We take a look back at the Top 7 animal stories of the year!
A crow was spotted at a mall in Japan and racked up millions of shares on Twitter, with many calling it the "gorilla crow."
A close escape from the claws of a charging tiger was caught on camera by bikers in India.
A fence in Florida was no match for a determined alligator. The gator scaled the roadside fence at a naval air station in Jacksonville with no problem.
A driver picked up an unlikely hitchhiker in Tennessee. A family was out for a drive when a raccoon jumped on their hood and did a little car-surfing.
A Colorado dog owner was in for quite a surprise when she helped her Great Dane give birth. The 8th puppy born to the 3-year-old Great Dane was born green.
A coyote was confronted by a cat outside an Altadena home and the feline stood its ground, fighting the wild animal and scaring it away.
1. Mama bear to the rescue
A mama bear came to the rescue when one of her cubs was struggling to stay afloat in the middle of a lake in British Columbia.