The end of the year is a time for reflection. A time to look back on the highs, the lows, the lessons and, if you're us, the best animal videos.
Can't get enough cuteness? Be sure to check out these adorable pets submitted from around the world.
Not all animals are as happy as these ones seem to be. Deforestation, poaching, and human encroachment are forcing many wild animals out of their natural habitats. As for dogs and cats, estimates suggest 4 million animals are euthanized in the U.S. alone each year. Help out an animal in need by considering adoption: Check out the ASPCA website or Petfinder.com for more info.
Which animal video do you think was the best of 2011? Vote for your favorite!