Top 10 Most Overrated Animals

The Top Ten

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

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.

Yes. My class is stupid sexist, but they love dogs. They treat them like god. When we did an animal report, almost everyone did a dog! Even after a dog attacked my school, the bad rating of that is up with the stroke, the squirrel, and the lockdown, and kids still love them! They treat cats like fat stupidness! I am SICK of dogs. And the dog attack happened on a kid's birthday. I can see why she doesn't really like dogs, THANK GOD

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.

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.

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

Yes. They are overrated but also underrated. I think I know why but I will not say because people will hate me for it. I like tabbies because I have one but I think the warriors series is one reason why they're overrated

Cats are horrid creatures this list is correct. It's just one mistake dogs should not be on here must have been a mistake 😋 whoops no one is perfect especially not cats!

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 agree with all of you, wolves are overrated. But some species of wolves deserve more attention. For example, the red wolf and Ethiopian wolf. Though they are smaller and weaker than their popular overrated gray wolf counterparts, they are actually ENDANGERED and they are quite interesting creatures. So if you are going to love wolves and have a wolf fursona, could you pay more attention to the rarer species of wolves instead of your precious gray wolf. It would help out a lot.

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

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.

No one has put a comment here so I will. LIZARDS HAVE SHORT LIFE SPANS

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.

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

They are mindless eating machines. Enough said

Right: mindless eating machines/monsters


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.

I posted this comment for Northern Cardinal. This, Peregrine Falcon, Golden Eagle, and Owl, all which I voted for individually, are gone from this list.

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

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!

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.

Too many people watch them at zoos. All they do is sleep.

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

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.

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.

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 aren’t kings of the jungle, and it’s not just because they live on the savannah. They are almost always outclassed and overpowered by Hyenas, Hippos, Crocodiles, and Rhinos, but the media doesn’t like that, so show lions killing them over and over because the media is biased. Hyenas? Disgusting measly scavengers. Rhinos and Hippos? Docile herbivores that couldn’t kill a lion if it tried. Leopards? Small, weak lions. Crocodiles? Slimy, scaly lizards.

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.

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.

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

They can win against lions but that's just because of their size.

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.

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.

We humans have caused more death and destruction than any species on this list. there's the holocaust, hunting so many amazing animals to extinction, all those conquerors in history, the Mongolians slaughtering 40 MILLION PEOPLE and so on. humans are defienetly overrated and should be number one. just cause we made technology a thing does not automatically make us the best species on earth.

now please get this more votes.

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.

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 Contenders

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

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".

How are they overrated they are just well known

They really cute and underrated.

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

I want to Lenny face a horse their heads are so hot

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.

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.

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.

Take koalas off the list, they are cute and nobody really likes them that much. They are better than pandas

People think they so cute but once they're start attacking yea good luck with that cute thing.

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 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?

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.

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.

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

Don't miss with them

Cheetahs 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

Did you know that they run in short bursts of speed and need to rest for 15 to twenty minutes after each run.

Cheetahs are really fast but they are really weak.

People think that just because they are fast, they can beat a wolf but cheetahs will actually lose to most other fighters

Dolphins Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic marine mammals. They are an informal grouping within the order Cetacea, excluding whales and porpoises, so to zoologists the grouping is paraphyletic.

Dolphins can often be a little too friendly if you know what I mean...

Dolphins are my least favorite cetacean

Dolphins is not always friendly!

They're not always friendly. They can be very aggresive

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

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 foxes main prey are birds, fish, berries, insects, and rabbits. Some of the best known species 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.

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.

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!

Come on every furry uses them they are hella ovrated and should be number 1

Spinosaurus Spinosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa, during the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago.

It may had been the biggest carnivorous dinosaur, but it was hardly the toughest.

Other dinosaurs deserve more attention

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.

Very overrated but they don't compare to crocks though

Nothing makes them cool really

I hate crocodiles SO MUCH

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