Instagram releases 2015 pet calendar

January 8th, 2015

Mobile photo-sharing site Instagram has recently created a 365 day calendar featuring some of the top pet accounts from 2014.

The calendar features 130 Insta-pets with a combined following of 9.8 million. It features an animal Instagram photo for everyday of the week (Saturday and Sunday share a page) and is themed based on the seasons/holidays (US-based).

Along with dogs, cats and other species from around the world, the calendar also includes local pet accounts such as @digbyvanwinkle, the @husky_quartet, @littleleezie @luluandfinn, @operation_sumo and @trigger_and_mia. All proceeds of the calendar will be donated to The Humane Society.

The 2015 calendar follows on from the recent digital trend where owners create accounts for their fur-babies; many becoming ‘Instafamous’ – meeting celebrities such as James Franco and Reese Witherspoon, and even having books published.

Cool Insta-stats on pet content:

  • Lots of fun hashtags of people sharing about their pets have sprung up and are creating memes constantly. #Muttmugging (dog + coffee mug) and #catband are two funny examples.
  • More than 44 million photos with the hashtag #cat have been uploaded
  • Nearly 25,000 using the hashtag #tucan!
  • Over 100 pets have been featured as part of the “Weekly Fluff” series which began in December 2012.
  • Instagram has helped boost interest and appreciation for rescue dogs/cats, with many of the most popular pets being rescues.

For more information or to sign up to Instagram, visit the website.

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