Animals can speak to our souls more than humans can sometimes. However, they do tend to get up to some strange antics. Here are the best photos of animals being weird, wonderful, and everything in between.
Watch a lion for long enough, and you realize how similar they are to domestic cats – just much bigger. They eat, sleep, purr, and do all the other things the average tabby does. Here we see a lion not quite understanding how big he actually is. Just like cats – if he fits, he sits!
Flamingo or duck?
You often see online videos of cats and dogs growing up with each other, and by the time their teenage years arrive, both have become slightly confused as to which species they are. The cat starts wagging its tail and the dog starts meowing.
However, have you ever seen a duck mistaking itself for a flamingo? Well, this photo shows just that. He’s standing amongst a huddle or flamingos with one of his webbed feet in the air as if to say – “Am I doing this right, guys?”
What species of animal always seems like the wisest of all? We think it might be the tortoise. They crawl along slowly as if they have no care in the world. There’s not many problems that a tortoise seems to encounter in their lives, which is surprising considering their average lifespan is so long.
Nevertheless, they make great pets, and this owner has got a pretty neat idea if you often find yourself losing your tortoise as he takes a leisurely stroll around the house…tie a balloon to them? Genius!
‘Call me Marylin’
Marylin Monroe may be one of the most iconic women ever. Everyone knows her name, and everyone instantly recognizes her distinct beauty. So it really is no surprise that her appearance is something a lot of people aspire to.
By the looks of this picture, she’s also a pretty big role model in the pigeon community. Here we see a fabulous pigeon feeling her oats while it casually stops to admire itself on a steam grate. It’s definitely a contender in the next series of America’s Next Top Pigeon Model.
Pandas are a common answer when asked what your favorite animal is, and with good reason. They’re at a ten on the cuteness scale due to their adorableness, and there are endless funny videos of them getting up to all kinds of mischief.
This picture is another reason why they’re one of the most loveable animals around. It shows a group of them lounging about doing nothing (what they do best), without a care in the world. We know what we’d like to come back as in our next life.
Hanging in there
Lizards are pretty cool animals aren’t they? And we’re pretty sure they know it too. They always have a smirking grin on their faces and they don’t seem to be bothered by a lot of things either.
This photo shows they may well have some sort of super strength too, as we can’t quite work out how this cool dude is managing to hold himself onto the bark in his enclosure. Laws of physics? Wait, what are they?
Best of friends
If you ever get a text or a call from a wrong number, this picture here is certainly something you would want to receive. Out of the blue, this person received the image from a random number, and we’re pretty sure they had just as many questions as what we do right now.
Firstly, what breed is this magnificent dog? Secondly, does the dog know there is a parrot on his back? Thirdly, if he does know, are they good friends? Lastly, is there a reason the dog is wearing a Hawaiin lei?
As we mentioned before, sometimes animals don’t seem to care who they hang out, and this photo proves just that. Here we see a pet dog, a pet cat, and a deer all settling down for an afternoon nap. They seem to have their own cosy bed too.
One question though…is the deer a pet? Or has he just strolled along to be part of the gang? Either way, they all look like their just fine to be in each other’s company. Happy days!
‘Is it still on my head?’
Dogs really do have a special way of melting our hearts, and nothing makes us coo with delight more than when a dog gives us his puppy eyes. Here in this photo, the loveable labrador is looking a little bit emotional after making friends with a teeny little bird on his daily walk.
It makes us emotional! Either that or he’s absolutely petrified of whatever has just landed on him and doesn’t know how to react.
Working on a farm must be a very rewarding job to have. Not only are you out in the sun all day being at one with nature, but you also get to witness the birth and upbringing of some cute little baby animals. This photo shows us the recent birth of a baby llama who is spending some quality time with his momma.
Not only that, but they are also accompanied by momma llama’s best friend of 2 years…Mrs. Chicken. Momma llama trusts Mrs. Chicken so much that she even asked her to be godmother to her new baby.
Scales or fur?
This person decided it was maybe time to get a pet. So off they went to the pet store to buy themselves a goldfish – the pet that comes with the least amount of responsibility and the best to start with.
