Will the chinchilla be the breakout viral video star of 2012? As you can see in the video below, the large rodent is pretty darn cute -- particularly for a rodent -- and can be trained to do tricks such as spinning, walking on two legs and high fiving.

Watch a chinchilla named Pogo put most dogs to shame with his array of on-demand talent -- and then get rewarded with yummy treats when he does.

[via BuzzFeed]