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If you bring Funny Animals, they will come.
Some works tend to unintentionally appeal to Furry Fandom members. A large number of fiction starring animals attract some sort of furry audience (in fact, some more obscure works are only remembered now due to furries and the internet), however some especially provoke this.

Contrary to what some would say, this is rarely due to Perverse Sexual Lust; many people who are fond of a specific type of animal (dogs, foxes, turtles, etc.) are often drawn to characters of that type. That being said, the aforementioned lust is undoubtedly there otherwise, to the point that some furries — especially NSFW / Rule 34 artists and writers — will often indulge in heaps of Self-Fanservice over these types of characters.note 

Most furries got into the fandom through some sort of fiction, typically through ones set in a World of Funny Animals. Beast Man, Funny Animal, and Talking Animal characters are most common in children's media, so many furries were drawn in from cartoons, video games, literature, or animated movies.

There are generally two types of furries: "feral" fans who like xenofiction, Nearly Normal Animals, Partially Civilized Animals, et cetera, and the more well-known "anthro" fans who like Funny Animals and Beast Men. The two do intersect, but it's more common for the two not to due to differences in interest; they're attracted to different series. This is a part of the reason you rarely see people make The Lion King characters into Funny Animals or make Sonic the Hedgehog characters into "normal" animals.

There are even some furries who are attracted to a character or creature that don't resemble any animal in particular, a good number of whom are into those as long as they look "bestial" enough, such as demons, gargoyles, and even goblins and orcs. Even robots can fall into this if they are designed after animals (i.e. Robot Dog) or otherwise have a bestial look (i.e. Animal Mecha and Robeast).

Japan has its own furry fandom where the characters are called "kemono" (meaning "beast"). Basically, the designs tend to be rounder and softer looking than other furry characters, and the ones appealing to the bara fans even have a more "stocky" look to them more often than not. Kemono characters are often popular internationally and, obviously, kemono fans are drawn to certain series as well. It's an evolved trope from the usage on monsters once considered as kemono such as kaiju and Yōkai creatures.

Sub-trope to Periphery Demographic. Often related to LGBT Fanbase. May overlap with Ensemble Dark Horse.

The following works have developed a fanbase within the Furry Fandom:

