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50 Funny Animal Pictures That You Need In Your Life

The Internet was practically invented for funny animal pictures. Here are some of the best ones to brighten your day and make you smile.

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Lazy cat lying under the dish drainer in the kitchenivanoffotography/Shutterstock

File your hygiene complaints in the round bin

Get ready, because these funny animals will have you uncontrollably laughing out loud. “You’ve heard of ‘If I fits, I sits’? Well this is the corollary ‘If its clean dishes, I squishes.'” Got a cute kitty? Check out the 16 pet products vets never buy and neither should you.

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Funny portrait of brown horse with white stripe on neck yawning and showing its teeth in front of green grassJulian Peters Photography/Shutterstock

The Internet is no place to horse around

“Do not, I repeat, do not Google ‘hot fillies near you’! I swear those pictures were not all what I was expecting.”

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Carettochelys insculpta. The merry turtle swims under the water. Funny animals.daniilphotos/Shutterstock

Can I have my spin-off sequel now, Disney?

“I did it, guys! I finally found Nemo!! Tank you, tank you very much.”

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delicious?PUHIN K/Shutterstock

Hey, who you calling pencil neck?

“My boss says I’m head and shoulders above the competition. Of course, I work with chimps and rhinos so…”

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Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) - No More PhotosNaturesMomentsuk/Shutterstock

This is what happens when I don’t get my beauty sleep

“Ack, don’t look at me! Morning light is so harsh and I haven’t had time to put on my makeup yet! These wrinkles are killing me.”

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Chipmunk with cheeks full of nuts and seeds. Cheeks bulging. Stocks for the winter. Closeup. Selective focusIRA_EVVA/Shutterstock

These cheeks don’t lie

“Gluttony? I would never! What do you mean I have ‘cheeks of guilt’? I have no idea where that pile of bird food went. I’m putting the ‘munk’ back in ‘chipmunk’!” And if you think that’s odd, read about the strangest animal found in every state.

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Closeup of a Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) shedding its winter coat - Jasper National Park, Alberta, CanadaBrian Lasenby/Shutterstock

I got bad genetics, maaaaan!

“I think my comb-over is very subtle and realistic looking. No one will ever know I’m balding!” Check out these other funny goat pictures that are perfect for kidding around.

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The Taobaobao familyShibainu.TaoBaoBao/Shutterstock

Who’s a good boy now?

“Oh sure, everyone thinks dressing dogs up in human clothes and putting them on human furniture is the cutest thing. Well, I just peed on this couch. And Ralph over there is two seconds from chewing the leg off. Everybody smiiiile!” Please don’t fall for the 53 mistakes every dog owner makes.

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Two young gentoo penguin chicks happily running on the grass field in the Falkland islands. Wildlife and its behavior.Giedriius/Shutterstock

Two penguins are better than one

“We’re holding hands! Wait, we don’t have hands! It’s fine, we’re penguins; it’s even cuter this way! High five, er, fin!” If you like these pictures of funny animals, you’ll also want to check out these 15 penguin pictures that will melt your heart.

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LemurJolanda Aalbers/Shutterstock

I’m ready for my close up

“Don’t tell me to smile; this IS my happy face!”

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Monkey with orangesThe Perfect/Shutterstock

Vitamin C is a very important part of a healthy diet

“Wait, are you telling me that when they said to eat five servings of fruit a day they didn’t mean all at once?! How boring.”

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A cute monkey lives in a natural forest of Thailand.fontoknak/Shutterstock

Where’s that little lion cub?

“Ahhhhsevenya! Adabeebeebabwa! It’s the circle, the circle of liiiiiife! Feel free to sing along if you like—everyone knows the words. And by that, I mean everyone knows some words… maybe not the right words but definitely some words!”

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Big toad close up on a gray background, showing the detail of his face and warts. American Toad, Bufo americanus with space for copy. Concepts of wildlife, wild animals, funny animalsKimberly Boyles/Shutterstock

It’s Mr. Toad to you

“You can’t catch warts from me, my legs do not taste good in butter, and if you kiss me I will not turn into a prince. Are we done here?”

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familiar cute animalsapplevinci/Shutterstock

Politics is what the block button was invented for

“My face when people get political on Facebook. Is it a rule that every argument must end with someone being called Hitler?”

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monkey cleaning another monkeyatharv28arav/Shutterstock

Who wants to play ‘lice or rice’?

“Now hold still, I am popping this zit whether you like it or not! Don’t you know how popular these ‘popping’ videos are on YouTube? Thanks to your acne, we’ll be millionaires.”

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A close-up view of a curious ostrich head . Blue sky Background, copy textrontav/Shutterstock

I can see right through your lies, child

The face your mom makes when you say you called her on Sunday but she figured out how to find her call history—and you ain’t on it. If you’re into these funny animals, don’t miss these hilarious pictures of cats and dogs.

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fanny alpaca farm in Mitzpe Ramon. Israel julia uvarov/Shutterstock

No I’M rubber and you’re glue!

