25 Adorable Photos Of Yawning Animals

For many of us, animals are just amazing and cute creatures, no matter what species they are or what they do. But there is one thing that can make them even more adorable – yawning! Yep, you might have noticed this reflex in you dog or cat but in fact, most of animal species yawn. In animals, yawning doesn’t always have to be associated with tiredness or sleepiness but it can also serve as a warning signal. Baboons, for example, sometimes yawn to display their long scary canines to threaten their enemies. No matter if they yawn because of being sleepy or to intimidate possible predators, these 25 yawning animals are irresistibly cute. Btw, yawning has been proven to be contagious so can you go through the whole list without yawning yourself?

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Snakes can also open their mouths wide but in this case, trying to figure out if they are yawning or getting ready for an attack is even less recommended than checking out the hippo´ s yawn. Even this adorable spiny bush viper baby can deliver a very painful bite. Without access to proper first aid and anti-venom treatment, their bite can be fatal.

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Most dog lovers would agree that every puppy looks sweet and yawning usually makes them look even more adorable, no matter what breed they are. It is hard to believe that this tiny sweetheart Rottweiler puppy will be a powerful and fearless dog weighing some 60 kilograms (130 pounds) one day.

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The koala is known for its relaxed and lazy life style so it is not surprising to see them yawning. In fact, they get so little nutrition from their diet that they must limit their energy use and sleep 20 hours a day. That means they only spend 4 hours a day in active movement.

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Pictures of chilling fur seals are also popular but don’t let them fool you. Despite their clumsy appearance, fur seals can be very nimble and fast animals. Strong front flippers give them extra mobility on land and an adult fur seal can move extremely fast across the beach if it has to. Not to mention their great swimming skills.

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This sleepy ostrich would also outrun you easily. The Ostrich is the largest living bird species with the fastest land speed of any bird. Their extremely long and powerful legs allow them to run at up to 70 kilometers per hour (43 mph).

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