From a fire starting pooch to a walking bear, 2015 saw a slew of videos of animals during moments that shocked viewers.
INSIDE EDITION looks back at the animals that made headlines this year.
A dog was seen in a video taken in July scampering on the cliff of a spectacular spot in Hawaii known as China Walls, famed for its big waves.
A huge wave swept the terrified little guy off the cliff and into the water. As a rescue effort took place, a drone managed to capture all of the action.
Bears were everywhere in 2015.
There was an unbelievable scene at a New Jersey home as a momma bear and her five cubs decided to have a pool party over the summer.
There was also Jules, the French Bulldog who staked claim to his house when some unwelcome bears paid a visit in October.
Another bear causally walked around a New Jersey neighborhood on its hind legs.
Residents have dubbed the black bear Pedals, a play on the word "bipedal," which means an animal that only uses two legs for walking.
This year could also be considered the year of the shark.
A group of men hooked a massive shark in June and hauled it onto the beach. One of the men could be seen daringly inspecting its teeth.
There was a heart-stopping moment Australian pro surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark in South Africa. He was in the water, and then out of nowhere, a huge fin appeared.
Fanning escaped without injuries, later saying: "I punched the shark in the back."