Many of us tend to put animals on a pedestal, admiring them for their effortless grace and beauty and what seems like a certain purity of spirit. However, they are just as prone to mistakes and moments of uncharacteristic stupidity as we are, as this list of 22 herp-derp animals will illustrate. We try not to go around every day making expressions like these, and neither do these animals, but when it comes to photo cameras, they are bound to capture a split-second or two in which you are not quite as photogenic as usual.
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It’s hard to say what it is about animals that we love the most – their cute or beautiful looks, their natural innocence or the emotional reactions that they elicit from us. But whatever the case may be, one of these 30 happy animal facts is bound to bring a smile to your face. A lot of these facts also underscore the similarities and emotional connections that people can share with animals, which raises a broader and more interesting questions – what is it about animals that we love so much?
We love to project human actions or thoughts onto animals, and it can be done with almost any animal – even bears. We found 33 pictures of very expressive bears that look like they could be thinking or doing some of the things that we do every day.
These 30 animals that look like they’re smiling are bound to warm even the stone-cold jaded hearts among us. Not so fast, however – the scientific jury is still out on whether or not animals can/do actually smile. However, scientists are increasingly warming up to the idea that animals may have a more complex range of emotions and that some of them may even have facial expressions similar to ours.
Fern the 18-month-old boxer has become an internet celebrity after a hilarious scene she caused in the streets of Dundee, Scotland. When her owners, Graham and Fiona Haddow, had spent only 5 minutes in the nearby shops, Fern grew impatient and planted her paw firmly on their car’s horn. Hilarity ensued.
Animals can be beautiful or adorable no matter whether their color, size, species or length of hair. But, as far as furry mammals go, the fuzziest of them definitely have an edge when it comes to cuteness. Some theories hold that, in finding an animal cute, we are actually seeing characteristics that we look for in our own children. What do you think – does that make sense to you?
Cats never fail to amaze us with their determination to fit into tight spaces, but the cats in these photos are the best of their best. Although it might look like some of them might not fit – where there’s a will, there’s a way. We may never be 100% sure just why cats love to cram themselves into small spaces, but it probably has something to do with predation and safety.
Every single wild animal has a special environmental niche that it occupies to survive, and wild mountain goats have evolved to occupy some of the weirdest and most hard-to-reach ecological niches out there – steep cliff faces. These goats aren’t crazy – the cliffs they spend most of their lives on confer numerous benefits, including protection from land-bound predators, foraging, and access to mineral licks.
Sometimes, people and animals have more in common than you might think. Blaze, the beautiful young Husky in this video, is obstinately resisting his owner’s suggestion that he go to sleep in his kennel. In this case, the owner is just doing it to tease the pup, but all of us have probably resisted our bedtimes just at fiercely at one point or another. And because he’s a Husky, which is a very verbose breed, it sounds just like he’s saying “No!”
Check out this excellent collection of adorable and beautiful animals – with mustaches. The vintage aesthetic is one of the biggest trends out there right now, so the mustache (and the beard along with it) is making a big comeback. Combining them with cute animals, then, is a sure-fire recipe for awesomeness. No one’s 100% sure why people have beards and mustaches, but there are plenty of fellas (and a few ladies) out there who enjoy wearing mustaches, and a few animals that do too.
Redditor mmsspp’s boss brings her dog Wrigley to work every day, and for the past month they’ve been reenacting romance scenes from famous movies. It all started with a silly Titanic photo, but things escalated quickly..
It’s hard to compete for attention in a world dominated by cats and dogs. However, a little hedgehog named Darcy is giving them a run for their money. Her climb to sensational popularity began almost three years ago when her loving owner Shota Tsukamoto first put a photo of his adorable pet on Instagram. Many different objects like cups, shoes and plants, together with the white background, help to create a unique style that Darcy seems to enjoy.