What is it about cute animals that is so attractive to so many people? There is no questioning that many folks are not able to resist the appeal of cute and funny animals, no matter whether it be in photographs, videos or indeed the genuine article. The fact is, there is nothing new about this. Cute animals have always featured on birthday cards, wrapping paper, motivational posters and chocolate boxes.
It has been the arrival of the web however, and mainly YouTube, that has facilitated a surge in cute animals videos’ level of popularity. There is something quite attractive about the immediacy of being allowed to grab a video of cute animals ideally doing something lighthearted, such as nodding off to sleep and then slipping off whatever piece of furniture they are relaxing on!
If you look into which funny video clips have received the most visitors on YouTube, then you will uncover a popular theme running through them. Just what makes them funny is when we are able to identify something of our own humanity in their behavior. This may very well be because they are possibly displaying such human attributes as foolishness, ingenuity, a sense of fun, inventiveness, devotion, and even discomfort. There is no recorded evidence that creatures have similar motivations and feelings as us, but it is certainly tempting and satisfying to feel that this is the truth.
For example, whoever has come across the sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium sleeping and holding paws while they float on their backs in their pool cannot fail to believe that their conduct is sweet. Moreover, the idea that their devotion is coincidental is completely dispelled when, having drifted apart, one of them steers back to the other and takes her paw just as before. What was initially sweet results in being enchanting. Practically human.
There are many humorous video clips of other otters doing those things that they do so perfectly – playing and interacting with each other. At zoos, you can observe men and women viewing with pleasure and in awe as these adorable creatures frolic and play with each other, while squeaking and crying. Then, almost always there is a certain otter which is intent on messing around with a stone, tossing it up in the air, resting it on its belly and transporting it under one of its front legs. These creatures are just like youngsters asking for attention, begging for something to eat and playing together.
You might also have watched the video of the moonwalking bird filmed at a wildlife center in the UK. This creative flamingo looks to have found a different approach to help him stir up the dirt in its pond to facilitate his feeding. The genius of this amusing bird is that he looks like he is performing the Michael Jackson moonwalk! He leaves the other flamingoes standing as he slides backwards in the water.
We can certainly gain lots of enjoyment from seeing cute animals on video. It undoubtedly appears as though the videos that are the favorites on YouTube are not exclusively the ones of cute kittens and puppies (which are great value on their own), but additionally those videos in which the players display behavior most like ours, whatever it may be. Without doubt, interest in them will keep growing.