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This index is for Animal Stereotypes tropes in which Real Life categories of animal (other than humans) are depicted in a positive manner, such as being heroic, honorable, cute, funny or friendly. See also Good Animals, Evil Animals. Contrast the Scary Animals Index.


  • Bambification: Deer depicted as innocent and sweet.
  • Beary Friendly: Bears depicted as friendly and nice.
  • Beary Funny: Jolly, funny, rambunctious bears.
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  • Big Friendly Dog: A large canine who's friendly.
  • Bluebird of Happiness: Bluebirds symbolizing happiness.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: Something's made cuter by adding a bunny rabbit to it.
  • Clucking Funny: Chickens are inherently funny.
  • Cute Kitten: Kittens used to arouse a pleasure/protective/affection reaction in others.
  • Cute Owl: Owls depicted as adorable birds.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider: A spider who's cute and/or friendly.
  • Friendly, Playful Dolphin: Dolphins portrayed as playful, friendly creatures.
  • Funny Octopus: Octopi, squids, or other tentacled animals portrayed as comedic creatures.
  • Genial Giraffe: Nice, heroic giraffes.
  • Gentle Giant Sauropod: Sauropod dinosaurs depicted as docile and harmless.
  • Goofy Feathered Dinosaur: Feathered dinosaurs seen as ridiculous.
  • Herbivores Are Friendly: Plant-eating animals depicted as peaceful.
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  • Heroic Dog: Dogs depicted as loyal, caring heroes.
  • Heroic Dolphin: Dolphins portrayed as helpful and heroic.
  • Honorable Elephant: Elephants depicted as having high standards.
  • Huggy, Huggy Hippos: Hippos are portrayed as cute and loveable.
  • Lovable Lizard: A lizard who's cute and friendly.
  • The Marvelous Deer: Deer depicted as elusive, mysterious, and wonderful animals.
  • Nice Mice: Mice portrayed as friendly.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: Birds of prey having a noble, proud reputation.
  • Noble Wolf: Wolves portrayed as proud, noble, dignified, intelligent and usually reasonable (although still dangerous).
  • The Owl-Knowing One: An intelligent or wise owl.
  • Panda-ing to the Audience: Pandas added to a work simply because of their adorableness.
  • Playful Otter: Otters portrayed as joyful and playful.
  • Precious Puppy: Puppies used to arouse a pleasure/protective/affection reaction in others.
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  • Pretty Butterflies: Positive, lighthearted portrayals of butterflies.
  • Quacking Up: Humorous or lighthearted portrayals of ducks.
  • Righteous Rabbit: Hares and rabbits presented as good guys in fiction.
  • Saint-Bernard Rescue: Saint-Bernard dogs depicted in media as carrying barrels of brandy around their necks, which is used to warm rescued victims from the cold.
  • Social Ornithopod: Ornithopod dinosaurs depicted as nice and/or living in herds or other social groups.
  • Swans A-Swimming: Fictional swans portrayed as elegant, gentle birds.
  • Sweet Seal: Seals and sea lions portrayed as cute and friendly.
  • Sweet Sheep: Sheep portrayed as cute, friendly, and very sweet-natured. Sheep (especially lambs) also symbolizes gentleness, innocence, and purity. Alongside symbolizing sweetness, forgiveness and meekness.
  • Turtle Power: Tortoises or turtles portrayed as awesome.
  • Virtuous Bees: Bees associated with community, hard work, and sacrifice.
  • Warm-Hearted Walrus: Walruses portrayed as heroic and/or lovable characters.
  • Weasel Mascot: Weasels (or ferrets) depicted as cute, mischievous, playful mascots who nonetheless look out mainly for themselves and can be very critical of people around them.
  • White Wolves Are Special: Wolves depicted as noble but untamed creatures.
  • Wise Old Turtle: Tortoises or turtles portrayed as both ancient and wise.


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