Top 10 Zoo Animals

The Top Ten Zoo Animals

1 Penguin Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galapagos penguin, found north of the equator.

I love penguins I wish there were penguins at my zoo

One time a penguin got out of its enclosure at the zoo and I was terrified LOL

Never doubt the penguin. Penguins deserve the #1 spot and are not just the best animal in the zoo, but the best animal in the world. It's about time penguins get the respect they deserve. They are the only reason I ever go to zoos. Penguins are the cutest, most interesting animal ever. VOTE PENGUIN the zoo's best animal ever!

My sister has 3 penguin stuffed animals penguins named waddles,pudding,and paingu they are too cute

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

Operation goat has been initiated we shall not stop until goats reign supreme. - MrGoat

Feeding and petting the goats is the best part of every zoo visit. Especially if there are babies to hold!

Feeding goats always fun for the kids! Both young humans and goats agree. Get it? Kids? Both...

Goats are friends duh!

3 Red Panda The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), or also known as the red bear-cat or the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the Eastern Himalayas and Southwestern China. Despite having the word "panda" in its name, it's not a panda. It's closely related to raccoons

They are very rare to see in the wild so when I get to see them at the zoo it's very cool.

They are the cutest animals, that are rare, but still amazing and interesting.

I don't know anything about a red panda but they sound really cool. I would like to see one in real life.

Adorable to watch as they sleep in trees. They are more closely related to raccoons than giant pandas but are way cuter than raccoons.

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

Giraffes are so gentle and kind and you can feed them, and show the public how awesome they are and get people to aid in the effort of protecting them in the wild

Giraffes are the loveleyest animals ever! I think that people should stop hunting giraffes for their skin. Giraffes are awesome! Giraffes rock!

Hello, all. I am commenting here because you seem to harbor a passion for giraffes. Sadly, these poor creatures are suffering. Visit my profile to learn more. - EarnestfromGiraffePants

Giraffes are literally THE BEST! They've been my favorite animal for a long time now, and for good reason! They have such a nice disposition and since they were added to the threatened species list, let's all do our best to get them back on top!

5 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.

I remember going to a Zoo when I was a kid, and the polar bears' enclosure was made of glass (or plastic, but it was strong material) and the bears had a sort of swimming pool and we could see it underwater swimming near us. It was really incredible to see. - RogerMcBaloney

I have always liked Polar Bears I think there amazing

I love bears, and I love white furred animals, so polar bears have always been a great zoo attraction for me. - Meg21

I love their white fur and the cute little cubs.

6 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.

The Lion is the King of the Beasts for a reason. It is renowned world-over as a symbol of courage, and strength. It is for this reason, amongst others that it is one of the greatest animals in Creation, and definitely one of the greatest zoo animals.

Lions are really cool and quitte popular with young boys

When I was 5 I went to Bristol Zoo. They had Lions there and I asked the keeper if I could take him home because I loved them so much and obviously he said they weren't for sale, but ever since then I've loved them and now their my favourite animal.

Lions should be at the top. More attention is focused on them and they are at almost every zoo.

7 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 sad that there are so few tigers left on Earth. The species is actually going extinct. - RogerMcBaloney

Tigers are the greatest animals known to science! Nobody can capture their full power! They are the greatest animals at zoos, hands down!

Tigers are near extinction and need our help to save them. One of the many things we have to do to do this is to breed them in zoos, which is why we should stress to put them in zoos. Thank you!

Tiger have big teeth, or knife, and beautiful animal is good speed. This is orange body the elips line black color. Good prospect to to film killer and pc game to art big opponent mortal kombat 2 the KINTARO, mutant tiger and man.

8 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.

I just love everything about them. Since I was a little kid I have loved them. Even though I am very small and they are very big they have my name in it so I feel like I could be part of something bigger.

