Top Ten Best Animals

The Top Ten
1 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 to their long association with humans, dogs have expanded to a large number of domestic individuals and gained the ability to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canids. more.

There are two types of people in this world. Either you are a dog-person, or a cat person, or you are none. I am a dog person because they are so adorable. I currently have a dog and she is such a stinker! She tries to escape under the wooden fence that seperates us from the people who live behind us.

I have a tiny dog and she's very cute. I can't choose between dogs and cats so I voted for both! I think I like wild animals much more than domestic ones though, but I love my sweetie. Truthfully, everyone loves dogs because they don't bite and mostly loves to cuddle with you and stuff, and I think maybe we should pay a bit more attention to wild animals too.

I believe dogs are strong animals, not only physically, but mentally. I recently adopted a dog who came from an absolutely horrible past. We were looking into getting her DNA tested to see what breeds she is a mix of, but we are guessing German Shepherd Terrier Mix. Her story is rough, but she's started to turn things around, I must warn whoever reads this, but her past is heartbreaking. She was born on February 3, 2010, and she is currently 6 years old, and her name is Tori. The poor girl started out when she first got adopted as a young adult (supposedly a puppy) and lived outside ONLY, in a pen, with another dog. She was never allowed inside and the only thing in the fenced-in area, was another dog, and a doghouse, with some food/water. Unfortunately, we don't know the whole story, but she was rescued and adopted again. She was adopted by a family in December of 2014, but she got away the very same day they adopted her. They never put up any signs looking for her, and she was on ...more

They deserve to be above cats. They are more independent than cats and they would make the world's best pets to have because they get up, go for walks, play fetch, lots of stuff like that. Cats always sleep all day. What do people say? 'At least a cat won't bother you cause it sleeps all day! So there's nothing to worry about! '. Pathetic. If the pet is nothing to worry about, it will be like it's not even there. Dogs are also like people. They can play with you and you'll feel just as happy when you play with it. If you have no friends or siblings and don't have time to go to the adoption centre, adopting a dog from the street or buying one from a pet store is better. Dogs make a perfect companion.

P.S. Either say something GOOD about dogs, or shut that big hole in your face.

2 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 and their ability to kill rodents. About 60 cat breeds are recognized by various cat registries. more.

Cats are individual, independent and true to themselves. They don't do "tricks" to make anyone happy unless they choose to. Also, we domesticated dogs because we wanted to. The cat chose us, creating a mutual partnership favouring both parties. Yet, if you earn their respect, they show unconditional love and warmth always. The dog cannot survive long without us. Cats can and do. If I could vote for cats 10 times I would! Much better than dogs in every way.

Cats are sadly misunderstood. Many people think that they are unkind. This is false, they just need to warm up to people, and are kind and loyal to those they trust. People also say cats cannot do tricks. Again, false. Cats can do tricks, as long as they are properly trained. My own cat knows many tricks himself! And cats do not ignore you all day. Only cats that are mistreated do that. My other kitty loves to curl up on my lap while I use the computer! And to all those people saying cats can't save lives, you are incorrect. There have been many stories about cats saving the lives of their owners! In fact, one kitty ran into a burning building multiple times to save her kittens! That is pure loyalty there! Also, studies have shown that cat people, while they are typically introverts, tend to be more intelligent! All in all, while both cats and dogs are great pets, cats come on top for me.

I used to be a dog person, then I got a 2 year old Calico American Shorthair cat named Buttercup, and she made me a cat person. She was sweet, and loving, and always came in for a snuggle. Much unlike most of the dogs I had, who would just run away and do whatever they thought was better. Buttercup is a very tough cat as well. She's not afraid of most things and will stand her ground. But she's also a big softie, and most things that a normal cat would kill, such as a bird, she would leave alone. She loves everyone very much, and wants their company around. She loves kibble too, and she got fat from it, but that just gives more to snuggle.
3 years later, she's still with me, and she is the perfect cat.

I freaking hate dogs. I don't care what people say. A dog almost killed my BFF when she was a toddler. She was sitting on the driveway eating an animal cookie and then the dog that everyone thought was the sweetest spirit just jumped on her and ripped her face off. She is so kind and I'm surprised that she still loves those giant rodents after what happened. Dogs are murderers. Regardless why. She's lucky that she survived. My older half brother has a dog named Maddie. She keeps trying to attack me. Her breath smells and she's super scary. She won't stop jumping on me. I know you dog lovers would say that sHe'S jUsT eXciTeD tO sEe yoU but NO. She won't stop growling and snarling at me. People probably abuse dogs because they took away cat's love and cat's affection. I can tell why half brother named the dog Maddie. So ironic.

