Top 10 Zoo Animals

The Top Ten
1 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. ...read more.

Never doubt the penguin. Penguins deserve the #1 spot and are not just the best animal in the zoo, but the best animal in the world. It's about time penguins get the respect they deserve. They are the only reason I ever go to zoos. Penguins are the cutest, most interesting animal ever. VOTE PENGUIN the zoo's best animal ever!

Go go penguins AGAIN! Finally they are at # 1 again stay at # 1 forever penguins. Lions should be down at 23 or something like that. Great job penguins!

Penguins are cute and have been showing up at lots of zoos over the last decade, but I think some animals are more popular at zoos.

They are my favorite animal. Dogs and turtles and butterflies and a lot of animals I really like, but none top the penguin!

2 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.

Feeding and petting the goats is the best part of every zoo visit. Especially if there are babies to hold!

Operation goat has been initiated we shall not stop until goats reign supreme.

Feeding goats always fun for the kids! Both young humans and goats agree. Get it? Kids? Both...

They are gonna be gettin rid of all the undergrowth in the forests in California thank goodness look how they help us!

3 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 proposed dividing them into up to eight extant species due to new research into their mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, as well as morphological measurements. Seven other extinct species of Giraffa are known from the fossil record. ...read more.

Giraffes are literally THE BEST! They've been my favorite animal for a long time now, and for good reason! They have such a nice disposition and since they were added to the threatened species list, let's all do our best to get them back on top!

These beautiful, majestic animals deserve the #1 spot! Come on people, vote giraffes and get them up there! If I could have a pet giraffe, I definitely would.

Giraffes are the loveleyest animals ever! I think that people should stop hunting giraffes for their skin. Giraffes are awesome! Giraffes rock!

They are amazing! Kind, beautiful herbivores, they are by far the best animals to put effort into protecting.

4 Red Panda The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), or also known as the red bear-cat or the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the Eastern Himalayas and Southwestern China. Despite having the word "panda" in its name, it's not a panda. It's closely related to raccoons

Adorable to watch as they sleep in trees. They are more closely related to raccoons than giant pandas but are way cuter than raccoons.

I don't know anything about a red panda but they sound really cool. I would like to see one in real life.

This is the cutest animal at a zoo by far! It also is awake when the others are asleep!

They are the cutest animals, that are rare, but still amazing and interesting.

5 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.

I remember going to a Zoo when I was a kid, and the polar bears' enclosure was made of glass (or plastic, but it was strong material) and the bears had a sort of swimming pool and we could see it underwater swimming near us. It was really incredible to see.

Polar bears are the most amazing things I have ever seen they are huge and wonderful if you have a zoo get polar bears!

Polar bears are so fun to watch. Playing around in the date and sleeping. The polar bears at the Cincinnati zoo, Bearit and Little One are especially fun to watch

Polar bears are amazing to me! Their wild life and habitat is so unique how they feast, make homes everything!

6 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. ...read more.

The Lion is the King of the Beasts for a reason. It is renowned world-over as a symbol of courage, and strength. It is for this reason, amongst others that it is one of the greatest animals in Creation, and definitely one of the greatest zoo animals.

When I was 5 I went to Bristol Zoo. They had Lions there and I asked the keeper if I could take him home because I loved them so much and obviously he said they weren't for sale, but ever since then I've loved them and now their my favourite animal.

Lions are my favourite animals because, with their large manes, look very brave and powerful. with 3 inch canines and 3 inch claws, and not to mention a bite force from 691 -1000 psi, a Lion is a 3 in 1 combo!

Lions are very agresive but they are cute at the same time. I remember when I went to the zoo with my grandma and she walked away from the cage and the tiger came running up to the cage like, " Don't leave lunch! "

7 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. ...read more.

Who likes penguins when you have got tigers. All penguins do is waddle around quaking. Whereas tigers are so sweet and are fluffy, elegant and cute. They also need our help seeing as they are close to extinction. Would you rather have a fluffy genius or a quaking penguin? I know which one I would choose.

Tangy tiger is the best. Penguins. That word has nothing compare to the greatness of tigers. Tigers should no t be the best animal on the zoo but in the world. VOTE TIGERS if you have any sense at all. The only reason I go to the zoo is to see them. Don't forget to subscribe. they are the best creation on earth.

I love tigers and all the other cat animals they are beautiful, powerful, magnificent, and caring of their cubs. Speaking of cubs, they are adorable.
White tigers are extremely pretty, although I don't approve of the breeding program.

Tigers are near extinction and need our help to save them. One of the many things we have to do to do this is to breed them in zoos, which is why we should stress to put them in zoos. Thank you!

8 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 maintaining a constant body temperature as well as in communication. African elephants have larger ears and concave backs, whereas Asian elephants have smaller ears, and convex or level backs. ...read more.

