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Top 10 Dumbest Animals In The World: They Are Unbelievably Stupid

Top 10 Dumbest Animals In The World
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There are nearly two million animals in the animal kingdom. Some are smart, some are lazy, and some are downright dumb. I believe humans are a combination of all three. Yeah, we are stupid, but not as stupid as these animals listed below. It’s not that they don’t have brains or smarts like other animals. But their acts and behaviors are so nonsensical that they seem unbelievably stupid. Here are the top 10 dumbest animals in the world.

Top 10 dumbest animals on the planet

10- Jerboa

Jerboa
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I wonder how this jumping rodent got its sparrow legs. Jerboa is found in Asia and North Africa, and it has poor energy efficiency. Surprising, the British Amy used jerboa as the mascot for their 7th Armored Brigade. The creature’s weird jumping behavior keeps predators at bay. But they are not particularly good at hiding or scouring for food.

9- Cane Toads

Cane Toads
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Found plenty in Australia, cane toads are as dumb as they could possibly get. You’ll often see them humping on anything and everything including dead animals, snakes, lizards, mice, salamanders, and other creatures. Their males even hump on even female toads that have been run over by a car. A female toad can lay up to 30,000 eggs in one go.

8- Goblin shark

Goblin Shark
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Just when you thought sharks couldn’t be one of the dumbest animals, you meet a Goblin shark with a retractable spike-pit. It’s so lazy and sluggish that it doesn’t want to go looking around for food. It merely sits there waiting for the prey to come as close to it as possible. the Goblin shark is often found off the coast of Japan.

7- Koala

Koala
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The Koalas have the smallest brain-to-body ratio among animals. These cute animals are found in Australia. The koalas had to develop four stomachs to digest their favorite food, which is eucalyptus leaves with little nutrients. And they know nothing about health. According to an estimate, about 90% koalas have chlamydia. Sometimes they even fail to recognize their own food, and eventually starve to death.

6- Lilac-breasted roller

Lilac-Breasted Roller
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The lilac-breasted roller is the national bird of Kenya. It is among the dumbest animals on the planet because of its inclination towards tall perches even in places where nesting sites are almost non-existent. The bird doesn’t attempt to flee or escape even when someone comes uncomfortably close to it, making it an easy target for poachers. The bird looks beautiful, though.

5- Kakapo

Kakapo
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The parrot owl aka Kakapo is a native of New Zealand. When it sees a predator, it gets so scared that it freezes instantly instead of trying to escape. The bird likes to feed on berries that grow once every four years. Also, the kakapo is not particularly good at reproducing. The males try to attract females by clearing up a mating area and making a booming call. Unfortunately, their call is such that it produces an echo all over the place, making it incredibly difficult for the female to find the mating area. There are only about 150 of them left on the planet today.

4- Flamingos

Flamingos
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Flamingos are cute and beautiful. They are blessed with two legs, but they prefer to make use of only one in most cases. They sleep only on one leg. Another example of their dumb behavior is that they try to catch fish while keeping their beaks upside down in the water, which is not a smart strategy. I don’t know if they do this because they are that dumb or just because they want to look different from every other animal.

3- Pandas

Panda
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Yes, they are incredibly cute. But they are also insanely dumb. Pandas are carnivores, but they live on the plant diet. Pandas are also among the most unromantic animals in the world. If they don’t do something about it, they will go extinct in the near future. The pandas are also not good at taking care of their infants. Sometimes the female pandas get so irritated with their little ones that they kill their own babies.

2- Turkeys

Turkey
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The domesticated turkey is indeed one of the dumbest animals in the world. They prefer to drink water only when it’s falling from up top, and sometimes they die in the rain. They are dumb enough to keep staring at the sky endlessly even when it’s raining. They suffer from a hereditary condition called Tetanic Torticollar Spasms, which means they will occasionally stare at the sky non-stop, even when it’s raining. The male turkeys have so high sex drive that sometimes indulge into sex with the decapitated head of a female turkey.

1- Sloths

Sloths
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Sloths are the slowest and dumbest animals out there. They spend most of their time sleeping on the tree branches, but they never poop on the trees. They descend once a week to do their business on the ground, and then go back up. Sometimes while climbing, they confuse their own libs for tree branches and fall down and die. Could it get any dumber than that?