What is your choice for worst animal life to live? Mine is an antelope family of animals. A true bottom of the food chain animal. If he survives the Crocodiles at the watering hole by day They must avoid Lions by day and night and sleep no more than 10 minutes at a time and even snakes take their toll Lots of 'prey' animals live lives on the run. Non-stop stress, relentlessly pursued until a single slip ends your life. They are important parts of the food chain and serve their purpose and their defense is breeding in huge numbers but make no mistake, their ultimate and inevitable death comes by predation. Really you live to breed and die feeding another. Your only role is to survive long enough to breed. So what say you? Is there an animal you think it would be even worse to be?