Top Ten Best Animals

The Top Ten

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

I have loved dogs since I was two years old, literally. I have one, and she is just the sweetest! They are definitely my favorite of all animals, but here is my top ten list:
1. Dog
2. Cat (SO independent, plus the kittens are so cute! )
3. Polar Bear (I love their fur, and I love the way the females are such great moms)
4. Seal (So playful! )
5. Jaguar (I saw a baby jaguar at the zoo, and now I am hooked! )
6. Elephant (The herds of elephants are so tightly knitted together, it makes my hurt want to burst how they look out for each other. )
7. Hummingbird (We get a ton of these at my house in the summer, and once one actually sat ON MY HAND! It was so cute and tiny! )
8. Lion (Majestic, fierce, proud. )
9. Bunny (Oh my word, these are just so cute! )
10. Lamb (I love their wooly, curly fur, and they are just so amazingly, irresistibly cute! )

I believe dogs are strong animals, not only physically, but mentally. I recently adopted a dog who came from an absolutely horrible past. We were looking into getting her DNA tested to see what breeds she is a mix of, but we are guessing German Shepherd Terrier Mix. Her story is rough, but she's started to turn things around, I must warn whoever reads this, but her past is heartbreaking. She was born on February 3, 2010, and she is currently 6 years old, and her name is Tori. The poor girl started out when she first got adopted as a young adult (supposedly a puppy) and lived outside ONLY, in a pen, with another dog. She was never allowed inside and the only thing in the fenced-in area, was another dog, and a doghouse, with some food/water. Unfortunately, we don't know the whole story, but she was rescued and adopted again. She was adopted by a family in December of 2014, but she got away the very same day they adopted her. They never put up any signs looking for her, and she was on ...more

Not only are dogs great pets for people who just want to stroke their backs and relax. But also for being active by, going for a walk or playing fetch.

Sure some maybe aggressive, that's mainly because their owner locked them up in a kennel all the time or chain them up on a doghouse or something else

If you show your dog love and be responsible. Your bound to have a great companion for 15-20 years.


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2 Cat Cat 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.

Cats are awesome! I never used to be interested in them until I read Warrior Cats. They are awesome!

Agreed, except I already loved cats. Warriors just strengthened my love for cats

I think most of the time people misjudge cats. They are very smart animals, and independent. A lot of people think you can't train cats, but my cat is trained to sit, lie down, roll over, open doors, play fetch, and much, much more! One nice things about cats, but can also lead to some people disliking cats is the fact that some take a while to warm up to people, the good thing is once they get to know you they can be your best friend.

~lifetime cat owner

Just because they can't do tricks doesn'mean they're boring! (They make real good company! )


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

It's the best animal in the world

They can leap over their fence if they're in the zoo, and they can hurt you easily, so they're kind of dangerous, but still cool. - Vic21102

Love Them, Pure Greatness - copkiller

I like tigers cause I am born in the year of the tiger and tigers are the friendliest big cats

When they've killed thousands of villagers/poachers for intruding, I wouldn't say "friendliest big cats" - Brobusky


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4 Dolphin Dolphin 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 are great. No kidding. They're cute and do amazing tricks. No dogs going to jump 10 ft high. So smart too. Also very very very friendly.

Allow me to tell you what I know about dolphins. Dolphins use echolocation to find food. It comes from the melon the ear is included. Dolphins are intelligent animals and dolphins are known to save people from shark attacks. Dolphins attack by ramming like a bull. Dolphins eat about 45 pounds of food a day. So if you keep a dolphin at an dolphinarim make sure you feed them that much. Baby dolphins are called calfs. Dolphins don't just live in the ocean some live in rivers like river dolphins. So if you like dolphins you should work at a dolphinarim! I like DOLPHINS too!

Dolphins are so nice you can touch them and they wont hurt you. Have you herd a dolphin killing a human

So intelligent and playful - giga

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5 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.

