hello I'm Simon Whistler you're watching top tens net and in the video today we're looking at the top 10 adorable animals that you didn't know we're vicious cannibals number 10 rabbits if there are two things rabbits are known for its big floppy ears and being able to spit out a heck of a lot of babies we're going to talk about the second thing one of the evolutionary side effects of their excellent baby-making skills is that they won't even try to raise young if they think they'll just die anyway why bother when the next batch will come along any moment whenever this happens rabbits eat their entire litter of babies in order to recoup some of the energy they invested in giving birth unfortunately it doesn't take much for rabbits to give up and turn their kids into snack packs a dog barking the presence of a stranger not quite enough food or just loud noises are enough to do the trick sometimes they'll even eat their kids by accident after giving birth rabbits eat all of the other stuff that comes out along with the babies but every now and then they get a little carried away and chomp one of their kids as well one can only assume that if a baby rabbit asks what happens to its brothers and sisters its gets eaten to number nine bonobos but no boo apps are best known for being our closet animal relatives and for being super friendly with each other in sexy ways while humans were working on relationship building blocks like shaking hands and pretending to laugh at unfunny jokes bonobos were developing 17 different ways to say hello with their genitals in addition to their penchant for shaking each other's trees bonobos are also known to be one of the most altruistic of all the Apes always willing to lend a hand or other body parts to a primate in need and that's why it's so surprising to discover that bonobos are actually highly organized killers with a taste for baby meat a group in the Congo was spotted a hunting other Apes they would silently take our position around the base of a tree then suddenly attack all at once rush up into the branches to grab whatever they could usually a youngster before tearing it apart and eating it on another occasion a bonobo pack was seen eating one of their own children it had died of natural causes and the mother had been carrying the body for a day but after which it seems that the rest of the troop simply had had enough they forcibly took the body off the mother despite her best efforts and then ate it right in front of her number eight polar at least the bonobos waited until the baby was dead before eating it polar bears however just don't have that kind of time and like to speed the process along by biting faces off cannibalism is well recorded in polar bears usually when big males start figuring that smaller younger bears would make a good snack although it's always happened there have been more and more reports of polar bear cannibalism in recent years this is thought to be one of the side effects of climate change the bears generally hunt seals from drifting ice floes which are now forming later in the year and melting earlier unable to get at the seals polar bears look to alternative food sources like each other score one for the seals number seven sea lions we take that back sea lions are also riding the cannibalism train but unlike polar bears they don't really have the excuse of doing it for survival instead their reasons seem to revolve around laziness and boredom male sea lions off the coast of New Zealand were seen stealing babies from the smaller and weaker females who obviously weren't too happy about it but couldn't do anything to stop it they'd simply swim up and grab babies before dragging them out into open water at which point the unfortunate youngster would be dismembered and eaten no one's exactly sure why they do this unless the laziness boredom theory is correct some theories say that the pups are just too tempting as a food source while others speculate that they're most likely killing for the sake of reducing upcoming competition and the cannibalism is just so the food doesn't go to waste number 6 snails while not quite as cuddly as some of the other entries on this list snails that definitely the cuties of the gastropod world which only makes it all the more surprising to find out that some are aggressive dedicated cannibals we're talking about the Rosie wolf snail a species that uses its superior size and speed to hunt down other snails and eat them shell and all when it finds a slime path the wolf's snail will track it like its namesake nose to the ground following the trail it's a relentless hunter and that's been known to follow prey up trees and even under water after it runs down its prey the wolf snail has two ways of dealing with it the smallest a that just eats whole shell and all but for the bigger meals it will actually invade the other shell snail and eat it from the inside but simply the wolf snail is a really good hunter after all they start early from the moment they're born they will start eating each other and hashtags experts have described wolf snail family reunions as super awkward number five ground squirrel you would be hard-pressed to find an animal that cares about kids less than a ground squirrel this probably has something to do with the fact that their juveniles are at the very bottom of the food chain and possess the survival skills of a gummy bear only a tiny fraction will make it through their first year with the rest dying of cold starvation or predators including of the ground squirrels the adults don't need much of an excuse to make a meal out of babies but they're not entirely indiscriminant either and only squirrels that aren't related to them in a way it's a vicious cycle when a squirrel loses its children it will usually move to a safer area and steal another's burrow making a meal out of any kids inside as it does so in turn this causes that other squirrel to move to a different burrow and kill more kids and so on and so forth the reasons are twofold killing unrelated babies is a great way to eliminate competition and secondly they're just plain delicious and nutritious and before octopuses although they're not exactly huggable octopuses no not octopi are still kind of cute with their surprising intelligence inquisitive eyes and occasional penchant for sexual cannibalism well that last part isn't exactly cute it's not unheard of of octopuses to start hunting each other when food is scarce but in 2007 researchers were surprised to see a female dragged off and devour a smaller male after mating with it here is the first time that anyone had seen this kind of thing and because they're thorough types these researchers were able to provide us with an unnecessarily detailed explanation of just what happened get ready for the worst letter to penthouse in history the female was swimming along minding her own business when a small male came along and started taking an interest she returns the interest and they mated thirteen times over the next three and a half hours because nobody parties like an octopus after the 12th time a third octopus came along that barely escaped with its life in a cloud of ink after the female aggressively chased it undeterred the two octopuses started getting busy again but this time she didn't let go once they'd finished instead she slowly enveloped and suffocated him then drags the body back to her lair and ate it over the course of two days debate still rages in the scientific community about whether or not the male died with a smile on his face number three check there are a lot of reasons for a chicken to cross the road maybe I wanted to get to the other side or maybe it was trying to escape before the rest of its flock ate it alive cannibalism is a big problem on poultry farms particularly ones where the animals don't have a lot of room to move it starts off at not us Lia nuff ends will pack around looking for food and every now and then they'll nip at each other but sometimes those nips draw blood and sometimes they'll decide that they like the taste once the wound is opened its fair game other chickens within reach will pile on the unfortunate victim and start pecking off the piece for themselves any attempt to fight back we'll just draw more attention and make things worse it's not pretty but at the end of the day it's their own fault for tasting like chicken number two tadpoles with all these grown-up animals eating children having children eat each other makes a nice change of pace at least then they're picking on someone their own size but in the case of a spadefoot toad they don't stay the same size for long only a fraction of their tadpoles ever grow up the rest become food for the lucky few and the more these lucky few eat the bigger they get eventually they're several times the size of their buddies easily able to hunt them down interestingly enough they're able to recognize their siblings and will avoid eating them the reason for this is simple the tadpoles spend their childhood tadpole hood living in a small puddle in the middle of a desert unfortunately it's not long before the puddle will dry out their only chance of survival is to grow up and go underground before it disappears entirely growing up this fast requires meat and as much of it as possible in the absence of a steakhouse this means they have to eat each other number one meerkats meerkats are probably one of the cutest animals on the planet they work together raise children together and have just the cutest wiggly fuzzy tummies and itty bitty furry faces their cannibalistic tendencies are slightly less cute the problem is that their native desert homes just don't have enough food to support all the babies generally there's only enough for one litter at a time and each mother does all she can to make sure it's hers the first order of business for a pregnant female is killing every baby she can lay her teeth on no prizes for guessing how they dispose of all that adorable fresh meat fewer mouths to feed mean herring children are more likely to have enough to eat the dominant matriarch will take it a step further and temporary expel all other females from the nest to stop them getting pregnant but after all that once the unlucky babies have been eaten and the lucky ones have been born the expelled females will return and the whole colony will raise the surviving young together no hard feelings so I really hope you enjoyed that video if you did please do hit that thumbs up button below and don't forget to subscribe also over there on the right a couple of other videos you might enjoy if you enjoyed this one and also if you've got a comment if you got something to say about this video please do leave us a comment below we enjoy reading them and thank you for watching

