What is your favorite animal?
It's been a while since I've seen a broad, whimsically-oriented question here, and I was very surprised that, after searching, there was no question for favorite animal (in general), in the history!
So now's your chance to go on a rant about what you think is the coolest, most awesomest animal!
I like horses more than anything. For me it's more than just "they are cool and you can ride them, etc". I have a great regard for the bond they have with people, much like dogs. A horse seems to bind itself with its rider, to the point of charging to its death into a vicious battle, if that is what is required of it; putting its life on the line for its rider without any second thought. I find it fascinating and inspiring :)
What's your favorite animal and why??