I love cats. My cat is sitting with me as I write this. Cats aren't attention seekers like dogs. Cats take care of themselves and they even try to eat ...more

3 Wolf The wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the gray wolf or grey wolf, is a large canine native to Eurasia and North America. More than thirty subspecies of Canis lupus have been recognized, and gray wolves, as popularly understood, comprise wild subspecies. The wolf is the largest extant member of the family Canidae. It is also distinguished from other Canis species by its less pointed ears and muzzle, as well as a shorter torso and a longer tail. The wolf is nonetheless related closely enough to smaller Canis species, such as the coyote and the golden jackal, to produce fertile hybrids with them. The banded fur of a wolf is usually mottled white, brown, gray, and black, although subspecies in the more.

It is my favorite animal, they are strong but also smart. Their main goal is to stay alive not to be the strongest, the smartest or the richest. It is just to LIVE.

It is a simple fact that wolves are more intelligent than dogs. Wolves are in packs. The alpha wolves are the leaders and their goal is simple. Keep them alive. The betas train the delta wolves into beta wolves and the omega wolf normally stays as omega and eats last. The wolves find the prey's weakness and herd them to it. Then when they get a chance to strike, they finish it off. Most people think wolves are dumb because they howl at the moon.
But actually this is like preying. The wolves howl at the moon to prey. That is not known for sure but I have found that theory about why wolves howling at the moon. They take care of each other and staying tough in the hardest conditions of weather. They all work as a team to survive. It is so sad when the mother has pups she dies. Wolves are the best and one hundred percent loyal (WAY WAY loyaler than dogs and more intelligent and more beautiful) Best animal ever

Wolves are definitely smarter than housedogs. They stay in organized packs unlike dogs who rely on people for food. Wolves also have ranks like the alpha to keep them all in shape. Wolves can even use stealth for an advantage. My dog comes while I'm watching YouTube and I know when she's behind me and in the exact position. When I am at a creek, I have the feeling that there is a wolf, one time I even saw one. Wolves are also one of the strongest dogs, I recommend never to have your dog with a wolf unless your dog is fully trained for hunting. If you don't, that wolf will completely obliterate your dog and probably you along.

Wolves are the largest members of the dog family. In fact, wolves are very intelligent and are even more loyal than dogs. Wolves work together as a pack and take care of each other. Wolves howling and just themselves are so majestic. Each wolves cooperation are very organised and are very strong. May not be fast but has strong endurance and smell/hearing. They may even sacrifice themselves to protect the family unit. Centuries ago, wolves were almost extinct because of man but the wolves' intelligence and flexibility saved them all. Wolves are so interesting, best animal of forever.

4 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 for prey and rearing of its offspring. Tiger cubs stay with their mother for about two years, then become independent and leave their mother's home range to establish their own. more.

Tigers are the largest cats on earth, yes. even bigger then lions! and they are beautiful. Did you know a tiger doesn't mind water? they like to go swimming!

I love all animals but tigers are my favorite, they are beautiful, cute, powerful and it's such a shame to know that there are more tigers in captivity than in the wild, tigers are WILD animals. They should be running around in the jungle, not stuck in a cage and I don't even want to mention the awful treatment tigers face in circuses, roadside zoos, and exotic fur farms. Also, this roar is rare, please PROTECT it!

Tigers are my favorite animal. They are possibly the most serious of all animals, look really cool, and even has a cool name no offense. The tiger also walks around like a boss, and have unique, rare, impressive skill whenever fighting. Thought I believe lions are stronger, tigers do have unique fighting moves , which I can't help admire.

Tigers are awesome, they are fast, athletic, and intelligent. Most Tiger breeds (I think) are endangered and are being held captive, Tigers deserve to be free they are wild animals. Tigers for me are my favorite but close behind are wolves. Another thing is a Tiger is my spirit animal, I get a lot of traits from them and I even have teeth similar. Tigers are free and great animals.

5 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 river dolphin). There are 40 extant species named as dolphins. more.

Allow me to tell you what I know about dolphins. Dolphins use echolocation to find food. It comes from the melon the ear is included. Dolphins are intelligent animals and dolphins are known to save people from shark attacks. Dolphins attack by ramming like a bull. Dolphins eat about 45 pounds of food a day. So if you keep a dolphin at an dolphinarim make sure you feed them that much. Baby dolphins are called calfs. Dolphins don't just live in the ocean some live in rivers like river dolphins. So if you like dolphins you should work at a dolphinarim! I like DOLPHINS too!

Dolphins are believed to be the most intelligent animals on the planet (yes, animals includes humans) as an added bonus, they are beautiful, swift and very friendly when they come in contact with humans. The most common dolphin is the bottlenose, as seen in the picture, but these are only one species of dolphin. the others are also typically friendly, social, and just as intelligent as the bottlenose.
Fun fact: Orcas, AKA Killer Whales, are actually not whales, but the largest species of dolphin.

