The pets and animal category on YouTube is the central hub for all animal-related facts and activities; a perfect platform for animal lovers and pet keepers. It allows the audience to explore the unseen world –the habitats of animals, both on land or underwater– from the sanctuary of their homes. Myths about the most deadly species are uncovered, knowledge about how these animals thrive in the wild is provided through educational videos, guidance lines are shared by pet owners and animal trainers on how to raise different kinds of pets, and whatnot.
The animal expert and American YouTube personality, Nathaniel “Coyote” Peterson is renowned for his channel “Brave Wilderness” where he uploads videos of him getting stung by the most painful insects and handling the world’s wildest animals out there in the wildlife. Every episode on this channel provides an opportunity to the audience to learn something new and exciting. The passion and enthusiasm he harbors for each animal is what has captivated a subscriber count of 1.7 million subscribers on Brave Wilderness since September 2014. Through YouTube channel, he has also successfully generated a net worth of $6.9 million. Even though Coyote and his team are now running the production for Animal Planet, they still produce original content for YouTube videos to reach a younger audience demographic.
Maymo is an American YouTube channel featuring a dog, “Maymo the Beagle” alongside his canine siblings “Penny” and “Potpie”. The channel operator and Maymo’s owner, Jeremy Lakaszcyck, along with his video-making partner, have recently started pursuing this YouTube channel as their full-time job. He worked very hard to turn cute, viral dog videos into a self-sustaining business. Prior to Maymo, who was adopted in 2011, Lakaszcyc’s channel was not established. The Beagle became a bona fide star on the social media circuit after the channel’s videos were played on the famous network television shows like The Ellen Show, The Tonight Show, and Good Morning America. Lakaszcyck started posting videos more consistently –now uploaded once a week– after which he gained popularity rapidly. At present, he has accumulated a net worth of $10 million and a subscriber count of over 6.1 million subscribers on his channel.
Wholly owned and operated by BBC Studios, BBC Earth YouTube channel features a world full of beauty, stories, and natural wonders. It presents exotic, rare wildlife in an exciting way through educational natural history documentaries. Different wildlife and nature documentaries and Sir David Attenborough series, such as Planet Dinosaur and Planet Earth respectively, can be found here. For over a decade, BBC Earth has helped the viewers to discover more about the different kinds of animals inhabiting our planet Earth. Successfully, it has been able to sway audience in more than 180 countries with its content. This success can be exemplified by their remarkable net worth of $12 million and an audience of over 5 million that subscribes to BBC Earth’s YouTube channel.
The British animated cartoon series about a cat on the YouTube channel “Simon’s cat” is both created and voiced by Simon Tofield. It features a fat cat employing different heavy-handed tactics to get the owner to feed it. The result of this cat’s mischievous antics are hilarious –completing their mission to brighten the days of their viewers and by making them laugh. It’s a journey worth subscribing to; the evidence lying in the channel’s approximately 5 million subscribers. Simon Cat’s first episode was aired in March 2008 on YouTube, and since then it uploads a new video each month. During this time span, it has been able to accumulate a net worth of $551,000.
The main goal of this YouTube channel is to promote and nurture animal rights and their well-being. It recognizes itself as a central hub for all animal lovers out there –introducing them to different species and allowing these fans to fall in love with them. Furthermore, in order to work for their cause of promoting animal care, TheDodo empowers viewers to take an initiative in helping those animals in need. Its 4.5 million subscribers attest to the popularity of this #1 animal brand. Operated from America, The Dodo’s channel operators are highly active on YouTube as compared to other channels in the “Pets & Animals” category; they post 50 fun videos each month on average, claiming to be obsessed with creating fun and emotional content. This dedication and hard work has successfully allowed them to amass a remarkable net worth of $18 million.
With its headquarters based in Los Angeles, United States, Hope for Paws is an animal rights advocate. It is a non-profit animal rescue group narrating their stories and filming the experiences of rescuing various animals from heart-wrenching and challenging conditions on YouTube. This serves the purpose of spreading more awareness amongst the general population to eliminate negligence and abuse regarding animals. Although this YouTube channel has a current subscriber count of 4.2 million subscribers, they strive to grow bigger in order to make their cause viral and to collect more donations. There is no doubt that that they will expand further as their videos are a powerful tool and quite effective in bagging loyal followers and donators. Hope for Paws’ success can also be exemplified through their net worth of $2.2 million.
As the name indicates, “Animal Aid Unlimited, India” is an Indian YouTube channel being operated since August 2008. It is a leading animal rescue organization in the country; each year their sanctuaries and hospitals house over 4,500 recovering and rescued animals. Overall, it aims to inspire the Indian and as well as the global community to defend and protect animals through their awe-inspiring video content.
Animal Aid Unlimited, India gained popularity after it started uploading its animal rescue videos on YouTube in August 2008, amassing around 4 million supporters since then. It has also earned an impressive net worth of $5.2 million through their hard work towards the welfare, rescue and treatment of different kinds of animals.
A voice artist and a movie buff going by the name “Mr.B”, he is an Indian whose video content is majorly saturated with various kinds of movie reviews. He uses the language Telugu to communicate to his viewers, hence, limiting the audience, Indian or otherwise, who can understand his content. Regardless of this, he has gathered approximately 96.3 thousand followers on his YouTube channel and a net worth of $126,000 in the span of just 4 years. Active since June 2015, he uploads almost 24 videos each month –keeping his viewers updated with the latest movie releases and their reviews.
An Israeli-based YouTube channel, cobral123473 is run by a guy named Ibrheem Al-Imwase since April 2011. He uses Arabic to communicate in his videos, however, it provides as language barrier for those viewers who are unable to interpret or speak this language. Anyhow, Ibrheem is obsessed with snakes the most, as hinted by the name of his channel, but also provides content on his experiences with other animals. He records his different adventures and journeys to different places and uploads them on YouTube approximately 35 times month. This way he has successfully attracted 3.6 people to subscribe to cobra123473 and also generate a net worth of $4.5 million.
Elli Di Pets is a Russian YouTube channel, co-hosted by Eleanor and her dog, Gina (Jack Russell Terrier). It is based on animal-related content but saturated with dog related stuff and activities through the channel. Both the owner and the pet share tips on how to train a dog and teach him all sorts of tricks, share interesting facts and show their purchases. The channel is quite informative and education for the native pet owners who can understand the Russian language. Approximately 22 videos are uploaded on a monthly basis –the active status of the channel being one of the major reasons behind the Russian channel’s popularity. Currently, Elli Di Pets has a subscriber count of 3.2 million subscribers and a net worth of $2.2 million.
AntsCanada, an organization based in Toronto, Canada hosts a large online community through its YouTube channel that at present includes 3 million subscribers. Micheal Bustos, the founder of this organization and YouTube channel since 2009, has delivered a huge number of formicaries (ant farms) and ant keeping gear around the world, has added to scientific researches, and counseled with agricultural companies and museums.
This YouTube channel with a net worth of $796,000 sets its basis on the belief that ants are the most incredible creatures on the planet and every new revelation about their micro world give us some significant bits of knowledge into our general surroundings and ourselves. AntsCanada creates on average 3 new videos every month and claims to help its viewers in discovering joy by keeping big and healthy pet ant colonies.
The YouTube channel Tiger Productions tends to be a complete package of fun, craziness and cuteness involving laughter inducing videos of animals and toddlers. The funny stunts and cute animal behaviors exhibited by these videos have succeeded in attracting 3 million subscribers to its channel. Viewers of this channel are fortunate enough to encounter 2 new super funny compilations of clips about pets, animals, and babies etc. every month.
The net worth of this channel is $1.8M and growing. Since 12 Oct, 2012 Tiger Productions is aiming to provide a good laugh to its audience through video graphing animals and children in their funniest moments. For this reason, the viewers are also encouraged to send entertaining clips of their furry friends. It is a win-win for both parties; Tiger Productions receives diverse content while those cute, furry pets pave their way to popularity through this platform.
Funnyplox is a renowned Canadian YouTube channel running since November 27, 2010. The videos posted by funnyplox are all about kitties, babies and puppies. The content contained in these videos represents the cuteness and hilarious moments caught in the camera, experienced by people parenting pets or their own babies.
Funnyplox has posted 239 videos all together, however, has been inactive for the past few months. Regardless, over the span of nine years, it has accumulated 3 million subscribers and generated a net worth of $3.7 million just through its YouTube channel. It also generates its income through its merchandise line and other accessories where the receipts are donated to the largest metropolitan humane society to help the animals by paying for their food and toys, and making their stay comfortable.
This YouTube channel Vet Ranch was created by Dr.Matt Carriker in 2014 with a goal of providing awareness on the need of medical attention for homeless animals. Successfully, he has built a large audience of 2.7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and earned a net worth of $468,000 through his hard work and dedication.
The Veterinarians behind Vet Ranch work in partnership with Abandoned Pet project. Most of their cases evolve around the concept of rescuing animals from the euthanasia list, which are then brought to Vet Ranch to allow them to recuperate and recover back to health through appropriate medical attention. Vet Ranch creates approximately 2 videos each month consisting of wonderful stories by veterinarians narrating cases of unhealthy or injured animal rescue and their treatments.
Louie the Beagle and its little sister, Marie the Beagle, are one of the funniest and the cutest beagles on YouTube. This Belgian YouTube channel displays their life in the form of family friendly videos twice a week. The videos posted on this channel by the dog owners explain how the animal siblings are always up for adventure and live the doggy dream life.
Through the support of 2.4 million subscribers, the channel has earned a net worth of $3 million. However, their source of income is not just limited to YouTube but extends to the receipts they earn through selling merchandise and other cute accessories for all Beagle lovers out there. The owners use this money to input efforts in rescuing many beagles out there and helping them survive.
Boo, the monkey is a 9 year old Black-Capped Capuchin monkey who became a part of his owner, Pete Moss’s family when he was only 6 weeks old in 2010. Boo has grown in front of a camera on YouTube with his family. Pete first featured the monkey on YouTube under the title, ‘capuchin monkey jumps!’ Later in 2012, MonkeyBoo’s own YouTube channel started with his pet human, Pete.
Pete Moss, a 45 year old YouTuber from North Carolina talks about Boo with a mix of awe and affection. Moss describes his bond with Boo and his love as 24/7; he says having Boo is not like a pet, it is a way of life. The inseparable Boo and Pete and their unbreakable bond has surpassed 2 million subscribers while creating a net worth of $877,000.
Sylvester, also known as Sylvester the Talking Kitty is the anti-heroic main protagonist of SteveCash83’s popular YouTube series “Talking Kitty Cat”. Steve Cash is an American singer-songwriter and created his YouTube channel in 2007 to show his love for animals. Sylvester made his first appearance in a song called ‘Mean(er) Kitty song’, then he did a cameo in ‘4Steves’ and then, since 2007 have been appearing in all the episodes of the Talking Kitty Cat. Sylvester, a 10 year old adult sized, pure black shorthair cat is an evil but a compassionate cat and loves catnip or wet cat food. Cynical in nature, he secretly wants to get rid of all the other animals in the house. Watching Sylvester’s obnoxious, sarcastic and egotistical personality, the subscriber count of this YouTube series have reached a 2 million viewers while creating a net worth of $3.4M
The Russian YouTube channel, Magic Family was created in 2014 by Anna (Anny Magic). Anna owns dogs named Sophie, Aivan, Misha and Yumi Chu, a cat named Kisa Alice, and other pets including ants. The YouTuber offers all kinds of relevant information relating to pets in her videos that can be used to successfully and lovingly train and pet animals; these involve honest reviews about goods and purchases from pet stores, processes like training and grooming of animals, interesting facts and life hacks, and some funny videos with the animals. These efforts shown has won the hearts of 2 million subscribers and created a $1.3 million net worth of the channel.