However, it’s become evident that while at the pet store, they simply couldn’t help themselves when they walked down the small mammal aisle. Who can blame them when they had that cute little face staring back at them asking “please take me home?”
Deers are such majestic animals, and dogs, well, most of them are far from majestic let’s be honest. Especially this hefty bulldog we can see here. Nevertheless, the photo shows that deer and dogs can get along if they want to.
So much so that they even groom each other apparently? By the looks of his slightly concerned and confused face, we can’t quite tell whether the dog is enjoying his personal groomer or not.
‘Excuse me sir, can I take this?’
Dining alfresco comes with its pros and its cons, and perhaps the biggest concern is the possibility that an animal is going to come along and take what they think is theirs. We’ve all seen a seagull swoop down and grab an ice cream haven’t we!
But have we all seen a chipmunk appear and take one of your chips? Well, the man in this photo certainly has. It’s been captured just at the right time as the furry little mooch seems pretty pleased with himself too.
‘No talking at the back please!’
Gorillas are a wonderfully fascinating creature to watch. Not only are they majestically beautiful (in their own big, hairy and scary kind of way), but they’re also so distinctively similar to us. You can definitely tell us humans originated from apes, that’s for sure.
Here in this photo taken at a zoo, a gorilla has been caught just at the right moment to look as though he’s preaching something very important to the onlooking crowd. Carry on gorilla. We’re listening!
Always look both ways
We are all dependent on our mom or dad at some point, and this photo shows that moose are the exact same. We can see a momma moose or a pappa moose leading two baby moose along a pedestrian bridge to avoid the busy road below.
What a great parent! They’ve definitely made the right choice. Let’s just hope there weren’t any humans walking the other way as they certainly would have got a bit of a fright!
Taking care of pet birds really is a barrel of laughs, as not only do some parrots mimic what you say, but budgies tend to show off when they want too as well. Here in this photo, we see a buzzing budgie showing off some of his gymnast tricks by flipping off the top of the cage.
The photo was captured perfectly with him upside down in mid-air. The fellow budgies are looking on as if to say “Not again! Will you cut it out!”
‘Does it suit me?’
Crows aren’t exactly seen as being the most joyful of birds, but this little one here in this photo proves all of the crow stereotypes wrong. The photographer obviously has a very calming presence as they’ve managed to somehow get a cute little Christmas hat on top of his little head.
The crow thinks it rather suits him as he’s more than happy to pose for a picture too. New show alert – VH1’s all-new America’s next top crow model.
This sweet-hearted bird gives a whole new meaning to the word mother hen, as here she is seen protecting two frightened kittens during a storm overhead. By the look on the hen’s face, she isn’t going anywhere just yet until the storm blows over.
The kittens however aren’t quite sure whether they should be scared, concerned or frightened that a giant bird is sitting on their heads. Just ride it out, kittens, ride it out!
Who knew rabbits were so intelligent? This little guy has been studying hard in the library all month for his finals, and tomorrow is the day of his first exam. He had just finished putting a book back on the shelf before the distracting girl sitting next to him decided to take a picture of him.
He wasn’t quite sure why though. Not long after, he went and told the librarian that she was a major distraction to his studying, and it wasn’t long until he could go back to his books in peace and quiet.
‘Will you be my friend?’
Whether you agree with the public display of animals at a zoo or not, conservational captivity is, of course, an essential part of saving thousands of species from going extinct. Nonetheless, some animals will go their whole lifetimes without seeing any other animals.
By the looks of this photo, the elephant is having a great time meeting a seal lion for the first time. Who cares whether one lives in water and the other on ground? By the looks of his happy face, we’re definitely seeing best friends in the making.
Some photos are just totally special, and this photo of two mini weasels scampering across a road is one of them. Perhaps the photographer stopped to make sure they crossed safely, or maybe he just wanted to get a great photo of them up close.
Either way, the two weasels look more than happy to pause for a second or two to make sure the weasel paparazzi take it at their best angle. How adorable!
‘Stay still and she might not notice you…’
Some animals have the nerve to raid your home when you least expect it. For all they know its a lovely warm space for them to explore and make their own, but we can’t help but think some animals know exactly who’s house it is – they just want to take the chance.
