Top 10 Most Underrated Yet Adorable AnimalsAlthough a list of Top Ten Most Underrated Animals exists, this list mainly focuses on the cute factor on animals that are either overlooked, obscure, or underappreciated for their looks.
Very overlooked with very unique characteristics. Don't let its "laziness" deceive you - despite having less muscle mass than humans its strength surpasses the average person several times and can move pretty quick; it is also capable of lifting themselves with just an arm. I could argue baby sloths are much cuter than some of the most popular animals. Did I also forget that sloths have an adorable high pitched scream?
Ah yes, I do believe that this is deserving of #1.
One of the exotic animals that reside in Southeast Asian countries. It has big eyes, that's a defining characteristic of what makes something cute. What's interesting is that they can also turn their heads like owls (180 degrees) Sadly they are considered an endangered species.
Rats are seen as disease spreading creatures, but they are actually very clean and also happen to be clean freaks. Consider this an underrated pet - they're sociable, curious, smart, and pretty easy to get along. Basically a miniature version of a dog. Sadly they live pretty short lives thus leaving little time for long-term relationships.
Maybe I would find them cute but they break into your house and eat your food and more importantly they eat native bird eggs. Also I have read a book where the main character finally breaks when threatened by the possibility of being eaten by rats (I won't spoil which one if you haven't read it) so there are just too many negative associations in my head for them.
Oh and before you call this animal a "cute little bear", this is actually a marsupial. An interesting fact about them is that they rarely drink any water, hence its name means "no drink" Despite being symbolic in Australia it's pretty much underrated in the rest of the world. I could also argue that baby koalas are much cuter than some of the most popular animals.
Its happy and sociable demeanor makes it a very ideal pet, but it's mostly nocturnal so that's a downer for early birds. Unlike many animals they aren't shy to approach people. Sadly there's very unfortunate news that the fact is you can't really touch nor feed quokkas as they can transmit diseases, not to mention feeding or even touching those little critters can lead to a fine or a prison sentence. Oh and they can also bite. Nonetheless they're very cute to see.
Rather more of an obscure animal but one of the most cutest in the mustelidae family. You'd be lucky encountering this animal when in a hike in parts of Canada, Alaska or any other land that has martens. Sadly they are killed for their fur. While it's tempting to have it as a pet, they are often finicky and often live a solitary life, not to mention their scent resemble much like skunks.
They are the perfect blend of what makes cute and what makes scary. They also function as a mosquito "vacuum cleaner" too (eats over a thousand mosquitoes an hour) - mostly ideal if you live in a tropical country where mosquitoes are common. Unfortunately they can carry rabies so it's really not worth having a flying companion in your side.
This makes more sense as to why it's underrated since they are portrayed as villains of the chicken farmers; they're almost snake-like creatures that are fearless of killing almost anything in their path, while managing to stay adorable at the same time. Much like the marten they cannot be kept as pets, as it's also illegal if you live in the U.S.
One of the more interesting animals. They come off as exceptional snake fighters (including the king cobra) and are as agile as cats. Though it's not a weasel it's a highly skilled hunter and are smaller than cats. It's also one of the few animals that are capable of using tools.
Their face is really similar as the weasel; perhaps you can call this a spiked weasel, though that's incorrect since they belong to a different family.
They're more overlooked. As adorable as it is they cannot be kept as pets unfortunately especially when kept alone. Either way they are of high maintenance as they are not meant to be domesticated
They are seen as cute but they're more unique than you think. You want to know a bizarre fact about this animal? They eat their own feces. This is because their own feces are high in protein
What's surprising about them is that they are the only mammal that's known to be covered with scales, and are closely related to cats and dogs instead of the similar looking armadillo. Its behavior when it's threatened is pretty adorable. Like armadillos they curl up into a ball when they are threatened. Though unfortunately they are one of the most hunted animals sought by humans for their scales.
While cats are universally liked, this wild cat is slightly obscure. They are much like cats, although a bit larger than that of an average house cat.
Not only do they look cute, did you know that their quills have antibiotic properties?
Obviously when you think of Madagascar, this animal may be the first one to come up in mind. They also play a large role in regenerating forests due to seeds that stick on their fur. As also, the seeds they eat change into plants.
Also known as the bearcat. If you like popcorn prepare to be disappointed, as we are tempted by the smell we usually assume that popcorn is cooking nearby. Strangely the binturong smells much like buttered popcorn.
They are pretty small "owlets", which is a defining trait of what we find cute. Not as underrated but more obscure.
If you didn't think octopuses can be cute look no further. It's also called "adorabilis" which is the latin word for "adorable" so of course it should be in this list. Sarcasm or not it really fits considering how small it is
Coqui are small tree frogs that are very common in Puerto Rico. Aside from being small and having relatively big eyes, the only issue is that they tend to be loud.
Am I the only one that finds this cute and exotic?
I should've added this way sooner. Their wide eyes and their partly open mouth gives them this "clueless" expression which I find oddly cute (speaking for most species)