12 Best Animal Subreddits, From the Adorable to the Oddly Specific

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Sometimes we all need a respite from this burning hellscape of a world. Obviously, the best way to detach from humanity is to stare directly into the abyss of cute animal pics, gifs, and videos on Reddit. But with so many subreddit options, where does one begin?

Below, I’ve done the hard, painstaking work of collecting the best animal subreddits in one ranked list. While some are more niche than others, each of these subreddits is guaranteed to make you smile — or at the very least, send you down an hours-long reddit rabbit hole.

12. /r/Aww

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Yes, this one is a classic source of cuteness. But there are so many underrated subreddits to satisfy your daily dose of squee that I don’t want to give this one the top title. Plus, users can post pictures of babies here, and babies are objectively not cute.

11. /r/Sneks

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Thisssss isssss the place where ssssnake enthussssiasts can post picturessssss of adorable danger noodlessssss. Even if you hate ssssnakes, these cold-blooded cutiesssss just might change your mind.

10. /r/EmusRunningFromStuff

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Sure, this a pretty esoteric subreddit that’s seldom updated. But after spending a few minutes on it, you’ll find yourself totally captivated by these big, beautiful weirdos. Besides, emus are basically dogs, right? In any case, they’re seriously good.

9. /r/BabyElephantGifs

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Extremely self-explanatory.

8. /r/RarePuppers

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Fans of @dog_rates on Twitter will immediately connect with this pupper-centric subreddit, chock full of corgs, shibes, and other Very Good Boys. This is one worth bookmarking for bad days — or just because!

7. /r/SEUT (Squirrels Eating Unconventional Things)

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SEUT is the extremely niche subreddit you didn’t know you needed in your life. Even though it’s not updated that much, SEUT is a source of infinite joy and squirrelly weirdness. It must be seen to be believed.

6. /r/PartyParrot

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Gifs and videos of birds rocking out. Enough said.

5. /r/TheCatDimension

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In the field of quantum physics, very little is known about the Cat Dimension and what it holds. This subreddit explores an alternate reality that only cats are able to enter — through adorable gifs and videos, of course.

4. /r/rPigtures

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Literally just adorable pictures of oinky boys and girls. That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.

3. /r/Catloaf

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Sometimes, cats are liquids. Other times, they are loaves. The /r/Catloaf subreddit captures the inexplicable beauty of the latter category, and sometimes features actual loaves of bread. Carbs and cats are a win in anyone’s book.

2. /r/AnimalsBeingJerks

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Animals are good — this is known. Even when they’re not at their absolute best, fur babies are still perfect nuggets of joy. On /r/AnimalsBeingJerks, you’ll find images of adorable critters exacting their revenge on humanity, making for hours of enjoyment!

1. /r/NatureIsFuckingLit

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/r/NatureIsFuckingLit is like Planet Earth for people whose brains have been rotted by memes. On this hidden gem of a subreddit, you’ll be sure to find new and unusual animals to become obsessed with. I’m giving this underrated subreddit the top spot because it’s entertaining, educational, and frankly, just fucking awesome.

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