Top 10 Dumbest Animals

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The Top Ten

1 Human Human Humans are not exactly wild animals, but not domesticated, either. Proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white. Builders of the global civilization.

Only an organism as stupid as humans would collectively shun its own capacity for intelligence and ingenuity in favor of entertainment and laziness, would allow itself to invent and subscribe to the concept of racial differences within its own species in order to justify violence, would actively try to kill other members of the same species instead of finding a way to meet everyone's basic needs, would continue to breed when living in a situation where it has not the resources to survive, would invent religion as another means to justify violence against other members of the species, would favor greed over truth, would collectively look the other way when its own species was responsible for actively destroying the only feasible home it has within several digits of light years, would angrily and aggressively defend its decisions to do these things even when evidence of how foolish they are is presented, would become so fearful of potentially being wrong and having to grow and change ...more

We build only to destroy. Everything we touch gets worse. We print money on trees we need to breath. We eat meat and vegetables while we destroy the ecosystem we need for them to exist. You say cows don't drive? Cars destroy the air we breath and the land we live on. You say sheep don't go to school? School is an institution we use to make people feel as if they know enough, without ever teaching them to question whether what they're told is true. Besides both of the animals you've mentioned we created from wild versions of themselves. They only exist because we use them for our own greed. I would prefer to be a Dolphin or a Grizzly Bear. At least then I'd know my purpose for this planet. The planet would need me to exist for ecosystem I'm apart of to be balanced. Humans have lost their place and are now a self-harming cancerous cell that only continues to destroy everything it will wish for in the future.

You realize we ARE the smartest animals on earth, and that that is NOT debatable!?! - EliHbk

If we simply compare the intellectual potential to its application, human beings would rank pretty low compared to most creatures which have to use their greatest skills and evolve them on a day to day basis.
In the last few centuries we have cut ourselves off our natural environment, dulled our natural senses with technological constructs that do more harm than good and have single handedly wiped out more species than any other living entity in the history of the planet (perhaps). We continue to eat other species even though we have the intelligence and physical ability to survive without harming other creatures in the world. We still haven't discovered the ability to relocate from the only known habitable planet and yet continue to devastate our existing home at a rapid and irreversible rate. Definitely dumber than all others. Well summed up by Hugo Weaving in the Matrix

For people sharing their opinion that humans are smart:
You are most likely human. You think this should no be in the top 10. Think about it; to share your opinion, you have to vote for it to write your text. Think about this; you are saying we are not dumb by voting to be dumb. Another great example of human stupidity! Well done all you lot!

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2 Sponge

Dumbest is synonym of unintelligent, not inactive or vegetative... A sponge is not "dumb", it can't even show any form of intelligence. So how could it be the animals with a low intelligence?

Yeah in definition it's an animal, but if we start including those who can't "think" or do anything more than what their handful neurons can make them do (like insect) it will never end.

Otherwise we could add sea cucumber, krill, any individual insect, jellyfish, etc. without even knowing which one is the dumbest: there's even no way to measure their intelligence at that level... if we can barely call it "intelligence". - jonathan117

What do sea sponges do that can be smart in fact they should not be on this list because they do not even technically show any sign of intelligence so we can't really say that they show any sign of intelligence, so how could we even call them dumb?

I think the real reason put this here was because of Sponge Bob

Sponges shouldn't be on this list. They may not have brains, but they don't need them to survive! They actually thrive in most of the world's oceans, with NO brain. Instead, they have developed ingenious ways of living and surviving, and are some of the most diverse creatures on the planet. They can survive in many extremes, like the freezing realm under the snow and ice of Antarctica, and in the deepest parts of the ocean. They are some of the most ancient animals on the PLANET. Being simple animals without a brain, they've survived through millions and millions of years, barely changing, thriving, as other 'smarter' animals died out. That's right, they have survived through many great extinctions, WITHOUT BRAINS.

Sponges are really amazing creatures, you people need to stop judging animals by how 'smart' they are.

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3 Amoeba
4 Jellyfish

There just blobs of jelly-like skin and are so dumb that it does not have a brain, being controlled only by muscles. Because of this, they don't have set instincts or thinking.

There is this jellyfish that can turn itself back into a baby when it is going to die of old age. It often gets eaten by a fish afterwards.

Jellyfish are very dumb they have no brains, are 97% water, and don't even move the only way they can is with the waves.