Dolphins are one of the most intelligent creatures in the planet, and they're also very social to their pod members, and to humans and other animals! They are very playful, and are sometimes known to tease blowfish and make them blow up. I've watched almost every nature documentary about them, so take it from an (almost) expert.

Dolphins are known to be the smartest animals on earth. They use echolocation to find food. The sad thing is that dolphins are close to extinction. Dolphins are killed by polluted waters, dolphins can get trapped in fishing nets, and worst of all in some parts of Japan dolphins are killed for sushi

6 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 plumage and flippers for swimming. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sea life which they catch with their bills and swallow it whole while swimming. A penguin has a spiny tongue and powerful jaws to grip slippery prey.

They spend roughly half of their lives on land and the other half in the sea. more.

his is the best animal in existence that is real. The penguins don't want to fly because flying is for 5-year-old Justin Bieber fans. Flying is for ducks, and if you've seen Daffy Duck, you can understand why that is an insult to flying. Penguins can swim, and that is way better than any other bird that flies besides hawks. Blue Jays fly, but their food is on the ground. Penguins swim, and they eat fish. VOTE PENGUINS!

NUMBER 7!? This is the best animal in existence that is real. I can understand monkeys being popular, they are my third favorite. Penguins don't want to fly because flying is for 5-year old Justin Bieber fans. Flying is for ducks, and if you've seen Daffy Duck, you can understand why that is an insult to flying. Penguins can swim, and that is way better than any other bird that flies besides hawks. Blue Jays fly, but their food is on the ground. Penguins swim, and they eat fish. VOTE PENGUINS!

Awesome! They can look quite funny when they are waddling around, but I understand why a lot of people don't like them. Most of the time it's because they can't fly, but that's what makes them unique! #6 is reasonable, but I would love it if it swapped places with The Cats, and not only because I don't like cats. Penguins deserve that #2 place!

In the movie series ice age the whole movie they just complain. In one of them they just complain about the continents moving but don't do nothing about it. But in happy feet, the whole city is in a hole, but they don't just sit around complaining, they get the whole city out of the hole. That is why penguins are the best animals

7 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 females, and cubs. Groups of female lions usually hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates. The lion is an apex and keystone predator; although some lions scavenge when opportunities occur and have been known to hunt humans, the species typically does not actively seek out and prey on humans. more.

I like Lions there so cool and awesome I just don't think the lioness should have to do all the hunting while the lion sleeps in the den with the cubs.

I know they're kind of overrated, but it's not for no reason. They're one of the most majestic animals out there, they're very strong, and are basically the superior versions of wolves (physically). As a pride, they're one of the most powerful animals in nature. A lot of people criticize the males since the females do 90% of the hunting, but the males defend the territory of their pride, as well as the cubs, like a king defending his land and people.

Tigers are so cute when they are cubs, they are cute when they are bigger too but not as cute as when they are cubs. Lions are even cuter when they are bigger because of their huge mane.

Lions are at lest better than the tigers in a way but they can still this for a few reasons. I know they're kinda of overrated, I LOVE LIONS! They are the best but not better that my loyal cute strong dong dunking and I'm not saying that because it's my opinion but he really is even if he was not my dog!

8 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 the large, single-toed animal of today. Humans began domesticating horses around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC. Horses in the subspecies caballus are domesticated, although some domesticated populations live in the wild as feral horses. These feral more.

Among ALL of the animals, horses are the ONLY animal that shares a relationship such as exists between horse and human. They enter into a partnership with us in which they yield control to us AND carry the physical burden of the relationship! And this they do, WILLINGLY! There is a saying, There is nothing better for the inside of a man, than the outside of a horse. Completely true! Time spent with a horse will benefit and aid in mental healing FAR better than that of ANY Psychiatrist! Also, horses are FIRMLY woven into the fabric of this country! If not for horses, we would not have progressed as we did in the U.S.!

Although other animals may be more cool, fierce, brave, cuddly, and easier to take care of, it is the horse that carried humanity for centuries. They helped us farm, they helped us move, they even helped us in battle. Now they are used mostly for show or fun, but not too long ago (only a couple hundred years! ) they were everywhere helping with a whole lot of things that machines now do. As well they can be extremely loyal and are trainable (unlike many undomesticated animals). They can be great companions who stay with you longer than a dog or cat. To top it off, horses are beautiful.

Lots of my friends LOVE horses and I like them too. They are compassionate and loving. I used to ride but not anymore. I still like them though. Go horses!

I think horses should be the first. They are beautiful, intelligent, spiritual, and they were a big part of history. I have only been riding horses for almost 2 years and I have fallen in love. I leased a horse for 3 months and it was amazing, a lot of responsibility, but still amazing. Now I am leasing another horse and it is the best thing ever. Also once you love horses most people never stop. I also always feel better when I am around horses.

