(ANIMAL PICTURES/WILDLIFE) There’s nothing better than 25 pictures of animals at their best—happy faces, giddy leaps, and sweet, precious hearts.

Here are some magnificently happy animals who’ve clearly figured something out worth sharing with the rest of us (when they’re done frolicking or whatever). Enjoy! — Global Animal

The 25 Happiest Animals In The World

Courtesy of BuzzFeed

The happiest of baby elephants! Photo Credit: utterlycute.com
The happiest of baby elephants! Photo Credit: utterlycute.com

1. This Elephant

Secret To Happiness: Ability to blow water out of nose; having no particular place to be.

Favorite Thing: Hurrying anyway.

Boo the famous Pomeranian couldn't be any happier in his bear costume. Photo Credit: facebook.com/boo
Boo the famous Pomeranian couldn’t be any happier in his bear costume. Photo Credit: facebook.com/boo

2. Boo, The Pomeranian

Secret To Happiness: Seizing the day; seeing the silver lining; dressing up like a bear occasionally.

Favorite Thing: Literally everything.

Photo Credit: stuffistolefromtheinternet.com

3. This Rabbit

Secret To Happiness: Looking adversity in the face and squawking contentedly at it.

Favorite Thing: Apartment-grade carpeting.

Photo Credit: wowcoolpics.blogspot.com

4. This Seal

Secret To Happiness: An abiding awareness that life is a series of profound absurdities that are beyond his control and, more importantly, not his fault.

Favorite Thing: Mostly just seal stuff.

This happy cat can barely contain their laughter! Photo Credit: Flickr
This happy cat can barely contain their laughter! Photo Credit: Flickr

5. This Cat

Secret To Happiness: A high-minded and esoteric sense of humor.

Favorite Thing: Cat food.

A crocodile leaps for joy! Photo Credit: ianimal.ru
A crocodile leaps for joy! Photo Credit: ianimal.ru

6. This Crocodile

Secret To Happiness: Lives in a river.

Favorite Thing: Probably biting things.

This dog is the happiest Shiba Inu out there! Photo Credit: pieski.net
This dog is the happiest Shiba Inu out there! Photo Credit: pieski.net

7. This Dog

Secret To Happiness: An unshakeable belief that the simple things in life require all of our attention all of the time.

Favorite Thing: Drooling.

A happy stoat jumps for joy. Photo Credit: newswhip.com
A happy stoat jumps for joy. Photo Credit: newswhip.com

8. This Stoat

Secret To Happiness: Advanced hopping/pouncing ability.

Favorite Thing: Eating small rodents.

Photo Credit: honeymoonincostarica.com

9. This Sloth

Secret To Happiness: Strong sense of self worth.

Favorite Thing: Looking smug.

This chiller squirrel knows how to relax and enjoy the little things. Photo Credit: logs.roanoke.com
This chiller squirrel knows how to relax and enjoy the little things. Photo Credit: logs.roanoke.com

10. This Squirrel

Secret To Happiness: Hard work; simple, old-fashioned, American values.

Favorite Thing: Being a homeowner.

Photo Credit: animal-animal-animal.blogspot.com

11. This Seal

Secret To Happiness: Lives on the beach.

Favorite Thing: Jokes.

This anteater can't wait to tell the world how happy he is! Photo Credit: captiontool.com
This anteater can’t wait to tell the world how happy he is! Photo Credit: captiontool.com

12. This Anteater

Secret To Happiness: Welcomes each new opportunity with open arms and a glad heart.

Favorite Thing: Ants, probably.

These happy meerkats crack each other up! Photo Credit: freakymartin.com
These happy meerkats crack each other up! Photo Credit: freakymartin.com

13. These Meerkats

Secret To Happiness: Delight in companionship.

Favorite Thing: Eating small rodents.

This elephant seal can barely hide his smile! Photo Credit: break.com
This elephant seal can barely hide his smile! Photo Credit: break.com

14. This Elephant Seal

Secret To Happiness: Good humor, kindness, relentless optimism, and a long floppy nose-like facial appendage.

Favorite Thing: Calamari.

Photo Credit: funfunmtgxd.blogspot.com

15. This Owl

Secret To Happiness: Ability to see the fun side of everything; ability to rotate neck 270 degrees in either direction.

Favorite Thing: Eating small rodents.

These happy Jack Russels have something to celebrate! Photo Credit: picfor.me
These happy Jack Russels have something to celebrate! Photo Credit: picfor.me

16. This Dog

Secret To Happiness: Persistent, unmitigated enthusiasm without context.

Favorite Thing: Interrupting.

Photo Credit: tehcute.com

17. This Rabbit

Secret To Happiness: Getting it. Just getting it.

Favorite Thing: Seeing the bigger picture.

This happy owl gives a hoot! Photo Credit: damncoolpictures.com
This happy owl gives a hoot! Photo Credit: damncoolpictures.com

18. This Owl

Secret To Happiness: Wisdom, grace, refinement, and a philosophical temperament.

Favorite Thing: Eating small rodents.

This little owl has the most welcoming smile. Photo Credit: ohmyowls
This little owl has the most welcoming smile. Photo Credit: ohmyowls

19. This Owl

Secret To Happiness: An unabashed sense of wonder at the everyday marvels that the world has to offer.

Favorite Thing: Being a little owl.

This puffer fish can't quit smiling! Photo Credit: fark.com
This puffer fish can’t quit smiling! Photo Credit: fark.com

20. This Puffer Fish

Secret To Happiness: Taking life as it comes.

Favorite Thing: Being the second-most poisonous vertebrate on the planet.

This happy elephant laughed so hard he fell over! Photo Credit: keywordpicture.com
This happy elephant laughed so hard he fell over! Photo Credit: keywordpicture.com

21. This Baby Elephant

Secret To Happiness: Seeing each new challenge as an opportunity.

Favorite Thing: Rolling in trash.

This little duckling sure looks happy! Photo Credit: dominionpaper.ca
This little duckling sure looks happy! Photo Credit: dominionpaper.ca

22. This Duckling

Secret To Happiness: Buoyancy, levity, and an enviable knack for discovering joy in the little things.

Favorite Thing: Actually being one of the little things.

A dog covered in spaghetti is a happy dog. Photo Credit: dooce.com
A dog covered in spaghetti is a happy dog. Photo Credit: dooce.com

23. This Dog With Spaghetti On His Face

Secret To Happiness: A fierce, unshakeable hopefulness paired with a realistic understanding of his place in the world.

Favorite Thing: Licking spaghetti off own face.

Photo Credit: squee.icanhascheezburger.com

24. This Bulldog

Secret To Happiness: Stopping to smell the roses; stopping to smell everything else.

Favorite Thing: Smelling things.

A bouncy lamb leaps out of happiness. Photo Credit: sanitaryum.com
A bouncy lamb leaps out of happiness. Photo Credit: sanitaryum.com

25. This Lamb

Secret To Happiness: Constant prancing.

Favorite Thing: Constant prancing.

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