We seem to find larger animals more charismatic than small ones

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Large animals – such as the black rhino – are judged most charismatic

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Humans seem to find larger animals more charismatic than smaller ones – although some exceptionally small species punch above their weight when it comes to charisma.

There are several recognised kinds of animal charisma: aesthetic – the innate human response to how an animal appears; ecological – how notable an animal is based on the likelihood that it will be encountered by humans; and corporeal – the emotions inspired by an animal in groups of people with lived experience of the species.

There already exist a number of datasets that have …

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