Zak George, a 40 year old Atlanta, Georgia native, is one of the most influential personalities on television and social media. Zach being a very popular individual when it comes to dog training began his own YouTube channel in 2006 and easily won an audience of 2 million subscribers in no time. In an attempt to change stereotypes of dog draining, Zack focused on a very simple idea to condition their capabilities. This was carried out by reinforcing dogs by gentle reward based methods and taking no help of physical aversion.
Zach received his inspiration from his older brother’s relationship with his German shepherd dog, Levi. The success in Zach’s methods to train dogs is visible in the $494,000 net worth of his channel. A complete guide to how to train a pet with love can be found in the published book by Zack named after his YouTube channel itself.
A Siberian husky, Gohan the Husky is a cool and an adventurous dog who loves to share his experiences with the world. This YouTube channel was created in 2013 and mainly features the dog, Gohan in the videos. With more than 200 million views on his videos altogether and over 2 million subscribers, the channel posts videos with content based on Gohan’s daily interests, activities and lifestyle in general. These videos show Gohan being fed different foods, his owner playing hide-n-seek with him, Gohan unboxing things bought for him and many others like these. The net worth of $2 million of this YouTube channel is explained by the amazingly video graphed compilations of Gohan being his usual self –lazy and friendly.
“SBS TV동물농장x애니멀봐” is a Korean YouTube channel, which was created in September 2015. All sorts of interactions in the videos are in the Korean language, yet they have made an excellent use of English subtitles to make it easier for the general audience to understand their content. In addition to this, all sounds made by the animals are supported by English and Korean subtitles, providing the viewers with silly and humorous interpretations of what the animals might be trying to communicate to other human beings.
SBS TV동물농장x애니멀봐 is highly active as they post approximately 12 videos daily. As a consequence of its unique ideas and dedication, it has successfully gained over 2 million subscribers and a remarkable net worth of $21 million.
At the age of 19, Taylor Nicole Dean created her YouTube channel in April 2015 with the intention to share her love and obsession for animals with an audience. She is known to own over 50 animals which include geckos, hedgehogs and even seahorses etc. which live in her apartment along with her. In her videos, viewers are able to observe Taylor indulging in different activities with her pets.
She started getting popular after receiving 3.4 million views on one of her videos “How Many Animals Do I Own” in 2016. This great obsession has led her to win the title of “The Queen of PetTube” by the New York Magazine. Today, her YouTube channel has over 1.7 million subscribers and a net worth of $269,000.
The Pet Collective YouTube channel, owned and run by Jukin Media was created in January 2012. The purpose of this channel is to entertain and provide education about pets to the audience. It includes short compiled videos of animals caught in funny acts, and hilarious memes based on them. The channel also allows the random users to send in videos of their pets to the channel and if it is interests and fascinates them, they get to see their video uploaded on The Pet Collective. All in all, The Pet Collective YouTube channel uploads around 5 interesting videos each month which has made the channel successfully gain around 1.6 million subscribers and a net worth of $1.8 million.
The YouTube channel, A Chick called Albert, owned and run by Alwyn Wils was created in February 2016. The channel is named after a baby quail that hatched from the eggs Alwyn bought from the grocery store. He wanted to experiment if the eggs bought from supermarket are fertilized, thus, he incubated them and after 19 days, a baby quail hatched out of the egg and was named Albert. Since then, Alwyn has gained a reputation for incubating other eggs from fallen nests and taking care of animal babies. His acts and gestures of kindness have touched the hearts of many people around the globe. Due to this, he rapidly gained popularity and his YouTube channel successfully gained over 1.5 million subscribers and a net worth of $824,000.
ViralBe YouTube channel was created in October 2011. ViralBe specializes in providing guidance to the audience about which breed of animals they should adopt by explaining their characteristics and facts in their videos. The channel claims to be a platform for the people who are obsessed with the animals and cater love for them. Since October 2011, this American YouTube channel has served to entertain the audience with comparisons between the different breeds of animals, however, their videos seem to be saturated with dog related content. Through educational and informative material, ViralBe has gained over 1.5 million subscribers on its YouTube channel along with a net worth of $122,000.
