Best of 2011

Biggest Animal Headlines of the Year

From Knut's death to the Bronx Zoo cobra, animal news went wild this year

NAVY SEAL'S LOYAL DOG

The loss of 20 Navy SEALs in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan became immediate and personal when a photo surfaced of Petty Officer John Tumilson's dog laying by his owner's coffin. The Labrador retriever, named Hawkeye, was later adopted by Tumilson's good friend.