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8 Animal Instagram Accounts to Cleanse Your News Feed

Because we could all use a little more cuteness right now.

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The world might be incredibly dismal and unpredictable these days, but one piece of good news is still certain: There are cute animals out there.

If you're not lucky enough to be cooped up at home with a furry friend, Instagram is thankfully an endless resource of adorable animal content to help fill the void. If you are lucky enough to have an animal at your side in these strange and uncertain times, filling your consciousness with even more cuteness can't hurt.

From house pets to sanctuaries, here are a few accounts you should follow to help cleanse your social media feeds.

ZilkerBark - Dogs of Austin

This play on words is pretty simple; ZilkerBark showcases photos of dogs at Zilker Park, the hottest place for pups to hang in downtown Austin, Texas. Founded by photographer Alex Hopes, the image quality is unparalleled, making both action shots and posed pictures of dogs feel like they're just one nose boop away.


Are the Penguins in the Shedd Aquarium Videos Okay?

The aquarium has over 130,000 Twitter followers, and its inhabitants are perhaps experiencing an existential crisis not unlike our own.

If you're finding a weird, almost religious solace in watching Chicago's Shedd Aquarium's animal videos, then you're not alone.

Since the coronavirus started taking over New York City, life here has been a series of endless questions, fear, and uncertainties, but one thing that's glowed like a beacon in the distance during this entire mad week is a short video of a penguin named Wellington waddling around and seeing otters for the first time.

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