I love Dumbo the movie so I love elephants even though they are the worst smelling animals in the whole zoo. They are cute and fat and have really big ears. They are also really fun to draw for artists like myself. Theses animals are so easy to draw even fingerpaint

Elephants are the coolest and are one of the most interesting animals I the world

I also love dumbo and I think elephants are so cute. Their long trunks and the way they use them to take a shower is very adorable. Elephants are very sweet animals with big floppy ears that are so cute. Overall I love elephants and how they are so sweet.

9 Giant Panda

Stop saying "save the turtles" when you should be saying "save the pandas."

Giant pandas are fascinating to look at and are incredibly cute. They are NUMBER 1!

Giant panadas are definitely the kids favourite!

Who doesn't like those cuties!

If I had a panda I'd cuddle it all day the best thing about them is that they r fluffy and soft and is most kids favourite

10 Meerkat The meerkat or suricate is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family. It is the only member of the genus Suricata.

I think you will agree,
The most fun to watch, interesting, funny as! Cute, loving,


Easily the coolest and cutest of all the animals in zoos around the world!

The cutest animal ever! But also very intelligent, they line up ready to be lead by the alpha, take turns on being a sentry guard, are very social And did I mention they were awesome?

Absolutely my face animal and one of the most admired worldwide which is amazing for such a small mammal

The Contenders

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

Seriously, who can't be fascinated by these creatures? Their intellect, strength, and social hierarchies make them endlessly compelling animals to behold. In addition to being-- hands down, no debate about it --the best fathers in the natural world, the silverback gorilla ranks right up there with male lions, elk, and elephants as the most majestic animals in the entire animal kingdom.

Everyone just seems to collectively understand they are in the presence of something uniquely powerful and emotionally stirring when in the presence of a silverback leading his troop and maintaining order.

Wanna know why Gorillas are often angry? It's because they have a small package. - RogerMcBaloney

They are so interesting, especially when they are awake and ready to run! They seem so like us. My family's favorite place to go is the gorilla habitat because they are so alive!

I love them they r so cute! Ps black is my fab color

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

Don't go thinking I won't add all the other animals because I will

They are related to horses and donkeys

They are so cute and adorable! I just love them so much!

Zebras are way prettier than horses!

13 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

Cheetahs my favorite animal. It is very very fast it might be the fastest animal in the whole entire world! But I gotta say their acceleration is so quick if Cheetahs were not endangered and they were vicious predators they would kill humans easily. But despite there jaws they'll probably bite small chunks out of humans each time so they can eat us. But that's a thought not real... Or is it.

I have only seen this one in a zoo ones but it's the best there fast and pretty

The fastest animal on land 72 miles per hour

Lions may be the kings, but Cheetahs most certainly are the Queens. They are graceful, extremely fast, and not to mention gorgeous!

14 Mountain Goat

Yay Mountain Goat! The 2nd best goat after regular goat! - RamonTheGoat

Sup my name is billy goat

Goat! - MrGoat

15 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.

Awesome animals, everyone thinks they are man eating but coconuts kill more people than them

Sharks don’t eat you unless you are bleeding or dressed as a fish jk

When I first saw jaws I was fascinate by these beasts of the deep & are pretty cool

They are really awesome.

16 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 more.

I love Lemurs. They are so cute and fuzzy. My favorite Lemur is a ringed-tail-lemur

I love lemurs. When I was seven I was at a zoo ok the isle of white and in the walk in lemur enclosure a lemur jumped on my head and scared the living day lights out of me. From then on my family call me the monkey mama!

There beautiful creatures and there so funny

Ring tailed lemurs

17 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.

Me when someone says did u do the homework. I didn't even know we had homework - RylinB

You agree with me that llamas should be number one on this list after you listen to the llama song on YouTube! It's amazing!

Love Llamas! Except when they spit on people. - RogerMcBaloney

One of them spitted on me, was the best zoo memory of mine.

18 Sea Lions Sea lions are sea mammals characterized by external ear flaps, long foreflippers, the ability to walk on all fours, short, thick hair, and a big chest and belly.