Since April 2014, MashupZone YouTube channel serves as a platform where all the funny and interesting videos of animals and/or humans are compiled. The Canadian-based channel uploads clips featuring cute and hilarious baby and animal acts caught on camera, “try not to laugh” challenges, and much more. It is almost impossible for viewers to leave the channel without a smile on their faces; some adorable content makes the audience coo in adoration while the other burst into fits of laughter over the antics.
It is to be noted that the account has been recently inactive –the last video dating back to 8 months. Regardless, these amazing compilations have led MashupZone YouTube channel to successfully gain over 1.4 million subscribers along with a net worth of $1.7 million.
Zapping Sauvage is a French YouTube channel created in February 2014. Among the French YouTubers, Zapping Sauvage ranks #109 based on the number of subscribers which accumulates to over 1.4 million. This channel features animals, whether they live on land or sea, what they eat, how they hunt and what traits help them survive in the wild. Some videos are deeply informative as they explain certain facts and characteristics about the specific animal. On average, 2 of new, unique videos are uploaded on the Zapping Sauvage YouTube channel each month, with which the channel has earned a total net worth of $3.7 million.
A South-Korean YouTube channel, 수리노을SuriNoel is based on a unique Scottish-breed family of cats. There are five of them altogether; Suri and Noel, the parents, and their three kittens –Raon, Soul, Iz. The cat’s conversations and words are edited in speech bubbles and portrayed as animations. The content revolves around the group of cats playing, eating, opening up different fan mails and subscriber gifts etc. Although the channel currently has a subscriber count of 1.4 million, it still ranks at 157th positing amongst all Korean YouTube channels. Despite this channel not being very popular, it has still managed to earn a net worth of $2.2 million.
The Portuguese name Rei Das Serpentes, a Brazilian YouTube channel, literally translates to “King of Serpents” in English. It was founded by 45 years old, Haroldo Bauer, who aims to protect snakes as according to him, the balance of the environment would be lost if these species were wiped out. Apart from emphasizing on why they are vital for the British fauna, Haroldo also aims to increase the knowledge of the audience by providing information on serpents and eradicating myths about them.
His unique ability to deal with snakes along with his underlying passion for them has aroused amazement and appreciation by his almost 2 million subscribers. His videos have thousands and even millions of views, allowing him to generate a net worth of $1.9 million.
Kruger Sightings, a central hub for all wildlife sightings centered in South Africa, was found by Nadav Ossendrvver. It provides exclusive footage on authentic wildlife videos on its YouTube channel, aiming to maximize the audience’s safari experience through the sightings of the fauna and flora harbored by Africa. The content is not just limited to attacks on prey by predators but also extends towards the interaction between wildlife animals and humans; videos like “When a Wild Lion Tries to Get Inside Your Car” is an excellent example.
Recently, the founder has been awarded the gold play button for hitting a million subscribers. As of August 2019, Kruger Sightings has over 1.4 million subscribers and a net worth of 2 million.
Formerly known as “Barcroft Animals”, Beastly is a YouTube channel featuring animal stories from all around the world. Since the launch of the channel in November 2015, it broadcasted 6 different series like Safari Live, Dog Dynasty etc. However, the change in the title indicates a bit of transitioning in its content as well. Now, the channel also focuses more on the scariest, more ferocious animals out there, in the wild and as well as in different homes as pets. The channel is also a home for global adventures, unlikely partnerships between humans and animals, some gory content much more. All in all, Barcroft Animals has been able to raise a net worth of $2.7 million due to its major success. The 1.4 million subscribers keep an eye out for the release of a new video each week.
Adam Sowell founded the channel Epic Wildlife in February, 2012, which is now a home to multiple stories and videos about wildlife and nature experiences. The content ranges from some newly discovered rare species to the world’s most mysterious and deadliest creatures lurking out there in the wild. All the clips are not only educational but entertaining as well, to appeal to all age demographics; children or adults. Viewers from all over the world subscribe to this American channel, making up to almost 1.4 million subscribers. Their views have helped Epic Wildlife generate a net worth of $268,000.
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Running an eponymous YouTube channel,