15 Amazing Animal Moments That Will Be Hard to Top in 2015
2014 was quite a year for the Animal Kingdom.
From a swimming owl to a sleeping lemur to countless canine hijinks, check out some of the funniest, cutest and most memorable videos (and a few GIFs) of our four-legged - give or take - friends.
You really can't resist watching the video of this dancing dog. His moves are better than the average human's!
A gray and white schnauzer passed out from excitement after being reunited with an owner who had been away for two years. The overexcited dog was taken to the vet and got a clean bill of health.
It was quite the scare for one local weatherman after a spider fell on his head on live television. California weatherman Aaron Perlman was on-air when the spider spooked him not once, but twice.
A pug took on a SWAT team that was trying to negotiate with an armed suspect who barricaded himself in his Phoenix home.
Jeremy Triantafilo, 4, was riding his bike in front of his Bakersfield, Calif. home when a dog snuck up from behind, bit him and dragged him off of it. Jeremy’s cat, Tara, then raced onto the scene, hurling herself at the dog and chasing him away.
Angie Widener took her three daughters – including 9-week-old Finley – to Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Strollers aren’t allowed in the lemur exhibit, so she set Finley down in the stroller's removable carrier. A friendly lemur decided to get a closer look at the infant.
Meet Einstein, a 17-year-old parrot from Garland, Texas, who might have the best Matthew McConaughey impression of them all, nailing the Academy Award winner's distinct Texas drawl with a series of spot-on "alrights."
A pit bull named Ace was hailed as a hero after rescuing a 13-year-old deaf boy from a house fire in Indiana.
A photographer in Chicago captured the unusual sight of an owl taking a dip in Lake Michigan.
They're two peas in a pod: an 8-week-old pit bull puppy quickly become one baby's best friend. In the video above, Clyde the puppy can be seen jumping up to cuddle alongside 10-week-old Eisleigh.
A rare and unusual cross-breed made its debut at a zoo in Mexico. It's a zonkey, a cross between a zebra and a donkey.
The image above is not an illusion – this cat was born this way! Venus the Amazing Chimera cat has a two-toned face with different colored eyes.
One little cub in Canada has a "beary" great mother! The video above, courtesy of Newsflare.com, shows a mama bear in Canada pulling her little cub to safety after it found itself stranded along a busy highway in British Columbia's Kootenay National Park.
Authorities say a pair of deer on the Golden Gate Bridge snarled traffic in and out of San Francisco during the evening commute. The deer briefly halted traffic as drivers slowed to give them space.
When Marine veteran Terry McGlade collapsed from a seizure, McGlade says his trained rescue dog Major was quick to save the day. The lab-pit bull mix pulled McGlade’s phone from his pocket and stepped on the screen for several seconds until it called 911.
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