Top Ten Animals that Shouldn't Be in a Petting Zoo
That's it Billy, pet the man-eating unsupervised lion.
The Top Ten
1PufferfishThe Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes.
An unbelievably bad idea, touch it's spikes and you ingest a poison 1200 times more poisonous than cyanide. Ouch! - fruitslicer2000
2Box JellyfishBox jellyfish are cnidarian invertebrates distinguished by their cube-shaped medusae. Some species of box jellyfish produce extremely potent venom: Chironex fleckeri, Carukia barnesi and Malo kingi.
4Brazilian Wandering Spider
5Great White SharkThe great white shark, also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a species of large lamniform shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.
It it not healthy in inclosd spaces - Warwolf18
They will die in inclosd spaces eventaly. - Aleehorselover
6Inland TaipanThe Inland Taipan, is a venomous snake of the taipan genus commonly found in semi-arid regions of central east Australia. The inland taipan is not just a venomous snake it's considered the most venomous snake in the world by many people. When compared drop for drop and based on the median lethal dose ...read more.
7Golden Poison Dart Frog
Fun! - Not_A_Weeaboo
8PorcupinePorcupines are rodentian mammals with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators.
Why anyone would want to pet a Porcupine is beyond me. - egnomac
9King CobraThe king cobra is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. ...read more.
10Polar BearThe polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.
Nah, a ball python is fine at a petting zoo. However a 10 foot Burmese, or African rock python, definitely not.
13African ElephantAfrican 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.
15BlobfishA Blobfish is a pink, slimy looking sea creature that lives off the coast of New Zealand. Much like chickens, it sits on its eggs to warm them. They are endangered.
Hey don't diss the Blobfish they clean the ocean. - Aleehorselover
16Mountain LionThe cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.
Lol, the only animals that can be in a petting zoo are farm animals, like rabbits, chickens, goats, pigs, ducks, maybe dogs and cats, or cows and horses. However NO wild animals should be in a petting zoo because they're unpredictable and downright dangerous.
17Grizzly BearThe grizzly bear less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown bear.
18HippopotamusThe common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.
It should be a number 10 at least.
19SnailSnail is a common name that is applied most often to land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs.
20MeerkatThe meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. It is the only member of the genus Suricata.
23Bull SharkThe bull shark is a requiem shark that is considerably dangerous. These sharks live in both freshwater and saltwater environments. Bull sharks can be recognized by seeing a shark in freshwater and watching the shark due a hit and run.
24Komodo DragonThe Komodo dragon, also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar.
26WolverineThe wolverine, Gulo gulo, also referred to as the glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae.
27Snow LeopardThe snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. The name "Snow Leopard" is due to its white fur, and the black spots dotted over it.
28Gila MonsterThe Gila monster is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexican state of Sonora.
29Cape buffaloThe African buffalo or Cape buffalo is a large African bovine. Syncerus caffer caffer, the Cape buffalo, is the typical subspecies, and the largest one, found in Southern and East Africa.
33DingoThe dingo is a wild dog found in Australia. Its exact ancestry is debated, but dingoes are generally believed to be descended from semi-domesticated dogs from East or South Asia, which returned to a wild lifestyle when introduced by Aborigines into Australia.
If you let your baby pet a dingo at a petting zoo, the dingo will take YOUR baby.
35LeopardThe leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various ...read more.
36JaguarThe jaguar is a wild cat species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas.
37CheetahThe cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The cheetah is the fastest land animal, able to run up to 75 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds
41BobcatThe bobcat is a North American cat that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago.
44Portuguese man o' war
45African Wild Dog
46StonefishSynanceia is a genus of fish of the family Synanceiidae, the stonefishes, whose members are venomous, dangerous, and even fatal to humans. It is one of the most venomous fish known. They are found in the coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific.
47Saltwater CrocodileThe saltwater crocodile, also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile or informally as saltie, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest riparian predator in the world.
48RhinocerosA rhinoceros, often abbreviated to rhino, is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species.