9 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 are the fennec fox, red fox, gray fox, arctic fox, and the swift fox. Foxes are considered one of the most adaptable animals because it can live on almost every continent. Foxes range from all different colors and habitats. Foxes can be a deep red, a light tan, or white. If you are lucky enough you more.

Many people dislike foxes because they are sneaky, sly and mean. But this is very false. Not just humans, but all animals have personalities NOT according to their species. if we look at one species they are not all the same are they. They all have very different lives and thoughts. I have to say out of all animals I think foxes are the ones who have the most personality second to humans. Every fox I've ever met has been different. Completely different. Some are very shy and quiet others are very playful and outgoing. They are also extremely beautiful. Some may disagree but I definitely know that I think foxes are amazing.

Foxes are amazing! they've been my favorite animal since forever. They are the absolute best! Beautiful, crafty, majestic, smart, they are extremely wonderful!

Foxes are adorable, foxes are defensively my favourite animal. many people dislike foxes because they are sneaky, cute, I LOVE FOXES! My brother loves foxes, which made me love foxes and made my whole family love foxes! (OK, not my whole family) but me and my brother do! Even though foxes are in a dog family, they actually act like cats, they sleep a lot just like cats, they climb trees just like cats, foxes are they only dog family that can climb trees.

I've always been intrigued by the fox ever since I was young and read folk tales. The thing that made me ponder the most was, why are foxes always the bad guys? I believe they use their stealth, intelligence, and skill for good! Cute foxes have been misrepresented all over the world for generations! Vote 4 Fox!

10 Elephant Elephants are the largest existing land animals. Three living species are currently recognised: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant, and the Asian elephant. They are the only surviving members of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea, extinct relatives include mammoths and mastodons. Distinctive features of elephants include a long proboscis called a trunk, tusks, large ear flaps, pillar-like legs, and tough but sensitive skin. The trunk is used for breathing, bringing food and water to the mouth, and grasping objects. Tusks, which are derived from the incisor teeth, serve both as weapons and as tools for moving objects and digging. The large ear flaps assist in more.

Seriously, elephants are amazing! Their trunks are amazing! The elephant's trunk contains over 40,000 muscles, divided into as many as 150,000 individual units! Compare that to the human body, which contains a paltry 639 muscles, and you start to get an idea how intricate the appendage is. Their resourcefulness is also surprising. I mean, using their ears as fans, eating rocks to help digest, and using their trunks to bath themselves in dirt or water; it's incredible! But my favorite thing about them is their love of their young. Their fierce protection and devotion to them, not to mention the babies are adorable. AND, a women is the alpha of the group! WAY TO GO WOMEN ELEPHANTS!

I don't feel there's that much explaining to do here. They're very powerful, super smart, majestic, have giant tusks (very useful weapons, even though they have their massive size on top of that), and have a trunk that acts as a limb which is both incredibly strong, to the extent it can push trees down, and also nimble and can pick up single blades of grass. I don't think there's much more necessary to say in favor of them.

Elephants are amazing.
And you must know a single well grown elephant can easily kill Lion and that lion don't usually attack elephant when they are in tgerur herd.
But lion attack those small elephant which somnetines get separated from their herd.
Elephants can be loyal to you easily if you raise them properly but although people don't usually use elephant as domestic animals because they are difficult to handle like they require large amount of food, large space to live, etc.

I can't believe elephants did not make top ten. Despite the fact that elephants are most widely used animals in corporate advertising. The lions, panda, penguin don't belong around humans as much as dogs, cats and elephants do. If dogs, cats made it then elephant should do. On that note, Koala bear, bunny rabbit are cute and cool.

The Contenders
11 Bear 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.

Bears are one of the strongest, magnificent and powerful animals of nature. People keep saying that tigers and lions are the strongest predators. But close to a bear, tigers and lions are just little kittens. Practically nothing is able to defeat the fury of a mother bear protecting her cubs. At the same time bears are very dangerous, bears are also so cute, cuddly, playful, and gluttons, that only make me wish I give them a big hug. Best animal ever and sadly underestimated.

When a Polar bear hunts a seal, most people say Noo escape seal! Not me. I look at that plump fat seal living in luxury and then I look at the scrawny and starving polar bear just desperate to get food and I was like OH YEAH LETS GO POLAR BEAR! And did you know only 2% of polar bear hunts are successful? I find it ridiculous how no one cries for the plant being eaten by the elephant and EVERYONE cries when the lion kills the elephant. PLANTS ARE LIVING THINGS TOO!

The bear is the ultimate survivor. It is very tough and strong, it can live in the harshest conditions, it can swim, it can climb trees, it can eat both meat and plants and it could beat the crap out of almost every animal on this list!

I love bears so much! I actually earned the nickname Bear girl from my friends because I act like a bear a lot, with my rather short temper, love for swimming and craving for honey fish meat berries etc.

