Time.com put together a list of the 15 most influential animals ever. The key there is the phrasing. It's not the most interesting pets, so the list is populated mostly by wild animals.
There's also no numbered ordering to the list, but it starts with Lin Wang, an Asian elephant who helped haul supplies for the Japanese in World War II and is considered to be the oldest elephant ever, dying at age 86. The list culminates how you'd expect with Michael Jackson's pet monkey Bubbles.
Among others on the list are presidential dogs, Dolly the clone sheep and that soothsayer of storms Punxsutawney Phil.
Not a single domesticated cat made the list. Sorry, fans of Grumpy Cat. Apparently there isn't a lot of influence for a frowning feline.
Check out the whole list on Time.com.
- 2014 (21)
- 2013 (135)
- 2012 (353)
- 2011 (380)
- 2010 (415)
- 2009 (776)
- 2008 (2)