We’ve been taught that showing your tongue is rude and ill-mannered, but when cute animals stick out their lickers, it’s just adorable, if not at times, weird.

Just like creating a tongue sticking out of a smiley face makes it a bit wackier, a funny animal sticking their tongue out is just that much more hilarious and more adorable. Hopefully, these cute pictures of 20 crazy animals sticking their tongues out will brighten your day!

With many animals, especially mammals, sticking their tongue out and licking you can be a sign of affection because this is how they groom themselves and each other. Grooming is a social action – basically, they’re petting you! Also, the tongue is not just a boring slab of muscles and taste buds – in these animal pictures, you’ll see that tongues come in many shapes and forms. You can spot a split tongue in snakes, some very long and narrow ones like the anteaters’, and you might not know this, but horses tongue is almost heart-shaped at its end.

Now scroll down below for some adorable animals and their charming tongues. Who’s in for some wet, warm kisses from the cutest farm animals?

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