Top 10 Most Overrated Animals

The Top Ten

1 Cats 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 colours and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated.

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 so cute, but overrated only by people. First came the cringe-worthy warrior cats. Then we got a isn't abuse cat videos (FORCING CATS TO DO SOMETHING THAT COULD KILL THEM?! ) now we have stank Nekos. I miss the old days when cats weren't overrated and all animals were equal

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 - Puppytart

Warrior Cats is NOT cringeworthy. And I agree that cats are hated. People will make excuses like, "cats scratch and will kill you" or "cats don't like humans and are dogs are much more loyal and loving" and stuff like that. Ugh, I hate when people say that!


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

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

Yes, they protect people, they're fun, they're loyal, but I've never seen any movies/series/cartoons/etc about animals that doesn't have a dog in it. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs, but some people ignore the fact that they can be very dangerous - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

How is this before cats?

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3 Lizard 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 - Charmedyeti

4 Birds

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

This shouldn't be on here, there are thousands of different types of birds out there.

There's a ton of birds that are not talked about much.

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!

5 Lions

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.

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.

Kind of lame compared to other big cats in my opinion. The male lion just sits around while the females do all the work. I also prefer the markings on other big cats.

Most overrated animal in all of history.

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6 Tigers

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

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.

People think they can easily win against bears, even the grizzly. But bears can actually crush tigers.

Tigers are stupid animals, I hope they all burn alive themselves

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7 Sharks 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.

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

A shark isn't an animal retard, it's a fish. Nice try though. - Jacob12d

They are mindless eating machines. Enough said

Orcas Eat Thoose
(They are able to exploit the sharks hidden weakness tonic immobility)

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8 Rhinoceros

Rhinos are cool, they charge at things.

9 Wolf 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 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

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.

Yes, lots of people do like them, but that's because they're beautiful. And, you who says they need to die and the worst of the worst needs to happen to them, you have a sick mind. I'm pretty sure you're the one that needs to die, burn in hell, get skinned alive, gutted, get your skin sold and the worst of the worst happen to you! Wolves are beautiful animals and that's why people love them. They are not overrated, dogs are. Without wolves we wouldn't have dogs!

The most overrated animal BY FAR. Just go to a wolf hunting video and you’ll see what I mean.

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10 Sea Horse 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

The Contenders

11 Eagle 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.

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[!

12 Humans Humans Humans are not exactly wild animals, but not domesticated, either. Proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white. Builders of the global civilization.

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.

This should be number one. not cats - Officialpen

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13 Zebra 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.

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

Specific monkey please

This is the one non overrated animal on this list - Mono

Don't miss with them

15 Cheetahs 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

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

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

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

Cheetahs are really fast but they are really weak. - Mono

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16 Spinosaurus 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.

17 Deer 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.

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

18 Alligator Alligator

Very overrated but they don't compare to crocks though

19 Hippopotamus 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.

People love watching them in zoos but all they do is wade underwater.

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.

I love hippos

20 Fox 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. - Mono

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

Stupid anime and furrys!

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