Top 10 Cutest Animals in the World

The Top Ten
1 Cat The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal.
It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family. A cat can either be a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat; the latter... read more

Cats are the best things ever. Unlike dogs, cats are way prettier, smarter, cleaner, and just better than dogs and all other pets in everything.

Dogs can bite, they can be dirty, and they can bark a lot. If you think that dogs are better, then you probably never tried having a cat before, or you are just blinded by the dog's cuteness.

But I have to say that cats are way more cute and pretty than dogs. Plus, they are more intelligent.

I have a kitten, and he does the cutest things. The reason dogs aren't as cute is that they have so many different breeds. Some dog lovers like cute dogs, while others don't care about how cute a dog is.

Some dogs, like pugs, I don't like because of their looks, while others, like huskies, I love because they are very energetic. A cat looks about the same for every breed.

Also, have you ever seen a baby munchkin cat? My cat is 2 years old and still looks and acts like a kitten, which is adorable, while in 7 years, a dog would be really old. Dogs are great if you want a fun, energetic friend, but some cats will be your lifelong friend.

2 Dog The dog or domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf, and is characterized by an upturning tail. The dog is derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern wolf is the dog's nearest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated,... read more

I find it hard to see why anyone would hate dogs. How could you not love their naive, yet loving personalities?

And most importantly, how can you not love it when a dog cuddles up against you?!

Cats are the textbook definition of overrated and are way, way, WAY too overpraised. Me, personally, I've always been a dog person.

Dogs are the cutest animals on the planet. If you're one of those people out there who hate dogs, then shame on you.

I have a dachshund, and he does the cutest things! His name is Gus, and he likes to burrow in blankets and covers, and it's so cute!

He once ran into the screen door!

3 Rabbit Rabbits, also known as bunnies or bunny rabbits, are small mammals in the family Leporidae (which also contains the hares) of the order Lagomorpha (which also contains the pikas). Oryctolagus cuniculus includes the European rabbit species and its descendants, the world's 305 breeds of domestic rabbit... read more

Come on, guys! We all know rabbits are the cutest! With their twitchy noses, cotton tails, and adorable yawns, who can deny they are worthy of being number one?

Have you ever seen a bunny binky (it's when a rabbit jumps straight in the air or shakes while running out of pure joy)? It's probably the most adorable and happy thing you can ever see. Plus, when they kick their legs back to relax, just look at those soft, furry mini paws! Absolutely adorable!

Dogs will bark, make a lot of noise, and freak out when they see a fellow member of their species. Cats will attack at random and give you all sorts of infections! I had a cat once, and it almost scratched my eye out in my sleep. Rabbits will not do any of that.

Most people don't believe rabbits have personalities, but each one is an individual and not like the one you saw before it. Independent yet cuddly, there's no denying that bunnies are the cutest.

4 Hamster Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae. The subfamily contains about 25 species, classified in six or seven genera.

In my opinion, hamsters are cuter than any other animal in the world. I know this because I own a little cutie named Gia.

Hamsters have those cute little black eyes, cute tails, and depending on the type, they are so furry! The eyes stare into your soul with cuteness. Also, depending on the type of hamster, they have little stubby tails that are little balls of fluff!

Hamsters also have cute actions. They look like little fur balls in your hands, cage, or anywhere when they are cleaning themselves. They also look so adorable when they eat! Like, they look like little cuties.

The only downside is that they can sometimes be unfriendly and have a habit of biting you. But, I don't blame them! It's just the way they were born. Like, it's the hamster way!

5 Pig A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar, along with other species; related creatures outside the genus include the peccary, the babirusa, and the warthog.

Teacup pigs (piglets of the potbelly pig) aren't all they're cracked up to be because they're constantly being genetically modified and cross-bred to become even tinier and gain public appeal. Poor piggies!

But pigs overall are the most amazing animals ever! They're so tiny, fuzzy, squishy, warm, playful, happy, smart, and pink! Best animals ever, and they are friends, not food!

Pigs are actually smarter than dogs. I'm not saying they're better, but they definitely don't deserve to be so disliked. Pigs actually roll in the mud to keep cool on hot days, you know? So smart and so amazing! Go team pigs!

6 Fox Foxes are small to medium sized animals and belong to the Canidae family along with other animals such as jackals, wolves, and domestic dogs. There are 37 species of fox but only 12 are considered true Vulpes. A fox's prey is small mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, eggs, insects, worms, fish, crabs,... read more

How can you not look at a fox and say that it's so cute? The red fox is only stage one in all this cuteness. There's the silver fox, fennec fox, arctic fox, and the list goes on.

Every fox has a different personality, making them the best and cutest animals ever.

Its face looks cute. Adding it to its body, its height is about, I think, as tall as a dog.

Maybe a little bit shorter, depending on the dog. Maybe way taller, depending on the dog again.

Arctic foxes are my favorite animals because they have thick white fur.

