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Top 10 Funniest Viral Animal Videos Ever

VO: Rebecca Brayton

Script written by Q.V. Hough.

If you’re the type of person who searches “best animal videos YouTube,” then you’re interested in funny viral animal videos. Whether it’s a Micro Twerking Pig, OMG Cat, Sneezing Baby Panda, or something else entirely, these are some of the cutest pets on the internet. WatchMojo counts down ten of the most hilarious online videos featuring adorable animals.

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Script written by Q.V. Hough.

Top 10 Funniest Viral Animal Videos Ever

These comedic animals have unknowingly spread joy throughout the world. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Funniest Viral Animal Videos Ever.

For this list, we’re focusing on real-life animals that became YouTube stars; either through raw video uploads or manufactured productions.

#10: OMG Cat

In this kitty clip, the drama builds slowly with each camera movement. At first, “OMG Cat” expresses a curious look, followed by a hypnotic gaze, almost like it’s seen a ghost. When the frame shifts yet again, OMG Cat experiences either pure horror or a natural kitty high. Funny as this may be, it’s the last transition that produces the best reaction, as someone – or something – has made the little furball think “OH. MY. GOD!”. OMG Cat is basically the Charlie Chaplin of silent kitty short films.

#9: Stalking Cat

Like “OMG Cat,” this domestic samurai is silent but speaks volumes with its movements. “The Stalking Cat” senses a possible threat, and so it investigates with the utmost stealth. For dramatic effect, the cinematographer baits the tactical cat, providing for an extraordinary display of agility. This cat is suspicious but doesn’t display aggression. In the end, “Stalking Cat” finally comes face to face with the unknown, still unsure of what’s transpiring. And just like that, it’s gone.

#8: Ultimate Dog Tease

In this cleverly produced clip, a dog’s foodie frustrations are put into words. The pooch is clearly suffering from shock, muttering and whimpering as the details of a delicious meal emerge. In fact, you can almost feel its anxiety when maple bacon becomes part of the conversation. This dog tries so hard to keep it together but ultimately breaks down with a poor dog’s “Wilhelm Scream.” When beef is mentioned, the horror increases, with the dog’s eyes communicating absolute devastation. In the end, the teasing becomes unbearable, and the canine drifts into a world of emotional darkness.

#7: Surprised Kitty

Short but sweet, this viral clip celebrates the feeling of being young – at least for the humans involved. For the kitty, it’s all about processing what the heck is going on, and its playful yet surprised reaction provides for plenty of laughs. Of course, the human participant deserves some credit, too, as the baby talk makes the surprised kitty, or “cute little monkey,” even more animated. In just 15 seconds, this video can make even the grumpiest person smile, as there’s nothing like a precious little kitty connecting with human beings.

#6: Sneezing Baby Panda

Okay, so ANY still frame from this clip has comedic value. Yet it went viral because of the timing and final payoff. Look at the panda – all calm and relaxed while munching on a tasty treat. Now, look at baby panda just relaxing under the protection of its parent. Then, a JUMP SCARE! The sneeze actually lifts the elder panda off the ground - surprised but not distracted enough to stop mowing down on their tasty snack. Meanwhile, the little one seems rather proud of “The Big Sneeze,” and really, so does the Big Panda, too.

#5: Mutant Giant Spider Dog

For this candid camera production, imagination is key. There’s no context for Mutant Giant Spider Dog, and there are no words for those who encounter the creepy crawler. This viral clip relies on shock value for comedic moments, as each scenario features props for dramatic effect. So, when the Mutant Giant Spider Dog emerges, it’s only natural for the subjects to squeal and run for their lives. Do Mutant Giant Spider Dogs exist in the real world? Well, no. But it’s not easy to process logical information when some type of bizarre animal with spider legs chases you down.

#4: Micro Twerking Pig

In 2016, Rihanna released the single “Work” – a twerk-tastic jam that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. So, that’s the context for this viral video: a little piggy caught Rihanna fever. Not only does “Micro Pig” have a sense of rhythm and modern trends; it’s got the twerking technique down, too. Work, work, work; twerk, twerk; twerk – this piglet has clearly been practicing and certainly isn’t afraid to show off. Just like Rihanna, Micro Pig exudes pure confidence, even smirking a bit to fully sell the twerky performance.

#3: Bizkit the Sleepwalking Dog

To be clear, sleepwalking is no laughing matter when there’s nobody around for protection. In this clip, however, Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog naps in a contained setting with the camera rolling. He seems to be in the fourth or fifth level of “Inception,” in which he’s either running away from something or someone, or perhaps trying to catch up. Whatever the case, it’s such an intense experience that he literally face plants back into reality once the “kick” hits. Fortunately, Bizkit seems ok, but maybe a bit dazed and confused by the whole sleepwalking snafu.

#2: Dramatic Chipmunk

While some viral videos need a proper setup and others are highly produced, this one speaks for itself. One camera, one chipmunk and one dramatic, Dr. Evil-like expression. There are a couple of things to consider with this video – one, it’s not actually a chipmunk; it’s a prairie dog. And two, it’s a Japanese prairie dog; one that stunned the world with its dramatic demeanor. But none of that actually matters, of course, as it’s the shortened, five-second production that YouTubers connected with. It's both accessible and relatable.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- Cat on Cat Push
- Cat Jumping Fail

#1: Keyboard Cat

Since 2007, this viral clip has played an integral role within internet culture. Filmed in 1984, “Keyboard Cat” is a hilarious stand-alone video, as Fatso – the cat – pounds away and displays its versatility on the electronic instrument. Over the years, the clip has become both an internet meme and a popular way to close internet fail videos. Given the simple premise, “Keyboard Cat” has spawned a variety of imitations, too, although none will match the aesthetic power of the original. Play us off, Keyboard Cat!

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