On Friday Netflix released Our Planet, the newest David Attenborough nature documentary from the people who brought you Planet Earth 1 and 2.
It’s stunning. More than any other nature doc of its ilk, Our Planet also makes a point of reminding viewers how interconnected we are. We share this planet, and all rely on a healthy Earth to stay alive. We may be seeing the worst effects of climate change happening to non-human animals right now, but it’s only a matter of time for the rest of us.
But the truly incredible feat of this documentary is just how relatable it makes every animal. In just the first six episodes, there’s an abundance of #BigMoods to be found in their shenanigans.
So courtesy of Netflix, we’ve compiled our own montage of GIFs from the docu-series we’re calling: Animals, They’re Just Like Us!
1. When you nail the landing
2. These male birds doing the absolute most to impress a girl
3. And then anxiously awaiting her approval
4. This male penguin acting like giving his lady a rock to add to her pile of rocks is a huge accomplishment
5. The anxiety of these penguins sneaking by their top predators
5. A baby sea lion peaking out at the world, before saying lol #nope
6. We’ve all been that overconfident polar bear cub who gets stuck in a seal hole
7. When a guy at the bar won’t stop fronting
8. A male bird Marie Kondoing his apartment to impress a lady
9. The adolescent bird of prey who’s really upset her parents don’t visit as much anymore
10. The orangutan mom who has zero time for her baby’s bullshit
11. Eating and binge watching Netflix like
12. This otter in a Pantene Pro V commercial taking self care very seriously because he’s worth it
13. A poor penguin getting his ass dragged by orcas before being eaten alive — like he wrote a bad tweet in 2019
14. All the baby elephants annoying the hell out of their families
15. The catastrophic effects of climate change leading droves of walruses to fall off cliffs to their horrible deaths
Yeah that one’s depressing. But like Our Planet, we think enjoying these nature docs should come with a healthy dose of waking the f*ck up. Because it is completely within our power to reverse the devastation humans have wrought on their habitats.
Go visit the docu-series’ website to learn more about what we can do to ensure these incredibly #relatable animals don’t go extinct.