Studies by various groups suggest monkeys, dogs and even rats love a good laugh. “Neural circuits for laughter exist in very ancient regions of the brain, and ancestral forms of play and laughter existed in other animals eons before we humans came along with our ‘ha-ha-has’ and verbal repartee,” says Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist at Bowling Green State University.

Read this article that explains how animals don’t just laugh, there’s evidence they can crack their own jokes.

Completely unrelated, but interesting anyway: Have you heard the call of the Australian Kookaburra?