Here we see a raccoon testing this person’s patience by making himself more than comfortable nestled into their guttering. Fair play Mr. Raccoon!
Owls will forever be one of the most beautiful species of birds. They’re strikingly beautiful with their big dark eyes and wonderfully patterned feathers, and what’s more? They can basically turn their heads 360°!
However, what is the only thing cuter than an owl? A baby owl of course! Here we see a cute little owl being wrapped up in a towel. He may look a little scared, but we’re sure he’s in good hands.
A new friend to play with
By the looks of the photographs on here so far, farm animals carry no prejudice when it comes to their farmyard friends. In this photo we see a group of chickens peeking through the gaps in the barn fence to catch a glimpse of their new friend.
The new arrival is a baby goat, so we’re sure not long after this photo was taken he was let out of the barn to finally meet his new bird friends.
‘Stupid humans. They can’t see me anymore’
There are a few different explanations for this photo- all of them equally plausible. Either the antelope has just discovered a revolutionary new way to hide from humans by camouflaging his antlers with some well-covered vegetation.
Or on the other hand, he has just woken up from a night out on the town with his fellow antelope pals feeling a little worse for wear and wondering why he can’t see anything. Which one do you think it is?
This photo is a scenario we never thought we’d see and something we never knew we needed to see. What a sight! Yet again, we have a few questions….do you think the eel knows the turtle is on his back?
And if so, is the eel’s going rate of charge a fair price for where the turtle needs to go? Also, how on earth has the turtle not slipped off yet? Surely the eel is too slimy for his little turtle feet to grip on to?
Another mother hen
Seriously, who knew chickens had such strong maternal instincts? Not only did this chicken protect the geese eggs before they hatched, but even now after they have hatched, she still feels the need to sit on them for their own safety.
Next time we need to find someone trustworthy to babysit, we’re going to head down to the local farm to see if there any kind looking chickens about to take on the role.
Just looking at this photograph makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We don’t even need to see the faces of the cats to see how much they are in love. By the looks of things, Mr and Mrs.
Cat are spending some quality time together enjoying their favorite pastime activity…watching the birds outside the window. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon with the one you love. We hear wedding bells!
Imagine checking your phone after being away from it for a while, only for you to see someone has tried to unlock it. You open up the app and find a screenshot taken of the person who did it..and boom! It’s your pet guinea pig.
MIND BLOWN. Is your guinea pig a secret assassin? Has he been spying on you this whole time? Is he getting jealous of the new love interest you have been texting, so he wants to read your messages? Who knows?
Bats are a funny little creature, aren’t they? A mouse with wings? Okay. Sure. Nevertheless, when you do see a bat up close in the daylight, they actually aren’t as frightening as you’d think.
These shopkeepers in this photo must be pretty fond of bats as they have even gone to the lengths to send their customers round the backdoor to make sure no one wakes up this sleepy little guy taking a well-needed nap. Now that is dedication.
Hedgehogs are a wonder of the world. How can something so spikey be so darn cute? Just look at this smiley little hedgehog in this photo. He looks ever so happy to be in his mini tent with his mini stack of firewood.
He looks as content as content could be. What more could you want from life? If this doesn’t make you want to pack up the car and go camping amongst the hedgehogs, we’re not quite sure what could!
‘Excuse me sir, do you sell any shrubs?’
A deer walks into a shop…sounds like the start of a terrible joke, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not a joke, it’s a real-life occurrence when this shopkeeper turned around and saw a deer staring right at him.
Deer have never done any harm to anyone, so he let it wander around for a little while before he said goodbye and left. But then a few minutes later, he returned with his whole family, and the shopkeeper couldn’t believe what he was seeing!
We’re not quite sure what we find most concerning here – the fact that someone has gone out of their way to knit a pet snake a sweater, or the fact that someone called their pet snake spaghetti. Both are equally as eyebrow-raising.
Nevertheless, the snake does look pretty happy with his new wooly sweatshirt. But then again, while we think about, do snakes even get cold? Although they may always look a little chilly, they’re cold-blooded reptiles!
