Analysis: Animal Stereotypes

Common Animal Stereotypes By Culture

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Western Animal Stereotypes

    Mammals 
Bats

Bears

Beavers

Cats
  • The cool or clever cat
  • The lazy cat
  • The evil or villainous cat
  • The cute kitten
  • The warrior wildcat
  • The Lolcat

    Birds 
Magpies
  • The thieving magpie

    Reptiles and Amphibians 
Crocodiles and Alligators
  • The weeping and hypocritical crocodile
  • The villainous alligator or crocodile

    Fish 
Piranhas
  • The gluttonous piranhas

    Invertebrates 
Ants
  • The diligent ant
  • The militant ant
  • The thieving or bothersome ant

East Asian Animal Stereotypes

    Mammals 
Cats
  • The cute kitten

    Birds 
Magpies
  • The grateful magpie
  • The loyal magpie

    Reptiles and Amphibians 
Snakes
  • The friendly snake

    Fish 
Fishes
  • The friendly fish

    Invertebrates 
Octopodes
  • The comical octopus
  • The lecherous octopus