Top Ten Most Misunderstood AnimalsToptenPizza So many animals have been given a bad name by human culture and it's all mindless and unfair. These are the ones who have been given the worst name.
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It's all The Lion King's fault that hyenas have gotten such a horrible reputation and I thought the old folk stories of the past had it bad enough. Hyenas are often mistaken as henchmen or a species exclusive to the villain side because of this movie. For a change, I rather see a good guy/gal that is a hyena instead of another villain that's one. In reality, hyenas are intelligent and excellent hunters who hunt their own prey most of the time and it's usually the lions who scavenge from hyenas more often than the other way around (No offense to lion lovers, just telling the truth).
You know what is sad? Some people actually defend the bad reputation of hyenas, saying stuff like "they make good villains", or "hyena biologists are acting ridiculous", or "we must follow folk traditions since the 'evil hyena' stereotype has been used before so it must be kept being used again and again for generations" or other crud I don't care about. I know fiction is fiction, but The Lion King has been a horrible influence on peoples' views on the animals. Fans of the bad hyenas in The Lion King and The Lion Guard are not true hyena lovers.
Hyenas are my favorite animals. At least they don't kill their kids, like lions!
Only the male lions do this and it's when they take over another pride they never kill their own young but if it's another male's offspring... - Katekat123
Hyenas may seem ugly and nasty but really they are taking care of the savanna by cleaning ( eating ) dead carcass that other animals left overV 3 Comments
They look like the picture on land. Underwater, they supposedly look much cuter. Blobfish look the way they do because they need that type of body for the pressure. When it's underwater, where all the pressure is, it looks near-enough like a completely normal fish. - LemonComputer
Blowfish aren't that ugly. They're actually pretty cute. - Oliveleaf
Blobfish are hated because of how different they look. I honestly think they are adorable - FavoriteFightingFrenchman
Ha ha this creature looks funny.
When somebody tells me they got stung by a bee, I always say, "Poor bee." You know why? Because if you get stung once or twice, you'll live. Most definitely. But bees will die. Most definitely. Besides, being scared gets you more prone to be stung because bees mistake it as aggression. If you're not scared, they sting you because you mess with them. If you feel like they stung you for no reason, stop being selfish! The bee died while you just got a little owie! It died, okay? The world bumble bee population is going down and nobody seems to care much. Yes, there's honey, but bees pollinate 90% of crops.
People fear them because they have stingers. They think bees will sting you for no reason, but that's not true. They will only sting you if you mess with them. And then the bee dies afterword, but no one seems to care.
Bees may have stingers, but at least they make honey. It's the wasps that are useless. - Minecraftcrazy530
There was one in my class the other day. Everyone freaked out. I was confused by the panic and felt sorry for the bee. I wonder who was panicking the most.. The bee or the people? - LemonComputerV 2 Comments
Especially the black cats and Persian cats.
Cats are not evil and they are devoted to their owners
They're often hated for looking "ugly" or having a "smooshed face", when they, like the black cats, can be as good and well cared for as any other cat.
Cats are cute.V 4 Comments
Cute vultre I love you
What most people think they are: Evil, ugly things
What smart people know: Interesting, Friendly, Well adapted scavengers - GriffinDoge
They're mistaken as cowardly scavengers when they're actually very brave when feeding on a carcass and also hunt prey much larger than they are.
Why do people portray them as weak and cowardly! They can rip an animal up in seconds! Not so cowardly now huh! - MichaelAftonUTTP
Thousands of ants are dying each day. When people keep killing ants, it's actually really mean, because they can't do anything but try to run away. Imagine there are these giants who keep smashing everyone. That's probably exactly how ants are feeling. - Oliveleaf
I feel bad for ants. Us giant humans are always attacking them even when they aren't bothering us. Imagine living as an ant! It's terrible! - FavoriteFightingFrenchman
I find them interesting. - LemonComputer
They bite you when you attack them.(all they want is food.)
How are dolphins misunderstood? They are one of most loved animals in the world. Who ever put this on the list in an idiot.
Dolphins are misunderstood as better than they actually are.
What?! Dolphins have a bad rap?!
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They are so misunderstood poor cockroaches most cockroaches are harmless
They are worse than rats I bet. They are almost impossible to get rid of.
I don't understand what they do wrong. They just run around and do nothing else. - LemonComputer
I find them gross but they do no harm - FavoriteFightingFrenchmanV 1 Comment
This is my school mascot!
How are birds misunderstood?
I love birds
Like cattle, most think of deer as nice or gentle, but can be quite dangerous. Deer especially can be very aggressive during the mating season.
I don't really like hunting animals at all.
Ravens are not evil and are very smart
Corvids (i.e. crows, ravens) are supposed to be very intelligent birds, yet people see and mistake them as 'evil' just because of their appearance. Yes, I know you don't want them bothering you, but that doesn't make them evil as a whole.
Nice coy coy
They're scavengers! That means they only eat leftover food. Although they're called Tasmanian Devils it doesn't mean they are devils - FavoriteFightingFrenchman
They only spray people when they get scared. If you don't want to get spayed don't go scaring skunks!
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