Here’s a roundup of my favorite posts from 2011. While I loved all of the animals I’ve posted on, these hold a special place in my heart. 

 That was super corny, I apologize.  

 1. Snailzilla: Giant African Snail

2. Penguin Takes a Shortcut

3. The Many Identities of the Pallas’ Cat

4. Breathtaking Bird: Lilac-Breasted Roller

5. Sea Pigs: Ew.

6. Smooch. Kiss. With a Budgett’s Frog? 

7. Look Up! Celestial Eye Goldfish

8. I Can Transform Ya: Mimic Octopus

I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s posts as much as I have! Let me know what your favorite post was of the year in the comments! Happy 2012!