A cozy squirrel
Sometimes you have to blink and look twice before you believe what your eyes are telling you, and that’s exactly what we had to do when we first saw this photograph. That’s right. Your eyes are not fooling you.
We can confirm to you that you are in fact looking at a cute little squirrel sitting on a mini deck chair wedged into a tree, tucking into a delicious cob of corn. Confused? Yes not to worry, so are we.
Beluga whales are beautiful creatures, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t be frightened to turn around and unexpectedly see a beluga face staring right at you. By the looks of this photo, the lady jumped right out of her skin!
Aquariums are a fantastic day out for all the family, but if you tend to scare easily, just always make sure you never have your back to the glass. You never know what could be lurking behind you when you turn around.
It’s common knowledge nowadays that you shouldn’t feed ducks bread because it’s not suitable for their digestive system, but that doesn’t mean you can’t feed them a handful of healthy seeds, oats or corn.
However, if you do make the decision to feed a duck, by the looks of this photo, you should always prepare for his entire family to come back the next day wanting some yummy goodness too. How could you ever say no?
Coincidence or a sign?
When you live in a big metropolitan city, you tend to get used to huge gatherings of pigeons swarming around areas where there’s food on the ground. And as much as they can be a nuisance, photos like these make the swarms of scary birds totally worth it.
Their heart-shaped formation must just be a coincidence, but what about if they are trying to tell us something? Are they trying to confess their love for us? If so, they’re obviously just asking for more food. Greedy!
Like father, like chicken
They do so that pets tend to look a lot like their owners, and as much as that is just an urban myth, this photo proves otherwise. Chickens make excellent pets, and this chicken-owner has obviously grown quite close to his pet chicken, so much so that they’re starting to morph into each other.
How spooky! Either that or the terrified bird has just seen what he looks like in the selfie camera screen.
Not the only dog anymore
There are so many reasons why dogs are the best pets – one of them is that they’re arguably the purest beings on earth. If a dog is happy, you’ll know that it’s happy. If a dog is sad, you’ll know that it’s sad.
Likewise, if a dog is feeling slightly discontent because it is not the only dog in the house anymore and it needs to share its owner’s attention, you’ll know that too, as the photo above has proved. Don’t worry, pup – you’re still a good boy!
Monday morning pep talk
Cats are seen as highly confident animals (which is just a nicer way of saying “they’re full of themselves”), but it seems like that’s not completely true. “Whiskers” here was caught giving himself a pep talk based on the movie “The Help,” proving that cats, too, have feelings.
Or, you know, “Whiskers” was simply caught being a naughty kitty again, standing on the same sink where it was told not to stand on a thousand times before, just because it can. Cats will be cats.
Hearing the magic words
According to studies, the average house dog can understand around 165 words. By the looks of it, “wanna go for a walk?” is part of this good girl’s vocabulary, as she can hardly contain herself upon hearing her favorite phrase.
This photo was shot as she heard the magic words, and we have to say, the result is kind of magical as well. The image might not have the best light, focus, or color balance, but it perfectly captures the excitement that only a dog can demonstrate about the simple things in life.
A thorough investigation
Anyone who’s taken care of a cat will know that they’re the most curious beings on earth. Any new movement, noise, or smell around the house will immediately become the object of a serious and thorough investigation done by our feline friends.
And while a lot of those investigations seem to be focused on what the humans are eating now, cats will also want to learn about other activities – like why do the small humans like to play on the toy horse so much.
It’s a little windy outside
Dogs love their walks, and it takes more than a little bad weather to make them refuse to go out of the house. This pup looks like it’s about to be dragged by the strong wind, but its determination to take its usual walk is palpable.
Nothing will stand in stand between this pup and the things that it loves. It almost looks like it is defying the weather, saying “come at me, wind! I shall defeat you, and I’ll look fabulous while doing it!”
A couch potato
Dogs may be the natural masters of the wild outdoors, but something about the home environment turns them into… well, less than incredible leapers and prowlers.