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  • The Car Fox, a mascot for the company Carfax, is moderately popular with the furry fandom due to being an anthropomorphic fox in jeans and a white shirt who smiles and wants to help customers make an informed choice when purchasing foxes. It's easy to find fanart of this mascot, and he even has a brief article on Wiki Fur.
  • While the Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E. program, failed to keep its mission through the paranoid Drugs Are Bad approach, it unintentionally found an appeal from the furry fandom through its mascot, Darren the Lion.
  • Before the Orangina campaign, there was the Cadbury's Caramel Bunny. Introduced in The '80s and frequently revived ever since, this curvaceous, chocolate-selling rabbit was voted the third sexiest cartoon character of all time in a 2009 UK-based pollnote .
  • The mascot for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal, Tony the Tiger, has his fans. This is often combined with a LGBT Fanbase.
    • The furry fandom's obsession to Tony at one point was so big that many furries began to sexually harass him on the official Kellogg's Twitter page. It got so bad that Kellogg's Twitter page decided to block many furry accounts, including several furries who had not harassed him at all or had nothing to do with the incident. The Cheetos Twitter account, however, seized the opportunity to swoop in and profit off the mess, and if even a third of the tweets were made by trolls, this event became hilarious, and there is no way to tell who was legitimately thirsty for Tony or not.
  • Other animal mascots like the Trix Rabbit and Chip the Wolf (for Cookie Crisp cereal) are also popular with furry fan-artists.
  • This Old Spice Self-Parody ad, Rad Talkin' Wolfthorn, which pokes fun at advertising campaigns that try too hard to be cool. It gets furry fans and wolf fans hooked on the wolf's appearance and making jokes about furry porn. After several day the whole comment section was mixed with good and bad comments as usual. Also like the similar case above, the comment section has been disabled. And yes, some furry artists made fanart of the character (including a lot of Rule 34) almost instantly after the ad was posted.
  • Orangina, a fruit-flavoured beverage, has many ads featuring sexually provocative humanoid animals that seem to be aimed at furries. The original ads were unintentional, however.
  • While the "Lactaid Cow" has been the mascot for American dairy company "Lactaid" since 1974. Beginning in 2015, she suddenly caught the attention from the furry fandom when she starred in a series of live-action/CGI ads interacting with human actors. As a result, she became a very popular cow character in the community due to her more curvaceous design.
  • On the topic cows, while "The Laughing Cow" (known as La vache qui rit in France) has been around since 1921. The titular mascot gained a small following in the furry fandom between 1986 and 1989 where she starred in a series of French animated commercials by animator Richard Williams. Once the The New '10s rolled around, The Laughing Cow gained an even bigger following in the furry community where she starred in a series of CGI animated commercials which aired in France, the United Kingdom, and America. As of 2021, "The Laughing Cow" and "The Lactaid Cow" are one of the few anthropomorphic cow mascots that's still popular with furries.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Africa Salaryman, like Aggretsuko below, features anthropomorphic animals in an office setting. Although less well known, some like it better for having a more realistic art style and having more gags based on the characters being animals.
  • Aggretsuko has a following among furries because of its cute Funny Animal characters. The main character is a female Red Panda who sings Death Metal in an uncute male voice to deal with her Suppressed Rage at her annoying coworkers and superiors. The series also includes several other cool characters including a Fennec Fox and a Spotted Hyena who isn't heinous.
  • Beastars is essentially a Darker and Edgier version of Zootopia set in high school. A gray wolf tries to find his place in the anthro dominant world amid the exciting, scary, and sexy chaos of adolescence.
  • Bosco Adventure features a frog, turtle and otter alongside a fairy in the main cast.
  • Brand New Animal features a world full of biped animals, where a fantastical race of shapeshifting Beast Men live segretated from human society, which hates and fears them. Like Beastars and Zootopia it uses anthropomorphic animals to talk about issues of prejudice and discrimination.
  • A Centaur's Life appeals greatly to Centaur fans, obviously.
  • Dragon Ball Super has introduced quite a few new anthropomorphic characters in the franchise that appeal to different kind of fans, especially since many, if not all, of the Beast Men and Funny Animals disappeared during Dragon Ball Z. Among these new characters are the Gods of Destruction, a few notable examples being Beerus, Champa, and Liquir, and the Trio de Dangers composed of wolves from the Universal Survival Arc: Bergamo, Basil and Lavenda. While these characters are generally liked with the general fanbase, they became popular with furries for the way they are drawn: with a more serious design than the original anthropomorphic characters in the original Dragon Ball, who had more circular designs and were generally more used as comic relief.
  • Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai: The dragon-like Crocodine and the walrus-like Borahorn seem quite popular among furries.
  • Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin and its sequel Ginga Densetsu Weed are about feral dogs. Both have a cult following among furries.
  • Gingitsune is about a girl who can see Funny Animal heralds. Most of the draw comes from Gintaro and Haru.
  • Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics: The Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood and Mrs. Fox (and her maid, Miss Cat) from The Marriage of Mrs. Fox have some recognition amongst the furry fandom.
