2021 has been a difficult year, with everything from devastating wildfires to mass shootings and refugee problems. Mother Nature, on the other hand, has our backs and provided us with these amusing funny animals to indicate that there is still reason to laugh in these trying times.
The Top 10 Funniest Animals 2021
The elephant seal gets its name from the male’s enormous, trunk-like nose. You will surely not be able to control your laughter at the sight of it. Elephant seals spend the majority of their life in the ocean and only come ashore during mating season. The male’s nose cavity is employed to generate loud roaring noises as well as a mechanism for him to reabsorb moisture when breathing. This is critical because, during mating season, males do not leave the beach and have no other source of water. Males can grow up to 6 meters (20 feet) in length and weigh up to 4000 kilograms (8800 lbs).
The proboscis monkey is a species of monkey confined to the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. The males have a larger nose than the females, and both have enormous stomachs that resemble pot bellies. The Indonesian term for this strange creature is monyet belanda, which means “Dutch monkey,” because the Indonesians felt it looked like the Dutch colonizers, who had huge noses and bellies as well.
Star Nosed Mole
Eastern Canada and the northeastern United States are home to the strange-looking star-nosed mole. It possesses 22 tentacle-like appendages emerging from its snout called Eimer’s organs, which it uses to navigate deep down. The mole’s unique nose is also used to detect prey such as insects, worms, and small fish, and it may even be able to detect seismic vibrations.
Let’s face it, this thing resembles a weiner! The caecilian atretochoana eiselti is a burrowing amphibian species. This strange organism lacks limbs and lungs, relying on its skin to slither around and exchange gas. It was considered to be extinct, with only two specimens known until 2011, when it was rediscovered in Brazil.
The Saiga Antelope used to live in a large area of the Eurasian steppe zone. Their former range included the Carpathian Mountains’ foothills and the Caucasus, as well as Dzungaria and Mongolia. They have a peculiar hanging nose that gives them a very funny look, added with the fact that they are goat-sized and male saigas have horns.
They have an odd face with a big, inflatable snout that makes them look like a camel, despite the fact that the saiga’s body composition strongly reveals a resemblance to miniature sheep. Saiga antelopes have long, wiry legs that help them move quickly.
Tarsiers were previously more common, as evidenced by fossils discovered in Asia, Europe, and North America. They have the widest eyes in proportion to the body size of any mammal. Tarsiers can tilt their heads 180 degrees in each direction because of specially developed vertebrae. Their big heads, unusually huge eyes, and movable, bat-like ears may be their most distinguishing features and that’s what makes them look so funny. These funny primates are both charming and uncommon.
Red Lipped Batfish
The red-lipped batfish is a unique species of batfish. The red-lipped batfish is a bottom dweller that can be found on the sandy bottom of reefs or on the ocean floor. It is closely related to other batfish but is wholly unique to Galapagos. The batfish has vivid, almost fluorescent red lips that look as if it has recently eaten a bloody meal or is wearing some very bright lipstick, as its name suggests. This unique trait makes it look very funny.
Australian Green Tree Frog
One of the most popular pet frogs in the world is the Green Tree Frog. It appeals to exotic pet owners because of its placid attitude, cartoon-like appearance, and extended life expectancy. It’s also one of the least difficult frogs to look after. Overfeeding is a typical problem with keeping this species as a pet; if overfed, Green Tree Frogs can become obese. Overweight members of the species will accumulate fat layers on the tops of their heads and bodies, giving them a “dumpy” appearance. This obesity of the frog, again, will surely get you laughing at it.
An aardvark is a medium-sized nocturnal mammal native to the continent. It is also known as an antbear, anteater, earth hog, or earth pig in Africa. The adorable babies of aardvarks are a lot of joy to watch! Baby aardvarks, often known as cubs, are fascinating creatures, much like a bear cub!
The size of a baby aardvark’s ears is very intriguing. In comparison to the rest of his body, they are quite long. These cubs may appear foolish, but they are great insect hunters, and insects are their favorite snack. An aardvark’s entire body is long. His skull, neck, and muzzle, which resemble the snout of a pig. His mouth is small and round, and his tongue is, as you might expect, quite long! The tongue of an aardvark can grow up to twelve inches long! Overall, these traits mix up and give the animal a very funny look.
Umbrella octopuses are classified into 13 different species under the Grimpoteuthis genus. Dumbo octopuses are one of them. The dumbo octopus is distinguished from other octopodes by its ear-like fins. This is the same trait that makes them so attractive and funny. They use these fins to push themselves through the water and navigate currents. In comparison to other octopodes, the dumbo octopus is quite small. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, and they may “flush” or blend in with their surroundings.