I also love dumbo and I think elephants are so cute. Their long trunks and the way they use them to take a shower is very adorable. Elephants are very sweet animals with big floppy ears that are so cute. Overall I love elephants and how they are so sweet.

I love Dumbo the movie so I love elephants even though they are the worst smelling animals in the whole zoo. They are cute and fat and have really big ears. They are also really fun to draw for artists like myself. Theses animals are so easy to draw even fingerpaint

I just love everything about them. Since I was a little kid I have loved them. Even though I am very small and they are very big they have my name in it so I feel like I could be part of something bigger.

These animals are awesome and there is a story

On my 7th birthday I got a rip to Melbourne. And Dad and I went to the
Elephants cage. And saw a baby elephant it was so cute!

9 Meerkat The meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. It is the only member of the genus Suricata.

The cutest animal ever! But also very intelligent, they line up ready to be lead by the alpha, take turns on being a sentry guard, are very social And did I mention they were awesome?

All lions do is sit around their fat arses all day doing nothing but the occasional walk and yawn... Meerkats however are constantly scurring, digging, running, etc

I think you will agree,
The most fun to watch, interesting, funny as! Cute, loving,

AWESOME!

These are awesome to watch, in real life or on T.V. (meerkat manor) I have had an obsession with these since I was at least 5

10 Gorillas Gorillas are herbivorous, predominantly ground-dwelling great apes that inhabit the tropical forests of equatorial Africa. The genus Gorilla is divided into two species: the eastern gorilla and the western gorilla, and either four or five subspecies. The DNA of gorillas is highly similar to that of humans, from 95 to 99% depending on what is included, and they are the next closest living relatives to humans after chimpanzees and bonobos.

Gorillas are the largest living primates, reaching heights between 1.25 and 1.8 metres, weights between 100 and 270 kg, and arm spans up to 2.6 metres, depending on species and sex. They tend to live in troops, with the leader being called a silverback. The Eastern gorilla is distinguished from the Western by darker fur colour and some other minor morphological differences. Gorillas tend to live 35–40 years in the wild. The oldest gorilla ever is Fatou (b. 1957), who is still alive at the advanced age of 65 years. ...read more.

Seriously, who can't be fascinated by these creatures? Their intellect, strength, and social hierarchies make them endlessly compelling animals to behold. In addition to being-- hands down, no debate about it --the best fathers in the natural world, the silverback gorilla ranks right up there with male lions, elk, and elephants as the most majestic animals in the entire animal kingdom.

Everyone just seems to collectively understand they are in the presence of something uniquely powerful and emotionally stirring when in the presence of a silverback leading his troop and maintaining order.

Gorillas are great because they are almost like a distant cousin to humans. Next to chimpanzees gorillas are our next closest living relative. They are also pretty funny as well, especially watching them eat and throw poop. Always cracks me up!

They are so interesting, especially when they are awake and ready to run! They seem so like us. My family's favorite place to go is the gorilla habitat because they are so alive!

I Love gorillas but I don't like seeing these majestic great apes of Africa in zoos in captivity I rather see them in the wild in their natural habitat.

The Contenders
11 Giant 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. ...read more.

Oh really?! Pandas totally are increddibly, awfully, insanely terrible! It was one of the worst animals in the universe! Everybody say "These cute little darlings are the best and are so good and they could kill anybody they are the most endangered animals, no that's not even true. There are a kind of hammer head shark that only have one eye and there is one of them left. That was way more endangered than these dumb butts! I have a list of which animals do you hate most: Top 1:Bugs Top 2:Pandas Top 3:Rabbits top 4:Koalas Top 5:Deer

Giant panadas are definitely the kids favourite!

Who doesn't like those cuties!

Giant pandas are fascinating to look at and are incredibly cute. They are NUMBER 1!

They are the best bears to exist,. And in China, you can take a picture with one!

12 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 buff and is mostly covered with evenly spaced, solid black spots. Four subspecies are recognised. ...read more.

Cheetahs my favorite animal. It is very very fast it might be the fastest animal in the whole entire world! But I gotta say their acceleration is so quick if Cheetahs were not endangered and they were vicious predators they would kill humans easily. But despite there jaws they'll probably bite small chunks out of humans each time so they can eat us. But that's a thought not real... Or is it.

Cheetahs are so beautiful. Especially king cheetahs. They are so fast some have been clocked at above 100 miles an hour. I love all cat animals.

Lions may be the kings, but Cheetahs most certainly are the Queens. They are graceful, extremely fast, and not to mention gorgeous!

.. My bestie and me used to draw cheetahs, play a game called "cheetahs" (you pretend to be a cheetah), study cheetahs, and visit them... So many years ago

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 years ago.

