Top 10 Most Overrated Animals

The Top Ten
1 Dog The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore. It is active all around the world, and is one of the most popular domestic pets as of 2021. They come in more than 350 breeds.

I hate dog nutters more than I dislike dogs in general. They are not animal lovers as they only care about the welfare of dogs. They could care less about animal rights for cats, smaller pets like rodents and fish which are abused way more than dogs, farm animals, and wild animals. They think people who simply dislike dogs are comparable to Hitler (ironic as he was a dog lover himself) and disrespect and invalidate dog attack victim's trauma. There are some sensible owners out there and well-behaved canines but the dog obsession here in the US has gone too far.

So overrated. They are often considered the greatest animal to do work and things like police work. They are smart but seriously...

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.

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.

2 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.

In all honestly, why would you want a cat. They are ugly, (in most cases to me, but That's just preference) they useless, lazy, they are unintelligent, they are replaceable, they are invasive pests that ruin the environment more than dogs, they can spread plenty of diseases (too), they are disposable, they are weak, they are timid, they are cowardly, and they are especially most of all.. worthless.

Honestly, cats are also extremely dumb, especially like their bigger relatives. For one, a cat can't even understand up to 35 words, they can't even understand any human languages, (which means they don't understand much of what you're even saying, especially since they don't even have the cognitive skills to) they have especially failed many iq tests, (some recently, and some of them were motivated) they aren't even capable or better at quantitative thinking than dogs at all, etc... etc...

By all the reasons and many other reasons out there, I don't see how anyone would like ...more

I freaking hate cats. They are so overestimated, they suck. "Ooh, but cats are cool fearsome hunters, bla bla bla"! Cats aren't THAT GREAT at hunting, sure they have predators too! come on, they're only like secondary consumers.

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

Um, why are cats on this list? Everyone around me is always underestimating them. It's pretty obvious that cats don't belong on this list.

3 Wolf Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

I honestly don't see how there majestic, other animals can be much better and more majestic than them. And no, there not even close to the most powerful animal the only reason they can beat animals and humans is because they out number them. Have you ever seen a skinny mangy wolf in your town looking like it's about to starve to death that's because wolves suck at hunting with out packs they can barely put up a fight with much smaller domestic dogs even some packs can't put up with animals like bears, humans and especially other dogs.

This should be number one. Wolves are very average animals, nowhere near as OP as people make them out to be. I find it so annoying listening to these wolf-lover girls talk about how "similar" they are to wolves, and how they share a "connection" with this "beautiful, mysterious creature" and how it's their "spirit animal". Wolf-lovers whine about how "nobody understands" them, and always picture themselves as very beautiful, mysterious, and alluring to others. They are always very stuck up, and believe that they are for some reason "loved" by wolves, love to play the victim, and never own up or admit that they were wrong. Ugh, the worst type of animal lover.

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 other ...more

Wolves take this by a long shot. They are terribly overrated animals. First off wolves are very average in terms of carnivore intelligence. Second, gray wolf packs are not happy little families like wolfaboos would lead you to believe, in a wolf pack you are either respected or treated like dirt. Take the omega for example. The omega wolf is the punching bag of the wolf pack and they often die of malnutrition and sometimes the other wolves gang up and kill the omegas for giggles. Third, wolves are not gods of the animal kingdom. One wolf cannot kill one bear or puma ( Have you seen the video of the cougar who killed a lone wolf? ) One wolf would get ripped to shreds by a bear, crocodile, tiger, or lion.

4 Lizard Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains.
5 Sharks Sharks are a group of 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. Sharks have been around before the earth's first dinosaurs and even the earth's first trees.

Great white sharks are overrated among sharks. Nature programs should show other species more often.

They are mindless eating machines. Enough said

Don't you know people kill more sharks than sharks killing people

6 Lions 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.

Movies have made Lions seem like great animals, but truly, they aren't. Males take over prides by killing the former leader and his cubs, and while it's the lioness who hunt, the males still get to eat first. The lioness eat whatever is left, and the cubs get stuck with scraps. Lots of people love lions because of "The Lion King" and don't actually study lions at all, because they truly aren't the great, heroic animal people make them out to be.

The lion is not the king of the jungle. For starters, they don't even live in the jungle! Lions are actually quite lazy creatures, they're weak and if they had to run after a gazelle they wouldn't catch up. In my opinion their are many other animals which could be "the king of the jungle", such as the bear, snakes, Jaguars, etc... The lion deserves to be 1st on this list by far.

So overrated. The Lion is used way to many times in movies. People always say that their the king of the jungle and are the strongest thing on the planet, however Lions aren't that strong as their are countless animals which could easy defeat a Lion. I wouldn't mind lions if it weren't do to there cockiness.

Though lions aren't as overrated as wolves, they are still too popular. Though they have a unique mane and roar, it doesn't mean that they are better than other creatures. I agree with everyone else about the Lion KIng giving the hyenas a terrible reputation. Hyenas are pretty interesting animals as well, because the female hyenas are bigger than the males and often leaders of their clan. Which is rare for a mammal because males are in most cases are the dominant sex. Did you know that a hyena isn't a dog, nor a cat? Another fact is that hyenas are really intelligent, having the cognitive ability of a young child.

7 Koalas 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.

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.

They feed their children they're own droppings, They are rude and terrifying under that fluff..

Koalas are so overrated tbh , it pisses me off , they just aren't as great as they seem , and are very dangerous.