It is a simple fact that wolves are more intelligent than dogs. Wolves are in packs. The alpha wolves are the leaders and their goal is simple. Keep them alive. The betas train the delta wolves into beta wolves and the omega wolf normally stays as omega and eats last. The wolves find the prey's weakness and herd them to it. Then when they get a chance to strike, they finish it off. Most people think wolves are dumb because they howl at the moon.
But actually this is like preying. The wolves howl at the moon to prey. That is not known for sure but I have found that theory about why wolves howling at the moon. They take care of each other and staying tough in the hardest conditions of weather. They all work as a team to survive. It is so sad when the mother has pups she dies. Wolves are the best and one hundred percent loyal (WAY WAY loyaler than dogs and more intelligent and more beautiful) Best animal ever

Actually, wolves do not have any other ranks beside the alpha. The rest are all made up for role plays and such. - CaitlinComet

The wolf is the ultimate animal. It is a predator that runs through the forests of the world howling at the full moon illuminating the night sky. The wolf is works with the pack to take down prey much larger than itself. Wolves form close family bonds and often take their Mates for life. The wolf establishes a extremely complicated pack hierarchy and occasionly some wolves leave the pack and become solitary lone wolves. Today the ancestors of the wolf are mans best friend and his constant companion, we see the wolf in various aspects of our media which often abounds with stories of werewolves. The wolf has long been a source of wonder, fear and awe for mankind and it is now our duty as stewards of the world to protect the wolf before this most powerful and fascinating creature vanishes from the world humans have for so long ravaged. - maverick88

They are so majestic. They are like the lions of North America, as some even have manes! They are the symbol of the wild, and they just are beautiful! Like dogs, but bigger and more powerful. - Splashstorm

Wolves hunt in packs from 2 to 50 wolves and can hunt anything from mice and hares to buffalo bison mountain lions towns of people and other predators like polar bears

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6 Penguin Penguin

NUMBER 7!? This is the best animal in existence that is real. I can understand monkeys being popular, they are my third favorite. Penguins don't want to fly because flying is for 5-year old Justin Bieber fans. Flying is for ducks, and if you've seen Daffy Duck, you can understand why that is an insult to flying. Penguins can swim, and that is way better than any other bird that flies besides hawks. Blue Jays fly, but their food is on the ground. Penguins swim, and they eat fish. VOTE PENGUINS!

The crappy monkey is at the top? Who made this list? Monkeys are stupid poop flinging apes! Who did this? I like dogs, but penguins are superior for their cuteness, but also awesomeness!

Yeah but technically humans are in the same category as monkeys so... - Brobusky

Penguins are great man! Who doesn't love penguins?! There such nice animals, in fact, they can even talk! Not really... But they are smart and intelligent, but don't get too near if not they will slap you! Seriously, vote for penguins! Like I did!


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7 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.

Once the horse was used as animal of war an it was considered a need for all men to know how to care for and ride a horse. Now horses our just used for prancing around with little girls wearing fancy outfits and jumping over two foot tall fences. I would give anything to return to the days when there were no cars and the horse was not only a means of entertainment and travel but a sign of royalty and essential aspect of warfare. - maverick88

Horses are just beautiful animals, fun to ride watch and care for if your in the right mindset you will know horses are the ultimate best! I love my little horse and If you don't like horses get outside and ride one they are the best of all animals! (I still love the elephants though! ) end of line period done they rock done zip. Vote for horses! ยก

Among ALL of the animals, horses are the ONLY animal that shares a relationship such as exists between horse and human. They enter into a partnership with us in which they yield control to us AND carry the physical burden of the relationship! And this they do, WILLINGLY! There is a saying, There is nothing better for the inside of a man, than the outside of a horse. Completely true! Time spent with a horse will benefit and aid in mental healing FAR better than that of ANY Psychiatrist! Also, horses are FIRMLY woven into the fabric of this country! If not for horses, we would not have progressed as we did in the U.S.!

Horses are just adorable and very friendly and they are my favourite animal

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8 Lion Lion 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.

9?! 9?! Lions deserve to be number 1. By far the most iconic big cat and one of the most iconic animals in the world. Lions are gifted hunters as they can hunt and kill animals such as buffalo which is 3 times their weight. Sharp claws dagger like teeth and super senses makes this big cat the King of the animal kingdom

Once I was at the zoo and I saw the 2 lions having sex... I was 6 and my mom said that they were giving piggy-back rides... Scared for life when I found out what it REALLY was.

It's true male lions are actually very cruel, even to baby Lions, but heck dolphins on this list are known to have sex with each other that means they can't be on the list?

Honey the lion is the greatest animal of all time

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9 Elephant Elephant Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognized, the African elephant and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species.

