Why should these animals be so funny? The first idea we might apply is what comedy studies refers to as ‘superiority theory’: we laugh at animals in celebration of our own superiority. But this becomes doubtful when we consider how often animals become funny precisely when they are being most ‘human’: wearing clothes, cracking jokes, or pulling uncannily human facial expressions.
Our domesticated animal friends spend a lot of time with us, and they’re often smarter than we might think, so it certainly makes sense that they would pick up a trick or two from us. Here is a video compilation of some animals just being what they are, cute and funny fluffy things!