Top Ten Wild Animals that are Known to Have Been Extremely Affectionate Towards HumansYou 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
Dolphins usually go after sharks not humans
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
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
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
These animals are both cute and very affectionate. I want one! :3 - DinoLover4242
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
Seriously? Owls aren't known to be affectionate. - DinoLover4242
Because tapirs are very friendly and affectionate like many videos of people petting and/or interacting positively (usually) with tapirs. - DinoLover4242
Um, I don't think eagles are affectionate, despite not normally being aggressive towards people. To me, this bird doesn't count. - DinoLover4242
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
Why is this on the list? Pandas are aggressive and can be very dangerous. - DinoLover4242
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
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
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
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
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
How was this animal affectionate towards humans? Any evidence? - DinoLover4242
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
That's a domesticated animal and not wild, doesn't belong on this list, unless this item meant its wild ancestor, guanaco. - DinoLover4242
Dromedaries are domestic animals, not wild, unlike how pop culture want you to believe. This doesn't belong on the list. - DinoLover4242
What? Crocodiles are aggressive. - DinoLover4242
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
This is already on the list, and may or may not have been affectionate towards humans. - DinoLover4242
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
Seriously? Hippos are the most dangerous large animals alive today and have been known to kill lots of people, not very affectionate animal. - DinoLover4242
Oh goodness, no. - DinoLover4242
When a wild animal happened is better at making friends than me. - RoseWeasley