Top Ten Animals that are Known to Get Drunk or High

Ha! Turns out humans aren’t the only ones who like to get blasted. This list is on animals that have been observed/documented to get drunk or high from various substances.
The Top Ten
1 Monkeys Monkeys are haplorhine primates, a paraphyletic group generally possessing tails and consisting of approximately 260 known living species.

There are a few ways that monkeys have been documented to get high or drunk. One being they pass around, like a joint, a millipede that secrete a toxin that they rub on there face to ward off parasites but also to catch a buzz while doing it. Also been documented to purposely get drunk off fermented sugar canes.

It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that monkeys get drunk or high. It does surprise me a little bit that you can get high from a millipede though.

2 Dolphins Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic marine mammals. They are an informal grouping within the order Cetacea, excluding whales and porpoises, so to zoologists the grouping is paraphyletic.

Although puffer fish toxin can kill, it is known to have hallucinogenic effects in small doses. Dolphins have been documented to pass around, again like a joint, a puffer fish and just nibble on it to get the mind altering toxin from it. After "getting high", the dolphins are observed to be "spacing out" in a state of euphoria.

3 Big Horn Sheep

Angry drunks!

" Wild bighorn sheep in the Canadian Rockies will go to great lengths to find a rare narcotic lichen that grows in green and yellow patches on uncovered rock surfaces. After scraping the rock with their teeth to remove and eat the stuff, they appear ill or a bit mad."

4 Elephants African elephants are elephants of the genus Loxodonta. The genus consists of two extant species: the African bush elephant, L. africana, and the smaller African forest elephant, L. cyclotis.

Known to get "drunk" from fermenting fruit from the Marula trees. However scientists concluded that the fermented fruit wouldn't be enough to get the elephants "drunk" so they believe that another intoxicant is at play. Elephants have also been documented to steal beer from human settlements.

5 Wallabies

Wallabies have been observed being "high as a kite" falling around and hoping in circles (Lol) after feeding in local poppy fields.

6 Bears Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives.

In Russia bears have been observed pulling off lids to barrels of fuel (used for generators, snowmobiles, etc.) and huffing the fumes to get high. After catching their buzz they would just lay on their backs in the snow, acting all goofy and giddy.

7 Parrots Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions.

In northern Australia parrots are known to consume fermented fruit and end up so drunk they would pass out while in flight and drop to the ground.

8 Reindeer The reindeer, also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to Arctic, sub-Arctic, tundra, boreal and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia and North America. This includes both sedentary and migratory populations.

Have been known to consume hallucinogenic mushrooms. After consuming, they would just stand there "spaced out" (tripping balls).

9 Jaguars The jaguar is a wild cat species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas.

In the Amazon, Jaguars have been observed to gnaw on the bark of the hallucinogenic Yage vine. After consuming, the jaguars are known to "act very strangely".

10 Cats The "House Cat", also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, is a small feline, a good hunter, and comes in a variety of colors and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. They are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.

I think we all know this one. Cats are known to rub and chew catnip which creates a euphoric high for the cats.

The Contenders
11 Cattle Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.
12 Bats
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