14  most Stupid Animals on the planet

Animals' short-term memory lasts 27 seconds; hamsters have a 3-second span. With training, they can remember names and owners from long-term memory


Common throughout the Americas, this bird's nest on the ground proves risky as eggs and chicks remain vulnerable to damage or harm.


Ptarmigans, who frequently freeze in hardship, are not as well-known for their intelligence as crows and other prey birds. However, as they grow and put on weight during the harsh northern winters, their little brains help them survive.


This is a well-known glutton. It frequently overeats, endangering stranded prey. It slams it into trees for digestion, not tears it apart. Ouch!

Komodo dragon

Lemmings aren't here for cliff-jumping (a myth). They're on the list for fearlessly attacking much larger creatures, even raccoons, with their small teeth!

Norwegian lemming

Domestic turkeys, bred for meat, are more familiar as food than in the wild. Despite fearfulness, they can form bonds with humans.

Domestic turkey

The giraffe's long neck, evolved for high leaves, hinders ground feeding and exposes them to predators. Yet, they adapt by feeding when predators rest.


The goblin shark, true to its name, ambushes by opening its jaws after idly waiting for prey. It is the least visible shark, slow to react and easily blinded by its relatives.

Goblin shark

When on the ground, both two- and three-toed sloths are in risk of being eaten by ocelots and jaguars. Still, they come down to poop on a regular basis, which is important for their relationship with dung-eating butterflies.

Three-toed sloth

The stunning green and yellow parrot, known as the flightless kakapo, avoided predators by freezing in times of danger. Species introduced by humans now pose a threat to its survival.


Cane toads, notorious in Australia for their invasiveness, are known for their indiscriminate behavior, attempting to mate even with pythons!

Cane toad

Ostriches aren't on the list despite the myth about burying their heads. They have tiny brains; their eyes, as heavy as billiard balls, outweigh their brains by 20 times. Their environment values keen eyesight over large brains.


With its small brain-to-weight ratio, the koala is often deemed one of the least intelligent animals. Yet, its slow brain function may be an evolutionary advantage, considering its low-calorie eucalyptus diet.


Despite being adorable, pandas struggle with mating in captivity and females often struggle to care for their young, affecting their ranking on this list.