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[[caption-width-right:180:Not all Civilized Animals are as cute as this...]]

Civilized Animals exhibit some form of civilized manner, but otherwise occupy their species's natural role in the ecosystem and (especially) the food chain. They generally display half the mannerisms of a human character and half the mannerisms of an animal character. They may wear clothes (often being {{accessory wearing|CartoonAnimal}}, {{half dressed|CartoonAnimal}} or even {{barefoot|CartoonAnimal}}, but otherwise fully-dressed), or may live in houses, and are frequently depicted as walking on two legs; but their anthropomorphism stops abruptly at this point, as their everyday concerns are for ordinary activities such as acquiring food and avoiding predation by larger animals. Civilized Animals are typical of children's stories, especially that of British literature.

Like {{Funny Animal}}s, Civilized Animals usually have a body that is generally shaped like that of their respective species, even though they are typically bipedal. Civilized Animals, like {{Funny Animal}}s, tend to be bipedal even if their species is not naturally so, and most Civilized Animal birds have FeatherFingers, whether their wings look completely like wings or look like arms. Many Civilized Animals [[AnthropomorphicZigZag can shift between using two legs and four]].

A related trope is MouseWorld.

Civilized Animals differ from their neighbors on the SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism as follows:

* A FunnyAnimal has most or even all the mannerisms of a human character, and generally if replaced by a human, the plot will be mostly or even nearly identical.
* A PartiallyCivilizedAnimal exhibits some form of civilized manner, but is more likely to have all the body shape and the majority of the mannerisms are that of the animal.
* {{Talking Animal}}s and {{Speech Impaired Animal}}s have all the body shape and mannerisms of the animal; their anthropomorphism is strictly limited to the fact that they talk and in some cases walk on two legs.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Meowth of the Team Rocket trio fits this trope.
* ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe''. It's inferred that animals that stay in the wild remain normal animals. Animals that integrate into human civilization learn to walk and talk. Somehow.
* The animals in ''Manga/AnimalLand'' are PartiallyCivilizedAnimal and it is the main goal of Tarouza to turn the world into this trope, he is on the way there by teaching many animals to farm and live in harmony together while eating the Eternal Fruit (that even meat-eating animals find to be delicious). The rest of the world still needs a lot of work, though.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''MouseGuard'', both comic and role-playing game.
* Ellsworth Bheezer and Bruto the mynah birds from the ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse.
* Numerous characters in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', notably Brock "Stinky" Blueheart, [[TheBigBadWolf Bigby Wolf]] and [[spoiler:six out of seven of Bigby's cubs]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.
* The mice and other small animals from both [[Disney/TheRescuers Rescuers movies]] fit this trope to a T. Orville and Wilbur the albatrosses in ''Disney/TheRescuers'' and the ''TheRescuersDownUnder'' respectively also fit this trope.
* Most of Creator/DonBluth's films feature these.
* The Big Bad Wolf, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Blind Mice, and Puss in Boots in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movies.
* The chickens from ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun''.
* The animals from ''Film/OliveTheOtherReindeer''.
* The mice from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' wear clothes (either [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal half dressed]] or [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully dressed]]), talk, and walk on two legs, but they live like normal mice and worry about being eaten by Lucifer the cat.
* The animals in ''SongOfTheSouth''.
* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'': Many of the cast
* ''Disney.TheAristocats'': Roquefort the mouse is a definite Civilized Animal, but even the cats in the movie show characteristics of this trope, like walking on two legs sometimes, wearing accessories, and playing musical instruments.
* Lucky Jack from ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', in contrast to the other animal characters, who are {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''
* The guinea pigs and star-nosed mole in Disney's ''Film/GForce''.
* The wild animals in ''Film/OverTheHedge''.
* ''{{Rango}}''.
* The farm animals from ''RockADoodle''.
* The WoodlandCreatures in ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Early chapters in ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' exemplified this trope, but later parts of the story exhibit an AnthropomorphicShift towards {{Funny Animal}}s.
* The ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' books, with "good" species being quite close to next animal anthropomorphism stage. The vermin species, on the other hand, are somewhat more animalistic.
* ''Peter Rabbit'' is perhaps the most iconic form for some people. Beatrix Potter's other works also exemplify this trope.
* In the ''{{Narnia}}'' books, talking animals live in their natural environment in huts with windows and can talk to humans, but they usually don't wear clothes and don't always walk upright (though they sometimes use armor in battle, and in the unreleased first draft ''Animaland'', the ''did'' wear clothes and walk upright).
* ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'': The White Rabbit and March Hare. However, in [[Disney/AliceInWonderland the Disney adaptation]], they are Funny Animals.
* In ''The Emerald City of Oz'' (one of the later [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz books]]) there were a group of rabbits who had been civilized and live in a town called Bunnybury; their king expresses himself as nostalgic for being a natural rabbit and living in a hole in the ground:
-->"I've often thought," said Dorothy, who was busily eating, "that it would be fun to be a rabbit."\\
"It is fun--when you're the genuine article," agreed his Majesty. "But look at me now! I live in a marble palace instead of a hole in the ground. I have all I want to eat, without the joy of hunting for it. Every day I must dress in fine clothes and wear that horrible crown till it makes my head ache. Rabbits come to me with all sorts of troubles, when my own troubles are the only ones I care about. When I walk out I can't hop and run; I must strut on my rear legs and wear an ermine robe! And the soldiers salute me and the band plays and the other rabbits laugh and clap their paws and cry out: 'Hail to the King!' Now let me ask you, as a friend and a young lady of good judgment: isn't all this pomp and foolishness enough to make a decent rabbit miserable?"
::Dorothy manages to convince him that he is really better off as a civilized rabbit, however.
* The ancient Greek ''Literature/{{Batrachomyomachia}}'' makes this trope OlderThanFeudalism: it's a mock epic parodying works in the genre like the ''[[Literature/TheIliad Iliad]]'', and it does so by replacing the heroic figures with talking mice and frogs. They definitely still behave like animals in some respects, but they wear armor, carry tiny spears, and generally act 'civilized' throughout the 300-line poem.
* The civilized dinosaurs in ''{{Literature/Dinotopia}}'', who are either the second or third group. They live in buildings, speak in their own languages, but most usually don't wear clothing, although some wear armor or adornment on horns, spikes, plates, ect. Those who do wear clothes usually save them for important occasions.
* The characters in Jean de Brunhoff's ''{{Literature/Babar}}'' books, and the animated series and film based on it.
* The Intelligent Toads in ''Literature/PhoenixRising'', who can talk, live in houses, and use tools, but don't wear clothes and in many respects are just toads.
* As ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' progresses, the pigs become more and more man-like, eventually becoming all but impossible to distinguish from actual humans. And no, this is ''not'' a good thing.
* While most mammals in the ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' series are FunnyAnimals, those which lack manipulative digits (hoofed animals other than pigs, cetaceans) seem more like this trope. They don't wear clothing aside from the purely-functional (armor in battle, tack when carrying goods for others) and mostly socialize with their own kind, unlike the cosmopolitan FunnyAnimal species.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Snoopy from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' can't talk, lives in a doghouse, doesn't wear clothes, and is Charlie Brown's dog, but he does manage to act largely human. Sometimes to the point that some members of the cast forget that he is a dog.
* Hobbes from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''.
* Verne, Hammy, and RJ from ''ComicStrip/OverTheHedge''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] himself is not an example of this trope nor are [[FunnyAnimal most of]] [[PettingZooPeople the main characters]] in the games. The tiny animals who are freed from the [[MechaMook badniks]] however, ''are'' this behaving mostly like the animals they represent and occasionally walking on hind legs.
** The students in the non-canon PC [[EdutainmentGame edutainment]] title ''Sonic's Schoolhouse'', who mention that they have realistic animal eating habits, etc in the field trip videos.
* Lex the bookworm from ''{{VideoGame/Bookworm}}''
* Puchi from ''MrDriller''.
* The animals in ''VideoGame/{{Lugaru}}'' and ''{{Overgrowth}}''. They're more barbaric than "civilized," though.
* Many of the animals in ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'' follow this trope. Others, like the cat and the Mock Turtle, choose to go naked.
* In ''VideoGame/TheNightOfTheRabbit'' there is the town of Mousewood, which is inhabited by Funny Animals and they have their own laws, economy and jobs.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''TheIntrepidGirlbot'', Raccoon #1 has demonstrated [[http://www.intrepidgirlbot.com/2009/05/15/pinkies-out/ some ability to be civilized]], but she's still very much prey to her animal nature.
* ''{{CHEVALIER}}'' This romantic fantasy adventure webcomic is a great example. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Chevalier Here]]
* ''Little Dee'': Dee's adopted family.
* The sentient canid species in ''WebComic/{{Wurr}}'' (at least the two to which we've been officially introduced). No clothing beyond the occasional collar, and very canine body language and (for the most part) behavior. However, the hounds seem to at least build shrines to the deceased, while the dogs have tents, jewelry, and currency.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* Most foods in ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'' fit, even though they're not really animals.
* [[Blog/TheTyrannosaurChronicles Traumador]] is trying to be one, but his big adventures always [[IJustWantToBeNormal get in the way of that]].
* The ferret-like Tyl, Velociraptor-like Featherclaw and elephant-like El'Dar from ''Literature/EnginesOfCreation'' are examples of this trope.
* The Elrich series of tales in TheWanderersLibrary features them. In one, [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/from-the-crown-press From the Crown Press]], a notice is put out warning of an “armoured force of mystic marsupials, which were supported by a column of raccoon mystics”, and orders a death sentence on them.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The animal characters from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' and its TV show spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' may not be able to talk to humans, don't exactly live in houses, and usually don't wear clothes, but they do fit this trope a lot of the time.
