Today (Tuesday 4 October) is World Animal Day, an annual celebration of creatures which is marked across the world.
Here at NationalWorld, to mark the occasion we have put together a list of some of the most influential animal accounts on social media platform TikTok.
So, what exactly is World Animal Day, how many followers do the most popular pets have and how much do they earn per post?
Here’s what you need to know.
What is World Animal Day?
World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on 4 October.
The date of the celebration is chosen because this is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Animal welfare organisations, community groups, youth and children’s clubs, businesses and individuals to organise events in celebration, and the day is now recognised in a variety of countries.
What are the most popular animals on TikTok?
It’s not just humans who can be influencers on social media sites, their pets can also gain a following of their very own.
These are the most popular animal accounts on TikTok right now, according to BuzzBingo.
With 21.9M followers and over 297 million likes, Tiger King star Kody Antle’s tiger is top of TikTok’s influencer pet list.
In second place is Pomeranian dog Jiff Pom, who has 21 million followers. Floofnoodles the ferret comes third, with 13.1 million followers.
Stryker the cat comes in fourth with 7.9 million followers. The next four most influential pets on the list are dogs; tuckerbudzyn is fifth with 7.7 million followers, I am Bunny is sixth with 5.8 million, Swaggy Wolfdog is seventh with 5.7 million followers and Doug The Pug is eighth witn 5.7 million followers also.
Next on the list is a gorilla called Moksha, who has 5.6 million followers, and tenth is dog Huxley the Panda Puppy who has 5.5 million followers.
How much do popular animals earn on TikTok?
Unsurprisingly, the most popular animals on TikTok can make a lot of money with their posts.
In fact, the top earners make more than the average UK worker makes in a year, which has also been highlighted by BuzzBingo.
According to the ONS, in 2021 the average annual UK salary was £38,131 for a full-time role and £13,549 for a part-time role, but these pets can all earn an amount that rivals that with just one post.
This is how much each pet earns per TikTok post:
- Kody Antle: £50,642.87
- Jiff Pom: £48,561.66
- Floofnoodles: £30,293.23
- Stryker The Cat: £18,268.43
- Tuckerbudzyn: £17,805.94
- I Am Bunny: £13,412.27
- Swaggy Wolfdog: £13,181.02
- Doug The Pug: £13,181.02
- Moksha: £12,949.78
- Huxley the Panda Puppy: £12,718.53
How can I celebrate World Animal Day?
There are many ways you can celebrate World Animal Day.
Firstly, if you have a pet yourself you can simply give them a treat, be that some delicious food or a new toy, or something as simple as an extra long walk in their favourite area or a visit to see one of their animal friends.
If you don’t have a pet but you’d like one then today is an ideal day to visit your local pet store or pet sanctuary to buy or adopt one.
If you aren’t able to take in a pet yourself you could volunteer at your local pet shelter, or even pick up rubbish in your area which could cause damage to a pet’s health.