Top Five Cutest Animals in the World
In the world, there are so many lovely animals that make people happy.
Today, I would like to introduce the top five cutest animals in the world based on my thought and research,
so as to let you feel a bit of happiness If I can. 🙂
5. Puffer Fish
This lovely smiling fish seems to be cute at first, but once you irritate it, you might just want to avoid this cute fish. This cute fish is able to swallow water or even air quickly, so much so that they become spherical, scaring off predators. This ability can often save both of their lives, since most puffer fish species are poisonous. Also, one fun fact is that puffer fish have the smallest genomes in the vertebrate world!
4. Red Panda
The red panda is a small mammal from eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. What is so cute about this animal is that it is slightly larger than a domestic cat! It has reddish-brown fur with a long shaggy tail. It feeds mainly on bamboo. Imagine this cute little panda holding bamboo on its hands and eating! However, the red panda has been classified as vulnerable animal species since its population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals. Even though red pandas are protected by national laws, their numbers will decline if genuine protection ceases.
3. Sea Otter
The sea otter is a marine mammal from the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. Though adult sea otters are the heaviest members of the weasel species, they are still among the smallest marine mammals. However, unlike most marine mammals, the sea otter has an exceptionally thick coat of fur, the densest in the animal kingdom. Also, the greatest reason why I chose the sea otter is because of their lovely natural habit. The sea otter likes to give clams to people as gift, and they usually like people and don’t get scared of us. However, there’s a sad story that the reason they give glams to people is to tribute to us not to harm them. ;(
2. Doggies and Kitties
The domestic dog is a domesticated form of the gray wolf. The dogs may have been the first animal to be domesticated, and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and companion animal in human history. Also, there is another human’s friend in our history. kitties! The cat, also known as the domestic cat or house cat is a small, usually furry and carnivorous mammal. They are valued by humans for its companionship and its ability to hunt vermin and pests. Kitties are currently the most popular pet in the world, associated with humans for at least 9,500 years!
1. Harp Seal
The harp seal is a species of earless seal from the northernmost Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean. Its scientific name, Pagophilus groenlandicus means ‘ice-lover from Greenland’. What a lovely name! 😉 Mature harp seal is also cute but the cutest age of harp seal is when they are babies. As you can see from the picture, the baby harp seal has a yellow-white coat at birth, but after three days, the coat turns white and stays white for about 12 days. They love to rest with ice all over their bodies! However, seal hunting is the most threatening element for harp seal nowadays. Official hunting happening mainly by Canada, Norway, Russia and Greenland can be admitted, but illegal seal hunting for their skins to make clothes is a serious problem of their population.