Just realised I haven’t answered my own question.
I’ve noticed that at any moment, I have multiple favourite animals depending on what I am thinking of.
For example, on my profile, I set my favourite animal as being a tiger; I find them to be beautiful creatures, somehow making their savage hunting look magnificent with their overwhelming strength at unnerving speed.
Another one of my favorite animals would be the honeybadger. I just find them to be comically badass (<-- can I do that), and their intelligence paired with their resilience and confidence makes me happy.
Orcas are also a recent animal I have really picked up an interest in. Their intelligence is really astonishing, and the fact that there has never been a recorded causality due to a Orca-attack despite their weaponry in human history blows my mind; some scientists say this could be due to a social norm within Orca-culture which goes against attacking humans, which is absolutely crazy.
I have many more animals which I love - wolves, dogs, beavers, etc. - but I’m pretty sure that would be too many pictures in one post.