44 thoughts on “Adorable ANIMALS You Didn’t Know Were VICIOUS CANNIBALS

  1. “It doesn’t take much for rabbits to give up and turn their kids into snack packs”…🥺🥺😖😖😭😭😭

  2. 09.32 I think you meant to say “it will invade the other snails shell” rather than “the other shells snail” but hey ho, we’re only human!

  3. My uncle used to raise pigs. I suppose they don't count as adorable but they are cannibalistic. He had to cut their tails off because the pigs kept eating them.

  4. I always wondered why the mother rabbit I had attacked N killed most of the new born rabblits b4 I could try N sell them off lol… thanks Simon, this video was very informative.

  5. Polar bears actually aren't cannibals unless they're extremely to the point of almost death from starvation. In that case it's extremely rare.

  6. 2:37 Oh I knew that was coming, everything bad is being blamed on this piece of junk science called Global Warming

  7. okay, look – everytime there is a case of cannibalism or other disturbing killing habit among bears then its often said about how MALES do this. if someone puts it that way at least explain why

  8. Here in Australia when the male Funnel Web spider mates the female the female eats the male afterward.

  9. Bonobos are one of our closet animal relatives

    What happens when one person writes a script, doesn't edit it properly, and it is read by someone who has no clue what they are talking about and don't catch the typo…nor does anyone hearing them read it.

    Closet >.>

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