12 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 leaves making up more than 99% of its diet. Giant pandas in the wild occasionally eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents, or carrion. In captivity, they may receive honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food. more.

I was out when I saw this on this list! It's crazy to think of these animals as not cuddly, or soft, or chubby, or even just so darn cute! I LOVE PANDAS! I definitely like the giant pandas WAY MORE than those red pandas. I have at least 10 panda cases for my phone, because I love them. Very very much.

Even though they're not my favorite animal, they're definitely in the top 3. My favorite animal is personally a manatee. They are so cute AND chubby just like a panda! I get it, you think I'm a Simpson freak (I kinda am actually. One of the things that made me like manatees even more was an episode of the Simpsons. ((Let's not go there))

Anyways, these animals are truly wonderful, so please, vote for them!

Before deciding on your fave animal do some research first.
Pandas are kinda dumb. Not that I'm a panda hater (I'm chinese). They are cute, yes, very cute, but so stupid. Pandas are not biologically designed to be herbivorous, but they lazy to a point of not doing anything about it. Maybe even lazier than me Lol yah but they poop up to 40 times a day. They are not interested in making more pandas. And they are overrated by the internet. Yes, they are a symbol for China and sooo cute. But kinda dumb.

Pandas are adorable and when they have babies they are very protective over them and that is a good thing and I love pandas so much because they are funny to.

Pandas are the CUTEST-THINGS-EVER! They are just sooooo cute and eat like a cute baby! Although the red panda is sooo cut the giant panda is like 5000 times cuter, they are so chubby and cuddly! My favorite thing about them is how they roll down snowy hills so please vote for these CUTIES!

13 Monkey Monkeys are haplorhine primates, a paraphyletic group generally possessing tails and consisting of approximately 260 known living species.

I have been reading some of these comments and for goodness sake why can't people have their own opinions?If you are one of these people then shut your mouth. You are horrible and are insults. I'm not fussed with monkeys but does it matter? No! So before you comment think for goodness sake

Monkeys are smart and ever so cute, there is just something about them that makes them so amazing. I mean, they are amazing climbers and they can even be pets. Michael Jackson had a monkey, a lot of people have monkeys nowadays.

Monkeys are awesome. So are horses and dogs and cats and oh how could I forget DOLPHINS, but monkeys are the most fascinating, most like us. I think they have feelings beyond any animal, humans included. What do they think like?

Monkeys are really cool animals. They are very intelligent and also very cute. If you really think about it pretty much all primates are smart. Its almost like they can communicate to us in a way. It is so cool!

14 Snow Leopard The snow leopard (Panthera uncia), also known as the ounce, is a felid in the genus Panthera native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because the global population is estimated to number fewer than 10,000 mature individuals and is expected to decline about 10% by 2040. It is threatened by poaching and habitat destruction following infrastructural developments. It inhabits alpine and subalpine zones at elevations of 3,000–4,500 m (9,800–14,800 ft), ranging from eastern Afghanistan, the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau to southern Siberia, Mongolia and western China. In the northern part of its range, it also lives at lower elevations. more.

Hey, at least we're trying! You are a human being, maybe you should help us Animal Protectors, if you care about these animals so much, instead of just judging us and what we do? I bet you aren't a part of the Hardworking groups of people who do their best to make sure Snow Leopards and other animals do not become extinct. We are trying, that's what matters. You should too.

I want to keep 2 snow leopards as pets. A boy and a girl so they can keep breeding and they will be protected and then they will keep breeding and breeding and there will be so many! Unfortunately that's not how it works. 1. I can't have them as pets and 2. 2 snow leopards will not get millions of snow leopards sadly

I have done multiple reports in school about Snow Leopards and they are known as the most beautiful animal in the world in every article I have read. It is sad to think that anyone would want to harm them, they are just creatures living on earth like us. Snow Leopards are NOT supposed to be hunted, so protect these beautiful creatures, "Snow Leopards".

Snow leopards are beautiful and elegant. There have been NO reports of snow leopards attacking humans. They are incredibly fluffy and smart. Go snow leopards!

15 Eagle Eagle is the common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae. Eagles belong to several groups of genera, some of which are closely related. Most of the 60 species of eagle are from Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just 14 species can be found - 2 in North America, 9 in Central and South America, and 3 in Australia. Eagles are not a natural group but denote essentially any kind of bird of prey large enough to hunt sizeable (about 50 cm long or more overall) vertebrates. Eagles are also one of America's national symbols.

I once saw this golden eagle at the zoo, and it was HUGE. All eagles are cool, I don't really have a favorite, it would be a tie with the golden eagle and the bald eagle. But really, all those eagles are cool. My ranking of eagles.
1. Bald eagle
2. Golden eagle
3. Harpy Eagle
4. Wedge-tailed eagle
5. Tawny eagle.
Yep. That's about it.