Seriously, elephants are amazing! Their trunks are amazing! The elephant's trunk contains over 40,000 muscles, divided into as many as 150,000 individual units! Compare that to the human body, which contains a paltry 639 muscles, and you start to get an idea how intricate the appendage is. Their resourcefulness is also surprising. I mean, using their ears as fans, eating rocks to help digest, and using their trunks to bath themselves in dirt or water; it's incredible! But my favorite thing about them is their love of their young. Their fierce protection and devotion to them, not to mention the babies are adorable. AND, a women is the alpha of the group! WAY TO GO WOMEN ELEPHANTS!

I can't believe elephants did not make top ten. Despite the fact that elephants are most widely used animals in corporate advertising. The lions, panda, penguin don't belong around humans as much as dogs, cats and elephants do. If dogs, cats made it then elephant should do. On that note, Koala bear, bunny rabbit are cute and cool. - TheStand

They are on the top ten. (by the way Koalas are vicious predators! ) - Brobusky

I love elephants- they're my favorite animal. You gotta love em! They can kill lions by just stabbing them with tusks.

So majestic it needs help donate

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

Monkeys are amazing. I was at this zoo when a monkey threw his turd at the glass

Monkey's are by far the best animal on the planet. Dogs are second but monkeys are still the best. I even have a pet monkey that we rescued and now we are monkey foster parents.

I have to disagree crap slinging apes aren't exactly better than say dogs or wolves - Brobusky

I vote for monkeys because I love monkeys they are my favorite animal in the world. That is why I vote for monkeys.

Monkeys are very funny by their smartness. - TeamRocket747

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The Newcomers

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? Bald Eagle Bald Eagle

cool birds

The Contenders

11 Panda Panda

Well pandas bring peace to the world... They are black, they are white, they are Asian and they are chubby

Pandas are very cute. You should vote for pandas. HOORAY FOR PANDAS!

I love love love panda's they are the cutest animal EVER and there kinda like a Japanese animal, I love Japan. I want to go to Japan and actually touch a panda. So vote they are awesome so intelligent and cute they have thumbs to and so fluffy (sometimes)

I would personally vote for red pandas! There such cute little critters

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12 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 LOVE FOXES! They are cute, sneaky, they have beautiful coats and they are my favourite animal! VOTE FOR FOXES!

Foxes are awesome! They are cute and funny both, and not very dangerous! They have high pitched barks that can be a little weird at first, but cool. Lastly, they have nice deep red fur (unless you are talking about the rare black fox) that is an awesome sight to see.

Foxes have actually sneaked into people's houses and for example kidnapped a baby. The poor, innocent baby dies. If only foxes didn't have to resort to deeds like that. They should be put in wildlife reserves, where they don't have to scrounge for litter to eat. Why do people hate them for killing babies! It is our own fault (mankind's) for not protecting them. Go foxes. (! )

The best and most awesome animals in the world

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13 Snake Snake Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. About 600 species are venomous, some of which can be fatal to humans if no medical help is sought.

I have snake for a pet he is awesome for the rest of my life I will never not have a snake life is boring with out them I have a ball python (just because it is a python does not make him dangerous he is 3 feet long and an inch thick also why would he want to eat me I am always the person who feed him so he trusts me I have proof of this to one time my friend was over he picked him up and my snake was striking at air and as soon as I picked him up he stopped and completely calmed down also snakes don't swell up when they are testing if they can eat things I went from feeding g my snake medium size mice to big rats and he did not swell up he just looked at it and thought that he could eat it so he did this proves your story wrong and proves that people will hate things if they do not understand them written by A Gillies

They look pretty awesome but have no concept of loyalty. Did you hear that story about a man who owned a boa constrictor and raised him since he hatched out from an egg, but one day the snake swelled up really big and laid down next to the man. this happened for a few days, then the worried, concerned man phoned up the vets to see what was wrong. the vet said the snake was swelling up to stretch it's stomach to get ready to eat the man. It was too late by then though, by the time the man was alerted, he was gone. Snakes: ARE NOT TO BE KEPT AS PETS.

Snakes are some the oldest animals on earth today. They are ancient and mankind as always been fascinated and terrified of them. The oldest known religion was Python worship over 70,000 years ago. In ancient times kings were often known as Dragon kings or Serpent kings. Today snakes are still a source of fear for many, but for some they are much more. Many people keep snakes as pets and are learning that the snake is not something to fear but to respect. - maverick88


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14 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.

Eagles are majestic creatures. I like to skim the sky for bald eagles

My top 3 types of eagles:

1. Bald Eagle

2. Golden Eagle

3. Tawny eagle

Vote eagle!

