Top 10 Google Searched Animals

August 03, 2017

I’m not sure if you knew this, but Google has a trending page called “Google Trends” and it’s amazing! You can find out all the top trends all the way back to 2004. From actors, to sports teams, to TV shows, to teen pop stars — the list goes on!

I guarantee you could spend hours just researching past and current trends. I know I could! For now, let’s take a look at the top 10 Google searched animals.

10. Shark

Mysterious and deadly, sharks are naturally one of the most popular animals. There are more than 465 known species of sharks living in our oceans today. These large fish are near or at the top of the marine food chain, and they regulate the populations below them. Without sharks, our ocean’s ecosystem can be negatively affected.

9. Eagle

The bald eagle, our national bird, is the only eagle unique to North America. At one point in history, “bald” meant “white,” not hairless. In the U.S., there is estimated to be between 300,000 to 500,000 in the 1700s. The population once dropped to 500 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states. Fortunately, the numbers have rebounded to over 5,000 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states.

8. Fish

Fish is a broad search, as there are so many species and so many ways to use fish. Whether you want to catch fish, to cook dinner with it or have one as a pet, Google will have the answer for you.

7. Snakes

Snakes can range in size. The Barbados threadsnake is the smallest known species of snakes. Their length is about 4 inches long.The longest snake is the reticulated python at about 32 feet long. While some are absolutely terrified of snakes and “Google” how to protect themselves from them, others are fascinated by them and decide to have them as pets. Which group do you belong to?

6. Chicken

The truth about these searches on chicken wasn’t necessarily for the animal itself, but for recipes. Most of the searches came from how to cook the meat, not care for the animal. Nevertheless, many people raise chickens on their properties and use Google to learn how to care for them.

5. Horses

These beautiful and intelligent creatures are no surprise to be in the top 10 Google searches. There is over 350 different breeds of horses and they are used is multiple ways. Many people search for pictures of these animals, search for advice or tips on how to care for them and research about local or national equestrian activities and events.

4. Birds

There are approximately 10,000 different species of birds in the world. Given this, there is no surprise that a bird is number 4 on the list. There are so many things to search for. Whether you are curious about penguins or hummingbirds or want advice on taking care of a parrot, you will certainly find what you are looking for on Google.

3. Rabbits

In the past, these animals were raised on farms for their meat. Today, rabbits are a popular choice for many families with an estimated 1.5 million of them kept as pets. They typically live for 8 to 12 years, but some can live longer.

2. Cats

It should be no surprise cats are on this list, especially near the #1 spot. In the past, cats were valued for their hunting abilities. Today, these felines are among the most popular house pets. Most people search for information on the kinds of breeds, which is currently recognized at 73, and how to take proper care of their furry friends.

1. Dogs

You aren’t surprised by the number one spot holder, are you? With 340 breeds recognized by the International Cynology Federation and growing, there is a dog for just about anyone.