Top 10 Most Overrated Animals

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 ranges freely and avoids human contact.

Domestic cats are valued by humans for companionship... read more

Actually, I find them overhated. Sure, there are cat memes and all, but in real life, so many people hate cats. I think the most common reason to strongly hate all these creatures is because they say things like "cats don't love you", or "cats hate you and want to murder your family" and "dogs save people where as cats just poop in a box and hate you and kill babies". First of all, science has proven that cats DO bond with their loving owners, and actually grow very attached. Second, what idiotic superstition made you think they want to kill you? Unless you abuse them (in that case, you should look behind you now and then, and sniff your drink for poison if you have abused cats, because they love revenge), they have no reason to really hate you. Third, I'm happy to say that there have been cases where cats saved their owners' life, and a cat even jumped into a burning building to save her kittens. She got some nasty burns, but she and her kittens ended up safe. Fourth, um, no, cats don't go on killing sprees slaughtering human young, weirdo. However, a lot of people just simply prefer other animals, and that's okay; we don't all have to like cats. It just peeves me that some people hate cats for untrue reasons. I love all pets, but cats have always had a place to snuggle in my heart.

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, by hunter–gatherers over 15,000 years ago, before the development of agriculture. Due... read more

Dogs are not smarter than cats and I have biological proof to back me up. Cats can learn many tricks, but they need to gain your loyalty first, while a dog will just go along with whatever you say. That's a little too trusting, isn't it? Most dogs have been bred so much that they have been dumbed down. Now don't even get me started about people saying they are cute. Yes, I love some dogs, but flat-faced Pugs are ugly and monstrosities to nature. Every single dog has been genetically bred, making them against nature by existing. If you like dogs, fine, but I lose it when people say they are more intelligent than cats. The fact that they trust the first person they meet does not make them smart.

Cats are not overrated at all. There are a few dogs who deserve all the credit we can give them (such as police dogs and seeing-eye dogs), but most are overrated. So many people adore dogs that there is an whole annoying subculture of people that treat their dogs like children and call them "furbabies". Most dogs are genetically programmed to give unconditional affection to anyone and everyone whether they deserve it or not. They have therefore gained a reputation among their fans of being loving animals. Dogs love people in an obnoxious, clingy way that only dogs can. They will destroy your house and bark incessantly if you leave them alone too long. They will follow you everywhere and never give you a moment's rest.

However, not all dogs love people. While people tend to fear sharks and snakes, a fear of dogs would be far more rational. From 2005 to 2017, dogs killed 284 Americans, about one citizen every 16.7 days.

3 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. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the giant panda is a folivore, with bamboo shoots and... read more

I admit, pandas are cute, but people worry too much about them. I've seen lots of charities for pandas. It is not that I don't care for the pandas, it is just that they are at least somewhat safe.

Everything about the panda's design screams WHY. They have horrible camouflage, the design of a carnivore while being mainly a herbivore, use bamboo as a food source, and reproduce at a sloth's pace.

When there are other endangered animals that need to be saved, pandas are the top ones just because they're cute. Koalas are endangered, yet cuter. Save the koalas!

4 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.

Koalas are the dumbest animal to walk the earth. The more wrinkles on the brain, the smarter the animal, so that is why the brain of the koala is as smooth as a pebble. Koalas only eat eucalyptus from trees. If you put a plate of eucalyptus in front of a koala it will starve to death. Dumb

They feed their children they're own droppings, They are rude and terrifying under that fluff..

People are always like "awww, koalas are the cutest things ever! " when they are one of the dumbest animals in the world, as do nothing but sleep.

5 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 from other Canis species by its less pointed ears and muzzle, a shorter torso, and a longer tail... read more

This should be number one. Wolves are very average animals, nowhere near as OP as people make them out to be. I find it so annoying listening to these wolf-lover girls talk about how "similar" they are to wolves, and how they share a "connection" with this "beautiful, mysterious creature" and how it's their "spirit animal". Wolf-lovers whine about how "nobody understands" them, and always picture themselves as very beautiful, mysterious, and alluring to others. They are always very stuck up, and believe that they are for some reason "loved" by wolves, love to play the victim, and never own up or admit that they were wrong. Ugh, the worst type of animal lover.

