Top 10 Most Useful Animals

These animals are not ranked as best animals, but as most useful animals.

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

They give us food, drink, and clothes (leather). Back then, cows could be used to plow the land.

They provide us with things for daily use and milk for the better health of growing children.

They are very useful since they provide man with lots of things like milk, beef, etc.

2 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

Farming, traveling. Previously used for war.

3 Chicken The chicken is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl. It is one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a population of more than 19 billion as of 2011.

They are also very cute. However, they brought the PETA people into this world.

4 Sheep The sheep is a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates.

Their wool will keep you warm, the meat is delicious to many, the milk is very good, and they trim the grass by grazing. Very useful!

I have always wanted to own a few sheep because I think they are sweet. Watching the lambs play in the spring is delightful. But I have a question: can sheep bloat? As a child, I saw cows bloat on my parents' farm.

Yes, sheep are useful. Like MT said, their milk is popular, their wool is needed for making clothes, and their meat is also good.

5 Donkey The donkey or ass is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years.

Donkeys are not only strong protectors of farms, repelling coyotes day and night, but they are also tougher and less easily frightened than horses. Interestingly, they even carried Mary to Jerusalem.

Donkeys are used for carrying things and, for some, traveling.

6 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

Dogs are commonly used for searching, hunting, and guarding. I once heard about a dog that saved a person's life by preventing a drug overdose.

7 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.

They eat your leftover food so you don't have to throw it out and waste it!

8 Elephant African elephants are elephants of the genus Loxodonta. The genus consists of two extant species: the African bush elephant, L. africana, and the smaller African forest elephant, L. cyclotis.

Carry people and their goods, lift many things. They are strong. They can bear many goods and can travel far.

They are popular in Thailand where they perform many tasks.

And also, elephant circus. It's not very useful, but it entertains viewers.

9 Camel A camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back.

You can't find camels in every country, and they may not be useful everywhere. However, for desert regions, camels are invaluable. They can store fat and water in their humps, enabling them to travel through deserts for many days without water. People in these areas use them for transportation and carrying goods, and they can also consume their meat.

Camels are like desert versions of horses and cows.

10 Bee

Bees are beneficial in numerous ways, such as providing honey as a sweetener alternative to sugar, and by pollinating plants, which helps them grow.

Very important. Without bees, plants would die. Without plants, animals would die. Without animals, humans would die.

Was thinking either bee or horse, and thought I'd go with the underdog.

The Contenders
11 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
12 Monkey Monkeys are haplorhine primates, a paraphyletic group generally possessing tails and consisting of approximately 260 known living species.
13 Shark The tiger shark is a species of requiem shark and the only extant member of the genus Galeocerdo. It is a large macropredator, capable of attaining a length over 5 m. Populations are found in many tropical and temperate waters, especially around central Pacific islands.
14 Pigeon Pigeons and doves constitute the bird family Columbidae, which includes about 310 species. Pigeons are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and short slender bills. They primarily feed on seeds, fruits, and plants.

Besides carrying messages (which saved many lives in wartime), they are meat birds. However, I don't eat my beloved pet pigeons.

"Don't insult pigeons?" Is that a serious demand? Will you be writing a manifesto?

15 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
16 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
17 Duck Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the waterfowl family Anatidae, which also includes swans and geese.

They give eggs, delicious meat, and are way more hardy and disease-resistant than chickens!

18 Llama The llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era.
19 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... read more
20 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

Are you serious? To suggest that cats are less useful than spiders seems misguided. Cats effectively control pests by catching rabbits, rats, and mice. My cat even once scared away a large fox.

A food stash can easily be diminished by a mouse or a rat, but cats defeat that pesky pest!

21 Ox
22 Earthworm
23 Turkey
24 Spider

Spiders are beneficial as they catch and eat mosquitoes and other harmful insects to humans. However, it's important not to provoke them because some species are poisonous.

25 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
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