“My head is totally not stuck here, nope. I can get it out any time I want. I’m just choosing to, you know, hang out here between my two favorite fence poles. Cool, cool.” Here are more cute farm animals that will make your day.

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crazy cow, insane expression of a cattleFabrizio Misson/Shutterstock

I may be brown but the milk still isn’t chocolate

“I have a juicy rump? Why thank you, I don’t want to brag but the other cows do call me JMoo.”

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familiar cute animalsapplevinci/Shutterstock

Wait, where does ham come from?

“Stop looking at me like I’m a snack! I can see how you could be confused but ‘ham’ stands for hamster, not guinea pig.” By the way, look at these cute hamster pictures and these pig pictures if you need a pick-me-up.

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A couple of prairie dogs huggingLee Jorgensen/Shutterstock

Why, yes, I am a pro makeup artist

“Hey listen up—do you want to make buckets of money doing nothing from home? I’ve got a business opportunity you’d be a fool to pass up. What? No, I can’t tell you what it is here. Let’s set up an appointment to chat. Bring your checkbook.”

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dog in bed resting and yawning , with newspaper , dreaming in bedroom under the blanket , very tired or sick and illJavier Brosch/Shutterstock

The news is a snooze

“Fetch me my slippers, human! And where’s my coffee? This paper isn’t going to read itself. Although that would be nice because I can’t read it either. Because I’m a dog.” Do you know the 15 signs your dog is secretly mad at you?

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Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta)Ferenc Cegledi/Shutterstock

No words necessary

“A whole Internet full of funny animal memes and this is the best you can do? Your mother and I are very disappointed.”

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Tired squirrel lying down on the branch. Squirrel are having restleedsn/Shutterstock

Plus I can’t even get into the liquor store

“Hey pal, can you spare a buck for a squirrel down on his luck? I got a litter to feed! Do you know how much a litter is? OK, I’m not sure either, but it’s definitely more than you’ve got!”

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Cat with glasseslinavita/Shutterstock

John Lennon was a secret cat

“Yes, I know these aren’t traditional cat-eye frames but I’m telling you they’re still real cat-eye glasses. It doesn’t get any more real than me, baby!” Long stares are one of the 15 signs your cat is secretly mad at you (as opposed to overtly mad at you, which is just your cat’s normal state of being).

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jack russell dog in a bathtub not so amused about that , with blue towel, having a spa or wellness treatment, in the bath or bathroomJavier Brosch/Shutterstock

Dirty gutter water is the perfect drink, bath water is poison!

“Don’t say the ‘B’ word around me! No, not that ‘B’ word—I’m a female dog, it’s fine. I meant don’t say the other ‘B’ word, as in b-a-t-h…. yikes!”

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Funny face of pug dog with marigold flower.Ezzolo/Shutterstock

Do I have something stuck in my teeth?

“I brought you something! I picked it myself! Out of your garden! That I may or may not have just dug up! You’re welcome! Give me a treat!”

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close-up picture of ostrich's headEvgeny Bakhchev/Shutterstock

I’m no birdbrain

“Hey, pretty chickadee! What’s a bird like you doing alone in a place like this? Can I buy you some seed?”

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Ginger Cat at the Top of the Doore-leet/Shutterstock

You know you’ve spent too much time on Instagram when…

“These are the eyes of someone who has spent too many hours on social media. I just can’t look away. Hold me.”

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Smiling Bonobo in the water. Bonobo in the water with pleasure and smiles. Bonobo standing in pond looks for the fruit which fell in water. Bonobo (Pan paniscus). Democratic Republic of Congo. AfricaSergey Uryadnikov/Shutterstock

Come closer, my pretty!

“I read in a self-help manual that a big smile helps put people at ease. Is it working? IS IT?!?”

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Funny dog in jumping motion catching ring toss toyalexei_tm/Shutterstock

First comes love…

“He gave me a ring! And I said yes! I can totally see why you humans get so excited about giving each other rings now!” Hey human, if you like these funny animal pictures, you’ll love these 20 dog puns will give you paws.

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Funny Animal,Little sheep smile on the green grass then look happy.9Life/Shutterstock

I’m on a list somewhere?

“Look, I don’t know how this rumor got started but I didn’t follow some little girl to school. That’s creepy. I don’t even know anybody named Mary. Also, do I look little to you?”

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a cute small kitten looking at the camera sitting in a hallway Nattesha/Shutterstock

This is the face of innocence

“There’s barf in your shoe? I have no idea how that got there! Maybe the dog did it. We don’t have a dog? Maybe your shoe is magic and instead of gold coins, you get barf. I cannot lie! Look at this face!”

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Husky dog sleepingPryanett/Shutterstock

I don’t snore, you snore

“They were not kidding when they said not to mix Ambien and drinking. I mean I was just drinking water but still.”