Their sneaky big they blend in and I don't get why their the least liked reptiles

14 Mountain Goat

Yay Mountain Goat! The 2nd best goat after regular goat!

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

Money are very interesting and fun to watch them scream and play.

They like to swing around and know how to have a good time!

Monkeys are like humans... they are our ancestors

They are crazy which make them good animals.

16 Sharks 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.

They are one of the best creations on earth to me!

I love sharks they are so scary.

They are really awesome.

Awesome animals, everyone thinks they are man eating but coconuts kill more people than them

17 Zebras Zebras (subgenus Hippotigris) are African equines with distinctive black-and-white striped coats. There are three living species: the Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi), plains zebra (E. quagga), and the mountain zebra (E. zebra). Zebras share the genus Equus with horses and asses, the three groups being the only living members of the family Equidae. Zebra stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. Several theories have been proposed for the function of these stripes, with most evidence supporting them as a deterrent for biting flies. Zebras inhabit eastern and southern Africa and can be found in a variety of habitats such as savannahs, grasslands, woodlands, shrublands, and mountainous areas. ...read more.

Zebras is great animal, have beautiful body, colour white and black. Good compare to woman witch (name OMEGIS), of serial Mortal Kombat Conquest. Omegis is witch woman, friends to sorcerer Shang Tsung. (OMEGIS) in serial Mortal Kombat conquest help to Shang Tsung of death and duo (OMEGIS) and Shang Tsung winning above Master Cho and duo be free and I compare (ZEBRAS to OMEGIS).

Zebras are sups adorb I love their stripes and everything exept when something comes out of the rea end!

They are so cute and adorable! I just love them so much!

Zebras are way prettier than horses!

18 Lemur Lemurs are a clade of strepsirrhine primates endemic to the island of Madagascar. The word "lemur" derives from the word lemures (ghosts or spirits) from Roman mythology and was first used to describe a slender loris due to its nocturnal habits and slow pace, but was later applied to the primates on Madagascar. As with other strepsirrhine primates, such as lorises, pottos, and galagos (bush babies), lemurs share resemblance with basal primates. In this regard, lemurs are often confused with ancestral primates, when in actuality, lemurs did not give rise to monkeys and apes, but evolved independently.

I love lemurs. When I was seven I was at a zoo ok the isle of white and in the walk in lemur enclosure a lemur jumped on my head and scared the living day lights out of me. From then on my family call me the monkey mama!

Yes totally adorable!

Ring tailed lemurs

I love lemurs!

19 Sea Lions Sea lions are sea mammals characterized by external ear flaps, long foreflippers, the ability to walk on all fours, short, thick hair, and a big chest and belly.

My favorites are sea lions, bears and kangaroos.

Best zoo animal ever!

As much as I love seeing them, I would rather see the moon in the wild and not in captivity

20 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.

Rhinoceroses are some of the largest remaining megafauna: all weigh at least one tonne in adulthood. They have a herbivorous diet, small brains (400–600 g) for mammals of their size, one or two horns, and a thick (1.5–5 cm), protective skin formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure. They generally eat leafy material, although their ability to ferment food in their hindgut allows them to subsist on more fibrous plant matter when necessary. Unlike other perissodactyls, the two African species of rhinoceros lack teeth at the front of their mouths; they rely instead on their lips to pluck food. ...read more.

Despite what most people believe rhinos are actually quite shy and are actually relatively sweet. They are not the aggressive monsters people think they are. Yes will charge at you but they do that because they have poor eyesight and can't see distance so they approach a potential threat in this way. They are also extremely endangered, quite possibly one of the most endangered animals on the planet due to poaching. I absolutely love rhinos and it brings tears to my eyes thinking about how many rhinos have been senselessly slaughtered. There is really no other animal that is quite like the rhino either, A horn or two on his head for protection, big strong and built like a tank. These animals are magnificent beasts.

Rhino's are good, but why aren't hippo;s up there. They may be one the most
Dangerous animals, but they only do it to defend there young and protect there home

There like an unstoppable juggernaut.

I love rhinos! They are the best!

21 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.

You agree with me that llamas should be number one on this list after you listen to the llama song on YouTube! It's amazing!

One of them spitted on me, was the best zoo memory of mine.

Llamas are best living thing in the whole universe!

Love Llamas! Except when they spit on people.

22 Albino Alligator
23 Ram

It is my favorite

24 Flamingo Flamingos or flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the genus Phoenicopterus, the only genus in the family Phoenicopteridae.

Flamingo's are Jem's favorite kind of animals.
When I was in 3rd grade I was learning about Flamingos, for homework.

How could you say they have fur? They are birds. They have feathers, stupid. Ignorant people.

I like their pink fur

They are beautiful.

25 Yak

The greatest animal of all time.

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