Top 10 Best Animals In The World


Animals are the most amazing things created by nature. They all are unique in some way or other and perfectly created to adapt in their environment. Actually, all the animals are best and good in one way or other but we will list down some of the best animals or lovable animals to humankind,

Best Animals In The World


Dogs are considered as the most adorable and best animals across the world. They are beautiful, loving, and intelligent. The animal species has a sense of time ad it been proven that they can know the difference between an hour and five. The United States of America has the highest dog population in the world with over 75.8 million dogs across the country. The world oldest dog breed is the Saluki that used to appear in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 2100 B.C. Out of all breeds, Labradors have been the most popular breed in the United States.

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Cats are domestic animals and the only domesticated species in the family Felidae. It can be related to either a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat. All domestic animals are being valued by humans and also their ability to hunt rodents. The species is known for its strong flexible body, quick reflexes, sharp teeth and retractable claws that come up to kill small preys. It usually communicates with different voices such as meowing, purring, trilling, hissing, growling and sometimes by using its body language too. It was first domesticated in the Near East around 7500 BC.

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Wolf are the largest member of canine (dog) family mostly seen in the Canada, Alaska, and Russia. Two species of Wolf are known namely grey wolf and red wolf. Grey wolf has 38 different subspecies and Red wolf are known for their smaller size. They are the ultimate predators and don’t have natural enemies in the wild. The species has excellent eyesight, howvever, it will be difficult for them to differentiate colors. It can smell 100 times better than humans and easily locate animals at 1.6 miles away. The avarage lifespan of the wolf is up to 13 years in the wild and upto 13 years in captivity.

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4. Dolphin

Dolphins are widely distributed aquatic marine mammals mostly seen in the groups across the oceans in the world, however, few of them also seen in the freshwater of Asia and South America. It can grow upto 4-30 feet and weigh between 90 pounds and 11 tons. The smallest dolphin is Maui’s and the largest one is the orca. All dolphins are carnivores where smaller ones love to eat fish and squids, however, larger ones like orca eat seals, sea lions and even another type of dolphins and even whales. The average lifespan of dolphins is 17 years in the wild but some of them can even live upto 50 years.

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5. Tiger

Tigers are the biggest cats in the world that can be seen in adapting a different range of climates of Asia and Russia. As of now, 5 species of tigers are known and almost all of them are endangered because of poaching and loss of habitat. Out of all species, the Siberian tiger is the biggest cat species in the world. The species is known for its best patterns and have more than 100 uniquely positioned stripes that are primarily used for the identification. It used to mark its territory with the help of a mixture of the urine and liquid from a gland that has an intensive smell and by this other tiger known that the territory has been occupied. The average lifespan of Tigers is 10-15 years in the wild and around 20 in captivity.



Penguins are popular flightless birds and have flippers instead of regular wings. As of now, less than 20 known species of penguin has been known and they all are live in the Southern hemisphere. Apart from Antarctica, they can also see in South America, South Africa, New Zealand and many pacific islands. The species natural predators include orcas, seals, sharks, snakes and many more. Penguins are carnivorous birds that love to eat shrimps, krill, squids and fish. The average lifespan of Penguins are 15 and 20 years, howvever, it totally depends on the species.



Lions are also one of the largest cats and best animals in the world. They are mostly seen in the southern and eastern parts of Africa. They can be seen in groups known as “pride” where each one of it composed of one or two males and a large number of females. There are larger pride too that consist of around 40 members. There are scenarios where lions can act as scavengers and often attack hyenas and steal their prey. Lions have larger teeth known as carnassials and work like a pair of scissors in shopping meat. Lions live up to 15 years in the wild but they can survive 25-30 years in captivity.



Horses are large animals and it is believed that it has been domesticated for approximately 5.000 years ago in central Asia. As of now, there are 300 different breeds of horses are known and approximately 60 million horses in the world today where they are primarily used as working animals specifically to pull the ploughs in the field and transport heavy loads and in racing competitions. It can reach upto 56 to 72 inches in height and can reach 840 to 2200 pounds of weight. The avarage lifespan of species is 25 years.



Fox are one of the best animals and considered as closest relatives of jackals, wolves and dogs. All three species belong to the canine family. As of now, 39 described species of fox are known and there are 12 true species of foxes that can be seen in all continents. It can run very fast upto 30 miles per hour and the shape of the body helps them a lot. One of the species known as Grey foxes is the only members of the dog family that are able to climb the tree. The natural predators of foxes are wolves, bears, mountain lions and coyotes. The average lifespan of the fox is upto 3 years in the wild and up to 10 years in captivity.



Elephants are the largest mammal in the world and listed as the best animals because of unique natural qualities. As os now, Indian, savannah and forest elephants are the three species of elephants known and all of them are highly endangered due to increased hunting and habitat loss. The species only sleep 2 or 3 hours day and spent most of the time eating and all species of elephants are vegetarians that are they only eat plants. Elephants will be able to recognize themselves in the mirror. The average lifespan of species is 60-70 years in the wild and can live upto 80 years in captivity.


There are the best animals based on various natural qualities in the world. Kindly share and do post your comments.

Written by Utsav Srinet

Utsav Singh is a Nature Lover and Blogger. He writes about facts and information related to Nature, Travel and World

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