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vet dog and catHappy monkey/Shutterstock

Get your licks in

“Doctor? I thought you yelled for a boxer! Don’t worry, my nurse is a corgi. We’ll have you better lickety-split. We are very good at licking disease… among other things.”

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Dirty wet cat DreamBig/Shutterstock

Cats do like baths, so long as it’s their idea

“If you had just let me have my own bath bomb in the tub we wouldn’t be having this uncomfortable conversation.” P.S. These 21 before and after photos of cat adoptions will restore your faith in all things good.

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Chimpanzee in the zoonoomsitiracht/Shutterstock

Sign me up!

My face when I hear about that new herb that science says will make you lose ten pounds in a week.

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We named him Adonis

“Isn’t my baby just the cutest baby you’ve ever seen? Isn’t he so precious? Isn’t he the most perfect little nugget? Why aren’t you saying anything?” Don’t miss these adorable baby animal pictures—they’ll make your day!

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lonely elephant in roomIlkerErgun/Shutterstock

And where is all the furniture?

This time, it’s really true. There IS an elephant in the room. And we definitely need to talk about it.

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red squirrel eating a walnutHennadii Filchakov/Shutterstock

I have seen some THINGS

“So you know how you always see birds and squirrels on those high voltage wires? And you wonder how they never get electrocuted? Well, that’s just cause you don’t see the fried critters. Never again, man, never again.”

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funny animals photography: full body of a fat bright white british cat sleeping comfortably on a blue soft blanket, indoors with natural sunlightAgarianna76/Shutterstock

And I definitely wasn’t texting at this late hour

When your mom comes to check on you at bedtime and you have to pretend you weren’t reading comics under the blanket. Add in a snore or two to make it extra convincing.

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Isolated image of a brown chicken looking over her shoulderpets in frames/Shutterstock

I’m a tough chick

“Stop talking about me like I’m a piece of meat! There’s more to me than breasts and thighs! Like gizzards for example. Why does nobody like those, anyhow?” Here are 22 hilarious bird photos that you shouldn’t miss.

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Husky dog in snowPryanett/Shutterstock

I pro snow dog!

“Wait for me, human! I help! I shovel too! I totally know how to use this thing… I mean it’s basically just a big stick, right?” Do you do any of these 14 things that dogs secretly hate?

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Funny Faced LlamaDawn Curran/Shutterstock

Next time I’m going full mullet

“Just got a fresh blowout with color! What do you think of my gold highlights and caramel lowlights? Really sets off the bowl cut, don’t you think?” Check out these cute alpaca photos if you want to crack a smile.

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Funny Goats ScreamingAntiDisbalanS/Shutterstock

I think I have something stuck in my throat…it’s shame

When your grandma asks you about the girlfriend who just dumped you, during Thanksgiving, in front of all your relatives, and you just start saying random words. What does “conscious uncoupling” even mean? Are you cracking up at these funny animals yet?

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Cat funny animal or pet inside house or home. best human friend. Closeup Portrait.Vershinin89/Shutterstock

It’s your fault for spoiling us

“Of course this is what we do when you’re not home. Wait until two o’clock, that’s when we all drag our butts across your new carpet.”

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Copy space for inscription Cat yawning with mouth wide open and shows fangsmaradon 333/Shutterstock

Or maybe it’s just a big yawn? I get confused still.

“I a big scary tiger! Be all the scared! I sed RAWR. Give me your moneyz. Or mice.” Find out the 17 things your cat would love to tell you.

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Close-up of European brown bear (ursos arctos) leaning against the tree in boreal forest, Finland.Giedriius/Shutterstock

Bear necessities takes on a whole new meaning

“You say ‘toothpaste and deodorant’, I say ‘dessert.’ Don’t knock it ’till you try it.”

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Meerkats play fightingR J Endall Photographer/Shutterstock

No you’re the cutest!

“We’ve never had a single fight in our entire marriage! That we can remember! You know what they say, the most perfect couples have the most imperfect memories.” If you need more animal cuteness, these pictures of the cutest animals in the world will do the trick.

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little owl MarclSchauer/Shutterstock

Who is this Hedwig you speak of?

“For the last time, Harry Potter is fictional! No, I can’t deliver a letter for you. That’s why God invented carrier pigeons! What did J.K. Rowling have against pigeons?”

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Funny animal image with a cute orange baby cow, looking at the camera while sticking its tongue out, in a green field, on a sunny day of spring.YesPhotographers/Shutterstock

I’m also a pretty good hoofer

“America’s cows got talent! My special talent? Picking my nose with my tongue! Oh, you can lick your own lips? How cute.” After you’ve stopped laughing at these funny animals, check out these cute animal pictures that will make you say “Awww!”

Charlotte Hilton Andersen
Charlotte Hilton Andersen, BS, MS, has been covering health, fitness, parenting and culture for many major outlets, both in print and online, for 15 years. She's the author of two books, co-host of the Self Help Obsession podcast and also does freelance editing and ghostwriting. She has appeared in television news segments for CBS, FOX and NBC.