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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_dreyil/20604462234

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.

Japanese Macaque
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/21936272796

Japanese Macaque, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Gen Hagiwara also designed these cute little chipmunks.

Chipmunks
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/19610021085

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.

Panda Family
https://www.flickr.com/photos/foldedwilderness/14479082427

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/14920476066

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.

Pig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_vilkas/6288912499

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126871950@N04/20131873028

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/8343120605

Ferret, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

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

Hedgehog
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/17762242502

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.

Giraffe
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/12541390685/

Giraffe, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

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.

Beaver
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethorigami/8537726252

Beaver, Designed and Folded by Beth Johnson

Instructions not available

 

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

Bear
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/10761788226

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.

Rhino
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/16107558267/

Rhino, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

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.

Fox
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/15258602406

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/17127416630

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackscorpion/16563032736

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.

Copper Bison
https://www.flickr.com/photos/65167262@N04/25051363351/in/dateposted/

Bison, Designed and Folded by József Zsebe

Diagrams available in Paper Conceptions

 

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

Deer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/25604109@N05/14748561925

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.

Mouse
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/26618553180/

Mouse, Designed by Eric Vigier and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Instructions not available

 

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.

Long Haired Goat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/textori/27493208440

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.

Hartebeest
https://www.flickr.com/photos/12043525@N04/5358096674

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.

Gorilla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/28793053900

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.

Pygmy Jerboa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/29408257801

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.

Shark Bites Seal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/10761512915/

Shark Bite Seal, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

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