Ahhhh… spirit animals. Our personal guides through the stresses of life. But remember: There’s a world of inspiration (and potential screensavers) beyond lions and tigers and bears. Open your mind to these unconventional creatures, and channel their best qualities on your way to total self-actualization.
Rod Lyons / EyeEmThe Great FlamingoUnconventionally beautiful. Enjoys spending time in social groups, and is unafraid to stick a neck out there. Tends to have a leg up in life.
George GrallThe Nine-banded ArmadilloMasters of introspection, compartmentalization, and not letting the haters get to them.
by Jonathan FifeThe Monarch CaterpillarPatient; takes things one step at a time (or inch by inch, you could say). But when the time is right, they embrace change fearlessly. Transformative vibes!Martin HarveyThe BonoboExpressive, with an incredible ability to defuse conflict with charm and humor. Also extremely open-minded, especially when it comes to sex stuff.
Dave Watts/Nature Picture LibraryThe PlatypusBreaker of convention. Strong willed and revolutionary; never hesitates to venomously defy authority.ultramarinfotoThe Sea SlugCreative, experimental, colorful personalities. Lives in the moment and considers everywhere home, though occasionally clashes with similar personalities.plusphoto/a.collectionRFThe AlpacaObservant, intelligent, vegetarian. Loves rock-climbing and long walks. Sometimes hot-tempered.
lirtlonThe Leafcutter AntHumble, hardworking, and stronger than you’d think. A creature of community, prioritizing family over everything (with an especially close relationship to mom). All about building bridges and something bigger than themselves.Reinhard DirscherlThe Komodo DragonStrong personality; fierce protector of its domain. Not afraid of conflict, but also at times highly chill — loves basking in the sun.Mint Images - Frans LantingThe CapybaraThe biggest of rodents, but never a bully. Stoic and strong, confident yet wise. Recognizes the therapeutic effects of relaxing in water.