We often think of animals as little people.
Not always the smartest of people, sure, but people nonetheless. After all, there are blatant similarities. How many times has your pet dog eaten all your food only to try and hide the evidence? Or that time where you swore you could actually understand what your cat was trying to tell you? Those humanish moments are freaky, and they remind us that our species may not be so different from the ones around us.
But the animals we’re about to show you take the whole “little people” thing to another level.
Take this moose, for example, who decided to take an evening stroll through a grocery store in B.C. to browse some of the tasty flower displays. “Clean up in aisle 5!”
When most bears see a dumpster full of tasty garbage, they just eat it. But it’s not everyday you see one stand on its hind legs, grab the dumpster, and drag the whole thing away. Only a human could be so cunning:
We’re used to arguing with our roomates or SOs over TV-watching rights, but what if it was your cat hogging the remote? We aren’t sure what we’d do here, but something tells us we shouldn’t get between a cat and its bird documentary:
This pooch looks like he’s had a tough day at the job site, and now he’s stretching his legs before watching a good football game. Have you ever seen a dog sit like this? Someone get him a beer, stat!
You might want to brace yourself for this next clip, as a bird is about to attempt to jaywalk across a busy highway. This crazy animal is so convinced its human, that it forgot it could simply fly over the road instead.
This cat was clearly born with the brain of a human, because it’s way too smart for its species. The little furball has no problem figuring out the mechanics of a standard door, and is able to leap, grasp the handle and open them…five times. You have to wonder what else this cat knows:
When’s the last time you saw an animal openly mock a person? It usually goes the other way around, right? Well a seal with a sense of humour decided to imitate a woman’s (somewhat irregular) laugh with an unbelievably accurate result. The victim can even be heard groaning “Oh my God!”
This might be the most heart-warming footage you’ve ever seen. While the video starts off a little weird, ride out the first few seconds because it’s really worth it. The affection this elephant shows a woman is nothing short of beautiful, and reminds us that love is far from exclusively human. You’ll never question whether elephants feel emotion again: