18 powerful GIFs of wild animals in their natural habitats

It’s one thing seeing an animal in a zoo, but an entirely different spectacle seeing the creature in its own wild environment. Indeed, the reason we find nature documentaries so alluring is the opportunity to witness an animal thriving on its own terms; living in a world that it has become perfectly attuned to thanks … Continued

20 dressed-up animals who are winning Halloween

Trick or treat! These adorably costumed creatures seem to be rather excited for Halloween. Their outfits are more likely to cause shrieks of joy than screams of terror, but all of them deserve animal-friendly treats for their impressive efforts at being spectacularly spooky. Normally we’d say the old-sheet-with-holes ghost costume is a lazy option for … Continued

9 bizarre and ridiculous laws about animals

Law enforcers around the world have come up with some pretty strange rules to keep citizens and their animals in check. While some merely seem outdated, others are baffling enough to make you wonder why they ever existed in the first place. We’ve scoured the records to find some of the world’s weirdest animal laws … Continued

18 life-affirming GIFs of adorable and unlikely animal friendships

When bad stuff happens in the world, sometimes you just need to kick back and watch images of big, cuddly orang-utans playing with ridiculously cute tiger cubs. If that’s not doing it for you, a plucky labrador who’s made friends with an enormous African elephant might. Alternatively, feast your eyes on the various creatures who … Continued

20 of the best animal GIFs on the internet

You’ve probably seen hundreds of cats and dogs doing funny, clever and adorable stuff on the internet. But there are plenty of other animals who also deserve your LOLs, OMGs and awwws. To prove it, we’ve rounded up some of the best animal GIFs from around the web. From peckish sloth babies to hippos swallowing … Continued

This year’s funniest animal photographs have been revealed

An esteemed collection of wildlife experts, photographers and comedians recently assembled in London to answer a pressing question: which animal photo is the funniest? Entrants of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were challenged to depict a humorous side in animals that need protecting. Faced with a daunting number of images, the judges eventually made a … Continued

Swedish film company pays tribute to Monty Python with this funny, yet beautiful film

Today is the 40th anniversary of Monty Python’s iconic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail and—in a bit of spirited high jinx—a Swedish company decided to pay tribute to the British comedy group with a modern interpretation of their classic Lumberjack Song. Based out of the fifth largest city Västerås, Film Kollektivet’s short film … Continued

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The many different industries animals can get a job in

Are you a non-human animal looking to break out of a humdrum routine of survival and reproduction? Good news: many employers are recruiting candidates just like you. Scroll through (if your appendages allow) and find your dream job. Landscaping If you’re a goat who’s hungry for a opportunity, a juicy position in lawn care might … Continued

Baby hippo tries to play with crocodile

Fans of Disney’s Peter Pan know to ‘never smile at a crocodile’, but that does not seem to be a concern for this young hippopotamus. A resident at the Turgwe Hippo Trust in Zimbabwe, George the 9-month-old hippo seems absolutely overcome with joy at the sight of the tolerant croc. According to Karen Paolillo, who … Continued

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We ain’t lion, this big cat’s breathtaking bouffant has become an internet sensation

This is Leon the Lion, and he’s obviously one cat that takes great pride in his appearance. With a perfectly coiffured mane of lusciously thick golden locks, it’s obvious why this Congolese lion has stood head and shoulders above all the other animals at Ústí nad Labem Zoo in the Czech Republic since 2005. The … Continued

Three bears chased from property by tiny French Bulldog

A plucky guard dog has shown that enough courage can make even opponents five-times your size cower in their fur, after it chased away three bears from its California home. When the bears—believed to each be about a year old and weighing more than 100lbs—wandered into Jules’ front yard (and one onto the balcony, out of … Continued

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#Cuteoff crowns the cutest animal on Twitter, for now

On an average day, the Internet is a variable smorgasbord of animal cuties, but earlier this month, an even higher number of adorable baby birds, itty-bitty reptiles and comically posed amphibians flooded Twitter, thanks to a worldwide hashtag battle. Cheetah researcher Anne Hilborn, a doctoral student at Virginia Tech, is cited as the genius behind … Continued

20 extremely cute rabbits from around the web

Happy International Rabbit Day! This bizarre but brilliant occasion is a chance to celebrate the lovable long-eared fluff-balls that bring joy to so many people. It’s also an opportunity to think about how we can protect rabbits from the many ways they’re harmed. This includes hunting, medical experimentation, product testing and fur farming. So as … Continued