I find it odd it's all the way at #10. If you have a decent amount of friends, you must have one that is a wannabe wolf or a wannabe loner. Well guess what, lone wolves usually die so I don't understand what the hype is about. And alpha wolves usually help the pack, not kill intruders. Wolves aren't the strongest animals in the world, I could name 3 carnivores off the top of my head that could kill a wolf with ease. Elephants, tigers, lions. I don't see anyone giving them as much attention, but wolves are actually not as cool or OP as you think. If you're the alpha, you're basically the father of the entire pack, you're not some cool wolf with a scar on his left eye that somehow doesn't blind him. And how they represent the other wolves as citizens, if you're not fit; you will be either kicked out the pack or killed trying to stay. There aren't any 'elder' wolves, because those are usually sacrificed to eat if there isn't enough food. Don't start all the "the pack treat each other like family", because unless the weakest people in your family are killed averagely, I can disagree with that statement. And people talking about torturing and killing wolves, you guys are mentally insane, you should get a psychiatrist. I understand the people defending wolves, but killing these animals just because HUMANS love them is pretty dumb and someone that would need special help would say.

6 Sea Horse Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. "Hippocampus" comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning "horse" and kampos meaning "sea monster".

Seahorses are the worst fish on the planet. They are slow, gave up their fins for a tail that only works when there is lots of grass. Sure they can camouflage, but what is the point if there is no one around.

They really cute and underrated.

7 Human Humans (Homo sapiens) are the most abundant and widespread species of primate, characterized by bipedalism and large, complex brains. This has enabled the development of advanced tools, culture, and language. Humans are highly social and tend to live in complex social structures composed of many cooperating and competing groups, from families and kinship networks to political states. Social interactions... read more

While we humans have done great things, we're not the greatest things that ever happened. We're not even the most important things that ever happened. If it weren't for plants, micro-organisms, or water, we would be nothing. Plus, it is kinda funny that several people don't think that we're animals, but we are. We just have big brains and opposable thumbs, and while we done great things in the world, we done a lot of bad things too. Let's hope our only 2 real benefits don't kill us.

THE MOST overrated of all. Humans may have created things like technology and bla bla bla, but because you're a human, doesn't mean that they are the best species in the world or something. They actually aren't the greatest hunters, they are just secondary consumers. Humans suck, stick to other animals.

Who cares what animals is liked or disliked, others have different opinions, and this website can hurt, no matter what you think, you have to agree that all these animals are being liked and loved, some are even endangered, and maybe this way can make them even more endangered til they extinct. This is just like us not liking other human, people have different opiniond

8 Lion The lion (Panthera leo) is a large cat of the genus Panthera native to Africa and India. It has a muscular, broad-chested body, short, rounded head, round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. It is sexually dimorphic; adult male lions are larger than females and have a prominent mane. It is a social species, forming groups called prides. A lion's pride consists of a few adult males, related... read more

Tigers should be the king of the jungle. Lions don't even live in jungles! (With the exception of Asian lions, but I'm talking about their African counterparts)

Though lions aren't as overrated as wolves, they are still too popular. Though they have a unique mane and roar, it doesn't mean that they are better than other creatures. I agree with everyone else about the Lion KIng giving the hyenas a terrible reputation. Hyenas are pretty interesting animals as well, because the female hyenas are bigger than the males and often leaders of their clan. Which is rare for a mammal because males are in most cases are the dominant sex. Did you know that a hyena isn't a dog, nor a cat? Another fact is that hyenas are really intelligent, having the cognitive ability of a young child.

Lions may be on of Africa's most iconic animals on earth, yet they're not that cool than the continent's other species that are also great (Due to them being indeed overrated from having lots of glorifications these prideful big cats have) and despite some people incorrectly calling them "King of the Jungle", the gorilla is actually is the king of the jungle (Due to many facts that the apes lived in Africa's tropical rainforests), lions are actually kings of the Serengeti and Masai Mara.