The good thing about them being white is they can hide in the snow. Also, Arctic foxes' fur can change color.

I think Arctic foxes should be number 1.

7 Panda The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda bear (or simply the panda), is a bear species endemic to China.
It is characterised by its bold black-and-white coat and rotund body. The name "giant panda" is sometimes used to distinguish it from the red panda, a neighboring musteloid... read more

Grown pandas just want to be left alone to eat their honey, chew on their bamboo, and do nothing at all.

Baby pandas are so energetic and want to escape from everywhere! The world is a better place with pandas around!

Why are house pets always at the top of every list for the cutest thing? Give love to Pandas, Polar Bears, and Sea Otters too.

They are cute as babies and look magnificent as adults.

They're so fluffy and kind. They act like a human mother, not in a cruel way. Just look at them.

These ears are too cute. It's a shame that pandas are almost extinct.

8 Guinea Pig The guinea pig, also called the cavy or domestic guinea pig, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.

Where do I start with guinea pigs? They are like fluffy little potatoes with stubby legs, and their heads are literally all face.

They have such sweet temperaments and are so affectionate. I've had 3 guinea pigs, one of whom is dead now, but all of them had such different personalities.

Guinea pigs should be no. 1 on this list because they are the sweetest little creatures!

My mum's work partner has 23 Himalayan ones (they are white with brown, almost black feet and nose with red eyes).

People say they look ugly, but they are the cutest small animals.

9 Squirrel Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.

Squirrels are so cute the way they run and stuff acorns in their pouches and hold acorns!

They're so fast too!

Squirrels are always in my backyard. They run up trees and chase each other, like... I don't know, SQUIRRELS!

I have a pet squirrel named Prince. I named him after the singer named Prince. He loves Little Debbie snack cakes.

10 Dolphin 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... read more

Maybe cute looks aren't their biggest flash point, but dolphins have very clever minds. They are one of the smartest animals!

They are very smart, very friendly to humans, and will often help people drowning (though I hear this seems to be instinctive). By these points, they are the most lovely.

After all, lovable should not be confined to appearance. Although they look really lovely too.

Dolphins... where do I begin? Dolphin plushies are cute, but I don't think real dolphins are.

There are comments saying how sweet and smart dolphins are, but remember what list you're on. Cutest animals.

I'm not trying to offend people or disrespect their opinion, but I just don't see the cuteness in dolphins.

The Contenders
11 Penguin Penguins (order Sphenisciforme, family Spheniscid) are a group of aquatic flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere: only one species, the Galápagos penguin, is found north of the Equator. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white... read more

These guys should be top 2. They're the best. I worship them.

I think one day they will take over the earth once we go extinct. Well, if we go extinct sooner than they do.

Penguins are one of the most underrated cute animals! How can a squirrel possibly be beating the penguins?

They are by far one of the cutest, let alone the most awesome animals in the whole entire world!

I really hate that penguins aren't even in the top ten. They deserve to be first.

12 Koala The koala is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats.

I love koalas! I had a best friend for five years until I saw a picture of her holding a koala at the zoo.

Now I hate her because I'm jealous that she held a koala. She STOLE my koala!

If I go to Australia, I would love to see those. They are so adorable and innocent. Who doesn't like koalas?

They're so cute. I think if I put my arm out to a koala bear, it would cuddle my arm until I'm dead.

13 Hedgehog A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the eulipotyphlan family Erinaceidae.

My sister's favorite animal! I can agree with her because they are spiky but so cute!

And there are normally some hedgehogs in the night, so I give them some milk in a small bowl!

Hedgehogs should be number 1. No animal matches their cuteness in face and body shape. They have irresistible looks.

I wish I could have one as a pet, but my parents say they carry too many diseases.

14 Turtle Turtles are an order of reptiles known as Testudines, characterized by a shell developed mainly from their ribs. Modern turtles are divided into two major groups, the side-necked turtles and hidden neck turtles, which differ in the way the head retracts. There are 360 living and recently extinct species... read more

Turtles definitely should be on this list. In fact, I think they should be in the top 5.

When they are born, they are like 3 cm long! Such cuties! Turtles are the best.

Sadly, there was one snapping turtle who got its shell stuck in a plastic ring and grew up with the ring around it.

Luckily, the co-founders of the 5 Gyres Institute found the turtle in a drainage canal and cut the ring off in 1998. The turtle now lives at the Star Eco Station, and her shape has improved over time.

The turtle has since been dubbed the Mae West Turtle due to its shell shape.

15 Ferret The ferret is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela of the family Mustelidae.

Ferrets are THE cutest! I mean, after cats. And hamsters and red pandas. But still.

These critters are so small and crawl around wherever! But they are a little mischievous too!

My superb ferret says that he is the cutest, and he will prove it. Google how a ferret sleeps, and you'll see for yourself!

