13. Maverick Meerkat (10.10)
Flickr image credit: thebuffafamily
Who can keep a straight face while watching Meerkat Manor and the antics of the many meerkat families in the Kalahari Desert? These little creatures are intensely social animals. In some parts of Africa, it's believed that the meerkat--known as the “sun angel”--protects villages from the “moon devil,” or werewolf.