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

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 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 usually go after sharks not humans

Dolphins have saved humans from sharks

They seem to really love humans!

2 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.

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).

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.

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.

3 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.

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

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

5 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
7 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.

8 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.
9 Beluga Whales 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.

10 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.
The Contenders
11 Pigs

Mom hates pigs, but clearly she doesn't know the definition of adorable.

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

One of the many reasons I hate bacon!

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

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

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

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

15 Falcons
16 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.
17 Gorillas Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.
18 Tasmanian Devils
19 Hippopotamuses 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.
20 Capuchin Monkeys
21 Thylacines The thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger or the Tasmanian wolf.
22 Raccoon The raccoon, sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.
23 Wild Dogs
24 Horses 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.
25 Llamas The llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era.
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