  • Freddie from Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE has become popular in the Japanese (and Taiwanese) furry fandom due to his cute appearance and behavior.
  • Hamtaro has gained popularity with furries in both the Japanese and Western sides of the fandom, thanks to being mostly about cute hamsters.
  • Hyper Police has great furry appeal, with the main cast being a Catgirl, a Kitsune, and two completely different Werewolves.
  • The Happy Happy Clover manga series has gained a very small following in the furry fandom in the west. Mainly due to the main characters being adorable rabbits. In Japan, Rambler, Mallow, Luna, and Chima/Clover are popular in the Japanese side of the fandom.
  • From the creator behind Happy Happy Clover, brings us the Pukupuku Natural Circular Notice (ぷくぷく天然かいらんばん, Pukupuku Tennen Kairanban) manga series which also gained a similar following in the Japanese furry community due to being entirely focused on adorable house pets (such as dogs, cats, and hamsters). The manga was seralized on the Shoujo magazine "Ciao" between 1999 till 2005 which the aformentioned Happy Happy Clover series was also published on.
  • A few of the Chimera Ants from Hunter × Hunter such as Leol, Cheetu, Werrefin, and Bihorn have been noted by furries.
  • Interspecies Reviewers quickly built up a fandom in the furry/kemono community due to the Beastfolk in the series; Mii the catgirl and Elza the Hyena are quite popular amongst the succu-girls due to furry fans. Brooz the dog hybrid beastman and Ice the polar bear hybrid beastwoman also have their fans, and chapter 30 introduced the Beast Road, where all the Beastfolk congregate, with a section set aside for succu-girl Beastfolk that run up the furry scale from 0-100 percent.
  • Not even JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is immune.
  • Juuni Senshi Bakuretsu Eto Ranger: The main cast consists on anthropomorphic animals who represent the Chinese zodiac.
  • Kaiketsu Zorori, being a series set in a World of Funny Animals, naturally draws in a sizeable Periphery Demographic made up of furries. Zorori and his rival Gaon are especially popular, though there are some other reasons for that as well. In fact, the anime in particular is popular enough with furries that, while it has never had a widespread English release or translation, a prominent Fan Sub of the show has been in production by the Zorori Project, a group comprised mostly of furry fans of the series.
  • Kemono Friends has a variety of animal species that appeal to furries.
  • Killing Bites practically panders to the Furry Fandom.
  • Legendz: The titular Legendz — especially Shiron, Ranshiin, and Greedo — used to be hugely popular at one point, especially with scalies.
  • Fafnir from Little Witch Academia (2017) has a small but still relative fanbase within the furry community.
  • Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese furries who grew up in the 80's had fond memories of the 1986 series Maple Town. This is especially true in Spain, where the series gained DVD releases. It helps that the series had a cute and nostalgic setting.
  • Tiger from Monster Rancher has a small following among wolf furries.
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is popular with dragon fans, especially ones for kemonomimis.
  • Naruto:
    • Kurama the nine-tailed fox. Being a giant monster-sized fox, he is popular with furry macro fans.
    • Akamaru is a cute dog character so there are some works dedicated to him. One manga omake about Kiba on a date was even from Akamaru's POV.
  • One Piece had always been on the periphery with furries due to the presence of Zoan-type Devil Fruits, which, once consumed by someone, will allow them to turn into a specific animal, as well as an in-between form. Then, One Piece dove completely into it once the main characters reached the "island" (actually a colossal elephant wandering about the ocean) of Zou, which, except for a few short-term visitors, is inhabited entirely by anthropomorphic animals known as the Minks (regardless of what species they actually are). A few of them even joined the main characters for the following arc.
  • Oumagadoki Doubutsuen: Most of the cast are zoo animals who can become Funny Animals, and one of the main characters is a human cursed with an anthropomorphic rabbit appearance.
  • The Lizard Folk from Overlord have fans among scalies, especially Crusch Lulu.
  • Sherlock Hound:
    • The series is a Funny Animal version of Sherlock Holmes. Naturally furry Sherlock fans like it.
    • John Watson has a furry LGBT Fanbase. Part of it is related to his popularity in other Sherlock media while others simply like his design in Sherlock Hound.
  • Shirokuma Cafe has a lot of furry fans due to the main characters being animals.
  • Wolfrun from Smile PreCure! (a.k.a. Glitter Force) is pretty popular, especially with wolf-loving furries, due to having long hair and a skin-tight suit.
  • Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale features an unnamed Ordinal Scale player (who's apparently called "Tosaneko" according to this) with a humanoid tiger avatar, of whom has a lot of attention due to how much he stands out, curiosity over how he acquired said avatar, and his fighting style of using a rocket launcher.
  • Wan Wan Celeb Soreyuke! Tetsunoshin appeals to fans of both feral and anthro characters due to its premise, and like Kaiketsu Zorori above draws in a large Periphery Demographic. Fittingly enough it was also given the Fan Sub treatment by the very same group of furries who subbed Zorori, and nowadays it's likely the few remaining fans you'll find for the show are furries.
  • Wild Knights Gulkeeva has its own Funny Animal characters (though not that well-known) who have some fans — mostly because they wear armor that doesn't leave much to the imagination — in the form of the ”Beast Guardians”, which consists of Greyfus the wolf, Beakwood the eagle, and Garriel the gorilla.
  • Wolf's Rain is often cited in creating a lot of wolf fans (or "wolfaboos" as people say in a derogatory fashion) and is popular with wolf fans in general. Almost all major characters are wolves who can also make Bishōnen human illusions to blend in, which only helped its popularity.
  • Osamu Tezuka:

