The definition of animal in biology includes humans.
And if you think this is conflicting with your religion, You should be aware that our species Homo sapiens has been correctly classified in the Primate order (great apes family, etc.) by the very religious and creationist Linnaeus one century before Darwin.
It's only recently that we found out that the taxonomic classification mirrors quite well the evolution history.
In the 18th century, belonging to the "primacy" group was considered an honor (hence the word "Primate"). and it was still possible to be smart and religious.
However, it's normal you feel special as an animal. I feel special: I'm Homo sapiens that's my species name. Other animals aren't H. sapiens. I'm not sexually attracted to any other animal.
Other animals feel the same. Mexican fun eared bats feel special too. They are Natalus stramineus, that's their species name, they can fly and they aren't sexually attracted to any other animal.