They are so amazing. Flying around the mountains and their awesome wings and beaks? Who wouldn't vote for this awesome creature? Vote for the Eagles!

Why is it number 12?!?! Eagles are majestic, beautiful, iconic birds of prey that deserve the best of respect! I am a lifelong birder, and I would know! Number 12. Seriously.

America, bald eagles, any of this uh, ringing a bell? Eagles are amazing!
Would you like me to repeat it until all you can say is GO BALD EAGLES! Ya, I didn't think so.

16 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 (26–37 in) at the shoulder, and the head-and-body length is between 1.1 and 1.5 m (3 ft 7 in and 4 ft 11 in). Adults weigh between 21 and 72 kg (46 and 159 lb). Its head is small and rounded, and has a short snout and black tear-like facial streaks. The coat is typically tawny to creamy white or pale more.

I love cheetahs. They're super fast but not as dangerous as other big cars. Cheetahs are quite majestic to see as well. They would have made great pets if not for the genetic weakness of the species that leads to various problems.

Even though I do kinda like cheetahs, I like hyenas better.And to all of you saying cheetahs are the better than hyenas because they actually hunt, I'm sorry to bust you but no.Hyenas ARE capable of hunting their own food.Actually they are the best hunters of the Savannah, better at hunting than cheetahs or lions.Also to all those saying that hyenas kill innocent Cubs, so do cheetahs and lions.All animals are in danger when young, and a male lion will have no hesitation to kill a hyena cub and leave it.Please consider this before you call hyenas evil.

Cheetahs are the 11th fastest animal on the planet, and falcons do not just fall, they don't have the title of world's fastest animal for no reason, they do fly at a ridiculously fast rate.

Cheetahs are so awesome. They are so different and so expeditious. They rule! FYI cheetahs rule, tigers suck. Cheetahs are so awesome! They are the coolest animals ever! So are cats!

17 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. Sylvilagus includes 13 wild rabbit species, among them the seven types of cottontail. The European rabbit, which has been introduced on every continent except Antarctica, is familiar throughout the world as a wild prey animal and as a domesticated form of livestock and pet. With its widespread effect on ecologies and cultures, the rabbit is, in many areas of the world, a part of daily life—as more.

Why is rabbit not at the top of this. Rabbits are the cutest animals ever. An argument can be made that some dogs are cutter than rabbits, but some species of dogs (AKA the smaller ones) are loud, unfriendly and annoying. All Rabbits love humans. They love being petted and love to cuddle with anyone or anything they meet. They come up to you when you enter the room and stand on they're hind legs like little babies so that you can pick them up. They move to play games and to run around and explore where they live. One time I found my rabbit in my little brothers room cuddling among his stuffed animals. It was adorable.

Rabbits deserve to be at the very top of the list. They are awesome! They are intelligent, they are really fast runners who can reach incredible speeds up to 45 miles per hour. They are very protective of their kits (babies) they have great survival instincts and are great swimmers. How are they underestimated so much, seriously they can make great pets. Science even shows they are smarter than cats and dogs, don't mess with them though because their powerful hind legs can cause a lot of damage.

Yes, rabbits are cute and adorable. Yes they are tiny innocent balls of fluff, but that's not the major reason I love them. I came down with an extremes sickness and anxiety disorder. I would never leave the house or do anything that I wanted to. Then I got to pick out my very own bunny, something I'd been wishing for for a verrry long time. It took all that fear away. I lived picking her out. The cutest fluffiest white one, with the prettiest blue eye and brown eye. (Yes she has rwo different color eyes) I knew she was perfect and all that sickness and anxiety went away for a bit. Because I had that little girl with me and I knew everything was going to be okay. That's y I love bunnies.

Why on earth is rabbits number 18? They are by far the gentlest and cutest animals of all time. They also match with my personality as they are quite shy animals and I'm a rather shy person. Rabbits all the way!

18 Snake Snakes are elongated, limbless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes. Like all other squamates, snakes are ectothermic, amniote vertebrates covered in overlapping scales. Many species of snakes have skulls with several more joints than their lizard ancestors, enabling them to swallow prey much larger than their heads (cranial kinesis). To accommodate their narrow bodies, snakes' paired organs (such as kidneys) appear one in front of the other instead of side by side, and most have only one functional lung. Some species retain a pelvic girdle with a pair of vestigial claws on either side of the cloaca. Lizards have evolved elongate bodies without limbs or with greatly reduced limbs more.

Snakes are some the oldest animals on earth today. They are ancient and mankind as always been fascinated and terrified of them. The oldest known religion was Python worship over 70,000 years ago. In ancient times kings were often known as Dragon kings or Serpent kings. Today snakes are still a source of fear for many, but for some they are much more. Many people keep snakes as pets and are learning that the snake is not something to fear but to respect.

