Dec 24

To round off 2012 the ARKive team brings you a little festive fun with some side-splitting, wildlife-themed holiday jokes.

Whether you love them or loathe them, for many of us around the world festive jokes are as traditional as mistletoe and carol-singing at this time of year. So to give our jokes an animal twist, we have turned to nature’s comedians for inspiration and delved into the ARKive collection to unearth our wittiest wildlife quips.

So hold onto your hats and indulge in ARKive’s top ten holiday jokes!

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Reindeer © Niall Benvie / Wild Turkey © Rolf Nussbaumer /
What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees?
Why did the turkey gobbling match get cancelled?
There was too much ‘fowl’ play!
Eurasian lynx © Mark Hamblin / American beaver stripping bark from felled trees
How do cats greet each other at Christmas?
“A furry merry Christmas & happy mew year!”
What did the beaver say to the Christmas tree?
Nice gnawing you!
Emperor moth © Laurie Campbell / Fly agaric © Duncan McEwan /
What do caterpillars do on New Year’s Day?
Turn over a new leaf!
Why invite a mushroom to the Christmas party?
Because he’s a ‘fun-gi’ to be with!
Forest elephant © Martyn Colbeck / Great white shark © Andy Murch /
What’s the elephant’s favourite Christmas carol?
The holly and the ‘ivory’!
Who delivers sharks’ presents at Christmas?
Santa jaws!
Mallard © North American porcupine © Barbara von Hoffmann / Animals Animals
What’s a duck’s favourite food at Christmas?
Christmas ‘quackers’!
What kind of pine has the sharpest needles?
A porcupine!

Season’s Greetings to all our supporters, contributors and users, and a very Happy ‘Gnu’ Year!

From all at ARKive and Wildscreen.

  • Dmitri (December 24th, 2012 at 3:32 pm):


  • sally675 (December 24th, 2012 at 7:14 pm):

    wonderful jokes