Top 10 Viral Animal Videos of 2012countdown More on PawNation: Birds, Cats, Cute, Dogs, Funny, Puppies, Talented, Zoo
By Kelli Bender Dec 31st 2012
The Internet is the gift that keeps on giving, holiday season or not, which means 2012 was another year full of pawesome animal videos. These viral hits were our purr-sonal faves of furry video antics. After watching this carefully curated selections, keeping a video camera on hand at all times will become a New Year's resolution.
10. DOUBLE DUTCH DOG
Views: 1.21 Million
This pooch has skills any schoolgirl would envy, taking to double dutch jump rope as easily as breathing air. We're sure that walks are never boring with this talented dog in tow.
8. GANGNAM STYLE BIRD
Views: 1.8 Million
"Gangnam Style" was 2012's obvious anthem, earning over a billion views on YouTube and spawning plenty of parodies. Animals were quick to get in on the new dance craze, including this rocking bird with a weakness for K-pop.
6. SURPRISED RED PANDA
Views: 3.47 Million
2012 was the red panda's breakout year. These precious puffballs started popping up everywhere on the Web, stealing hearts and our online time with their kitten-like faces. While there are oodles of red panda videos to peruse online, this is the crown jewel of cute.
5. BENTLEY THE FUSSY BULLDOG PUPPY
Views: 6.08 Million
You thought kids were sassy? Bentley has enough adorable personality to out-sass a whole troop of toddlers, and he has no problem speaking his mind. Something tells us home audiences won't mind getting a mouthful from this sweet whiner.
4. HENRI THE CAT
Views: 6.57 Million
Cats are known for acting like things are never quite good enough, and in 2012 we finally found out what felines are so mopey about. Henri the Cat opened the French-style doors into the cat's collective psyche, humorously revealing their view on a life of confinement and boredom.
3. PIG SAVES BABY GOAT
Views: 6.93 Million
This pig proved that animal videos aren't just silly shenanigans; sometimes, pure heroics come into play. When a baby goat was caught in the water at a petting zoo, a neighbor pig did not hesitate to do his part to save the kid. That'll do pig ... that'll do.
2. DOGS LEARN TO DRIVE
Views: 7.70 Million
This is far beyond some new trick. These three dogs picked up a complex human skill. With help from Mini, the New Zealand SCPA taught a group of shelter canines how to drive a specially made car. The pups proved their "King of the Road" status by going on a filmed test drive, which amazed many.
1. CAT SITTING LIKE A HUMAN
Views: 8.91 Million
Sometimes it is the simple things that make the biggest waves. This contemplative kitty caused "awwws" around the world for just sitting back like a person and relaxing. We don't know what he's thinking, but we love the way he is doing it.
Who is Cutest?
Russian Dog Dances to '80s Music
A dog in Russian proves that paws are just as good as feet when it comes to dancing.
Puppy With 2 Legs Gets Along Just Fine
A Boxer puppy who lost his hind legs at 8 weeks old due to a congenital deformity doesn't seem to be letting his disability affect his spirit.
Fishermen Save Dolphin Caught in Plastic Bag
A cute little dolphin cheerfully thanks its rescuers after they save it from being caught in a plastic bag.
Supercut: Puppies Learn to Walk
We never, ever like to see our pets suffer ... but sometimes it can be cute to watch them struggle.
Beluga Whale Splashes Kid
A young boy learns the hard way not to get too close to an open-top aquarium exhibit.