They look pretty awesome but have no concept of loyalty. Did you hear that story about a man who owned a boa constrictor and raised him since he hatched out from an egg, but one day the snake swelled up really big and laid down next to the man. this happened for a few days, then the worried, concerned man phoned up the vets to see what was wrong. the vet said the snake was swelling up to stretch it's stomach to get ready to eat the man. It was too late by then though, by the time the man was alerted, he was gone. Snakes: ARE NOT TO BE KEPT AS PETS.

Snakes, while super cool just because they have been around so long, should not be on this list. All they know how to do is eat, crap, and try to escape from wherever they are, even if they put themselves their. They are sneaky and deadly. Also anything that will eat itself to death is not that awesome.

Boa constrictors do not get big enough to eat a human. The only snakes that could eat a human are reticulated pythons and anacondas. Maybe rock pythons. Also, there's no such thing as a snake "stretching out its stomach" to get ready to eat something. their stomach stretches when they swallow their food, if it's bigger than them. Do your research before you post.

19 Killer Whale 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. more.

They are literally the smartest animals in the world other than humans. They can observe many things and use them in their day-to-day lives, which shows intelligence. For example, they somehow know that flipping a shark can make them paralyzed, and use that knowledge to hunt great white sharks! They are the best animals.

The best ocean creatures. I like dolphines too, but ORCAS forever! Also, I hate the name Killer Whales because it makes them look like murders and they're not. Go ORCAS! They seriously deserve a better ranking.

I'd prefer to call them orca's since they aren't technically whales and this name gives them a somewhat bad rep. They are the largest dolphins, very intelligent, and very social. They are also very dangerous and it is now illegal for trainers to get in the water with their orcas for the trainers safety. I don't see why this isn't included under 'Dolphin' tough...

Killer whales are very smart and powerful. They even hunt great white sharks by flipping them onto their backs (belly facing the surface) which puts the sharks into a sort of paralyzed state and the shark can't move. It's like it's asleep. And then it's dead. Never saw it coming.

20 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 of turtles, including land-dwelling tortoises and freshwater terrapins. They are found on most continents, some islands and, in the case of sea turtles, much of the ocean. Like other reptiles, birds, and mammals, they breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water. Genetic evidence typically places them in close relation to crocodilians and birds. more.

I have two turtles of my own and they are the sweetest things ever. Turtles are my favorite animals ever and I love them so much! They deserve to be in #1! Go turtles!

Turtle should be directly after cats. I don't agree with the comments that says cats are selfish, dogs are much worse. I wait until the day cats are first and turtle is second

Turtles are cute. But my class at school always says "I like turtles." everyday which gets annoying. But that doesn't mean turtles are horrible!

If the people you are talking about that didn't vote for turtles, you are explaining 99% of the population is dumb.

21 Giraffe The giraffe is a tall African hoofed mammal belonging to the genus Giraffa. It is the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant- hoofed herbivorous- on Earth. Traditionally, giraffes were thought to be one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, with nine subspecies. Most recently, researchers more.

I really love giraffes. They are cute, kind, friendly and adorable. I really like the way that their necks are pretty tall, and I love the way that they bend down their necks to drink water in a savannah area. I have seen some giraffes in real life I think, but not exactly up-close.

It has a long neck and a long tongue which awesome. How did it not even get number in the top 20. It is so amazing it can kill a lion with one kick.

The long neck is very awesome. That is how they can get their treats up on trees! They're like the harmless dinosaurs of today!

Do I really need to say anything about them? They are the best animals in the whole world, no doubt so YOU BETTER AGREE!

22 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, which are technically outside the Selachimorpha clade. Notable examples of improper classification include Cladoselache, and various other members of the Chondrichthyes class like the holocephalid eugenedontidans.

I like a lot of animals, since generally I like nature as a whole (except parasites, for sure), including several animals higher on this list (I don't get why pets feature so highly on here, mind), but I think I will vote for the shark. For one, sharks are seen in an unfairly bad way, and many people seem to fear them (even I feel a little uneasy when I see a video of one, if only slightly). Sharks are fascinating creatures that have been on the Earth for longer than a lot of other animals on this list, and are animals that we still have more to find out about them. Other things I will mention is how they are hunted quite a bit, which shouldn't even happen at all (though the same could be said for other animals on this list), and that one true story, in which I can't unfortunately remember many of the details, where a woman pulled a hook out of a shark's mouth and now it has formed a bond with her. Sharks are better than most people give them credit for.

Ok, first off I'd like to reply to a previous comment about sharks here that needs to be corrected:

"Sharks, unlike other animals are not bullied and abused by mankind to be aggressive. We pretty much leave them alone, unless they attack an innocent person."

