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45 Funny Animal Memes You Can’t Help But Laugh At

These funny animal memes will have you laughing till you cry.

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Funny animal memes

Chances are, you’re no stranger to awkward situations. The best medicine for embarrassment is humor, and the best memes have it in spades. How many of these funny animal memes can you relate to? We see ourselves in more than a few. From hilarious cat memes to precious dog memes, there’s a little humor for everyone on this list. Once you’re done scrolling through these funny animal memes, check out more animal humor with these corgi memes and animal jokes.

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Steer clear

Stay as far away from others as you can—especially if you know them and they might want to start a conversation. Don’t miss these funny cat photos everyone needs in their life.

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Makeup guru

Maybe you didn’t blend the highlighter enough. If these funny animal memes are making you crack up, just wait until you hear these animal puns.

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Still hungry

No judgment! Laugh some more with these food jokes that everyone who eats will find funny.

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Overslept

Whoops, did I miss dinner? Here’s something you really don’t want to miss: funny animal pictures.

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Love is near

Do you like what you see? Make your significant other laugh with these love jokes.

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Under the water

Get me out of here! These funny mom quotes will have you cry-laughing.

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Can’t be trapped

Must. Get. Cheese. Speaking of cheese—these cheese puns will bring you gouda laughs.

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Drama alert

Turn off notifications and put away your phone. These funny animal memes are just getting better and better. You’ll also want to scroll through these funny photos that will crack you up.

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Traffic jam

Hey! This traffic sucks, huh? Side note: This seal has to be one of the cutest animals in the world.

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Meal time

It’s OK. Everyone makes this mistake. Check out more cute animal pictures that will make you say “aww!”
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Posture!

What? This is more comfortable. Don’t forget to bookmark these adorable baby animal pictures!

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Alpaca caterpillar

A fluffy one too! These other alpaca photos will make your day.

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A+ student

You teacher’s pet, you. By the way—these funny goat pictures are perfect for kidding around!

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Pizza’s here

Give me that cheesy goodness! Check out the funniest pizza puns you knead to know.

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What did you say?

Just smile and nod. Don’t forget to browse these hilarious relatable tweets.

Dog tearing up pillows. Meme text: There was a spider…rd.com, Getty Images

An appropriate reaction

Don’t worry. It’s gone now! Check out these one-liners only dog owners will understand.

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Feeling hangry

I just wasn’t feeling like myself. Please don’t hold me responsible. Here are some funny dog names that are perfect for your pup.

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Carry-on bags

The TSA is really cracking down on those weight limits. Make traveling more fun with these hilarious travel jokes.

Polar bear in snow. Meme text: I’m just so tired. I can’t bear it.rd.com, Getty Images

Please bear with me

Mondays, am I right? (P.S. These bear puns will have you growling with laughter.)

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No sudden moves

Does a half-empty shampoo bottle count as a weapon? After you giggle at these animal memes, check out these bad jokes that you can’t help but laugh at.

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New ‘do

Who doesn’t love that fresh-from-the-salon look? For even more laughs, don’t miss these funny friend memes you’ll want to send to your BFF ASAP.

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Girls’ night out

Is this good enough for Instagram? Browse these goat puns for more laughs!

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Do you even lift?

Thinking about cheese … and these cute farm animals.

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Easy, breezy, beautiful

It’s all about the conditioner. Continue horsing around with these funny horse puns.

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A balanced diet: one in each hand

They didn’t say what shape. Make your friends laugh with these short jokes anyone can remember.

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“What are you doing?”

Everyone’s favorite Saturday-morning position. Need more cuteness right about now? These adorable dogs look just like lions.

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New friends

It will be so much fun! We love a wholesome meme poking fun at the relationship between cats and dogs.

Racoon. Meme text: Listen, we need to talk about your trash.rd.com, Getty Images

Salmon, again?

Why is there never any leftover dessert?

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Most popular kid in school

The gum auction opens with a bid of 20 cents and some hardened Silly Putty.

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The sun burns

We forgot what it feels like to go outside. Don’t miss these classic dad jokes that will certainly make you roll your eyes.

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Not again!

Please, Karen, just send an email.

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Another drink, please

When was the last time they blinked? Try one of these sports jokes to get everyone laughing while watching the next game.

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Stretch!

We’re all familiar with that little leap.

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A familiar pain

A nightmare scenario: a floor covered in Lego bricks and a ringing telephone on the other side of the room.

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Allow me to interrupt your work

Here’s hoping the cat doesn’t send emails on your behalf in the process. See more working-from-home memes that are hilariously relatable.

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Don’t listen to them!

They’re just insecure.

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Bad timing

Try to swallow as fast as possible without choking. Check out these classic one-liners that will never fail at making someone laugh.

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Do it for the ‘gram

We look cute, right? Right.

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Hi there

Just a quick hello to ease the boredom. Make sure to send your coworker some of these hysterical office jokes.

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Just five more minutes

Only at bedtime do we wonder what our cousin’s best friend’s neighbor’s boyfriend is up to these days. Now that you’ve gotten your fix of funny animal memes, check out these Pokémon puns that will a-Mew-s any trainer.

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Working for the weekend

But Monday will be here before you know it. Luckily, you have these Monday memes to help you get through it.

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Yeah, I’m looking at you

Just seeing what the rush was for.

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I’m shocked

This is definitely my first time hearing this.

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The awkward wave

Are you supposed to be social in the pasta aisle?

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Well then

At least you got enough of a heads up to put some pants on.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is the Senior Production Editor at Trusted Media Brands. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She works with our Production Coordinators to keep content moving and make sure that things are working well behind the scenes for all our digital sites. In her free time, she likes exploring the seacoast of Maine where she lives and works remotely full time and snuggling up on the couch with her corgi, Eggo, to watch HGTV or The Office.
Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is an assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who focuses on digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pick-up lines, and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists, and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.