Look Again: Animal Christmas Costumes Edition

Fascinating views of animals from all around the globe wearing their favorite holiday outfits. Happy Holidays!

By Jillian Kestenbaum
December 25, 2016 12:30AM (UTC)
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Visitors look at penguins wearing Santa Claus (in red) and Christmas tree (in green) costumes during a promotional event for Christmas at an amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul, December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX16N0Z (Reuters)

This is a special edition of Salon’s Look Again series presenting the best (and cutest) animals celebrating the holiday season.


Manilla, Philippines   Czar Dancel/Reuters
Zoo owner Manny Tanco bottle-feeds a Bengal Tiger cub named "Duterte" during the Animal Christmas party at the Malabon Zoo. Along with the milk, I hope Duterte will be enjoying warm Christmas cookies baked with a copious amount of catnip. It's legal drugs from cats! And it's fine, he's not driving home




New York City, New York   Mary Altaffer/AP
The sensational Chloe Kardoggian, the 12-year old half-sister of the Kardashians, poses for a photo-op in a guinea pig green elf costume for the PetSmart holiday collection preview in New York. Since she has been drinking so much fit tea recently, she's able to fit into the sample size.




New York City, New York   Mary Altaffer/AP
Unlike Miss Kardoggian, who is a guinea pig wanna-be, here is an actual one dressed as Santa while attending PetSmart holiday collection preview. 50% of dog owners and 40% of cat owners buy their pets gifts for the holidays. I hope this little Guinea pig gets a big head of iceberg lettuce (their favorite, I'm told).




Manilla, Philippines   Czar Dancel/Reuters
Pacquiao the orangutan interacts with orphans during the Animal Christmas party at the Malabon Zoo. This orangutan has captured what the Christmas spirit is all about -- something most humans can't grasp. Mall Santas have nothing on him.




Loughborough, Britain   Darren Staples/Reuters
A dalmatian wearing a Santa hat walks with his owner during the annual charity Santa Fun Run and Walk. Last year, more than £40,000 was raised for local and national causes. This dalmatian looks determined to come in 1st in the 5k.





Loughborough, Britain   Darren Staples/Reuters
This chihuahua is also raising money for the greater good while participating in the annual charity Santa run in Loughborough. He's the smallest Santa to partake in the run, and had to be carried most of the way, but he tried and that's what counts!




Los Angeles, California   David McNew/Reuters
The only e-celeb featured in our series, Grumpy Cat, in true Grump Cat-fashion, looks miserable while attending the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. With all of that royalty money made from her Lifetime movie 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever', maybe she'll be spreading Christmas cheer with lots of presents for her fans.




Yongin, South Korea   Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
Penguins dressed as Santas and Christmas trees parade through an amusement park for a promotional event. What type of promotional event, I'm not too sure, but this squad is all decked out looking like they're ready to sing the most epic Christmas carol to the crowd and I'm impressed.





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