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10 World's Favorite Animals

The battle of the fittest...

Which lords it over in the survey for the world's favorite animal.

Which lords it over in the survey for the world's favorite animal.

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Mohandas Gandhi

Animals are indeed treasure to human beings as they can give us ohs and ahs, while we see them perform awesome tricks in circus, give us thrills when we see them in zoo being fed by caretaker or simply by having picture taking with them.

Animals in the wild play vital part in ecological system, while the tamed usually give us joy and excitement when we have them as pets.

Perennial favorite dogs and cats are common in big cities like London, Paris and key cities in U.S.

Our canine and feline friends are considered part of the family in some households in North America and Europe as they fill loneliness with their charm, warmth and some times with their stubbornness. They are our common companions when hustle and bustle of life takes its tool on us.

What if you were given to choose what animal is your favorite? Which animal will reign supreme? I hope your bet make it to the top ten, though.


For those whose favorite are the playful domestic cats...

Here's your consolation, a cat getting a rare lick from a nemesis, the dog, that is, wakikik

Here's your consolation, a cat getting a rare lick from a nemesis, the dog, that is, wakikik

Here is the countdown of well-liked and well-loved animals in the planet.

World's Favorite Animal Number 10

World's Favorite Animal Number 10

World's Favorite Animal Number 9

World's Favorite Animal Number 9

World's Favorite Animal Number 8

World's Favorite Animal Number 8

World's Favorite Animal Number 7

World's Favorite Animal Number 7

The man’s best friend which is the dog will surely have a distinct advantage, but surprises happen. In a survey conducted by Independent of London, the large and ferocious tiger emerged as the most favorite animal in the planet edging out the dogs and other favored animals. More than 52,000 was surveyed and the canines just wounded up with a still decent finish at third place. Tigers the largest feline in the world and are commonly found in Asia. Wealthy nations in Asia are called Tiger Economies, hehehe, a testament that Tigers have a great reputation in the region.

Nosing out the dogs for the second place is the dolphin. Considered to be the most intelligent marine animal in the world. Dolphins are swift and fast, and first utilized SONAR ahead of man. They perform tricks in some marine parks and they are elegant and generous entertainers.

Checking in at fourth place is the horse. The equines, especially those built for racing are one of the most well taken care of mammals in the world; they are housed in an air-conditioned room, trained under the watchful eyes of their owners, advance technology is employed with their medical needs, and handled and pampered with diets and supplement that will inevitably made them healthy 24/7.

The lion which is dubbed as the “King of the Jungle,” is at fifth place. The male lion which sports a mane is the one that guard the territory from intruders, while the females hunt the prey for the whole pack to eat. The lion’s voracious appetite is consists of wildebeests, impalas, zebras and other wild grazing animals, hmm… what a treat hahahaha, want some, they'll definitely tastes like chicken, wakikik.

World's Favorite Animal Number 6

World's Favorite Animal Number 6

The Fab Five...

World's Favorite Animal Number 5

World's Favorite Animal Number 5

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World's Favorite Animal Number 4

World's Favorite Animal Number 4

World's Favorite Animal Number 3

World's Favorite Animal Number 3

World's Favorite Animal Number 2

World's Favorite Animal Number 2

Collaring the sixth spot is the deadly snake. Although the vast majority are packed with potent venom that could kill man and small animals, snakes are actually the farmer’s friend since they stalks on mice and rats. When you’ll come across with a snake it is wise not to move since snakes are sightless and but can detect moving object, and capable of inflicting lethal and paralyzing attack. Moreover, snakes are different from pythons, snakes uses venom to kill its prey while pythons utilized constriction on their hapless victims.

Hugging the limelight at seventh place is the mighty elephant. Who doesn’t know Dumbo, hehehehe, especially those who are young at heart? Dumbo is a Walt Disney cartoon character that has very huge ears. Elephants often appear in circus, and their cleverness is indeed very impressive. In India and some countries in the Southeast Asian region, elephants are used by people to help them with their work in farms or they are simply utilized as means of transportation. The world’s largest land mammal, this colossal creature, is the only animal that visits their deceased relatives.

Checking in at eighth spot, is the playful chimpanzee or the chimps. A chimpanzee, the animal that is often used as guinea pigs in scientific laboratory is one of the most intelligent creatures in the planet. So also, chimps are often made as a pet in some South East Asian countries. However chimps, was observed to snatch other clan’s juvenile and devour their captured prey mercilessly. Chimpanzee is one of the few animals on earth that uses tools with their way of life.

The chimpanzee’s cousins the orangutan takes the ninth place. Orangutan’s odd looks and truly tamed features made them one of the center of attraction in zoos and even in eco-parks.

Rounding up the top ten is the whale. The largest mammal in the world, the whale is a gentle creature that has a good parenting habits. Like the dolphins, whales can display flashes of brilliance and intelligence.

The world’s famous whale-watching site is found in Donsol, Sorsogon, Philippines which is voted by Time Magazine Asia as the Best Animal Encounter in 2004.

This completes the list of world’s most liked animals, hope your pick is included in the list. Many thanks for reading this hub. Surprisingly my pick and my favorite animal, which is the eagle didn't make it on list, same with the cats, bears, rhinos and hippos. Snakes entrance to the top ten indeed intrigues me and was quite surprising...

My fifth hub in the hubchallenge (second batch).


And the winner is...

