Animals are still probably the most popular thing to fold out of paper. In this post we’re going to take a look at a pretty diverse collection of different animals from all over the world.

First up is this incredible warthog folded from a single sheet of 50cm x 50cm yellow washi paper.

Warthog
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79606072@N00/19809648558/

Warthog, Designed by Lionel Albertino and Folded by TERRY Nicolas

Free diagrams available from Origami-Shop.com

 

Here’s a beautiful looking wet-folded paper horse.

Horse
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/5128498447/

Horse, Designed by Roman Diaz and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in Origami Essence

 

Here’s one of the best bull designs I’ve ever seen.

Bull
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/13914207354/

Bull, Designed by Richard Ojeda Soto and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Drawing Origami Tome 1

 

This next one is a much simpler design but it may just be the cutest little origami pig I’ve seen. It’s folded from a simple fish base.

Small Pig
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/92285150@N02/17199918282/

Small Pig, Designed and Folded by Rainer Berg

Diagrams available from Rainer Berg’s Facebook page

 

Nguyen Hung Cuong’s gorilla design is definitely the best gorilla out there, especially with all that detail in the face.

Gorilla
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/25604109@N05/8960250321/

Gorilla, Designed by NGUYỄN Hùng Cường and Folded by Philippe Landrein

Crease pattren available from NGUYỄN Hùng Cường’s Flickr

 

Here’s one of the best bison designs out there. This one crazily enough is folded from a thin sheet of copper, not paper!

Copper Bison
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/65167262@N04/5933334804/

Bison, Designed and Folded by József Zsebe

Diagrams available in Paper Conceptions

 

Here’s an adorable little racoon family.

Racoons
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/24070865906/

Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

This is one of my all time favourite fox designs. The model can be found in the book Origami Omnibus but the instructions are very limited. So limited that I haven’t managed to figure out how to fold it yet. One day…

Fox
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/13692433704/

Fox, Designed by Kunihiko Kasahara and Folded by Gonzalo

Very limited instructions available in Origami Omnibus

 

This hippo design isn’t super complex but it’s definitely expressive with a lot of character.

Hippo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/7178691797/

Hippo, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

Instructions not available

 

This bear holding a paper crane is one of the most interesting origami designs I’ve seen. It’s such a simple idea but the result is fantastic.

Erkner Bear
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tschobigami/27204670392/

Erkner Bear, Designed by Sebastien Limet and Folded by Stefan

Crease pattern available from Sebastien Limet’s Flickr

 

Here’s a pretty adorable looking chipmunk. It’s folded from two squares of paper and the colour changes in the design really look great. I’m not entirely sure what “butter cake” is but I definitely like the sound of that.

Chipmunk
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/20490790743/

Chipmunk, Designed by Kyohei Katsuta and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Instructions not available

 

Beth Johnson’s sheep design is awesome. It uses one sheet of paper for the body and then another sheet folded into a tessellation pattern for the wool.

Sheep
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/16053874848/

Sheep, Designed by Beth Johnson and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #148

 

Sebastien Limet certainly has his own style and this deer he designed is completely unlike any other origami deer out there.

Deer
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-sebl-/16132685966/

Deer, Designed and Folded by Sebastien Limet

Instructions not available

 

Here’s an awesome monkey out in the wild. The banana is a really nice touch.

Monkey
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/foldedwilderness/14237680085/

Monkey, Designed by Lionel Albertino and Folded by Folded Wilderness

Diagrams available in Safari Origami

 

Here’s another absolutely fantastic looking paper horse. Technically it’s a pony.

Pony
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/104497452@N02/16753396570/

Pony, Designed by Kawahata Fumiaki and Folded by Jack Dreyil

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #142

 

Here are a couple more excellent pigs.

Pigs
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/4057432283/

Pigs, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Crease pattern available from Gen Hagiwara’s Flickr

 

And of course with a giraffe pun in the title of this post we had to include at least one origami giraffe.

Giraffe
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/16187455990/

Giraffe, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

Instructions not available

 

Here’s an adorable fox mother and cub. Two more absolutely fantastic fox designs.

Foxes
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/25604109@N05/18582121379/

Mother and Cub, Designed by Hoang Tien Quyet and Folded by Philippe Landrein

Cub Diagrams available in the 15th Tanteidan Convention Book, Mother Diagrams not available

 

This is a really great coyote design. The colour change on the eye is very nice.

Coyote
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/13765718043/

Coyote, Designed by Richard Ojeda Soto and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Drawing Origami Tome 1

 

Here’s a really fantastic looking giant anteater. Not a very common animal to fold out of paper.

Giant Anteater
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12043525@N04/4592833533/

Giant Anteater, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Instructions not available

 

These are some really great origami rhinos folded using Rhino Hide Paper of course.

Rhinos
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79606072@N00/14198471966/

Bogota Rhino, Designed and Folded by TERRY Nicolas

Instructions not available

 

Next we have probably the cutest little baby paper elephant I’ve ever seen!

Baby Elephant
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/110247861@N02/29342170341/

Elephant, Designed by Enrique Martinez and Folded by Mir Numan

Crease pattern available from Enrique Martinez’s Flickr

 

Seth Friedman’s Finnish Lapphund is definitely one of the best dog designs out there.

Finnish Lapphund
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_dreyil/29737940242/

Finnish Lapphund, Designed by Seth Friedman and Folded by Jack Dreyil

Video instructions available from Seth Friedman’s YouTube channel

 

Our final model is this fantastic looking Bactrian Camel.

Bactrian Camel
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/6145034352/

Bactrian Camel, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in the BOS Convention 2013 Autumn book

 

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