9 Cheetah The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large cat and native to Africa and central Iran. It is the fastest land animal, estimated to be capable of running at 80 to 128 km/h (50 to 80 mph) with the fastest reliably recorded speeds being 93 and 98 km/h (58 and 61 mph), and as such has several adaptations for speed, including a light build, long thin legs and a long tail. It typically reaches 67–94 cm... read more

Did you know that they run in short bursts of speed and need to rest for 15 to twenty minutes after each run.

Cheetahs are really fast but they are really weak.

Basically as overrated and dumb as a cat.

10 Shark Sharks are a group of elasmobranch fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Modern sharks are classified within the clade Selachimorpha (or Selachii) and are the sister group to the rays. However, the term "shark" has also been (incorrectly) used to refer to extinct members of the subclass Elasmobranchii,... read more

Great white sharks are overrated among sharks. Nature programs should show other species more often.

They are mindless eating machines. Enough said

Don't you know people kill more sharks than sharks killing people

The Contenders
11 Lizard Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 7,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. The group is paraphyletic as it excludes the snakes and Amphisbaenia; some lizards are more closely related to these two excluded groups than they are to other lizards. Lizards range in size from chameleons and geckos a few centimeters long to the 3 meter long Komodo dragon. more.
12 Bird

This bird is shown way too much on bird seed packages, covers of bird books, and Christmas items, though it doesn't really have anything to do with Christmas. So many other yard birds are neglected by comparison.

Everyone loves eagles and makes books and movies and YouTube Videos about beause they are so "cool" because they eat foxes and sheep. Bald Eagles are OK because they only eat fish and smaller birds, but Golden Eagles have always been my least favorite animal for a special (not in the good way) reason.

Really!? Some birds are impressive and don't deserve to be on the list. Owls, Eagles, Flamingos, etc are worth seeing at the zoo. The less impressive birds should stay on the list though

13 Alligator An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two living species are the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. Additionally, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains. Alligators have long existed since the Oligocene epoch 37 million more.

Alligators are overrated, if anything caimans and gharials are underrated not crocs and gators.

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15 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 a solitary but social predator, requiring large contiguous areas of habitat, which support its requirements... read more

I really don't get all the dislikes. Tigers would never fight bears in the wild because they live in different habitats, and they probably wouldn't willingly fight. I'm just saying that if they fight for survival, the bear would typically win

I really hate big cats for being overrated and I've even searched on youtube for a crocodile winning against a big cat but none. just the big cat winning against the croc all the time

People think they can easily win against bears, even the grizzly. But bears can actually crush tigers.

16 Tyrannosaurus Tyrannosaurus, meaning "tyrant lizard", from the Ancient Greek tyrannos, "tyrant", and sauros, "lizard" is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur. It also had a tremendous bite force, the strongest of any Dinosaur and living terrestrial animal. Its bite force reached up to 12,800 pounds (roughly 5805 Kilograms).

Okay, dinosaurs are cool, but... oh my god how do I explain this. Now the t.rex was just getting WAY too much hype when the ankylosaurus could just snap their legs by swinging their tails. You search randomly "the best dinosaur" and t.rexes are ALWAYS number one. Like, what's so cool about them? They're just another species of predators, not a hell-destroying, earthbreaking and universe-shaking dinosaur which isn't that cool at all. Everywhere you see about dinosaurs, all they talk about were t.rexes. Besides, it was so overrated now nobody knew any dinosaur except for t.rexes. I tried to search about other way cooler dinosaurs like raptors and all that pops up were t.rexes. What's so good about it?

Not the strongest out of all dinosaurs. This guy would probably lose to ankylosaurus and sauropods that are 80 feet long or bigger. Even giganotosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus might have a close chance. A cool dinosaur, but other dinosaurs deserve more respect, but thanks to this guy? Nope.

17 Deer Deer are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. The two main groups are the Cervinae, including the muntjac, the fallow deer and the chital, and the Capreolinae, including the elk, reindeer, the Western roe deer, and the Eurasian elk.

