Animals may not have it so easy after all. Elephants can't jump, female ferrets in heat will die if they don't mate, and sharks lose a tooth a week. These are just a few facts about animals that artist Brooke Barker decided to turn into a series of illustrations called "Sad Animal Facts."
Barker's series has already earned her over 22,000 followers on her Instagram page for good reason: Each of her illustrations combine cute animal images with a gloomy, yet hilarious, tidbits about the species.
"It only takes a little research to find out that animal lives are so sad and so weird," Barker told Distractify.
Here are a few of our favorite: