Top Ten Wild Animals that are Known to Have Been Extremely Affectionate Towards Humans

PositronWildhawk
You can never judge a book by its cover, and sometimes the most scary or misunderstood of creatures can be the most friendly towards humans. Here are some examples of animals that have been known to get along very well with humans, provided that you treat them with the same respect that you expect from anyone.

The Top Ten

1 Dolphins 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.

Um, I've heard of reports of dolphins being dangerous to humans and, rarely, caused some deaths. Do you still call dolphins extremely affectionate towards humans? - DinoLover4242

Dolphins have saved humans from sharks

They seem to really love humans! - lionsforlife

I don't trust them, something seems FISHY about them(even though they are mammals) - Myuuu

2 Elephants Elephants 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.

Although they are known to be really deadly and kill you in a minute be just running over but know what they do it too protect themselves only.
If they were to be domesticated by humans then they would be as loyal as Dogs.
They are kind, affectionate to any one they know.
They are really loyal to their partners.

Don't anger them and you'll be fine. - RoseWeasley

They are one of the kindest animals even though they are known to be deadly because of their power to easily lift 2000 pound and kill anyone if they hurt them or their family but still they never kill anyone they're herbivores.
If humans were to make them pet then they would probably be as loyal as Dog.
But what hurts me is that they are hunted or even killed fto obtain their teeth(ivory).

I’d say if you know one from the time they’re born, they’d be affectionate, but otherwise, never go up to one of these in the wild. Unless you want to get trampled. - PackFan2005

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3 Wolves Wolves 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.

There are stories of humans who were raised by wolves. - RoseWeasley

Didn't - RoseWeasley

They were literally one of the first animals to be domesticated by humans. - Not_A_Weeaboo

I hope I never have to test this theory in person. Don't anyone go looking for a wolf's den, now. - BKAllmighty

4 Seals Seals Seal, known as Pinniped, is a marine carnivorous mammals native to all continents, commonly to North America and Antarctica.

I LOVE SEALS!

These animals are both cute and very affectionate. I want one! :3 - DinoLover4242

5 Lions 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.

I applaud your list dwelling being but I sense a lion just sending other waves of our own conscious which we are gleeful binding forces between us as jointed species in a relationship as we distinctive beings are allies- Kevinsidis

6 Owls Owls

Seriously? Owls aren't known to be affectionate. - DinoLover4242

7 Tapir Tapir A tapir is a large, herbivorous mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile nose trunk.

Because tapirs are very friendly and affectionate like many videos of people petting and/or interacting positively (usually) with tapirs. - DinoLover4242

8 Eagles Eagles 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.

Um, I don't think eagles are affectionate, despite not normally being aggressive towards people. To me, this bird doesn't count. - DinoLover4242

9 Beluga Whale Beluga Whale The beluga whale or white whale is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean. It is one of two members of the family Monodontidae, along with the narwhal, and the only member of the genus Delphinapterus.

The image says it all. Unlike some other animals, they are friendly even to strangers (humans they don't know). I saw it at an Aquarium in Niagara Falls, Canada. - Metal_Treasure

10 Pandas Pandas 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.

Why is this on the list? Pandas are aggressive and can be very dangerous. - DinoLover4242

The Contenders

11 Pigs Pigs

Why is this on the list? This is a domestic animal, not wild. - DinoLover4242

Feel bad now for putting bacon in the pan... - PositronWildhawk

Why are the cops on this list? - judo8alex

12 Platypus Platypus The platypus, also known as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

Seriously? Platypus aren't known to be affectionate towards people and are timid instead, using their venomous spurs to poison their enemies. Go try to tame it and I'll bet $900,000,000,000 that the platypus will poison you instead of being affectionate. - DinoLover4242

13 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.

Really? Chimpanzees are the most aggressive non-human apes alive today and aren't normally affectionate in the wild. The chimpanzees will kill you if you go near them, while gorillas are not as dangerous since they're mostly herbivorous, while chimpanzees are largely omnivorous and, unlike gorillas, can be cannibalistic and anarchists much like many cannibalistic human tribes. So, therefore, chimpanzees don't belong in this list. - DinoLover4242

Chimpanzees are seriously aggressive animals. I’m pretty sure they hate humans. - Archived

They are literally the closest animal to us. Some scientists even speculate that humans evolved from once looking very similar to chimpanzees - Randomator

14 Goat Goat The domestic goat is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

Um... that's a domestic goat, not a wild goats (there's differences between domestic and wild goats), so this doesn't belong on this list. - DinoLover4242

Goat is wild and very friendly come pet a goat we don't mind. - MrGoat

15 Falcons Falcons

I don't think that falcons really be affectionate towards people even though they help people catch what they need or if people care for them. - DinoLover4242

16 Thylacine Thylacine The thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger or the Tasmanian wolf.

How was this animal affectionate towards humans? Any evidence? - DinoLover4242

17 Wild Dogs
18 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.

Um, that's a domestic horse, not a wild horse (the only true wild horse alive today are Mongolian wild horse, aka Przewalski's horse), so this doesn't belong on this list. - DinoLover4242

19 Sheep Sheep The sheep is a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates.
20 Llama Llama The llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era.

That's a domesticated animal and not wild, doesn't belong on this list, unless this item meant its wild ancestor, guanaco. - DinoLover4242

21 Dromedary

Dromedaries are domestic animals, not wild, unlike how pop culture want you to believe. This doesn't belong on the list. - DinoLover4242

22 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.
23 Crocodile Crocodile Crocodiles or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

What? Crocodiles are aggressive. - DinoLover4242

24 Gorilla Gorilla Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.
25 Orangutan Orangutan
26 Rabbit Rabbit Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world.
27 Iguana Iguana Iguana is a genus of omnivorous lizards native to tropical areas of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
28 Tegu
29 Mouse Mouse A mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. It is also a popular pet.
30 Black Rat
31 Brown Rat
32 Dodo Dodo

Even though they are extinct today, when they were alive, they were NOT afraid of humans and may have been affectionate, but we're not sure yet. - DinoLover4242

33 Tasmanian Tiger Tasmanian Tiger

This is already on the list, and may or may not have been affectionate towards humans. - DinoLover4242

34 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.

Why is this animal on the list? Megalodon has been extinct before humans appeared. Also, Megalodon would have NOT have been affectionate towards humans if they still existed. - DinoLover4242

35 Sand Tiger Shark
36 Tasmanian Devil Tasmanian Devil
37 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.

Seriously? Hippos are the most dangerous large animals alive today and have been known to kill lots of people, not very affectionate animal. - DinoLover4242

38 Rhinoceros 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.
39 Cockroach Cockroach

Oh goodness, no. - DinoLover4242

40 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.
41 House Fly
42 Tortoise Tortoise
43 Lemur Lemur Lemurs are a clade of strepsirrhine primates endemic to the island of Madagascar. The word "lemur" derives from the word lemures (ghosts or spirits) from Roman mythology and was first used to describe a slender loris due to its nocturnal habits and slow pace, but was later applied to the primates on ...read more.
44 Rhesus Macaque Rhesus Macaque
45 Capuchin Monkey
46 Capybara Capybara The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It is a member of the genus Hydrochoerus, of which the only other extant member is the lesser capybara.

When a wild animal happened is better at making friends than me. - RoseWeasley

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