Ladies and Gentlemen. Boys and Girls. Please, gather around while I introduce you the animals of 2014. Meerkats. That's right, Meerkats! This will have everyone on Team Meerkat because there is no other team (besides Team JJ Watt) for 2014.

Meerkats are a part of the mongoose family and about the size of a squirrel. A family of meerkats are known as a gang, mob, or a clan. These awesome creatures are able to dig their own body weight in seconds which can save them from evil predators like the owl (as seen here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. There are many more but I don't want to frighten you too much. Owls are evil.) Meerkats even had a reality show and a great public relations liaison: Timon (seen with his great sidekick) unlike the liaison owls (so rude!) have.

Actually, I wanted excuses to post Meerkats photos and memes.