As much as I love seeing them, I would rather see the moon in the wild and not in captivity

Sea lions are cute and funny

Sea lions are fun and peppy

My favorites are sea lions, bears and kangaroos.

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

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Money are very interesting and fun to watch them scream and play.

Monkeys are like humans... they are our ancestors

They are crazy which make them good animals.

20 Rhinoceros

Despite what most people believe rhinos are actually quite shy and are actually relatively sweet. They are not the aggressive monsters people think they are. Yes will charge at you but they do that because they have poor eyesight and can't see distance so they approach a potential threat in this way. They are also extremely endangered, quite possibly one of the most endangered animals on the planet due to poaching. I absolutely love rhinos and it brings tears to my eyes thinking about how many rhinos have been senselessly slaughtered. There is really no other animal that is quite like the rhino either, A horn or two on his head for protection, big strong and built like a tank. These animals are magnificent beasts. - evoxpisces

There like an unstoppable juggernaut.

It's a huge and powerful creater so it must be the best

Rhino's are good, but why aren't hippo;s up there. They may be one the most
Dangerous animals, but they only do it to defend there young and protect there home

21 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.

Their sneaky big they blend in and I don't get why their the least liked reptiles

Alligators I've always find fascinating & kinda cool

Alligators are really awesome


22 Ram

It is my favorite

23 Bear Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives.

Wait, Why are the polar bear and panda above bear. They are both bears. by the way I love bears they are my fave animal.

I fed them honey and it was fun

Bear Has A Fat Tummy

Bears are so adorable. They are not scary. - Solacress

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

Love them so much

Seals are so cute!

Some seals like elephant seal pups will enjoy a cuddle with you.

Seals are one of the most cutest animals ever in my opinion - Megsball108486

25 Okapi The okapi is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.

What kind of zoo keeps this animal? I have never heard of it or seen it in a zoo - gymnastsofa

I love okapi! They are so beautiful with their zebra striped legs and tawny brown body! So unique! I don't think there's anything else like them!

I love okapis, most people don't know what they are but they should, they're awesome!

Certainly the shy but although majestic Okapi should be number one. Depending on the position, this mammal's fur can be purple, black, or brown. I also have a stuffed Okapi named Gecko (pronounced Gee-koe)

26 Kangaroo 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.

Kangaroos are the icons of Australia

Lol Kangaroos ARE pretty awesome

I love kangaroos my name is JOEY

They are very interesting animals

27 Yak

The greatest animal of all time.

28 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.

Snow leopards are rare and endangered cats who look really cool they need to be above fish or in the top 20

Just wanted to vote for them my fave animals are Dogs but these are my second

The best animals on Earth they should be 7th ranked best

I adopted a snow leopard to save them I must love them

29 Bats

Bats are rated 9 and a half in coolness from me!

30 Dolphins

Did you forget about little hope and winter from dolphin tail 2how she lost her tail they are also very smart, playful and funny and cute so please vote for them to make them at least to top 20

Taiji hunters and all dolphin abusers are pieces of crap and I hope they die for killing dolphin

Dolphins are playful & the most intelligent non-human animals & beautiful

Dolphins = funny cute the best so they should be first

31 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.
32 Pelican

Dude whoever posted this has clearly not ever been to a zoo. No zoo keeps pelicans. - gymnastsofa

@gymnastsofa Brookfield Zoo in Chicago has them, San Diego Zoo has them, Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls has one.. Perhaps you haven't been to enough zoos? - RamonTheGoat

Pelican...I never saw one at a zoo

Pelicans are pest

33 Camel A camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back.

At my local zoo you get to ride them

GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS! GUESS WHAT day it is - lemur

Humpy Dumpy - TriggerTrashKid

That's just weird

34 Albino Alligator
35 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.

Wolfs are beautiful animals and are so strong, and should be on the top of the list. People mistake wolfs as deadly, cruel animals mostly because they kill animals (even though every animal does that) but they only do that because they need food! Wolfs are my favourite animals and I don't know why it isn't for others

Wolves got beat out by crocodiles? Really? These animals are majestic and the genesis of our greatest ally, dogs. They are only so low on this list because the media and movie industry (The Grey) paint them in an antiquated and harsh light. They deserve to be in the top 5 if not 10.

