Top 10 Most Overrated Animals
The Top Ten
People claim dogs are a better specimen than cats, though, not all may agree. As dogs in my opinion are much too overrated. Dogs may be able to help fight off unwanted house intruders, but not all may, as do cats. Some cats can actually defend off house intruders if trained similar to dogs. Dogs may be excited when you come home from a long days work, but cats have their own way to express their excitement. Not every cat is the same and people need to realize that. Every specimen of cat, every type, every individual cat.
Cats are not overrated at all. There are a few dogs who deserve all the credit we can give them (such as police dogs and seeing-eye dogs), but most are overrated. So many people adore dogs that there is an whole annoying subculture of people that treat their dogs like children and call them "furbabies". Most dogs are genetically programmed to give unconditional affection to anyone and everyone whether they deserve it or not. They have therefore gained a reputation among their fans of being loving animals. Dogs love people in an obnoxious, clingy way that only dogs can. They will destroy your house and bark incessantly if you leave them alone too long. They will follow you everywhere and never give you a moment's rest.
However, not all dogs love people. While people tend to fear sharks and snakes, a fear of dogs would be far more rational. From 2005 to 2017, dogs killed 284 Americans, about one citizen every 16.7 days.
Dogs are not smarter than cats and I have biological proof to back me up. Cats can learn many tricks, but they need to gain your loyalty first, while a dog will just go along with whatever you say. That's a little too trusting, isn't it? Most dogs have been bred so much that they have been dumbed down. Now don't even get me started about people saying they are cute. Yes, I love some dogs, but flat-faced Pugs are ugly and monstrosities to nature. Every single dog has been genetically bred, making them against nature by existing. If you like dogs, fine, but I lose it when people say they are more intelligent than cats. The fact that they trust the first person they meet does not make them smart.
There are well trained dogs that actually helpful to people meanwhile rest is mostly trash and just drool/bark
Actually, I find them overhated. Sure, there are cat memes and all, but in real life, so many people hate cats. I think the most common reason to strongly hate all these creatures is because they say things like "cats don't love you", or "cats hate you and want to murder your family" and "dogs save people where as cats just poop in a box and hate you and kill babies". First of all, science has proven that cats DO bond with their loving owners, and actually grow very attached. Second, what idiotic superstition made you think they want to kill you? Unless you abuse them (in that case, you should look behind you now and then, and sniff your drink for poison if you have abused cats, because they love revenge), they have no reason to really hate you. Third, I'm happy to say that there have been cases where cats saved their owners' life, and a cat even jumped into a burning building to save her kittens. She got some nasty burns, but she and her kittens ended up safe. Fourth, um, no, cats ...more - Emberflight_of_StormClan
Cats are more annoying and overrated, than lovable and different.
I can't decide which animal is overrated. I think every single kind of animal is overrated. Why do they even exist anyways?
I am definitely voting this one for most overrated lol so true though!
I find it odd it's all the way at #10. If you have a decent amount of friends, you must have one that is a wannabe wolf or a wannabe loner. Well guess what, lone wolves usually die so I don't understand what the hype is about. And alpha wolves usually help the pack, not kill intruders. Wolves aren't the strongest animals in the world, I could name 3 carnivores off the top of my head that could kill a wolf with ease. Elephants, tigers, lions. I don't see anyone giving them as much attention, but wolves are actually not as cool or OP as you think. If you're the alpha, you're basically the father of the entire pack, you're not some cool wolf with a scar on his left eye that somehow doesn't blind him. And how they represent the other wolves as citizens, if you're not fit; you will be either kicked out the pack or killed trying to stay. There aren't any 'elder' wolves, because those are usually sacrificed to eat if there isn't enough food. Don't start all the "the pack treat each ...more
They are so over rated. The animal itself is no hype at all but people seem to think they are holy sacred creatures - LiliaXD
I'm a huge fan of Animal Jam Play Wild. It's a good game but there's way to many arctic wolves. AJPW gives you 40+ animals that you can choose from; but almost everybody wants this stupid arctic wolf. Like seriously?! This animal is completely bald except for it's neck and tail. Would you like your naked butt to be visible in public?
But wait... I still have more to type in. Story Time!
In AJPW, I love doing forest roleplays and one day I wanted to try something new. A savanna roleplay! So once I got everything prepared and made my little hyena character; I went to the pillow room to advertise. When I returned to my den, there was an arctic wolf roleplaying as an arctic wolf in my f-wording roleplay. I thought this was just a coincidence and asked her to change into an animal that actually lives in the African savanna. Turns out I was wrong; this wasn't just a little coincidence, It was a large problem. When I tried again a week later, more little clueless arctic wolfy ...more
Overrated by goth people and melancholic immature "loner" people.
