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 colors and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. They are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.

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

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!

No cats rule dogs drool - crazycat99

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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.

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.

There are well trained dogs that actually helpful to people meanwhile rest is mostly trash and just drool/bark

"Woof woof I'll pee all over, bark, and maul your children to death! " - errrr

Dogs are overrate my bois. Cats for life. - crazycat99

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3 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 are ovverated I am so tired of wolf lovers worshipping them and acting like wolves. You show them someone getting killed by wolves they don't care you show them a wolf getting killed they get angry

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.

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.

Lies, lies and more lies. The only thing that's true is the fact that they're not at the top of the food chain, but still. Also, provide sources. - Vancedapurpleguy

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4 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.

Nice information.

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”

5 Birds

Birds are the colors of our world they are amazing

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.

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6 Lions

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

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.

Yeah so it was because of the Lion King. Hooray they were the king! OH NO NEVRR TIGERS WERE BETTER LIONS SUCK

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

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7 Koalas 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.

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.

8 Tigers

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.

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9 Northern Cardinal Northern Cardinal The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, ...read more.

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

10 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.

I find them MUCH more overhated than overrated. - Vancedapurpleguy

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

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

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The Contenders

11 Humans 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.

We killed more Animals then mosquitos ever did to people! - lemur

At least we are not as much as a nuesence as a mosquito my love!

We might be, but the Top Tens isn't! - oneshot

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.

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12 Rhinoceros

Rhinos are cool, they charge at things.

13 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".

They really cute and underrated. - XxembermasterxX

How are they overrated they are just well known

14 Peregrine Falcon Peregrine Falcon The peregrine falcon, also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae.
15 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[!

16 Horse 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.

My Little Pony. Enough Said. - InfinateSuperstorm

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.

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17 Golden Eagle

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.

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

Striped donkeys, I agree.

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

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

Monkeys r best - lemur

Specific monkey please

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

Don't miss with them

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

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

22 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

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

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23 Tyrannosaurus 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.

Something that really annoys me,is when people say that they are the biggest dinosaur.
No, not really.

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?

Its too over rated

Tyrannosaurus is not as strong of a dinosaur as people think. They get too much credit in the first place

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24 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

25 Polar Bear 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.

26 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.

27 Alligator 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.

I hate crocodiles SO MUCH

Very overrated but they don't compare to crocks though

28 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 ...read more.

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

The bad furries ruin them. - InfinateSuperstorm

But they so cute

Only here because of Furries. - InfinateSuperstorm

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29 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.

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.

30 Dolphins

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.

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31 Hamsters Hamsters Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae. The subfamily contains about 25 species, classified in six or seven genera.

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

32 Gorillas Gorillas Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.

They are our cousins but they aren't that strong.

"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

Remember hurambe!

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33 Rabbits

Or to my cat: Lunch - crazycat99

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

34 Arctic Wolf

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!

Especially on Animal Jam - Discord1

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35 Flamingos Flamingos Flamingos or flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the genus Phoenicopterus, the only genus in the family Phoenicopteridae.

I blame it on that one racist cringe Roblox Youtuber that every 8-year old watches. - WarriorCatsHater

If anything, flamingos are underrated

36 Bulldogs

Bulldogs aree very underrated

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

37 Hyena Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.

Actually hyenas are very underrated not many people like them, I would probably remove them off the list.

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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

Hyenas should not even be on this list. They are very underrated.

Pixtol you can rot in hell!

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38 Megalodon Megalodon The megalodon is an extinct species of shark which was about 59 feet (18 meters) long and hunted in the seas until about 1.5 million years ago. It was similar to today's great white shark-but three times longer and 20 times heavier. ...read more.

so so true

So true. - ShadowPixels

39 Kangaroos Kangaroos The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae. In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, especially those of the genus Macropus: the red kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, and western grey kangaroo.

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.

40 Black Bear

I'd kill their newborn babies and shoot them in the nose

41 Leopards Leopards The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various ...read more.

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

There cute

42 Taipan

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.

43 Chimpanzee 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.

Chimps are not freindly look up travis the chimp victim and yes there smart but not gentle - Toptenanimallovers

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.

Kill their newborn babies!

44 Blobfish Blobfish The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand.

What is "overrated" word supposed to be? When something gets a lot of praise/fans or something that you dislike?

45 Lynx Lynx A lynx is any of the four species within the Lynx genus of medium-sized wild cats, which includes the bobcat.

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

46 Guinea Pig Guinea Pig The guinea pig, also called the cavy or domestic guinea pig, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.

They're not cute and they poop a lot.

47 Crocodile Crocodile Crocodiles or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

Much more overrated than alligators

I'd kill baby crocodiles

48 Owls

Owls rock! - crazycat99

Nah, owls are cool.

Stupid owls, I'd kill their babies

49 Octopus Octopus The octopus is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda. It has two eyes and four pairs of arms and, like other cephalopods, it is bilaterally symmetric. It has a beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms.

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?

50 Giant Squid Giant Squid The giant squid is a deep-ocean dwelling squid in the family Architeuthidae. Giant squid can grow to a tremendous size due to deep-sea gigantism: recent estimates put the maximum size at 13 m for females and 10 m for males from the posterior fins to the tip of the two long tentacles (second only to ...read more.

Not the sea monster it was made out to be.

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