This is false information. Sharks have been constantly hunted, attacked, and gone after by humans for years and years, whether it's for shark fin soup, makeup products, or even just worthless sport slaughter. They have every reason to get back at us; and, with that being said, shark attacks are extremely rare. In the year of 2019, there were only five unprovoked shark attacks recorded—a very slight number compared to the whopping 100 million sharks killed by humans each year. That's right. 100 million. And yet every time it's the sharks that are displayed in a negative light, instead of the far more predatory humans who wipe out approximately 6.4 to 7.9 percent of all shark species annually. I suggest you find more ...more

Sharks are SERIOUSLY underestimated creatures, you know that saying: 'don't judge a book by its cover?' That's what people are doing all the time. Sharks eat a lot of our favorite animals, but it's NATURE. We can't blame them for their instinct!

I'm sure a lot of people in the world think sharks kill a billion of us a year, right? WRONG. Sharks don't kill a ton of humans, shark attacks are NOT common, it only happens about 3 to 10 times a year! While humans kill 100 million of them each year for a tasteless, horrible, disgusting, soup called shark fin soup, that contains a sharks fin. Sharks don't even like to eat us, a recent study proved that. Sharks only have a limited amount of sensors, one way for them to see if something is tasty, is to smell it, since it has sensors it it's nose. It also has sensors in it's teeth, so it might try to take a bite of someone. Humans swim awkwardly in the mind of a shark, so they will think we are an injured animal and try to eat us. It's ...more

Sharks are just one of the most amazing animals. My personal favourite by the way. Sharks have such amazing facts about them. For example, some sharks like the shortfin mako can't stop swimming or they can't swallow the water to get oxygen. My personal favourite shark is the great white, but that's just me. One of the coolest animals ever.

23 Lynx A lynx is any of the four species (the Canada lynx, Iberian lynx, Eurasian lynx, or bobcat) within the medium-sized wild cat genus Lynx. The name lynx originated in Middle English via Latin from the Greek word λύγξ, derived from the Indo-European root leuk- ('light, brightness') in reference to the luminescence of its reflective eyes.

Really, can someone give me a good reason why a lynx, a CANADIAN LYNX is lower than a crazy thing that hangs out w/ Tarzan. No offense.

Oh my gosh, these amazing creatures are so smart and perfect for hunting, I wish I could see one in live person.

Best and coolest animal, EVER. Just go have a look at them!

How is this lower then monkeys?

24 Jaguar 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 marked coat features pale yellow to tan colored fur covered by spots that transition to rosettes on the sides, although a melanistic black coat appears in some individuals. The jaguar's powerful bite allows it to pierce the carapaces of turtles and tortoises, and to employ an unusual killing method: it bites directly through the skull of mammalian prey between the ears to deliver a fatal more.

Majestic, gorgeous, and regal, yet so fierce and powerful. They can kill giant anacondas and small caimans (crocodiles don't even share the same habitat with jaguars), even in the water. A large caiman would already be too much to handle, but the jaguar knows to bite off what it can chew.

I loved jaguars ever since I saw a video of a one sneaking up behind a crocodile killing it and then taking it back to its home to eat it! It was awesome. They are so strong. They should be number one!

-One of the last living ice age animals
-Only living North American Big cat
-Eat everyone's most hated creature (Crocs)
-Millions of other reasons

Jaguars are the top predictors of the America's and it is the 3rd largest big cat even though it is not even closely related to the jaguarundi but it is powerful enough to defeat a yellow anaconda which is bigger than the green anaconda.

25 Bat Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera. With their forelimbs adapted as wings, they are the only mammals capable of true and sustained flight. Bats are more agile in flight than most birds, flying with their very long spread-out digits covered with a thin membrane or patagium. The smallest bat, and arguably the smallest extant mammal, is Kitti's hog-nosed bat, which is 29–34 millimetres in length, 150 mm across the wings and 2–2.6 g in mass. The largest bats are the flying foxes, with the giant golden-crowned flying fox, Acerodon jubatus, reaching a weight of 1.6 kg and having a wingspan of 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in). more.

Bats are completely misunderstood and underrated animals. We mostly see them as creepy Halloween decorations or stupid superheroes rather than the beautiful, unique, important animals they are, and that's just sad.
Here are just a few of the things that set bats apart and prove they deserve much better from us than what they get: they're the only fully flying mammal alive, they help to pollinate gorgeous night-blooming flowers, they keep pests under control and promote crop welfare, not to mention they're beautiful to watch. While vampire bats do exist, they feed on animals such as cows and will leave humans alone unless provoked. The majority of other bat species only eat insects, nectar, fruit, or other plants. Yet another scenario where a perfectly great species gets antagonized by humans based off of rare eating habits.

Bats are the best, but not only because of batman, batman sucks in comparison to a real bat.

Robin is better

Bats are the best batman come on in (deep voice) bats are the best they are the best

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