10 adorable animals you can follow on social media to brighten your day

As the nation seeks ways to fill their time during the lockdown, many people are turning to social media to keep entertained.

And there seems to be one particularly popular type of content keeping our minds engaged during these unprecedented times - animal videos.

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While cute dog and cat videos have always been cute, it seems we appreciate them more now than ever, with searches for animal clips having increased by 22 per cent in March 2020, compared to February, according to pet food brand, Webbox.

So, to help you get your daily fix of heartwarming escapism, Webbox has compiled a list of the best animal accounts to follow during lockdown.

Mocha Pom

You can find Mocha the adorable six year old pomeranian from Australia making waves on TikTok. Her adorable looks and dancing skills have allowed her to amass over four million followers on the platform - and it’s easy to see why.

Smoothie the cat

Smoothie is British longhair cat, who gained a great deal of attention on Instagram for being the most photogenic cat in the world, due to her big green eyes and golden fluff. Her carer, Arvid van Boekel, from the Netherlands, often posts photos of smoothie with her silver furred brother, Milkshake, for her 2.2 million followers.

Cabo the Blind Doggo

Cabo is a blind Mexican pooch. Although he sadly lost his eyes, he certainly didn’t lose his personality or his cuteness. His followers clearly agree, as Cabo’s videos rack up over 35 million likes in total.

Tuna the Chiweenie

It’s Tuna’s unique appearance that makes him so popular, with millions across the world adoring his unique overbite and wrinkles. There is nobody quite like Tuna, and his 2.1 million followers love seeing him loving life in many different themed outfits.

Hamstars

If you prefer pets on the smaller side, then you need to give Hamstars a follow. This account features an adorable tiny hamster, dressing up and posing with miniature props, such as shopping trolleys and even miniature bowls of cereal.

Jill the Squirrel

Jill is seven year old squirrel can often be found wearing a party hat and tiara, and apparently loves Starbucks - so she must find the lockdown particularly challenging. Join her for an insight into life living with a squirrel.

Mr Potato

Mr Potato is a gorgeous ginger cat, who is an expert at being a couch potato. This cutie has almost two million followers, with some videos getting over half a million views at a time.

Juniper the Fox

Beautiful Juniper is a domesticated North American red fox with a friendly and energetic personality, making her a truly magical character to follow on Instagram. However, you're in for a treat with this account, as her lucky owners not only look after Juniper but also a variety of other animals, including another Fox called Fig, a dog, a cat and two sugar gliders.

Sushi Said

Sushi Said is an adorable pup with over two million followers on TikTok. Sushi has become famous for his stunning bright blue ears.

Mr Poof

If you're in need of a laugh, Mr Poof is the Instagram account for you. Based in Canada, this happy budgie keeps his fans entertained with his songs and hilarious one-liners. He even has his own YouTube channel.