Maybe it’s all the free kibble in the magic bowl of endless food? Take this poor pooch for example, who thought he could leap tall couches in a single bound, but got stuck halfway over and had to wait for their owner to stop laughing and put down the phone before they were rescued.
According to their fortune cookie, the owner of this grumpy marmalade tabby is bound to experience some good luck and many blessings today, since they are surrounded by — nom nom nom.
Whatever the rest of the gnawed and soggy fortune may have said, at least they still know that one of their numbers for the day is 11! And really, besides a lucky number and being surrounded by adorable hungry floofiness, what more does anybody need to have a wonderful day?
Worth a thousand words
It is rare for a picture to have accompanying words from another context that enriches the story it tells, but in this case a person went out to get new shoes, and ended up rescuing a stray cat as well!
Not too long after, the curious feline discovered the box that the shoes came in and hopped right on in (as cats are wont to do), leading to this bit of clever footwear marketing transforming into a touching, heartfelt sentiment from the happy adoptee.
Look, up in the sky! It’s furry! It’s purring! It’s…a cat?! This little ball of fluff’s journey from planet Kytton seems to have ended with a bit of a rough landing, but surely after a quick nap and soaking up some of our sun’s yellow rays, it’ll get back up and land on its feet.
We’re happy that this extraterrestrial cat has chosen Earth as its new home, and hope that it will use its super cuddly and adorable powers for good!
Check the Yapp store
It is a sign of marketing genius and successful branding that when you see the logo of a bitten apple emblazoned onto a crisp background, you know that you are looking at an exciting new product that is reliable, trustworthy, beautiful, slightly expensive but entirely worth the money, and a good girl, oh yes she is!
Introducing the next generation iDog, which comes with over forty new tricks, a proprietary panting-based coolant system, and eyes that track your every gesture, especially when you are holding a treat.
Pets take after their owners in many surprising ways. That’s why they like to hop up on tables where the good smelling food is at, normally dislike moving water but will try to join you in the shower, and adore being under the covers on cold days.
This cat takes it just a little bit further than most, having mastered the taut “perched on my chair” look normally reserved for the antsy and energetic. Seeing a cat sitting up like this is definitely worth a double take!
Some might ask how this cat got her paws on a cellphone and took a selfie, but you can’t ask why she did. With an unaffected adventurous and frisky look that requires no makeup or filters, the smug look on this cat’s face proudly lets the world know that she just naturally wakes up this gorgeous and ready to seize the day.
We just hope she doesn’t get into the “taking pictures of your food” trend that’s all the rage in the animal kingdom these days…
A new do
It’s always wonderful when someone special to you puts in that little bit of extra effort to look good, without going overboard with ornamentation or flashy jewelry. In this fluffy pupper’s case, all it took were two hair bands to raise up some overwhelmingly cute pigtails — er, pugtails?
As a bonus, this is the only case where it is completely appropriate to say “I love what you’ve done with your hair!” to a pretty girl while giving her belly rubs and kisses on the nose.
The brains of the outfit
If you have dogs, then you know that they love to watch their “shows.” Of course, instead of tuning into the TV set, they like to perch on the couch and peer out the window (occasionally letting out a quiet “boof” when they see something interesting).
These two dogs are clearly entranced by the programming out the window, but um…apparently one of the dogs is perfectly fine with watching static (erm, the billowing curtain blocking his view) instead of the scheduled programming. What a silly pupper!
Look (but don’t touch!)
We all have our own love languages. Maybe your love language is making a delicious meal for someone, or perhaps it’s words of affirmation, like telling someone how beautiful you think they are. This dog, though?
Her love language is bringing you her pillow to admire. Uh-uh, nope. You’re not allowed to touch her pillow. You have to admire it with your eyes. At the end of the day, it’s still Zoey’s pillow. She just wants you to love it as much as she does, okay?
He fits, he sits
When it comes to the debate between cats and dogs, some people have some admittedly pretty strong opinions on the subject. Some of us are very firmly Team Dog, whereas others are absolutely on Team Cat, no questions asked. But what if your dog was brought up by cats, then what? This precious little pupper didn’t get the memo that he’s of the canine persuasion and not of the feline variety.
