Animal Instagrammers
  • March 17, 2016
  • Rachel Loosley Creative Writer and Social Media Millennial

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    Turns out it’s not just humans who take a good selfie…

     

    Forget food porn, spates of selfies, and ‘inspirational quotes’.

    We’ve found the only Instagram snaps that really matter.

     

    If you’re having a bad day, you’ve come to the right place.

    It’s impossible to be sad when you’re looking at a piglet with a bow on its head…

     

    1. Harlow and Sage

    puppy snuggles

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     Instagram/@harlowandsage

    These pooches sure do take a pretty picture. Harlow, Indiana and Reece have a huge insta following, and it’s easy to see why. Whether they’re in bed, on the sofa, or in laundry baskets, these three pups are constantly snuggling. And we can’t get enough. 

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     Instagram/@harlowandsage

     

    2. Biddy the hedgehog

    a travelling hedgehog…obviously

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    This hedgehog is better travelled than I am! Biddy went on a road trip last year, including visits to Oregon and California. Close to 600 thousand ‘grammers follow this little woodland creature’s account, and although Biddy is no longer with us, his adventures are definitely worth taking a look at. 

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    3. Grumpy cat

    AKA Tardar Sauce

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    Grumpy cat (or Tardar Sauce) shot to fame in 2012 after her photo went viral. No one believed a cat could look that grumpy. But she can, and she does! Grumpy cat is now known globally, she attends her own media events, and other prestige events like Comic-con. People queue to have their picture with this kitty, including the likes of Dita Von Teese and Stan Lee! 

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    4. Priscilla and Poppleton

    teeny tiny piggies

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    Micro-pigs with a whole lot of sass.

    Follow Priscilla and Poppleton for adventures, sweet costumes, and a general overload of piggy cuteness!

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    5. Angus the Donkey

    little donkey, lots of attitude

    Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 12.39.17Instagram/Big_orangecat

    Angus is an absolute cutie. This miniature Donkey lives in New Jersey with his animal pals.

    His little face and cheeky shenanigans are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

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    Look at his little face!

     

    Do you have any animal pals on Instagram? 

    Comment below or tweet us your faves @TheInsideEdit

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