Deer are always stereotyped to cause car crashes. That would be moose. Moose are scary. Deer are worthless and get preyed on every carnivore in their area.

Underrated. People consider them as pests but they are really beautiful animals. they are so graceful and pretty

No wonder they get hunted.

18 Orca The orca or killer whale (Orcinus orca) is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. It is recognizable by its black-and-white patterned body. A cosmopolitan species, orcas can be found in all of the world's oceans in a variety of marine environments, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas... read more

They get way to much attention, everyone always talks about how they are mistreated at aquariums like sea world and should be freed but they never say anything about all the other animals at the aquariums like sharks, octopuses, seals, otters, eels, dolphins, penguins, polar bears, alligators and fish. and what makes them so much more important than the other aquatic animals? is it because they look cool or something? I just don't see why they get so much more attention to be freed than other aquatic animals.

They are intelligent, but They are not the destructive forces that we think they are. I'm fact if your talking about king of the sea or most powerful predator of the sea in modern day are bull sperm whales. Bull sperm whales are probably much stronger than orcas and orcas would not dare to attack an full grown adult bull sperm whale which weights much 3x bigger than them.

19 Rhinoceros A rhinoceros, commonly abbreviated to rhino, is a member of any of the five extant species (or numerous extinct species) of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae. (It can also refer to a member of any of the extinct species of the superfamily Rhinocerotoidea.) Two of the extant species are native to Africa, and three to South and Southeast Asia. more.

Rhinos are like tanks sure, but it is not a good tank. It is blind, more blind than the people who like these animals.

Rhinos are cool, they charge at things.

They kill people

20 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 has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature, Eohippus, into... read more

Everyone loves horses and they are getting annoying. Horses have been the basis of freedom in spirit, which is why they are domesticated. Another point is that everyone thinks that they are fast. So many other animals are faster than them. If we domesticated those earlier then no one would care about horses.

Every little girl is completely obsessed with them and I'm sick of it. They're obsolete in my country anyways.

There's nothing special about them. I don't quite understand horse people

21 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.

Mistaken as a nice, cuddly animal when the fact that it is one of the most dangerous animals. I blame The Lion Guard for making a hippo nice instead of hyenas.

The Lion Guard is to blame. Hippos are one of, if not, the most dangerous land animal. Yet, uneducated people think they're "nice" animals because of Beshte.

People love watching them in zoos but all they do is wade underwater.

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23 Chimpanzee Chimpanzees are primates of the genus Pan which consists of the common chimpanzee and the bonobo. They are a part of the tribe Hominini, which also includes humans, and the family Hominidae where all great apes are included. Like their closest living relatives the modern humans, chimpanzees are social more.

People think of them like cute and smart babies. They are actually psychopathic killing machines which can rip your face off.

Smart? Yes
Gentle? No

Just because they are our closest cousins dosen't mean they aren't still wild animals. They will throw stuff at you and kill each other.

24 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.

Polar bears don't deserve all of the conservation they're getting. They're not even endangered! They are actually classified as vulnerable. There are other, lesser-known animals that are in far more danger of extinction, like the southern hairy-nosed wombat, of which there are less that 100 left in existence! We should first focus our money on protecting and conserving critically endangered animals like the southern hairy nosed wombat, because they need it most. Then we should put money towards protecting animals like polar bears. I'm not saying we shouldn't conserve polar bears, I'm just saying that they don't need our protection as much as some other species.

25 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, mollusks, fruits, berries, vegetables, seeds, fungi and carrion. Some of the best known species of fox... read more

Foxes are seen as mystical creatures from the woods, while also being sly and cunning. There are more clever animals such as the kea, a bird from New Zealand. You can't use the term bird brain now.

I hate how teachers teach little kids about foxes as though they are the most dangerous animals alive. Whenever I see one it just runs off and I never see it again.

This is the most overrated animal. They're not even that cute. Quit acting like they're the return of Jesus or something. They're nothing special.

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