I pretty much think the same except Wedge Tailed Eagles are my no. 1 eagle. - FrozenHatingPokefan

Eagle are fast and able to go higher than other birds, for example the Bold eagle.

Why is it number 12?!?! Eagles are majestic, beautiful, iconic birds of prey that deserve the best of respect! I am a lifelong birder, and I would know! Number 12. Seriously.

Eagles are very beautiful and smart. - TeamRocket747

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15 Snow Leopard Snow Leopard The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. The name "Snow Leopard" is due to its white fur, and the black spots dotted over it.

It is sad that one day, snow leopards will be extinct. Generations to come will think of the leopard as we think about dinosaurs. All those animal protectors are too late. Boo mankind. :(

They are so cute! The fur is really nice as well. They are going to die though.

Hey, at least we're trying! You are a human being, maybe you should help us Animal Protectors, if you care about these animals so much, instead of just judging us and what we do? I bet you aren't a part of the Hardworking groups of people who do their best to make sure Snow Leopards and other animals do not become extinct. We are trying, that's what matters. You should too.

Snow Leopard, the snow version of Tiger. They are so cute. - TeamRocket747

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16 Rabbit Rabbit Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world.

Why is rabbit not at the top of this. Rabbits are the cutest animals ever. An argument can be made that some dogs are cutter than rabbits, but some species of dogs (AKA the smaller ones) are loud, unfriendly and annoying. All Rabbits love humans. They love being petted and love to cuddle with anyone or anything they meet. They come up to you when you enter the room and stand on they're hind legs like little babies so that you can pick them up. They move to play games and to run around and explore where they live. One time I found my rabbit in my little brothers room cuddling among his stuffed animals. It was adorable.

Rabbits are cute and spunky; My pet bunny saw a carrot onto of a chair and she jumped from pillow to pillow to get there. The carrot was supposed to be in a cake.

Why on earth is rabbits number 18? They are by far the gentlest and cutest animals of all time. They also match with my personality as they are quite shy animals and I'm a rather shy person. Rabbits all the way!

so cute

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17 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.

The best animal. King of the Arctic and LARGEST LAND CARNIVORE. Yet adorable, these epic beasts are not to be messed with. GO POLAR BEARS

When a Polar bear hunts a seal, most people say Noo escape seal! Not me. I look at that plump fat seal living in luxury and then I look at the scrawny and starving polar bear just desperate to get food and I was like OH YEAH LETS GO POLAR BEAR! And did you know only 2% of polar bear hunts are successful? I find it ridiculous how no one cries for the plant being eaten by the elephant and EVERYONE cries when the lion kills the elephant. PLANTS ARE LIVING THINGS TOO!

They look very cute. Even though they are dangerous they look very cuddly and my favorite zoo animal

The badass factor of a grizzly mixed with the beauty and cuteness of a panda. Well deserving of my vote.

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18 Cheetah Cheetah 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

Best ever! They're so fast and don't cheat with peed like those peregrine falcons. All the falcons do is fall! They don't work as hard as cheetahs.

I love cheetahs. They're super fast but not as dangerous as other big cars. Cheetahs are quite majestic to see as well. They would have made great pets if not for the genetic weakness of the species that leads to various problems.

Tigers do not suck! That is why they are higher than cheetahs. No, I did vote FOR BOTH, but I'm just saying, quit yapping fake facts. Maybe I won't vote for cheetahs anymore that's what you get for lying.

Cheetah is good but actually they should be on number 20 because Markhor and cow is more better than it.I know it is the 2nd fastest animal on earth.these are the last days of cheetah because more than a million cheetahs are died every year because of the people they hunt them.I would like to share my own top ten list with you.
I recommend you to read it! and enjoy it.

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19 Giraffe Giraffe The giraffe is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant.

It has a long neck and a long tongue which awesome. How did it not even get number in the top 20. It is so amazing it can kill a lion with one kick.

A giraffe is one of the cutest animals I've seen. Its very deadly and can take out a wolf or kill a human easily. - Teddyursua

Do I really need to say anything about them? They are the best animals in the whole world, no doubt so YOU BETTER AGREE!

I love giraffes

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

Zebras are so exotic and lovely. I don't understand why they are so low when people everyday where zebra print handbags outfits and other things.. These awesome horse-like mammals are beautiful-everyone her should know that.

If you like horses so much then why not zebras. They are so much cooler. They are like a barcode.

I love horses and have got a horse so go zebras

They be cool

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