Top 10 Most Useful Animals

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

Please add more and vote if you like.
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.

Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef or veal, see beef cattle), for milk (see dairy cattle), and for hides, which... read more

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

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

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 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.

Farming, traveling. Previously used for war.

Should be one.

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.
But they brought the PETA people into this world.

Chickens are amazing.

Best animal, so nice.

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 have a few sheep. I think they are so sweet. And in the spring, watching the lambs play and jump is delightful. But can anyone tell me, can a sheep bloat? As a kid, my parents had cows, and I've seen them bloat.

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.

They will kick coyotes all day and night and protect your farm! They are a lot stronger than horses and don't get scared as easily! Tough little guys! They carried Mary to Jerusalem!

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, 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.

Searching, hunting, guarding are common tasks. I once heard that a dog 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. They do 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 see camels in every country. And they may not be useful in every country. But for desert areas, camels are very useful. They can store fat and water in their humps, which provides them with water. So, they can travel through deserts for many days. People in those areas can use them for traveling through deserts, or for carrying things, and also can eat their meat.

Desert version of horse and cow.

10 Bee

Bees are useful in many ways, like providing honey as a sweetener instead of sugar, and helping plants grow by pollinating them.

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 to the sheep. There are over 300 distinct breeds of goat. It is one of the oldest domesticated species of animal, according to archaeological evidence that its earliest domestication occurred in Iran at 10,000 calibrated calendar years ago.

Goat-herding is an ancient tradition that is still important in places such as Egypt. 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. I don't eat my beloved pet pigeons, though.

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

Pigeons make great pets.

15 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.

They make good meat. Yum.

16 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.
17 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.
18 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!

Provides eggs and meat.

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 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.
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 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.

Are you for real? Cats are less useful than spiders? They catch rabbits, rats, and mice and clear them away. Mine also once scared a big fox away.

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

Why last place?

21 Ox
22 Earthworm
23 Turkey
24 Spider

Spiders catch and eat mosquitoes and other harmful insects to humans. Therefore, spiders are useful. Just don't make them fight, or even catch one, because some of them 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 river dolphin). There are 40 extant species named as dolphins. more.

They are very friendly.

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