09/27/2013 07:26 am ET

The Happiest Animals On Earth (PHOTOS)


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Happiness comes in many forms. Whether it's staying balanced through meditation, spending time with loved ones, or appreciating life's simple pleasures, we all have many habits that help us become more joyful. Sometimes, however, we need a reminder of what happiness can look like when the strain of a tough day overpowers our feelings of positivity. Enter these happy animals who just can’t seem to stop smiling. Scroll through the slideshow below of 9 jubilant animals that encourage us to embrace happiness -- during the good and the bad days.

Happy Animals That Encourage Us To Smile

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