* Many of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' animal characters, including WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Wile E. Coyote]], and WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird.
** WesternAnimation/BugsBunny belongs in this trope. Although his behavior is entirely human, he still lives in a burrow and has to worry about being hunted or eaten. There was an odd situation in the cartoon "Hare Splitter" where Bugs and his rival live in furnished burrows and wear only their fur, while their contested girlfriend lives in a frame house and is fully dressed.
** Same with WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck (although he tends towards Funny Animal in later works), and a lot of other WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes animal characters.
** Sylvester's characterization ranged from being a normal cat to being a Funny Animal, but he usually fit either this trope or the TalkingAnimal trope.
* Also the same with a lot of the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' animal characters like Buster, Babs, and Plucky.
** Furball is usually portrayed as a normal cat who can walk on two legs, but was also sometimes portrayed as a Funny Animal or a Civilized Animal.
** The Bear family, UpToEleven, or at least when it comes to TheNineties.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
** Slappy and Skippy Squirrel exemplify this trope because they live in a tree and fight predator animals while still walking on two legs, talking, and sometimes wearing clothes.
** Rita the cat is also a good example of this trope, she walks on two legs, manipulates things in her paws like they were human hands, talks, and wears clothes and accessories (albeit rarely), but is treated like a normal cat for the most part in the episodes she stars in.
** Even though Minerva Mink is a full-on PettingZooPerson complete with a human frame, in the two episodes she actually starred in, she lives in a log in a forest and Newt tried to hunt her in one of those two episodes.
*** Minerva's foe, Newt the dog plays this trope much straighter. He is portrayed as having an owner in "Meet Minerva" and "Puttin On The Blitz," but unlike most of the other dogs in the show, he often walks on two legs and manipulates things in his paws like they were human hands.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'': The titular mice walk on two legs, talk, and sometimes wear clothes, but they usually live in a cage like normal lab mice would. The other mice in the show generally fit this trope, except Mousey Galore the PettingZooPerson mouse.
* Some of Creator/TexAvery's MGM characters (Droopy, ScrewySquirrel, etc.).
* For certain values of "civilized", WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy much of the time, in particular in episodes like "Big House Blues" and "Man's Best Friend".
* ''LittleBear''.
* ''{{Franklin}}'', both the books and TV series.
* ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'', as far as you can say for stuffed animals. Except for the {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s, Buster, Small, and the squirrels from ''My Friends Tigger and Pooh'', some of the characters are {{Talking Animal}}s and some of them belong in this trope.
* The eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'': fully human intelligence and can use his front legs like hands, but lives as a human household's pet. Most of the other animal characters are either {{Funny Animal}}s or are somewhere in between this trope and Funny Animal.
* Brian Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', in earlier seasons. Newer ones make him a Funny Animal with occasional {{Furry Reminder}}s.
* The insects and arachnids in ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' exemplify this trope, but Felix the Frog is just a TalkingAnimal.
* Many of the animals in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride''
* ''CuriousGeorge'', unlike the other animals.
* WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale in the ClassicDisneyShorts are {{Partially Civilized Animal}}s, but otherwise, they fit squarely in this trope.
* Gromit, of ''WallaceAndGromit'' definitely qualifies.
* A few of the "non-anthro" animals in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode, "The Great Lint Rush," especially Toady Wartface, Mr. Toad ([[TheWindInTheWillows No, not that one]]), and a lizard that showed up.
* The dinosaurs from ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'', especially the Troodons, who are responsible for operating the titular train.
* The eponymous equines of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' occupy a weird, nebulous intermediary zone between this and Funny Animal. On the one hand, they live in houses and in a lot of ways their day-to-day lives paint them more as quadrupedal humans than mildly anthropomorphic horses. On the other, the creators researched a lot of horse behavior and incorporated it into the characters' body language, Rarity's song "Art Of The Dress" and the accompanying visuals account for equine physiology in a way that ''also'' betrays extensive research, and wherever possible they avoided having the ponies use their hooves for fine manipulation.
** The same applies to the original G1 ''MyLittlePony'' era, except for ''MyLittlePonyTales''. Later generations, especially mid-to-late G3, made the ponies into Funny Animal's but for most of G1 they acted like horses even if their level of anthro escalated. For example, early into the franchise they slept outside or in sheds but by the early 90s they were sleeping in houses and eating human food.
* The dogs from both versions of ''Pound Puppies''. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Lucky's squad]] is firmly planted here, despite the fact that only Niblet can comfortably walk on two feet. [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s Cooler and his team]] are borderline {{Funny Animal}}s, but are here due to the plot focusing mainly around getting their fellow canines adopted.
* Ratty and Mole from ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' often show shades of this.
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