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 the most adorable and useful animals across the world. They are beautiful, loving, and intelligent. Dogs 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 and there are many types of cats that exist in the world.
Wolf are the largest member of the canine (dog) family mostly seen in 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. Gray Wolf is one of the tundra animals listed in the wildlife.
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. It is also listed as one of the calmest animals in the world.
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 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.
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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 for meat. Lions live up to 15 years in the wild but they can survive 25-30 years in captivity. As of now, a total of 8 types of lions is known in wildlife.
Horses are large animals and it is believed that it has been domesticated 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. Appaloosa-Spotted Horse is one of the animals with spots in wildlife.
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 on 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. The Arctic fox is one of the color changing animals in the world.
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.
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Monkeys are haplorhine primates which is a paraphyletic group where species has tails and consisting of approximately 260 known living species. Monkeys can be classified into two types, one is that life in the Amazon rainforest and central and South American tropics, the other ones are known as Old World monkeys which live in Africa and Asia. The old monkeys dont have a prehensile tail but the new world monkeys do. It is one of the best animals in the world because of its ecological contribution. The smallest known monkey is the pygmy marmoset which is only five inches tall and weighing about four ounces. The largest known monkey is the mandrill that weighs around seventy-seven pounds and stands three feet tall.
Pandas are also known as panda bear or simply panda is a near species native to a few mountain ranges in central China.It loves to thrive in old-growth conifer forests with at least 2 bamboo species and water access. This is a national treasure in China and protected by the government authorities by law. They are solitary animals and avoid contact with direct contact with others of their own kind. One of the amazing black and white animals comes with black eye patches and listed among the shyest and rarest animals in the world.
Brown Bears mostly seen in the mountains of northern North America, Europe, and Asia. As of now, 16 subspecies of brown bears are known that includes grizzly bears and Kodiak bears. The avarage lifespan of the species is about 25 years, howvever, the oldest one recorded is nearly 37 years old in wildlife and in captivity, it has been verified to be 47 years. It is one of the two largest terrestrial carnivorans alive today, and the size of brown bears is the most variable of modern bears. It can grow upto a body length of 1.4 to 2.8 m with a shoulder height of 70 to 153 cm.
Eagle are the large birds of prey that belongs to the family Accipitridae and belongs to multiple genera that are not necessarily related to each other. The bird species is also known as the king of birds known to have great strength, rapidity and natural ferocity. As of now, 60 different species of eagles are known and most of them are from Eurasia and Africa. The avarage lifespan of species is 14 to 35 years in the wild and it depends on species. The smallest species of eagle is the South Nicobar serpent eagle that measures approximately 450 grams and 40 centimetres. The largest species of eagle is Philippine eagles in terms of length and wing surface.
Cheetahs are one of the biggest cats in the world that belongs to the family Felidae and closely related to bobcats, lynxes and pumas. They are one of the animals with black spots and gold or yellow coats and are known for their amazing speed. It can grow upto 1.1 to 1.4 meters long from head to rump and tail length of 65 to 80 centimetres. It is the fastest land animal in the world that can reach upto 120 km/h and it can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3 seconds. Cheetahs make distinct facial expressions to signal their mood.
Rabbits is a small mammal that belongs to Leporidae and can be seen in many parts of the world. As of now, 50 different species of rabbit with an avarage lifespan of 9 to 12 years. The oldest rabbit recorded was 18 years old. It has long ears and legs along with a short and bushy tail. North America carry half of the world’s rabbit population and also native to southwestern Europe, Southeast Asia, Sumatra, some islands of Japan, and in parts of Africa and South America. It loves to thrive in meadows, woods, forests, grasslands, deserts and wetlands. It is also listed as one of the calmest animals in the world,
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