The green Earth is filled with many furry animals. Some are cute. Some are friendly. Some will eat you the first chance they get. Welcome to the inaugural chapter of our continuing series of photos and stories on the fascinating critters of our animal kingdom - the wild animal kingdom! (Cue National Geographic theme music here).
Undated file photo taken from an undisclosed location deep in the wilds of Saskatchewan, Canada. From left to right: Pygmy kangaroo and joey, koala, and Brown bear. The kangaroo is believed to be an undercover Australian intelligence agent. However, when I asked her to confirm the details of her occupation, she kicked me. It hurt. The koala, presumably doped out on eucalyptus leaves at the time, declined comment when asked for an interview. The bear has a noted affinity for Sugar Crisp cereal and Charmin toilet tissue. Although there have been several fatal bear attacks in Canada over the past few months, this particular bear is reputed to be very friendly.