Ferrets are so cute. Go to the pet store, and look at the ferrets for a good while. They are so cute.

16 Goat The goat or domestic goat (Capra hircus) is a domesticated species of goat-antelope typically kept as livestock. It was domesticated from the wild goat (C. aegagrus) of Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the animal family Bovidae and the tribe Caprini, meaning it is closely related... read more

I LOVE goats! Goats are my all-time favorite animal! I think that goats should be number 1!

Goats are so cute, it's unreal! Though lynxes come an extremely close second for me.

Yeah, goats are cute. I went to a petting zoo and pet goats once. It was fun.

17 Red Panda The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), or also known as the red bear-cat or the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the Eastern Himalayas and Southwestern China. It's the only animal that belongs to the Aliuridae family. Despite having the word "panda" in its name, it's not a panda. It's closely related to... read more

Red pandas should at least be before squirrels. These little babies are endangered, the worst thing ever.

I hope their population increases and lasts for a long time!

Red Pandas are so sweet and adorable. They DO NOT deserve 12th place. How dare people treat these little cute fellows this way.

They're very endangered, but the remaining ones look very cute!

I can't believe they are endangered. Someday, no more red pandas will be left.

18 Sea Otter The Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal that are natively found in the coasts of eastern and northern part of the Northern Pacific Ocean. This is the heaviest member of the weasel family but also one of the smallest among the marine mammals.

They are, without a doubt, the cutest animal on Earth. Even if there are cuter animals, they're definitely the cutest among all sea creatures.

They are always swimming and playing with each other. So cute!

I love otters! They are so cute! They should be number one!

19 Duck Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the waterfowl family Anatidae, which also includes swans and geese.

I like ducks, but did you know that some people eat duck fetus? You probably don't want to look this up. It's gross.

Ducks are absolutely adorable. It would be ridiculous to leave them off a cutest animals list.

They waddle. That's enough for me.

20 Tiger The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest living cat species and a member of the genus Panthera. It is most recognisable for its dark vertical stripes on orange fur with a white underside. An apex predator, it primarily preys on ungulates such as deer and wild boar. It is territorial and generally... read more

My mom LOVES tigers, and I can see why. Tigers are so beautiful and very skilled hunters.

It breaks my heart that they're being hunted to the brink of extinction. There are already 3 species that are extinct.

Sooner or later, they will all probably be extinct. How can people wipe out such a beautiful and amazing creature? There's more to life than money!

They are the cutest of all. Their fluffy and baby-like appearance makes it so hard to imagine that these kittens are capable of killing humans.

Tigers are so fluffy and beautiful. 10/10 would cuddle with a tiger, as long as it doesn't rip me to pieces. Why are cats so lovable?

21 Horse The horse is an odd-toed, hoofed mammal of the taxonomic family Equidae whose sole major subspecies (Equus ferus caballus) is a domesticate, although wild subspecies have survived into the modern period. All subspecies, including the two extant ones, descend from the Pleistocene Equus ferus. The horse... read more

Horses are my favorite animal, and let's face it, they're adorable!

Especially the foals with their skinny little legs. They just melt your heart when you see them.

Horses are such beautiful animals. I have loved them since I was a child, and that's something that has not changed.

They are my favorite animal, followed by cats. You just have to be careful not to spook them, or they could do some serious damage.

Horses rule!

Horses are so graceful and are loyal to the people who trust them. I have five horses, and they have never let me down, besides when they spook and I fall down.

Their big brown eyes are irresistible.

22 Wolf The wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the gray or grey wolf, is a large canine native to Eurasia and North America. Over thirty subspecies of Canis lupus have been recognized, with gray wolves comprising the wild subspecies. As the largest extant member of the Canidae family, the wolf is distinguished... read more

Wolves. Are. Cute. I love wolves! I wasn't sure if I was going to choose the wolf or the chicken, though. I also love and have a bunch of chickens!

While the wolf fandom can be quite obnoxious, that doesn't change the fact that I love wolves and always will!

Wolves are just awesome.

How can anyone not like them?

All dogs are descended from wolves.

23 Chipmunk Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae. Chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk which is found primarily in Asia.

You have to admit that these animals are so darn cute. I can't ignore it.

They are so small and precious. When you watch a chipmunk sit, you can see its mind racing and its head jerk this way and that.

Chipmunks should definitely be on this list.

Undoubtedly the cutest rodent, although there are many other rodents that are absolutely adorable.

Chipmunks are just the cutest when they are babies or older.

24 Owl Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes over 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. Exceptions include the diurnal northern... read more

Owls are one of the cutest creatures in the world. I can't believe they're ranked at 50 and not 2 or 3.

And what about all those videos of cute owls on YouTube? Come on, owls are lovely and adorable.

They are really cute.

Not only must they be on a cutest birds list, but they also must be on a cutest animals list.

The cutest animals alive! Especially barn owls, stinking cutie pies!

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