Just like creating a tongue sticking out of a smiley face makes it a bit more wacky, a cute animal sticking their tongue out is just that much funnier or more adorable. Hopefully, these 20 cheeky little 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!

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