With the rise of social networks like Instagram, animal memes have become a consistent viral phenomenon.
For those who don't know, a meme is defined as "An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means."
Memes in and of themselves can often be hilarious. Some of the best memes use celebrities or political figures as their subjects. However, animal memes are often pure gold. Animal memes are usually funny because animals obviously can't talk for themselves, therefore assigning them attitudes and opinions via the meme's text personifies them.
The Grumpy Cat became world famous because his naturally frowning face was ripe for hilarious commentary. For some reason, cats seem to be a particularly attractive subject for animal memes.
From Grumpy Cats to Flirting Pandas
Flying Feline Campaigns
The ASPCA 'Hovercat' Ad Makes the Most of Cat Memes
Tweeting House Pets
The Sony Lifelog Lets Your Cat Tweet Their Epic Adventures
Tangible Internet Memes
LEGO Nyan Cat Mimics Computer Pixels with Children's Toy Blocks
Festive Meme Reflection Videos
The Algonquin TVB Unleash the Most Awe-Inspiring Memes of 2012
Censored Web Humor
The Tragic Consequences of SOPA-Censorsed Memes
Kitty-Remixed Film Apparel
Captain Feline Blends Pop Culture and Cats
The Catnip Focused PSAs are Meme-Inspired
Oil Paintings of Internet Memes
Jeremiah Palecek the Next Web Warhol?
Epic Meme Shirts
Possibly the Best Shirt in the Entire World, the Three Keyboard Cat Moon Tee
The Technologically Impaired Duck Can't Figure Devices Out
'Pedobear' is Besetting the Internet and Bemusing Cops
Hilariously Pretentious Puppies
The Condescending Literary Pun Dog Will Become Your Favorite Meme
Witty Mammal Memes
The Lame Pun Coon is a Comedically Cute Creature
Filthy Frat Bro Memes
The Foul Bachelor Frog Tells the Unfortunate Truth about College-Aged Men
Bizarre Sharktography Memes
‘F*ck Yeah Sharks' Catalogues Daily Predatory Photobombing
Animal Internet Memes
LOLCats, Meet Upsidedown Dogs
Feline-Infused Pop Tributes
Sofia Falcon's 'Kitties and Bullsh*t' Tumblr is a Catty Music Makeover
Failed Flirting Bear Memes
Pickup Line Panda Unsuccessfully Attempts to Find Mates
Keen Kitty Memes
The Chemistry Cat is Made of Iron, Lithum and Neon Which Makes 'Fe' 'Li' 'Ne'
The Cats as Fonts Collection is a Feline-Packed Trip Through Writing Styles