Top 10 Dumbest Animals In The World

Animal species consist of millions of species and there are both dumb and smart species in the animal kingdom. We have categorized dumbness based on the actions and behavior among the animal species that look foolish, Here is the list of the top 10 dumbest animals in the world,

Dumbest Animals In The World

1. Killdeer

The Killdeer is a large plover bird found in the Americas and one of the birds chirps at night.  The body length of bird species is between 20 to 28 cm in length and the average weight is between 71 to 121 grams. The avarage lifespan of killed deer is between 10 to 11 years. The name of the bird species was given in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae.  The dietary habits are carnivores in nature and feed on insects, beetles, millipedes, worms, snails, spiders, and some seeds.  It is also one of the dumbest animals in the world because though it can fly but still spends most of the time on the ground.


2. Secretary Bird

The secretarybird is a bird of prey endemic to Africa and prefers mostly grasslands and savanna, of the sub-Saharan region.  The bird species was described in 1779 by  John Frederick Miller and is an order of Accipitriformes. It is also one of the most graceful animals in the world.

The body length of the secretor bird is between 112 to 150 cm in length and the average weight is between 3.7 to 4 kilograms. The avarage lifespan of a secretary bird is between 10 to 19 years. The dietary habits are carnivores in nature and feed on locusts, beetles, hares, mongoose, crabs, lizards, snakes, tortoises, small birds, bird eggs, and sometimes dead animals killed in grass or bush fires.

Secretary Bird

3. Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon is one of the lizards that look like dragons known for its dirtiest mouth in the animal kingdom and it is listed as the dumbest animal in the world because these lizard species can eat up to 80% of their body weight in a single meal and do not know when to stop eating. One of the animals that starts with k is known to fight with other dragons and even bite each other during the fight. Komodo dragons are cold-blooded animals and spend much of their time in the sun to heat themselves. They are great swimmers and can swim from one island to another. It is also listed as one of the apex predators in the world.

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Komodo Dragon

4. Panda Bear

Panda Bear is a bear subspecies dietary habits are carnivorous based on the digestive system which is not suited for the herbivore diet, however, it spends most of its time eating bamboo. One of the animals with small eyes has unique fur where the skin is black under the black fur and pink under the white fur.

The giant panda’s population is declining and it is one of the animals affected by deforestation. There are no such natural enemies of pandas because of thier size only small cubs and old pandas can be the potential meal of the snow leopard. The species uses 11 different sounds to communicate with each other and only four of them are used during mating season. It is also listed as one of the most fluffy animals in the world.

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Giant Panda

5. Turkey

Turkey is a large type of farm animal and is considered a descendant of a wild turkey. It is believed that the domestication of turkey started 2,000 years ago in Mesoamerica. The body length ranges between 3.3 to 4.1 feet in length and the average weight is upto 86 pounds of weight.  The dietary habits are omnivore and based on leaves, weeds, nuts, grass, fruit, and vegetables.  The male species of turkey is a tom or stag, and the female a hen. 

Turkey farm

6. Jerboa

Jerboa is one of the animals that jump that belongs to the group of jumping rodents. They are mostly seen in the regions of cold and hot deserts of Asia (Mongolia and China) and North Africa The size of the species depends on the species and can reach between 2 to 6 inches in length and one to couple of ounces in weight.  The main predators of jerboa are foxes, cats, snakes, and owls. The Ava age lifespan of Jerboa is between 2 to 6 years in the wild, however, it varies on the species.


7. Ostrich

Ostriches are desert birds that can survive without water for a long period because they absorb water from the food they eat. They feed on locusts and small animals such as lizards. Ostriches don’t have breastbones and unlike other birds, they have only two toes. The bird species has the biggest eyes in the whole animal kingdom and its eyes are bigger than its brain. They are one of the oldest birds on planet Earth and are believed to have existed at least for 120 million years. It is also listed as one of the animals with long necks.


8. Sloths

Sloths are one of the cutest animals in the world known for thier slow movement in the trees and as of now five subspecies are known to humans that can be divided into two major groups such as two-toed and three-toed sloths. All the slow species are seen in the regions of Central and South America and prefer life in dense tropical and subtropical rainforests.  The medium-sized animal can grow between 2 to 2.5 feet long, and the average weight is between 8 to 17 pounds. The avarage lifespan of a sloth is between 10 to 16 years in the wild and over  30 years in captivity. It is also one of the most popular forest animals of South America.

Pygmy Sloth

9. Kakapo

Kakapo is one of the weirdest bird species of parrot in the world endemic to the regions of New Zealand. The flightless bird prefers lowland forests and subalpine scrublands, however, it is classified as critically endangered and one of the rarest birds on the planet. The bird species are active during the night and roost in the trees or on the ground during the day. They feed on fruits, seeds, leaves, roots, nectar, and fungi. The mating season of the bird takes place from December to April when makes reproduces at the age of 4 years and females after 2 years.


10. Slow loris

The slow loris is a type of primate and there are more than 10 different species of loris mostly seen in the regions of tropical rainforests, scrub forests, semi-deciduous forests, swamps, and suburban gardens. The size of loris depends on the species and Bornean slow loris is the smallest species in the world and weighs between 9 to 11 ounces. The Bengal slow loris is a quiet animal that weighs between 2.2 to 4.6 pounds. Their dietary habits are omnivore in nature and feed on insects, slugs, small mammals, fruit, leaves, and various types of eggs. It is also listed as one of the coolest animals in the world.

Slow Loris

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