They aren't animals, they aren't even living. - 445956

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5 Sea Urchin

Sea urchin is just a spiky ball basically

Yes they are just dumb spiky balls!

agree

6 Starfish Starfish

Now I see why Patrick is a starfish

Starfish Don't even have brains and one of the dumbest animals on earth

Starfish are just random stars that, of course, have no brains, but they are pretty colorful sometimes.

I found a legit 9 legged starfish in Naples, Florida.

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7 Blobfish Blobfish A Blobfish is a pink, slimy looking sea creature that lives off the coast of New Zealand. Much like chickens, it sits on its eggs to warm them. They are critically endangered.

You may call them ugly but think of this people call bulldogs ugly but we still love them so show him some love FOR THE BLOBFISH!

Blobfish are only ugly because of their water pressure makes that so

I have no idea what that is but its fat and ugly.

This exists?

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8 Clam

Good enough. Not fully dumb

I love clams they so tasty

They are stupid an a rock

Clams are total butts

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9 Turkey

Wild turkeys are extremely intelligent but a farm turkey would drown in rain

Turkey's are so stupid when they drink rain water as it's falling from the sky they are known to drown because they do not have the common sense to know when to stop drinking which leads to death from drowning. Now I think this bird should make it on the list for dumb animals, don't you?

I think that truck is on them because whatever people go to hunt they might use a Turkey color and the Turkey one on even know that it's a fake Turkey.

No one needs you and your imitation try of others dude

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10 Dog Dog The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

Dogs are by far not the most intelligent animals. Humans are unable to see their limited intelligence simply because of their personal attachments, which are purely instinctive. There are plenty of animals far more intelligent than a dog, whose memories can last them five minutes. They are unable to solve complex cognitive puzzles like a parrot or crow and simply lack the intelligence displayed by even other mammals. Don't let your biases come in the way of reality and the reality is, though no tetrapod should really be on this list, considering there are 2,500 species of coral, dogs do not deserve any sort of high ranking of intelligence, regardless of attachments or your bindings to their cuteness.

Doges are the 7th smartest animals. who ever put this up is a twisted twit! I am only 10

I'm voting to defend! (Otherwise I would've probably not voted at all or for the human.) First of all, how are dogs above cats? It's scientifically proven that dogs are smarter than cats! Secondly (while I guess most animals can with training) they can understand human commands easily, with little training! Why do you think on things like T.V. when they have a dog it's real, but when it's a gorilla, is CGI? Third of all, they can understand things that most animals probably couldn't! What I mean is, at one point, we got a no-bark collar that was designed to not hurt the dog but send something out to its system to calm it down, for a dog that wouldn't stop barking! (That's biology.) The dog quickly learned that when the dollar was on, it doesn't bark. But immediately when it was off she knew she could start barking all over again! So, dogs aren't the smartest animals on this planet. Things like apes, elephants, dolphins are technically smarter. But dogs are intelligent creatures ...more

This is stupid there smarter then most domestic animals

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The Newcomers

? Lemming Lemming

How is this not number 1? If one lemming from a pack jumps off a cliff, the rest would run over and jump off, too. - FirstOrder101

The Contenders

11 Pandas

I don't care what anyone says, they are adorable and to the person who said the mom kills the child, they are capable of NOT killing them you know. And if bamboo is the source of their stupidity, how can you blame them for what they like eating. It is like people. If you like cheeseburgers, then that makes you fat. Don't eat them. But you like them right? Exactly

I must defend these animals! Pandas are beautiful creatures. They do not kill there young just to kill them. They know that they are not capable of protecting and caring for two or even three! Humans do a somewhat same thing ABORTION! These animals might not be the the smartest creatures but they do have a means of survival when it comes to themselves and their young

They may be adorable, but they're not for brains. Their energy level is often so low that they can barely reproduce, and often can't recognize their own young. There's a good chance the mother will accidentally murder her newborn by rolling over on them, which makes it unsurprising that they're endangered. We should still try to save the species, but pandas aren't helping out very much. - Emberflight_of_StormClan

so! CUTE=D

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12 Sheep 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.

Sheep actually are quite intelligent. Researchers have found that they have very good memories.

This one drives me crazy, Sheep are actually pretty intelligent according to some study's and have gone through tests and have actually been proven to be more intelligent than rats

They have no form of defense, gets killed just one bite on the neck by a wild canine, cannot fight at all has make them an unintelligent animal species.

Witty fools!

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13 Mosquito Mosquito Spanish for "small fly," mosquitoes are flies that have been known to cause various diseases . A sample of diseases caused by mosquitoes: malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus .

