Top Five Cutest Animals in the World

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

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

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.

3 Cruel Exotic Animal Attractions You Won’t Believe Exist Right Here in the U.S.

3 Cruel Exotic Animal Attractions You Won’t Believe Exist Right Here in the U.S. (March 24, 2015)

* Summary

Reading down the first part, I thought this article might introduce and recommend really exemplary animal attractions because it said it is animal lovers’ dream to interact with wild animals closely. However, right after that, the writer points out that because of the people’s pure hope, illegal animal exhibitors capture poor wildlife animals and make attractions to earn money. What is important is that there are lots of cruel problems going on in the animal attractions. Those animals are usually captured from their natural habitat as babies and sent to such cruel environment that human made. What is more unbelievable is, that unlike the fact that many people would believe this kind or cruel deed happens in other parts of the world, it is true that there are also cruel animal attractions in the U.S and the writer picks three kinds of attractions and criticizes. First is ‘roadside animal attractions’ where personal animal exhibitors show animals around their shops or wherever they tend to attract people. Second is ‘Canned Trophy Hunts’ which is a cruel sport that most people associate with exotic safaris that take place in Africa. The last one is ‘Photo-Ops With Big Catswhere offer visitors the chance to pose with exotic animals, including big cats that are epitome of wild animal exploitation.

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EU bans sale of all animal-tested cosmetics

EU bans sale of all animal-tested cosmetics (13th March, 2013)

* Summary

Production of cosmetics where animals were used to develop was always a hot issue, especially between animal rights campaigners and cosmetics companies. However, EU declared that buying animal-tested cosmetics would be no longer possible. It banned cosmetics which used animals for their experiments! Even though this seems very righteous and ethical decision considering animals’ rights, there also existed strong opponent opinion and resistance from cosmetics company and few people insisting on the same argument with them. The people opposing EU’s decision claimed that if animal testing stops, Europe’s companies would fall behind and European consumers would not get chances to use new products.

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