Animals are still probably the most popular thing to fold with paper. In this post we’re going to take a look at another group of fantastic origami animals.

Starting off we have this great little rabbit.

Rabbit - Yoo Tae Yong

Rabbit, Designed by Yoo Tae Yong and Folded by Jack Dreyil

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 21st Convention Book

 

Gen Hagiwara designed what’s possibly my favourite origami monkey.

ニホンザル / Japanese Macaque

Japanese Macaque, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Gen Hagiwara also designed these cute little chipmunks.

Chipmunks

Chipmunks, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Here’s an adorable family of pandas photographed out in the wild.

Origami Panda Family

Pandas, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Folded Wilderness

Diagrams available in Wild Animals of the World

 

This is one of the best deer designs I’ve seen. It’s not super complex but looks really great and realistic.

Deer by Yasushi Miyashita

Deer, Designed by Yasushi Miyashita and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Diagrams available in the Origami USA Convention 2014 book

 

Here’s a really cute little origami pig. The paper used is absolutely perfect.

Stefan Weber. Pig

Pig, Designed by Stefan Weber and Folded by Agnieska (Agne) Mackonyte

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 15th Convention Book

 

This is a fantastic simple and elegant looking horse design by Fabian Correa. His designs always have this sort of simple curved look to them.

Horse

Horse, Designed by Fabian Correa and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Diagrams available in Horses in Origami

 

This is a great ferret design that really captured the essence of the real animal.

Black-footed Ferret

Ferret, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a cute little hedgehog out in the wild.

Hedgehog

Hedgehog, Designed by Javier Dominguez Perez and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 20th Convention Book

 

This is a really detailed and awesome giraffe design by Nguyen Ngoc Vu.

Origami Giraffe

Giraffe, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

Image source

 

Beth Johnson designed this awesome beaver with a great colour change so the teeth are white. Using sort of a tessellation for the body is a very unique touch as well.

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Beaver, Designed and Folded by Beth Johnson

Instructions not available

 

Next we have this cute little bear also designed by Fabian Correa.

Oso Pardo

Grizzly Bear, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

Instructions not available

 

This majestic looking rhino is one of the best rhino designs I’ve seen.

Origami Rhino

Rhino, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

Image source

 

Hoang Tien Quyet’s fox designs is probably the most famous origami fox design. This one folded by Gonzalo is one of the best versions I’ve seen.

Origami Fox - Hoang Tien Quyet

Fox, Designed by Hoang Tien Quyet and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available from Hoang Tien Quyet’s website

 

Seth Friedman has come up with one of the best origami sheep designs out there. If you use black and white paper the colour changes make it look really great and I especially love the curly horns.

Sheep – Seth Friedman

Sheep, Designed by Seth Friedman and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available from Seth Friedman’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s a whole family of great little paper goats that were folded for the year of the goat in 2015.

Goat Family

Goat Family, Designed and Folded by Nguyễn Hùng Cường

Instructions not available

 

This excellent bison is folded from a thin sheet of copper instead of paper. It was part of an exhibit at the National Museum of History in Taipei.

Origami Copper Bison

Bison, Designed and Folded by József Zsebe

Diagrams available in Paper Conceptions

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Here’s the deer from earlier folded by a different artist which gives it quite a different look.

Cerf de Yasushi Miyashita

Deer, Designed by Yasushi Miyashita and Folded by Philippe Landrein

Diagrams available in the Origami USA Convention 2014 book

 

Eric Vigier designed this great little mouse. It’s sort of similar to the design by Eric Joisel.

Origami Mouse

Mouse, Designed by Eric Vigier and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Instructions not available

Image source

 

Here’s another really great goat. The twisted horns are really awesome, especially with the two coloured paper. Apparently this model only takes 25 steps to fold.

Miyuki Kawamura. Long-Haired Goat

Goat, Designed by Miyuki Kawamura and Folded by Textori

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 6th Convention book

 

Quentin Trollip designed this fantastic Red Hartebeest. He’s definitely designed some unique animal models. You can read the legend behind this animal by clicking through to the original image on Flickr.

Red Hartebeest

Red Hartebeest, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a really great and detailed gorilla photographed at the 22nd Tanteidan Convention.

22th Origami Tanteidan Convention. Exhibition of Yuta Katsuzaki

Gorilla, Designed and Folded by Yuta Katsuzaki (Photo by Hiroaki Kobayashi)

Instructions not available

 

This Jerboa already looks pretty amazing but the whole scene P. Colman assembled here is even better.

Baluchistan pygmy jerboa - Yery J. Astroña

Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa, Designed by Yery J. Astroña and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 22nd Convention Book

 

Our final model for this post is another one of my all time favourites.

Origami Shark Bite Seal

Shark Bite Seal, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

Image source

 

That’s it for this post. Which one of these origami animals was your favourite? Let us know in the comments!