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 A dolphin is an aquatic mammal within the infraorder Cetacea. Dolphin species belong to the families Delphinidae (the oceanic dolphins), Platanistidae (the Indian river dolphins), Iniidae (the New World river dolphins), Pontoporiidae (the brackish dolphins), and the extinct Lipotidae (baiji or Chinese more.

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 carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae. They are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found on the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, small rounded ears, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and short tails. more.

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 (Panthera onca) is a large cat species and the only living member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas. With a body length of up to 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) and a weight of up to 158 kg (348 lb), it is the largest cat species in the Americas and the third largest in the world. Its distinctively more.

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 cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal. more.

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 (Bos taurus) are large, domesticated, cloven-hooved, herbivores. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae and the most widespread species of the genus Bos. Adult females are referred to as cows and adult males are referred to as bulls. more.
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