Yes I agree wolves are misjudged, Just because people make movies of them killing people doesn't mean its true, wolves have done nothing yet we steal there land and kill them for fun. STOP WOLF HATE! STOP WOLF HATE!

My favourite animal is wolfs and foxes because they are amazing animals and I am NEVER going to change my mind!

36 Water Buffalo

They have horns of the joy

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

I love you so much, I want to kiss you!

Love animals all them

Coolness broskees

The Chimp Bro

39 Butterfly Butterflies are part of the class of insects in the order Lepidoptera, along with the moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight.

Not really a zoo animal, but there is parts of zoos dedicated to butterflies.

How they are so boring

Don't bit very colorful

Do you now what is a butterfly that flys in the dark

40 Komodo Dragon The Komodo dragon, also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar.

By far one of the coolest animals

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

Flamingo's are Jem's favorite kind of animals.
When I was in 3rd grade I was learning about Flamingos, for homework.

How could you say they have fur? They are birds. They have feathers, stupid. Ignorant people.

They are so cool

They are beautiful.

42 Clouded Leopard

Clouded leopards are awesome! The can swin, climb and chase at amazing speeds. They are Vulnerable on the Red list and should be number one

Clouded leopards are active cool looking endangered animals who need to be above chicken or goat

They're just awesome and I always love watching them

They are some magnificent animals

43 White Tiger

They are just so pretty and white. And their life is awesome

Extrodinary animals

Oh yeah

Four letters B E S T it spells best

44 Cougar The cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.

They are very cute! - TriggerTrashKid

Felines are the most beautiful creatures.

Cute little cougar but deadly

Best animal ever

45 Otter Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae. The 13 extant otter species are all semiaquatic, aquatic or marine, with diets based on fish and invertebrates.

I love otters so much! They are my true spirit animal. After all, how could you say anything against them? They are smart, cute, skilled, and lovable even though they are wild. Otters deserve to be in the top ten, river and sea!

Let's be more specific, river or sea? Both are great! River otters play with their food before they eat it - who doesn't love that? Sea otters hold hands as they drift off to sleep (pun intended), so they don't get separated at night. I have otters in the forms of books, movies, wood carvings, stuffed animals, puppets, ceramic, candles, on mugs, on t-shirts, etc. Real ones are best.

Otters are amazing creatures. Making them even more sweet, they hold hands while sleeping to keep them from drifting off from each other. They are amazing aquatic mammals and they are majestic animals in all.

though I've seen an otter in the wild. But still they are awesome. - jakkejakke

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

Platpuses deverve to be at least in the top 10 because they show us what past-life animals were like. Due to the fact that they walk like lizards and lay eggs. Also I think a lot of people know Perry from Phineas and Ferb.

They are amazing creatures to watch.

Me and my daddy love feneas and ferb

My faveroute animals

47 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.

They're iconic dangerous but iconic as long as you leave them alone they'll leave us alone

They are beautiful and sweet. Like I said up there they only are deadley because they do it to defend their young and loved ones. They are so unique. I love hippo's and I always will.

Hippos are by far the best

Better than lions

48 Ducks

Umm ducks are not zoo animals, you could easily see one at a lake or pond. Whoever put this on here clearly did not read what this list is supposed to be - gymnastsofa

Ducks are amazing animals. I used to have ducks in my backyard that I fed every day.

Ducks ROCK!

Quack quack...come on,someone HAD to say it

49 Chicken

Look at all those Chickens���"

50 Goose

Dude. If your zoo has no geese, that is not our problem. Get a better zoo. - RamonTheGoat

I love geese, whether they are domestic or not. I like Egyptian geese, which are in reality, shelducks.

I do not like the cobra chicken - RamonTheGoat


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