Well, it is true they mainly sleep. But they're also so fluffy and cute!

8 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 are overrated, if anything caimans and gharials are underrated not crocs and gators.

9 Birds

Everyone loves eagles and makes books and movies and YouTube Videos about beause they are so "cool" because they eat foxes and sheep. Bald Eagles are OK because they only eat fish and smaller birds, but Golden Eagles have always been my least favorite animal for a special (not in the good way) reason.

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.

Birds are beautiful animals, but most don't belong in captivity. Many are unhappy is capivity. They typically ar fairly mean to humans as well. Leave birds in the wild where they belong!

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

10 Humans Humans are not exactly wild animals, but they are not domesticated either. Humans are proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white.

THE MOST overrated of all. Humans may have created things like technology and bla bla bla, but because you're a human, doesn't mean that they are the best species in the world or something. They actually aren't the greatest hunters, they are just secondary consumers. Humans suck, stick to other animals.

We have done amazing, impressive, and incredible things. But we are still overrated. First hear me out, we have created weapons but what if we remove those weapons? Would an unarmed human win against a bear or gorilla just because they are more intelligent?

We have done some impressive and good things. But we are not the most important thing that has every happend in the world In 500 million years or more. We have caused a lot of destruction and have created weapons of mass destruction too.

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.

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

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.

Yeah and many tiger fanboys say it can win against the lion although it would actually be 50/50

12 Orca The killer whale or orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member.

They get way to much attention, everyone always talks about how they are mistreated at aquariums like sea world and should be freed but they never say anything about all the other animals at the aquariums like sharks, octopuses, seals, otters, eels, dolphins, penguins, polar bears, alligators and fish. and what makes them so much more important than the other aquatic animals? is it because they look cool or something? I just don't see why they get so much more attention to be freed than other aquatic animals.

They are intelligent, but They are not the destructive forces that we think they are. I'm fact if your talking about king of the sea or most powerful predator of the sea in modern day are bull sperm whales. Bull sperm whales are probably much stronger than orcas and orcas would not dare to attack an full grown adult bull sperm whale which weights much 3x bigger than them.

Bull sperm whales, giant and colossal squids could probably beat this animal in a fight. They are not the destructive animals we think they ar

13 Rhinoceros A rhinoceros, often abbreviated to rhino, is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species.

Rhinos are cool, they charge at things.

They kill people

14 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.

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

15 Sea Horse Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. "Hippocampus" comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning "horse" and kampos meaning "sea monster".

They really cute and underrated.

16 Black Bear
17 Panda The giant panda, also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body.

When there are other endangered animals that need to be saved, pandas are the top ones just because they're cute. Koalas are endangered, yet cuter. Save the koalas!

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 this------------(too many bad word adjectives) ...more

18 Deer Deer are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. The two main groups are the Cervinae, including the muntjac, the fallow deer and the chital, and the Capreolinae, including the elk, reindeer, the Western roe deer, and the Eurasian elk.

Underrated. People consider them as pests but they are really beautiful animals. they are so graceful and pretty

No wonder they get hunted.

19 Tyrannosaurus Tyrannosaurus, meaning "tyrant lizard", from the Ancient Greek tyrannos, "tyrant", and sauros, "lizard" is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur. It also had a tremendous bite force, the strongest of any Dinosaur and living terrestrial animal. Its bite force reached up to 12,800 pounds (roughly ...read more.

Okay, dinosaurs are cool, but... oh my god how do I explain this. Now the t.rex was just getting WAY too much hype when the ankylosaurus could just snap their legs by swinging their tails. You search randomly "the best dinosaur" and t.rexes are ALWAYS number one. Like, what's so cool about them? They're just another species of predators, not a hell-destroying, earthbreaking and universe-shaking dinosaur which isn't that cool at all. Everywhere you see about dinosaurs, all they talk about were t.rexes. Besides, it was so overrated now nobody knew any dinosaur except for t.rexes. I tried to search about other way cooler dinosaurs like raptors and all that pops up were t.rexes. What's so good about it?

Not the strongest out of all dinosaurs. This guy would probably lose to ankylosaurus and sauropods that are 80 feet long or bigger. Even giganotosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus might have a close chance. A cool dinosaur, but other dinosaurs deserve more respect, but thanks to this guy? Nope.

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.

20 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.

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.

21 Chimpanzee Chimpanzees are primates of the genus Pan which consists of the common chimpanzee and the bonobo. They are a part of the tribe Hominini, which also includes humans, and the family Hominidae where all great apes are included. Like their closest living relatives the modern humans, chimpanzees are social ...read more.

People think of them like cute and smart babies. They are actually psychopathic killing machines which can rip your face off.

Smart? Yes
Gentle? No

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.

22 Fox Foxes are small to medium sized animals and belong to the Canidae family along with other animals such as jackals, wolves, and domestic dogs. There are 37 species of fox but only 12 are considered true Vulpes. A fox's prey is small mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, eggs, insects, worms, fish, crabs, ...read more.

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.

This is the most overrated animal. They're not even that cute. Quit acting like they're the return of Jesus or something. They're nothing special.

Maybe the worst smelling animal on the planet. Just a skunk in a gaudy outfit.

People are using Foxes way to much, it's just annoying!

23 Zebra Zebras are several species of African equids united by their distinctive black and white striped coats.

People just like like them for their strips take them off you basically get a donkey.

Striped donkeys, I agree.

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

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