No one has put a comment here so I will. LIZARDS HAVE SHORT LIFE SPANS - Charmedyeti
Why are people saying that they will
“Rip their blood head of their neck” and stuff like that?
Most of the animals would kill them long before they could “Rip their head off”
Really!? Some birds are impressive and don't deserve to be on the list. Owls, Eagles, Flamingos, etc are worth seeing at the zoo. The less impressive birds should stay on the list though
There's a ton of birds that are not talked about much.
This shouldn't be on here, there are thousands of different types of birds out there.
Birds are the colors of our world they are amazing
Don't get me wrong, lions are good animals but I have a serious disliking to The Lion King and all of it's characters. The movie also gave spotted hyenas a bad rap and unacceptable role. And "king of the beasts"? Why not share the title with other animals once in a while? Tigers are physically larger than lions (I think), while foxes do a better job with adaptability. But that doesn't mean that lions are bad. All animals should have equal respect, in my opinion.
Lions themselves are not bad animals, but people go literally insane for them. Some people even cut their pet cats' fur to look like lions. Seriously?! I hate that style SO MUCH! - InfinateSuperstorm
Yep so right. In the Lion King, Mufasa was racist against hyenas and didn't care if they starved, or died. He would just kill them. Like in The Lion King, hyenas get more hate than spiders in real life! If we saw a spider we would probably run away from it, but Mufasa or Simba would KILL a hyena that's a millimeter in the Pridelands. This is why I hate lions.
That's the fault of people, not the fault of the lions. Do your research. God I hate people like you. - Vancedapurpleguy
The most boring animal I have ever seen. People call them beautiful but they really aren't. They're just one bland colour.
They feed their children they’re own droppings, They are rude and terrifying under that fluff..
Too many people watch them at zoos. All they do is sleep.
People are always like "awww, koalas are the cutest things ever! " when they are one of the dumbest animals in the world, as do nothing but sleep. - Emberflight_of_StormClan
I actually think they are cute.
You do know that Tigers are almost, or are endangered? Saying stuff like, "I hope they burn alive" is just disrespectful. I think Tigers are fantastic creatures, and don't deserve the bad ratings they get.
I really don't get all the dislikes. Tigers would never fight bears in the wild because they live in different habitats, and they probably wouldn't willingly fight. I'm just saying that if they fight for survival, the bear would typically win
People think they can easily win against bears, even the grizzly. But bears can actually crush tigers.
They can win against lions but that's just because of their size.
While we humans have done great things, we're not the greatest things that ever happened. We're not even the most important things that ever happened. If it weren't for plants, micro-organisms, or water, we would be nothing. Plus, it is kinda funny that several people don't think that we're animals, but we are. We just have big brains and opposable thumbs, and while we done great things in the world, we done a lot of bad things too. Let's hope our only 2 real benefits don't kill us.
I forgot about humans! Why do we think we are superior when we just ruin the planet. Humans think they aren't animals but they really are no more worth here than a squirrel.
The only one species able to destroy, exterminate any other species, including himself. No other species is such blockhead. The earth doesn't need this stupid animal. 1) Humans, 2) Mosquito.
Humans are monsters. They ruin the earth and don't bother saving these innocent animals higher on the list.
This bird is shown way too much on bird seed packages, covers of bird books, and Christmas items, though it doesn't really have anything to do with Christmas. So many other yard birds are neglected by comparison. - Crwth
Not really that overrated. They're more so overhated than anything. - InfinateSuperstorm
"A shark isn't an animal retard, it's a fish. Nice try though. - Jacob12d" a fish is an animal, now who's the retard. Stupid Jacob12d
Great white sharks are overrated among sharks. Nature programs should show other species more often. - Crwth
Don't you know people kill more sharks than sharks killing people
Rhinos are cool, they charge at things.
How are they overrated they are just well known
They really cute and underrated. - XxembermasterxX
The bald eagle is actually one of the smallest. The turkey WOULD have been better.
Golden eagles are jerks, I'd burn them alive and rip open their babies alive in front of their mothers slowly and painfully if it wasn't illegal
Everyone makes a huge fuss over how this 'amazing' eagle is so 'awesome' because they ate a poor little fox. Bald Eagles are ok, but Golden Eagles are aggressive and eat foxes and even BABY SHEE[!
Every little girl is completely obsessed with them and I'm sick of it. They're obsolete in my country anyways.
There's nothing special about them. I don't quite understand horse people
Naw, any animal you can use as transportation is pretty cool.
My Little Pony. Enough Said. - InfinateSuperstorm
I hate golden eagles, I'd rip off their bloody baby heads off alive, I'd cut their bloody babies necks and organs in half alive in front of their mothers
OBJECTION! - Phoenix Wright
There is no reason to hate any animal (besides maybe Mosquitos). - Vancedapurpleguy
Underrated compare to other eagles.
