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 Pufferfish

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

2 Nile Crocodile Nile Crocodile
3 Box Jellyfish 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.
4 Brazilian Wandering Spider Brazilian Wandering Spider
5 Great White Shark 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 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.
7 Golden Poison Dart Frog Golden Poison Dart Frog

Fun! - Not_A_Weeaboo

8 Porcupine 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

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


10 Polar Bear 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.

The Newcomers

? Rhinoceros Rhinoceros A 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.
? Saltwater Crocodile Saltwater Crocodile The 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.

The Contenders

11 Bengal Tiger Bengal Tiger
12 Python Python

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

13 African Elephant African Elephant
14 African Lion African Lion
15 Blobfish Blobfish A 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 critically endangered.

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

Disgusting creatures

Too weird

16 Mountain Lion 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 Grizzly Bear The grizzly bear less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown bear.
18 Meerkat Meerkat The meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. It is the only member of the genus Suricata.
19 Jellyfish Jellyfish
20 Tiger Shark Tiger Shark
21 Bull Shark 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.
22 Komodo Dragon Komodo Dragon The 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.
23 Honey Badger
24 Wolverine Wolverine The wolverine, Gulo gulo, also referred to as the glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae.
25 Snow Leopard Snow Leopard The 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.
26 Gila Monster Gila Monster The Gila monster is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexican state of Sonora.
27 Cape buffalo Cape buffalo
28 Slow Loris Slow Loris
29 Bison Bison
30 Gray Wolf Gray Wolf
31 Dingo Dingo The 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.

32 Black Mamba Black Mamba
33 Leopard Leopard The 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 more.
34 Jaguar Jaguar
35 Cheetah Cheetah The 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
36 Sun Bear
37 Chimpanzee Chimpanzee
38 Norway Rat
39 Bobcat Bobcat The bobcat is a North American cat that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago.
40 Black Bear
41 Brown Bear Brown Bear
42 Portuguese man o' war
43 African Wild Dog African Wild Dog
44 Stonefish Stonefish
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