Tell your children, every time you kill one an angle will gets its wings.

Mosquitos are annoying little pesky insects

Just glad to see my ex is on this list

They actively seek out humans only to get themselves killed.

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14 Dodo

They are not dumb... They are just friendly and they where not afraid of humans.

They just didn't know people were about to shoot them like if a person pointed a waffle at you you would not to anything plus they can't fly well and we're slow

There not dumb they couldn't fly away from the people

They eat rocks rocks

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15 Chicken 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.

The only smart thing it can do is know they are in the mirror. Everything else they do is extreme dumbness

You can say it's dumb, but yes it could be look dumb, but they mostly intelligent than the dinosaurs. Just depend to the evolution.

They are pretty stupid.

Studys show that chicken are one of the only animalsthat can count - Toptenanimallovers

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16 Donkey Donkey

Donkeys are awesome...

Donkeys are so lazy and stubborn.

Donkeys are extremely intelligent they have very good memories

Donkey has big but

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17 Cow Cow

Cows are smarter than horses where barbed wire fences are concerned. I have on more than a few occasions witnessed a horse run full force into a barbed wire fence get tangled and rip itself to shreds trying to escape. On the other hand, I have watched a cow in the same situation stop moving and stand there until they could extricate themselves without further injury. This would be one of the reasons horses should be pastured using board or equivalent fencing and never barbed wire.

There smarter then even my cat. I like cats but they sometimes just puss around farting. I think eating a entire cow brain increase your IQ. Cow's brain is so good that they distinguish other cows and even humans as well. Humans can only distinguish other humans

They be smarter than a lot of things

They are SUPER dumb! I know, for I live next to a farm.

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18 Horse Horse The horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae, and can be tamed, bred, and trained, as a mount.

They're walleyed, and will eat until they die if they get hold of an unlimited food source. They stand around in their own poop, and are too dumb to destinguish a slight breeze from a grizzly bear, resulting in the majestic beast throwing their unfortunate rider/food source from their backs in the process of saving their own skins. They lack intelligence on all levels. The seemingly deep and tear-filled look in their eyes is not the result of their mourning for freedom and the love of man. They're just to dumb to blink, and it irritates their big stupid eyes.

Umm NO this is commonly believed by many people that horses are dumb but I have been around horses for about three years and I would know horses are very intelligent in fact they have even been said to have better memory than elephants and do you realize these animals have been used for centurys? Yeah horses are very intelligent so whoever put horses on this list has never been around horses.

Horses are my favorite animal and they are very smart and they are dangers and it takes them a long time to learn but they are very kind sweet and they can hurt you but the are very harmful and once you get to know them you will under stand that they don't like to hurt you. people hurt them to make them hurt you I know a lot about them and they don't deserve to be treated like that.

Because horse are cousins to donkey (jackass)

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19 Tiger Tiger The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

Tigers aren't stupid. They are the mightiest cats of the wild. They're the cat kings. They're fierce, fast, agile, and strong. I consider a tiger as my inner animal. They are at the top of the food chain.

Tigers are extremely smart and they are apex predators that hunt the best way

Tigers are very smart because they can sent danger from far distance.

Tigers are the dumbest big cats. Their big mass had cost them their brain. - ShadowHusky

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20 Roach

Roach's are actually extremely intelligent. They have been known to swarm Mexicans at a moment's notice. As displayed in Sigmund Freud's 2013 article, "The Roach's are the Mostest", he detailed how they are taking over the world's economy. We need to build a wall before the roaches come for us.

Every time I see a Roach I just sweep it out of the door or sometimes capture them in a tissue and put them in the garbage bin

If they're so dumb why can't I kill the damn things.

So dum

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21 Ant Ant

Complex society =/= intelligence. Individual ants aren't very intelligent at all. There's a reason it's so easy to trap them and trick them.

Ants may be small but it does not mean they are not intelligent.

Ants have the most socially complex brains, in the animal kingdom.

Ants are the smartet bugs of all time - Toptenanimallovers

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22 Cat Cat The "House Cat", also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, is a small feline, a good hunter, and comes in a variety of colours and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated.

This isn't a top ten but cats are really stupid. They should all just kill themselves so that dogs can be the smarter of the common domestic animal pet list species animals.

Leave cats alone! (says someone who said that cats sometimes puss around farting earlier on this list)

Cats sleep. Doesn't mean they are dumb. You are for thinking that

Cats should be number 2

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23 Snail Snail Snail is a common name that is applied most often to land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs.

