What are the top silliest animal species in the world? The animal kingdom is incredibly diverse and rich with highly intelligent creatures like dolphins, chimpanzees, and dogs. On the other hand, there are also animal species with low IQ. In this article, let’s explore the list of the world’s silliest animal species.
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1. Australia Southern Cane Toad
At the top of the list of the world’s silliest animal species is Australia Southern cane toad. They are ranked as the “silliest” species in the world. These frogs have significantly larger bodies compared to the common frogs we usually encounter. On average, they measure around 20.8cm and weigh approximately 850g.
The evidence of their silliness can be seen in their reproductive instincts. Male frogs of this species lack the ability to distinguish their mates. They can mate with any species they consider as potential mates, including… even the corpses of other species like geckos and lizards. This is the clearest evidence of the silliness of the Southern Gastric Brooding Frog.
2. Giant Panda
The next name on the list of the world’s silliest animal species is the Giant Panda. If you’ve ever watched the movie “Kung Fu Panda,” you’re probably familiar with the smart and agile image of the panda. However, the reality is that pandas are among the silliest species in the world. Despite their intelligent and adorable appearance, their IQ is surprisingly low.
Their lack of intelligence is most evident in their lazy lifestyle. Pandas are reluctant to move and exercise. They only mate once a year. During the pregnancy phase, panda mothers hardly sense the presence of their cubs in their bellies. In the life of a panda, the mother is not aware of her maternal duties, so she may accidentally kill her cubs while they’re screaming or unknowingly crush them while sleeping.
The low intelligence quotient of pandas may be attributed to their nutrient-deficient diet. Pandas primarily eat bamboo, which lacks many essential nutrients such as protein and vitamins. Due to the nutrient deficiency in bamboo, pandas have to consume a large quantity of food to survive, and the available nutrients are prioritized for the development of their brain.
This fish species is also included in the list the silliest animal species in the world. The appearance of this fish is easily recognizable with both eyes located on one side of its head (while the other side has no eyes at all). When born, flatfish have two eyes on both sides of their head, but during their development, one eye gradually migrates to the other side due to their habit of consistently facing one direction.
This unintelligent habit makes their appearance look peculiar. However, it helps them camouflage and evade predators effectively in the depths of the ocean.
The Koala, scientifically known as Phascolarctos Cinereus, ranks at the top among the world’s most sleep-loving animals, which is why it is named as such. This animal species spends the majority of its lifetime sleeping, approximately 20-22 hours per day, with the remaining time dedicated to eating, grooming, and moving around.
Due to this lazy behavior, their brain IQ is relatively low. Additionally, their nutritionally poor diet consisting primarily of vegetation further hampers their cognitive development compared to other animal species. Currently, they predominantly inhabit the regions of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and South Australia.
The scientific name for sloth is Folivora. This animal belongs to the sloth family and has an average size within the family. Sloths have the habit of sleeping up to 20 hours per day, which is why they often appear almost “stone-like” in their appearance. When measuring the speed of sloth’s movement, scientists have found that their fastest recorded speed is 160 meters per hour.
In fact, these animals only descend to the ground once a week for bathroom purposes. It is rare to see them on the ground searching for water and food. Due to this behavior, they always have a sluggish and clumsy appearance.
Squirrels are known to be the fastest animals on the planet, but at the same time, they also have a “humorous” brain, which puts them on the list of clumsy animals. They belong to the rodent family, and their favorite diet consists of nutritious foods such as nuts and seeds. Squirrels are agile climbers, but they also often come down to the ground to gather food reserves for the winter. They spend most of their day sleeping, and due to their keen sense of hearing and good vision, sleeping is not risky for them.
Manatees not only belong to the list of slowest animals in the world but are also considered adorable and foolish on our planet. They are quite gentle and are herbivorous animals, with their diet consisting mainly of vegetation. An adult manatee can consume up to 50 kg of food per day, and it is rare to see them consuming small fish. A newborn manatee weighs about 30 kg, but when fully grown, they weigh an average of 500 kg, with females being larger than males. There have been cases where scientists have discovered individuals weighing a record-breaking 1,775 kg. Manatees typically give birth once every two years, with one calf per birth. The gestation period lasts about 12 months, and the weaning period for the calf is between 12 to 18 months.
We hope that this article has provided you with useful information about these animal species in general and the laziest animals on the planet in particular. Let’s continue to explore many other fascinating things together.