That doesn’t stop him from wanting to chill with his kitty brethren, though, as this snap of him lounging on the cat tower clearly depicts!
Chillin’ like a villain
Dogs are amazing escape artists. Even if you set up your yard with an impenetrable fence and load it up with all of your doggo’s favorite toys and snacks, your pupper will still try to escape his so-called prison. This precious pup somehow managed to break out of his human’s back yard, but don’t worry about him.
He didn’t get far. As soon as his nose sniffed out the inviting swimming pool in his neighbor’s yard, he knew exactly where he would set up camp. That’s one way to beat the heat, huh?
A total grandma’s boy
There’s no question about it…grandparents are literally the most amazing and wonderful beings in the entire world. There’s literally nothing better than a sweet and doting gramma, is there? Well, brace yourself, because apparently there is something that blows this out of the water. Are you ready? Okay: this sweet grammy cuddling her grandpuppy makes our heart feel so full and happy.
The incredibly adorable (and definitely a little bit goofy!) expression on this rottie’s face tells you everything you need to know about this loving grandma/granddog relationship!
Oh boy, oh boy…birthday cake!
If you have pets, then you already know that they’re not just a cat or a dog. They’re actually part of your family, too. You love them and think of them as one of your children, right?
Well, sweet little Lucy here apparently was celebrating a very special day, as this snap shows. Lucy’s parents may have wondered if splurging on an expensive cake was overkill, but based on the expression of unbridled delight on this pupper’s face, the investment was worth every penny!
The pizza burglar
It can be hard to resist adorable little puppy-dog eyes, but this precious doggo’s human evidently has mastered this skill. While that’s great for their human, it’s not such a good deal for the pupper. No worries…this dog’s got another trick up his sleeve. As soon as his human started to chow down, he started barking at the door.
The moment his human got up, he took his chance. Does that make him a cat burglar? Hmm…either way, we’re sure that slice of ‘za was totally worth the deceit!
As snug as a hug in a rug
Adopting a dog can be one of the most rewarding and wonderful things you can ever do. However, there is one question that is often brought up for debate: “Who rescued who?” Well, based on this heartwarming snap, it’s pretty clear that both the doggo and her new human are deeply in love with one another.
It didn’t even take a whole 24 hours for the pupper to fall head over paws, either. After just one night, this sweet lady has clearly decided that she was born to hug her new momma.
One proud poppa
Life is definitely full of major milestones, but without a doubt, the day you become a parent will be arguably one of the happiest days of your life. Don’t believe us? Just ask the proud golden in this snap.
There’s no doubt in our minds that he’s both madly in love with his doggie wife and the litter of puppies that she just gave birth to. While momma is no doubt worn out from delivering her precious puppies, it’s clear that this is a duo of extremely pleased puppers.
Looking a little ruff
It’s so charming how our pets eventually start to mimic us. They’re just like human children, aren’t they? (Except, of course, they’re a little bit furrier!) This handsome doggo has clearly seen his human peering into the mirror more times than not, and he decided that he wanted to know what all the fuss was about and decided to peep himself in the vanity.
What makes this snap so cute, though, is the very human expression on this cute fella’s face. It’s almost like he’s giving himself a little pup-talk!
Doesn’t look like a Greyhound to us?
Happiness can take on many shapes and forms. Depending on your tastes and preferences, your idea of a good time may include chocolate, time spent with your loved ones, and maybe even a good book. However, all of those joyful things quickly fall to the wayside once you take a glance at this cute snap.
We’re not the type to look a gift horse (erm, gift pupper?) in the mouth, but how did someone manage to round up so many adorable pomeranians in one place? We’re not questioning it, though. We’re just happy we got to enjoy it, too!
Everything in its place
Okay, so, we’ll be the first to admit it. This adorable chocolate doggo is making us feel pretty bad about ourselves. We can’t even keep our silverware drawer properly organized, and this cute little lady has carefully filed away all of her toys (and she looks so proud of herself, too!). Ugh, well, fine. We’ve been bested by an adorable doggo. But you know what?
We can’t be mad at this precious little face. Now that she’s done putting her toys away, maybe we can ask her to help us unload the dishwasher?