The Mighty Tigers... The undisputed "World's Favorite Animal on the Planet."

The Mighty Tigers... The undisputed "World's Favorite Animal on the Planet."

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Random Person Gonna Comment on May 30, 2020:

My favorite animal is Wolves!!!!!!!

Vv on January 23, 2016:

My favorite is the perrigune falcon that is the fastest animal on the earth. My second favorite animal are cows!

epic dud4e on March 01, 2013:

i love tigers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

james bond 007 on February 18, 2013:

what ha fine animal is very great thing so i very happy to say for this web site is 007 james bond no end for ;me;

Chelo on June 09, 2012:

Tigers are not found in Africa

daniel kelly on April 17, 2012:

i love tigers but where r domestic cats where r wolves were r foxs and y r there no birdson this lis

balihq on April 24, 2011:

Looks like a lot of neighborhoods doesn't like domestic cats=)

no body u need 2 know on February 28, 2011:


Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on December 24, 2010:

I am glad the hub suits you well... Thanks for the visit!

katrinasui on December 23, 2010:

Tiger is my favorite animal. Nice hub with lot of good information.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on November 12, 2010:

they walk so slow they didn't made it :)

honeymoon on October 12, 2010:

turtles where are they

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on September 04, 2010:

Thanks a lot for the visit Madi and Anne...

Anne on August 29, 2010:


Madi on August 03, 2010:

Where r the african wild dogs is what im wondering

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on July 08, 2010:

Thanks a lot guys for the visit!!!

conner on May 23, 2010:

I lOVEEEEE TIGERZ!!!!!!!! LOVE!!!!!!!! they had a wild big cat exibit at my fair and it was only 30 bucks to get my pic taken with a white persain tiger MY STUPIC DAD WOULNT LET ME THOUGH!!!!!

nicolette on March 13, 2010:

The hyena didn't make it

me on March 08, 2010:

where's the panda?

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on November 16, 2009:

Thank you very much craz for the lovely and generous comment...

Crazdwriter on November 14, 2009:

LOVED it, General! And yep Tigers are SWEET! I am of course partial to all cats in the cat family but yes Tigers are one of my favs, especially because the white tiger is my spirit guide. :-) Two thumbs way up, General!

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on September 10, 2009:

emievil, hmmm I see your score hit 100 about more than 7 times or more nyahahaha, hmmm its finite nyahahaha...

emievil from Philippines on September 10, 2009:

LOL, tsk, tsk, tsk, flattering me huh? What countless of times? From my count, I only hit it twice. Don't worry, you'll get there, just a matter of time.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on September 10, 2009:

@ dohn121--- I intentionally made it upside down, hehehe, those who will like to read facts about animals and see the story, its from up to down, for those who are in a hurry, hehehe they'll just look at the pictures, these approach is just like a double edged weapon. Hehehe, nice dragon there hehehe hmmm I guess who he is... thanks dohn for the time I

really appreciate you find some time to visit...

@Storytellersrus --- yeah hehehe, if I could only replace the snakes with cats I couldve done that hehehe, sorry snakes lovers hehehe, just kidding aside. Ohh condolence to the cat owners, I'm aware that Westerners especially Americans love their pets very much, and it I'm so sorry to hear that from you... Yeah cats are very kind and very playful as well, hehehe we have four kittens here at home about a month old, all bubbly and healthy and I toy with them every time hehehe...

@emievil --- okay emievil you win, tigers are the cutest and perhaps as cute as you wakikik, thanks for being a Madame Auring wakikik my highest author score so far is 99 and that was a week or two ago, oh how I wish I could gatecrash on that exclusive elite list, hehehe, good for you emievil you hit 100 countless times already, you're writing prowess is indeed captivating and remarkable... the domesticated cats hehehe sorry i can't fake the survey nyahahaha... thanks emievil for finding time to drop by i really appreciate your comments.

@Cygnus76 --- thanks for dropping by cygnus76, hehehe, i did this hub with tender loving care for i love nature and its inhabitants so much... hehehe thanks for commenting on the pics too...

Cygnus76 from ON on September 09, 2009:

cats for the win for me! :D

beautiful pictures you have btw :)

emievil from Philippines on September 09, 2009:

By the way, where are the domesticated cats?

emievil from Philippines on September 09, 2009:

hehehe. See I told you tiger cubs are the cutest. Tigers rule! LOL great hub GH. Great score also =). I'm predicting (put on my madame auring cap and bring out my crystal ball) that you'll hit a 100 score by end of this week =).

Barbara from Stepping past clutter on September 09, 2009:

I'll skip six, lol! I am going to the burial of a beloved cat tonight at 6pm. Sometimes cats are kinder than humans.

dohn121 from Hudson Valley, New York on September 09, 2009:

What a wild hub, General! ;) Great job on counting up (or down) the greatest animals on the planet. I personally like the dragon, but people don't think they exist. I have one out back whom I visit from time to time. He's actually an above average conversationalist and no slouch when it comes to discussing reality-TV! Thanks for the hub!

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on September 09, 2009:

hehehe secret nyahaha thanks for dropping by...

kprasad12a on September 09, 2009:

where u search from this...


Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on September 09, 2009:

hehehe well this is according to survey though... maybe dogs are common, sometimes many would just tend to select the wild ones during survey...

shamelabboush on September 09, 2009:

This is surprising that the dog comes 3rd and the tiger comes first??? Maybe bcz it is almost extinct!

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