26 Cute Animal Memes That Will Instantly Brighten Your Day

Enjoy some cute and funny animal memes! Animal pictures are great for poking fun at our lives.

So, get ready to laugh. Also, there will be some fun puns that will bring a smile to your face.

All of these memes are clean and considered safe for work.

The Squirrel is Hungry

Animal Memes - Hungry Squirrel
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Squirrels seem to think the bird feeders are squirrel feeders.


Animal Meme - Stepping on Kid's Toys
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The smallest toy pieces seem to be the most painful to step on.

Avoiding People at the Store

Animal Memes - hiding at store
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Sometimes, you are in a hurry or don’t feel like having random small talk at the store.

New Cat Toys

Animal Memes - Funny Cat
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The Christmas tree is really a tree full of cat toys.

Lazy Weekends

Animal Memes - Lion Around
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These lions show how to enjoy lying around on the weekend.

Please Bear With Me

Animal Memes - Bear with me
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Bear with me is the correct phrase. Bare with me is incorrect. Bare is when something or someone is naked. Bear can be used to ask for patience.

Not So Clever

Animal Memes - Zebras Judging You
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Zebras are not impressed when asked, “Are you a horse painted with stripes?” They’ve heard that joke before.

Drama That Doesn’t Personally Involve You

Animal Memes - Owl reacting to drama
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It’s easier to be on the edge of your seat or very interested in the drama happening to people in the news or reality TV shows that don’t affect your life in any way.

Hanging Out

Animal Memes - Cute Sloth Hanging Out
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When you are pleased and as happy as this sloth that someone wants to hang out with you.

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Best Friends

Animal Memes - Best Friends
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When you have a best friend that gets your schedule.

Lol, What?

Animal Memes - Funny Monkey
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Not all jokes are funny! But sometimes, we smile and nod because we don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings.

The Cat Must Have Some

Animal Memes - Cat begging for food.
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One of my cats begs for whatever I am making in the kitchen. She begs for a bit, even when it’s broccoli or other food I know she will not like.


Animal Memes - Goat Twins
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My brother and I are twins. He is male, and I am female. I sometimes get asked if we are identical twins. Opposite-gender twins are never identical.


Animal Memes - Cat Licking Paw
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Some meals are extra delicious!

Can’t Wait For Dinner

Animal Memes - squirrel eating nuts
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Sometimes, you are starving and need a little something to get you through until dinner.

The Perfect Nap

Animal Memes - Napping Cat
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The content feeling that comes along with a good nap.

Cat Preferences

Animal Memes - Cat prefers box to cat tower
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Many cat owners have assembled cat towers, only to watch their cat prefer the box it came in.

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What Are You Doing?

Animal Memes - Suspicious
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The face you make when someone is acting suspicious.

Quiet Night With Animals

Animal Memes - Home with cats vs party
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For the nights, you’d rather be at home petting the dog or cat than out at a party socializing.

Cow Joke

Animal Memes - Cow Bell Joke
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Not all cows wear bells, but there must be a reason for those that do!

Horsing Around

Animal Memes - Horsing Around
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I am not sure where the phrase “stop horsing around” came from. What do horses have to do with it anyway?

Not Ready!

Animal Memes - Seal hiding from the day
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Sometimes, we want to cover our eyes when we are not ready to start the day.

Uh, Yep.

Animal Memes - boss says you're late again
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When we are late, we usually know it! Sometimes, it would be easier to stick out our tongues rather than explain to the boss.

Happy to See You

Animal Memes - Happy Dog
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Just like happy dogs, sometimes we are excited to see someone.

Woe, What Just Happened?

Animal Memes - surprised cow
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Your surprised look.

Dog Blaming the Cat

Animal Memes - Dog blaming cat
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The dog is only guilty of taking the cat’s advice.

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Funny Memes About Life - Nothing to wear
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Funny Dog at Work Meme
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White Lies - Sorry, My Phone Died
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