Why people being so mean to the snails? I mean they not may smart but they smarter than turkeys or sloths.

Actually, their shell is their for a reason. You are thinking bout slugs

Snails are stupid

Ok maybe snails might be a little dumb, but SMARTER THAN YOU FOR PUTTING THEM ON THE LIST

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24 Owl Owl Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about two hundred species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.

Guys, you know how it goes that owls are the wisest among animals? Well sorry for you owl lovers but they are not actually very smart, for a long time people have thought they were very wise animals but, according to some study's they have actually been proven to be very dumb birds and one of the dumbest animals for that matter, so now you know, myth busted

Owls aren't stupid. If they were, then Harry Potter wouldn't get Hedwig. I say that Snowy Owls are the most useful owls in the USA and in the United Kingdom.

Hate to break it to you, but owls are the dumbest bird of prey. Look it up

Owls are not dumb and they are very smart this comes forma a 11 year girl and a 9 yearamon old girl

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25 Ostrich Ostrich

They actually do not smash their heads in sand

I think so because when they hid ether pit there head in a hole and when they can't see anything they think no one can see them

Dude that is a myth, I think the ostrich might be smarter (than you) - ILOVEANIMALS

Ostriches have a funny rep to be dumb because their eyes are bigger than their brain

Ostrich are smart it's a myth that they put there head in thr sand - Toptenanimallovers

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26 Koala Koala The koala is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats.

Koalas have primitive, smooth, and proportionately small brains. A koala only knows routine and cannot use logic to perform tasks that deviate from its normal routine (such as eating leaves off of a plate). They are not a creature of thought, especially considering that they sleep through most of the day...

Recent reacher and studies have discoverd that Koalas are the dumbest and least successful mammal on Earth. While not the dumbest animal, it is the dumbest mammal, It is so dumb that it's possible that there average IQ category is Idiot (0-29 IQ points), it's brain is only 2 percent of there body weight, the smallest brain-to-body ratio, it's brain is also extremely smooth even smoother then a human with Alzheimer desease. A smooth brain in evolutionary slang means a extremely dumb animal and Koalas are also stupid enough that it cannot distinguish a real tree from a drawing or painting of a tree, it's also stupid enough that it won't eat food that's on a plate as there definition of food is that: Food is green things on a bark or a tree. The leaves that they eat are very low in nutrient and not even edible and are very poisonous, as a result they have Immune systems dedicated to prevent the individual Koala to die while eating it. This combine with the thing above makes Koalas the ...more

One of the dumbest animals who show a form of intelligence, even if it's one of the lowest
(contrary to sponge or individual insect who can't even be considered dumb since they don't have any form of intelligence).

-Take a leaf, which he was about to reach for consumption, in a tree and put it in a plate. He won't be able to know what to do with that leaf: he can't figure out that it is still food.

-Low intelligence because of their smooth brain. - jonathan117

Only true idiots get STDs... almost all koalas got that chlamydia going on

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27 Guinea Pigs Guinea Pigs The guinea pig, also called the cavy or domestic guinea pig, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.

Guys, maybe Guinea pigs are just a tiny bit dumb but smarter than people think in fact I think they are as smart as mice, take it from a Guinea pig owner.

Guinea pigs are VERY cute and fun! But... They are not the smartest. I don't hate them or dislike them! They just, well, are not the brightest light bulb in the room.

Sorry folks but THIS is why they test guinea pigs

I think Guinea pigs are stupid

28 Goat Goat The domestic goat is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

No goats are scientifically proven to be very smart in fact they have gone through test and have been known to be smart enough to know what each light switch can do.

Who ever voted for this (besides me) are the dumbest in the world. Goats are gods. GODS!

They are so dumb. If you come toward them at all, they automatically think you brought them food. You reach out of touch them? They think you're giving them food. They see a fence? They must headbutt it. They also make a dumb noise. They literally sound like they are puking or burping, it is so weird.

Goats are smart. The ones raped by Tyga are dumb. - AlphaQ

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29 Velociraptor Velociraptor Velociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period.

Dude, they were one of the smartest dinosaurs

Dude they are smart assessment. - AlphaQ

I think that Jurassic park is a good movie

Yes velociraptors were the smartest dinosaurs but only dinosaurs in reality they were actually dumber than rabbits.

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

Primates like monkeys aren't stupid. If they were, Tarzan wouldn't be a mighty jungle hero and King Kong wouldn't be the world's fiercest ape.

