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Updated on Apr 9, 2012. Posted on Feb 28, 2012

The 25 Happiest Animals In The World

Here are some ridiculously happy animals who have clearly figured something out that they will hopefully share with the rest of us when they are done frolicking or whatever.

1. This Elephant

Via utterlycute.com

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

Favorite Thing: Hurrying anyway.

2. Boo, The Pomeranian

Via Facebook: Boo

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

Favorite Thing: Literally everything.

3. This Rabbit

Via stuffistolefromtheinternet.com

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

Favorite Thing: Apartment-grade carpeting.

4. This Seal

Via wowcoolpics.blogspot.com

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.

5. This Cat

Via Flickr: 91499534@N00

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

Favorite Thing: Cat food.

6. This Crocodile

Via ianimal.ru

Secret To Happiness: Lives in a river.

Favorite Thing: Probably biting things.

7. This Dog

Via pieski.net

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

Favorite Thing: Drooling.

8. This Stoat

Via newswhip.com

Secret To Happiness: Advanced hopping/pouncing ability.

Favorite Thing: Eating small rodents.

9. This Sloth

Via honeymoonincostarica.com

Secret To Happiness: Strong sense of self worth.

Favorite Thing: Looking smug.

10. This Squirrel

Via blogs.roanoke.com

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

Favorite Thing: Being a homeowner.

11. This Seal

Via animal-animal-animal.blogspot.com

Secret To Happiness: Lives on the beach.

Favorite Thing: Jokes.

12. This Anteater

Via captiontool.com

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

Favorite Thing: Ants, probably.

13. These Meerkats

Via freakymartin.com

Secret To Happiness: Delight in companionship.

Favorite Thing: Eating small rodents.

14. This Elephant Seal

Via break.com

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

Favorite Thing: Calamari.

15. This Owl

Via funfunmtgxd.blogspot.com

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.

16. This Dog

Via picfor.me

Secret To Happiness: Persistent, unmitigated enthusiasm without context.

Favorite Thing: Interrupting.

17. This Rabbit

Via tehcute.com

Secret To Happiness: Getting it. Just getting it.

Favorite Thing: Seeing the bigger picture.

18. This Owl

Via damncoolpictures.com

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

Favorite Thing: Eating small rodents.

19. This Owl

Via ohmyowls.tumblr.com

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

Favorite Thing: Being a little owl.

20. This Puffer Fish

Via fark.com

Secret To Happiness: Taking life as it comes.

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

21. This Baby Elephant

Via keywordpicture.com

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

Favorite Thing: Rolling in trash.

22. This Duckling

Via dominionpaper.ca

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.

23. This Dog With Spaghetti On His Face

Via dooce.com

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.

24. This Bulldog

Via squee.icanhascheezburger.com

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

Favorite Thing: Smelling things.

25. This Lamb

Via sanitaryum.com

Secret To Happiness: Constant prancing.

Favorite Thing: Constant prancing.

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