Top Ten Most Influential Animals In Human History

The Top Ten Most Influential Animals In Human History

1 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.

By far the most important DOMESTIC animal, although mosquitos may indeed have had more actual influence by simply killing people.

I love horses and just for the record they do not kill people and I know this because I have 21 horses

The horse was used for war originally, and then for the chariot. They were also a significant part of the Mongol army. - Turkeyasylum

The horse because I live in the countryside - PrincipeAzul

2 Cows Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.

There my favourite animals very useful as well helping humans plow there plants, gives us milk. They also are extremely importent for the rise of capitalism. They were used to carry cargo and were used as trams before the automobile and steam-powered tram were invented. They remain very influential and important for our modern society, and I want science and YOU to make technology to make the cow more influential.

Just say that word aloud to yourself. Cows. What an amazing truth. I mean, you can't argue with that logic.

This cow looks angry, but I love cows. - SnowyAqua

Cows are cute and helpful. They are amazing.

3 Mosquitoes 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 .

Oh these little pests... they are an obstacle to humans. They have carried many diseases such as malaria and West Nile Virus, and helped kill off early European civilizations in America. - Turkeyasylum

Oh Mosquitos! Why do you spend your days sucking blood, making me itch, and spreading malaria!

I think it's the only animal that need to be exterminated in this planet

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

Called man's best friend for a reason. We're so useful to each other.

These animals light up our days with their cute appearance and their little doggy kisses. - Turkeyasylum

Yeah I found one today I named him T- Bone.

Without dogs, many of us wouldn't have a reason to live.

5 Asian Camel

The camel was used in early attempts to cross the Sahara Desert. The Asian camel could store more water than te African camel, and when used for the first time to attempt the crossing of the Sahara, the man who crossd it, Ibn Battuta found salt deposits and became very wealthy. And when he explored African civilizations, he saw things there such as schools, universities, etc. and when he told Europe about them, this helped Europe exit the Dark Ages. - Turkeyasylum

6 Fleas

They spread the Black Death, and that killed off 1/3 of Europe's population. - Turkeyasylum

7 Rats Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

They were another animal involved in the spreading of the Black Plague. - Turkeyasylum

Rat's are the best!

8 Fish

Fish were a very early source of food, and without them, we would have been extinct possibly. - Turkeyasylum

9 Cats 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 colors and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. They are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.

They are another significant pet, and they have influenced most of us at one point or another. - Turkeyasylum

My cat is the only one that can make me happy sometimes. - Firemist

10 Rhinos

They may not be very influential in total, however, they are the main target of poaching, which is a worldwide crisis. - Turkeyasylum

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11 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.

PIGS! Pigs provide pork, and piglets are so cute - SnowyAqua

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

Duh - MrGoat

13 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.

Irrelevant to this list.

14 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.
15 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.

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16 Elephant Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognized, the African elephant and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species.
17 Bee
18 Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.
19 Hippopotamus The common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.
20 Zebra Zebras are several species of African equids united by their distinctive black and white striped coats.
21 Eagle Eagle is a common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae; it belongs to several groups of genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Eagles are also one of America's national symbols.
22 Donkeys
23 Beaver The beaver is a primarily nocturnal, large, semiaquatic rodent. Castor includes two extant species, the North American beaver and Eurasian beaver. Beavers are known for building dams, canals, and lodges.

They were responsible for us expanding out west in america. Fur trappers laid the path for the america we see today. It's hard to imagine an america limited to the east of the plains.

24 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.
25 Leopard The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various ...read more.
26 Jaguar The jaguar is a wild cat species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas.
27 Lynx A lynx is any of the four species within the Lynx genus of medium-sized wild cats, which includes the bobcat.
28 Puma The cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.
29 Cheetah The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The cheetah is the fastest land animal, able to run up to 75 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds
30 Grizzly Bear The grizzly bear less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown bear.
31 Seagull
32 Elk
33 Boar
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