How many times have you wondered what life would be like if you were a dog? Have you ever said a crocodile was your “spirit animal”? If so, then you’re not so different from these people who turned themselves into animals.
As you’ll soon find out, some of these transformations are more permanent than others. But even the people who can put on and remove their animal guises at will admit that the only time they feel free is when they’re on all fours, howling at the moon. Put on your saddle and take a look at these people who tried to become animals.
The idea of people becoming animals isn’t necessarily a new phenomenon: legends going back to ancient times detail werewolves long before Universal Pictures put them on the big screen, and the concept of a centaur is basically a pre-BDSM version of pony play.
Keep in mind when reading about all of these people who became animals, that not every animan and aniwoman wanted to become an animal for the same reason. Sexual fetishes seem to be the basis for a few of the folks on this list, but most of the wolves, puppies, and even the dragon became animals to learn something about themselves and to become comfortable in their own skin.