People just like like them for their strips take them off you basically get a donkey.
Striped donkeys, I agree.
Specific monkey please
This is the one non overrated animal on this list - Mono
Don't miss with them
Monkeys r best - lemur
People think they so cute but once they're start attacking yea good luck with that cute thing.
Take koalas off the list, they are cute and nobody really likes them that much. They are better than pandas
Pandas are by far the worst animals in the galaxy. It was so stupid and overrated I'm sure everybody loves it except for me. I hate it so much that I hate it more than bugs because everybody's like, "AW! IT WAS SO CUTE! " And I heard everyone say, "It was the most endangered animal in the world! " Come on. More than A THOUSAND PANDAS. Panda lovers are just plain stupid. There's a kind of fox less than 600. A kind of one-eye-hammerhead shark with one left. Pink Dolphins less than 100, and dinosaurs EXTINCT. Now you know how bad they are. They are NOT CUTE AT ALL. And last time our Chinese teacher said we should create an essay about animals and needs to do a presentation and give others scores. A person did pandas and I gave her 0%. People are childish enough to call it "giant panda." Really? Look at it's fat shape. You called it giant. I heard ridiculous people say: "Hey! A panda gave birth to a giant panda! " Uh, how do you explain about ...more
Well, 1,000 isn't a whole lot for a species, but I agree that some animals are more endangered. Also, Pandas are just animals. It's the Panda fans that are the problem, not the Pandas themselves. - Vancedapurpleguy
Seriously? Kill baby cheetahs? How soulless and horrific you must be! Get some help soon!
Did you know that they run in short bursts of speed and need to rest for 15 to twenty minutes after each run.
People think that just because they are fast, they can beat a wolf but cheetahs will actually lose to most other fighters
I'd kill baby cheetahs slowly and painfully in front of their crying mothers, I'd rip open their guts and rip off their heads alive, I'd cut their bloody ripped apart bloody baby little ribs out alive in front of their crying mothers who have their eyelids ripped off
Something that really annoys me,is when people say that they are the biggest dinosaur.
No, not really.
Tyrannosaurus is not as strong of a dinosaur as people think. They get too much credit in the first place
It was still tougher than Spinosaurus, who's jaws weren't suited for attacking other large dinosaurs.
There are much better and more unique dinosaurs out there, plus it was actually a scavenger.
I think that they are underrated, to be honest. - IcetailofWishClan
Underrated. People consider them as pests but they are really beautiful animals. they are so graceful and pretty - Mono
Polar bears don't deserve all of the conservation they're getting. They're not even endangered! They are actually classified as vulnerable. There are other, lesser-known animals that are in far more danger of extinction, like the southern hairy-nosed wombat, of which there are less that 100 left in existence! We should first focus our money on protecting and conserving critically endangered animals like the southern hairy nosed wombat, because they need it most. Then we should put money towards protecting animals like polar bears. I'm not saying we shouldn't conserve polar bears, I'm just saying that they don't need our protection as much as some other species.
I think everyone makes a fuss about polar bears being endangered. This means they shall not become extinct, as everyone cares about them so much. I am not saying that we should not worry, but we should worry about the lesser, more endangered creatures such as several varieties of insects, for example.
p.s The same goes for pandas, but they are more endangered.
p.p.s Climate change is real.
It may had been the biggest carnivorous dinosaur, but it was hardly the toughest.
Very overrated but they don't compare to crocks though
I hate crocodiles SO MUCH
Maybe the worst smelling animal on the planet. Just a skunk in a gaudy outfit.
I hate how teachers teach little kids about foxes as though they are the most dangerous animals alive. Whenever I see one it just runs off and I never see it again. - Mono
Foxes are more dangerous than wolves because of the diseases a lot of them carry. I'm glad that kids are taught to steer away from them and be cautious. - BlueberryCatfish
People are using Foxes way to much, it's just annoying!
Come on every furry uses them they are hella ovrated and should be number 1
The Lion Guard is to blame. Hippos are one of, if not, the most dangerous land animal. Yet, uneducated people think they're "nice" animals because of Beshte.
People love watching them in zoos but all they do is wade underwater.
I love hippos
"nice'' animals which kill crocodiles and lions, cause more deaths than any african savannah animal and have incredibly tough jaws. Totally nice.
To be honest they're just annoying, I mean who's that happy ALL THE TIME?!
Dolphins can often be a little too friendly if you know what I mean...
I mean who's so STUPID to think a dolphin is annoying
It's just how they look like, you fool.
They bite and kill each other and were never really domesticated and every kid wants one just for it to sit in there room for 4 years and die.
Actually, not all hamsters "bite and kill". Most of them are friendly and smart. - WildDogGirl
Hamsters bite they try to get out there psychotic cannibals they onky live for 4 years at least a goldfish can live long with good care and rats and mice only cannibalise if there victim has died or is agressive youll BARELY get tp even see them and a bunch 5 years on yt think hamster are more better then cats and dogs at least not all cats and dos want to scratch or bite no wonder cats and dogs want to murder them there better off as reptile food annoying nibbling there there potato useless there weak lifepans plus the squels make them want to squeeze harder then anything rats are 10x then these annoyong creatures - Toptenanimallovers
"They can only lift 2000 pounds" remind again when you lift anywhere near 1,000 pounds. Please and thanks - MLGPoossySlayer6969
People think they lift up to 6000 pounds but that's not true they can only lift 2000 pounds
They are our cousins but they aren't that strong.
Overused in popular culture and often seen as cute and cuddly when they can be quite vicious.
I had actually gotten two rabbits, and they used to bite me everywhere like rabid beasts, and I usually walked out of their pen with bloody fingers and ankles, anywhere they could reach. - Hurp_Durp_Slurp
Or to my cat: Lunch - crazycat99
Screw them, they are very known at this some game called "Animal Jam" With filled out a those dumb dogs walking around with their awful accessories and etc and people wasted about "10 Diamonds"
I'd kill newborn Arctic wolf babies. I'd rip out their bloody baby heads off alive.
Dogs are way smarter than you, they're as equally smart has cats!
If you like the Animal Jam arctic wolves; we can't be friends.
I know I hate you (kinda) WarriorCatsHater, but I agree.
If anything, flamingos are underrated
I blame it on that one racist cringe Roblox Youtuber that every 8-year old watches. - WarriorCatsHater
Some hyena researchers can be annoying with their " tHE lION kING sHOULD bE bOYCOTTED aND sUED" philosophy. That has always bugged me. Other than that, Hyenas are not really that overrated. - Vancedapurpleguy
Actually hyenas are very underrated not many people like them, I would probably remove them off the list.
If anything these guys are underrated. One of the top predators in Africa yet always relegated to a lowly scavenger role in books and movies.
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If you are gonna do that the hyenas are gonna attack you they even eat the bones and you are gonna risk you're life doing that - sorcerer
I love bulldogs! How did they get on the list
Are they a type of dog?
Crap you people have terrible opinions pugs and bulldogs are the only dogs I like
Bulldogs aree very underrated
So true. - ShadowPixels
so so true
I don't see so many have fans to love them and get offended who hates this animal. I don't think it's that overrated than wolves.
You're lame and overrated
To overrated especially Kangaroo Jack lame.
I'd kill their newborn babies and shoot them in the nose
How can a leopard kill a lion that only happened once
Hyena can win a leopard but not a lion
At least there baby is cute and playful
To lynx hater AHH
I’d kill newborn baby lynx and rip them into pieces
Every Furry Uses Them
stupid anime furrys and lynxaboos
These are the most overrated big cat because of furrys using them for their enviroment
I even had a Lynxaboo in my channel
Watching a show today. Most venomous snake in the world. Guy says it can kill a man in four minutes. They filmed it attacking rat. Rat ran around for at least five minutes. After being bit. Yeah man in 4, little rodent in 5. It was on Nat geo.
People think of them like cute and smart babies. They are actually psychopathic killing machines which can rip your face off.
Chimps are not freindly look up travis the chimp victim and yes there smart but not gentle - Toptenanimallovers
Kill their newborn babies!
Just because they are our closest cousins dosen't mean they aren't still wild animals. They will throw stuff at you and kill each other.
What is "overrated" word supposed to be? When something gets a lot of praise/fans or something that you dislike?
Well EXUSE me! this animal is probably the one of the most underrated rodent in the world! hamsters basically are one of the only things that come to mind what you say ''rodent'' guinea pigs are overlooked not overrated, they are sweet animals that if you have a good bond with with lick you, purr (yes purr guinea pigs "purr" in their own way when pet in their favorite spot)comfort you when you are sad and love you no matter what and come of to the side of the cage and BEG for your attention at times!
so no guinea pigs are UNDERRATED not OVERRATED
p.s if you get one give it lots of attention and and a lot of space, make that furry potato happy
They're not cute and they poop a lot.
Much more overrated than alligators
I'd kill baby crocodiles
Nah, owls are cool.
Stupid owls, I'd kill their babies
Owls rock! - crazycat99
You be surprised that they actually kill other sea creatures and that ink is actually quite dangerous
Well, they are not liked animal than cats and etc. Why the hell they need put in this overrated list?
Not the sea monster it was made out to be.