Monkeys are smart

Dude, monkeys are the second smartest thing on earth

All they do is masturbate. - AlphaQ

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31 Pig 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.

Nope guys this is totally wrong pigs are actually VERY intelligent and according to some study's they have been found to be as intelligent as dolphins and 3 year old human children so guys just do more study before putting animals in the "Dumb" category.

"Then Napoleon had an idea. He would destroy the rest of the animals by getting a whole army of disgusting furries. When he assembled it, he attacked the rest of the farm the next morning, including his fellow pigs. Luckily, the rest of the animals drove the furries out and imprisoned Napoleon..." - MarkTheFox

Pigs almost can be smart as chimpanzees and others! Well, you can say they have a poor eye sight, but they are clever as anything!

Pigs are some of the stupidest animals I've ever met, and this is from someone who worked at a pig farm. If a pig sees an opening no matter how big, it thinks it can fit through it.

Ever read animal farm

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32 Fly

Okay guys all animals are smart (Accept Humans) so leave them alone

They can see everywhere, meaning they need big vision receptors

Okay most people don't know this but flies have been found to be very smart! In fact scientist have looked under magnifieing glasses and say them finding really cool strategys to fight off other insects like ninja bugs!

Fly's are very very very very very very dumb and there the dumbest of the dum

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33 Lion Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.

Oh so you're basing this on The Lion King?

Lions are smart

Just because of Simba?

Stupid

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34 Crow

Crows are actually very intelligent,

What!?! They're the smartest birds on Earth!

They shouldn't be on the list...

Crow can remember people’s faces

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35 Black Rain Frog Black Rain Frog

dumb face

36 Mole

Your a mole

Eh

37 Earthworm

Earthworms are smart, if you think about it, can't a earthworm hear a mole digging, and a bird pecking the ground?

All they do is eat dirt

Tell me why they are smarter than the humans or the dogs, what they do? Digging like a blind as the moose and that's all you can say so? The ants is wayyy smarter than all thoes disgusting naked bugs.

38 Bear Bear Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives.

Well, wolves kill for fun too. As for how intelligent bears are, the average bear is more intelligent than you think. Bears are not nearly as intelligent as humans, but they're still pretty smart. Scary and dangerous, but smarter than most people think.

Just because they are bad or kill things, how are they dumb? They can just stand from the water and fish some food, that's a technic/strategy?! They now how to get honey safely from bees. Baby bear cubs run up trees to get away from threats. COM'ON PEOPLE!

Dude just look on the Internet these animals are extremely intelligent, no joke it's just amazing

Bears are not stupid infact they are smarter than humans

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39 Goldfish
40 Cane Toad

Studies have shown that the cane toad might be one of the least intelligent vertebrates on Earth. - Emberflight_of_StormClan

41 Polar Bear 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.

So wrong this list is junk

42 Mule

Mule are not dumb, they know their limits better than horses. - Toshin

43 Giant Panda

Eats bamboo when it's a carnivore. This gives it low nutrients so it has a low sex drive.. Oh they also live in mountainous regions then travel to the base to eat the bamboo then climb back up. Can only get pregnant 3 days in a year. Mother's could care less about their babies, too.

They either roll over their babies, try to kill the crying cubs, or only take one of them in. - Goatworlds

They have the digestive system of a carnivore, but they only eat bamboo.

These need to be in the top ten dumbest, I mean just look at them, and they are actually so dub that they forget who their baby's are? Yeah I bet know you think their dumb animals don't you?

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44 Red Panda 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

Leave the pandas alone! I bet you look like one anyway... I am only 9 and I know this

Any god fearing gun using varmint should have the right to bear panda bears

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45 Louse
46 Spiders Spiders

I think that spider is "stupidly" large

47 Grizzly Bear Grizzly Bear The grizzly bear less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown bear. V 2 Comments
48 Cape Buffalo Cape Buffalo

Don't get me wrong, I like buffaloes and I like all other animals as well. But they're pretty dumb. I've seen a video where a crocodile grabs a buffalo by its cheek and the other buffaloes just stare and watch the other poor buffalo dragging the crocodile outside the water until it lets go. So yea. by the way this list is dumb and the people here.

49 Armadillo Armadillo Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae. The subfamily contains about 25 species, classified in six or seven genera.
50 Wasps Wasps

Wasps are not only annoying and scary, but they are also very unintelligent. They will sting windows for absolutely no reason, and if you open a door to let it out, it will either ignore the easy way out, or not notice.

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