Top Ten Animals that Shouldn't Be in a Petting Zoo

That's it Billy, pet the man-eating unsupervised lion.

The Top Ten

1 Pufferfish The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes.

D'aww, look at the cute little balloo- *unholy scream of eternal suffering rips apart the ears of everyone nearby before coming to a silent yet terrifying stop*

An unbelievably bad idea, touch it's spikes and you ingest a poison 1200 times more poisonous than cyanide. Ouch! - fruitslicer2000

2 Box Jellyfish Box 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.


3 Nile Crocodile
4 Brazilian Wandering Spider


5 Great White Shark The 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

6 Inland Taipan The 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 more.

Hell to the no. Uh-uh. - truckturner

7 Golden Poison Dart Frog

If it was in petting zoos then I could imagine the newspaper headings

Seven hundred dead from petting Golden Poison Dart Frogs

Fun! - Not_A_Weeaboo

8 Porcupine Porcupines 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

If you pet them a certain way then you won't stick your hands in their needles - 0w0uwu

9 King Cobra The king cobra is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. more.


10 Python

Nah, a ball python is fine at a petting zoo. However a 10 foot Burmese, or African rock python, definitely not.

The Contenders

11 Polar Bear The 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.
12 Bengal Tiger
13 African Elephant 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.
14 African Lion
15 Blobfish The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand.

Hey don't diss the Blobfish they clean the ocean. - Aleehorselover

Disgusting creatures

Too weird

16 Mountain Lion The 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.

17 Grizzly Bear The grizzly bear less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown bear.
18 Hippopotamus The 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.

19 Snail Snail is a common name that is applied most often to land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs.
20 Tardigrade (Water Bear)
21 Human Humans are not exactly wild animals, but they are not domesticated either. Humans are proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white.

Did Peta find this list or something? - BlueTelegraph

22 Meerkat The meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. It is the only member of the genus Suricata.
23 Jellyfish
24 Tiger Shark The tiger shark is a species of requiem shark and the only extant member of the genus Galeocerdo. It is a large macropredator, capable of attaining a length over 5 m. Populations are found in many tropical and temperate waters, especially around central Pacific islands.
25 Bull Shark The 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.
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