    Asian Animation 
  • Most Leafie, a Hen into the Wild fans don't consider themselves furries but it does appeal to both fans of birds and the small amount of bird-loving furries out there.
  • Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf has a following with some groups of furries and is often tagged as "furry" on Pixiv.
  • Rimba Racer is one of the most popular underrated Malaysia-made shows to the furry fandom. In the first laps of Season 1, Tag, Axle, Meika, Tamira, Ms. Dira, and Ms. Torres where the most popular with furries, while the second laps of Season 2 gave them Pike and Vyxx, both of whom are the most popular villains to said furries.
  • The North Korean propaganda cartoon Squirrel and Hedgehog has a small furry following because it depicts Americans as badass wolves, resulting in much Insult Backfire. One character who is very popular is Lt. Vixen, a sexy Foxy Vixen wearing glasses and a uniform.
  • Yossi and Eerie from the South Korean kids show Telemonster. This show is almost completely unknown outside of South Korea except within the furry fandom.

    Comic Books 
  • Steve Gallacci's Albedo: Erma Felna EDF, a Science Fiction thriller with political overtones, was one of the first serious furry comics. Might be a borderline example though, since Steve was one of the early members of the then-young fandom, and stayed there.
  • Batman:
    • Killer Croc is a pretty popular character among scalies within the Furry Fandom.
    • Though relatively obscure, Man-Bat gets some love from furries, mainly the bat types, every now and then.
    • There's an obscure villain from Batman's Rogues Gallery named Orca that's, you guessed anthropomorphic orca. What's better is she's female and quite large (probably about the same size as Killer Croc). Naturally, only the fandom seems to even know she exists.
  • Blacksad is a series of gritty Film Noir stories in a world filled with anthropomorphic characters. The most popular characters are the titular Private Detective and his "friend" the chief of police Smirnov. Hell they even get shipped together even though Smirnov is already married.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Quite a few Canon Foreigner characters from Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics) and Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM), such as Sally Acorn, Bunnie Rabbot, and Nicole the Lynx, are quite popular with furry Sonic fans and even the mainstream furry community.
    • Sonic the Comic: Super Sonic has some popularity among furries for being a separate character and Sonic's Superpowered Evil Side. Also, the Fleetway incarnation of Amy has some popularity due to her generally more tomboyish personality and appearance.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW) made its own splash with characters like Tangle the Lemur, Whisper the Wolf, and Jewel the Beetle. The two central villains of the Imposter Syndrome saga, Surge the Tenrec and Kitsunami the Fennec (Kit for short), have also garnered a significant following among furries.
  • Obscure Marvel character Tigra was a furry gateway character in the 1970s and 80s. Man-Wolf was much the same, with a side order of sword-and-planet too.
  • The Wonder Woman villain Cheetah has a following amongst furries. It helps that how animalistic she is greatly varies in both design and behavior.

    Comic Strips 
  • Garfield and U.S. Acres are pretty popular among furries.
  • Rupert Bear has a following amongst furries. The titular character, Ottoline Otter and Pong-Ping are the three characters that attract furries the most, while Bill Badger has a few fans.

    Fairy Tales 
  • The Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood is considered by many furries to be their gateway character into the furry fandom. Since The Big Bad Wolf serves as the earliest introduction of an animal character (mainly with said wolf depicted as an anthropomorphic animal in some adaptations) gaining popularity with the furry fandom. Especially since this story alongside The Three Little Pigs and The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids is responsible for popularizing "vore" before the fandom's existence.
  • While The Wolf and the Seven Kids is very obscure in the west (especially the United States, The United Kingdom, and Canada), Mother Goat and her Seven Goat Kids are very popular in the Japanese furry community due to a majority of animated adaptations being from Japan. Japanese furries strongly prefer the Mother Goat's design being young and beautiful (such as Shogo Hirata's version of the story from 1985, which would be used for the 1986 anime My Favorite Fairy Tales) over her middle-aged depiction from other adaptations.
  • An even more obscure fairy tale is The Wedding of Mrs. Fox (which has actually two Grimm Fairly Tales) with Mrs. Fox and her maid Mrs. Cat gaining a small following in the community. The aforementioned Grimms Fairy Tales Classics adaptation only help give both the characters and story more attention to the public.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Most An American Werewolf in London fans don't consider themselves furries, but it also has gained popularity with furries, werewolf fans and Transformation Fiction fans.
  • Avatar has some popularity with furries, mainly because of the Na'vi, an entire species of Cat Folk, for which humans can uplink to Avatars of. Plus, Jake Sully not only gets to become a Na'vi but also gains a Bond Creature to become a defacto Dragon Rider and romances Neytiri in his Na'vi form. Some fans have even done elaborate Na'vi cosplays. Avatar: The Way of Water expanded upon this with sentient whales who form bonds with the Tulkan and are noted as being even smarter than humans and able to uplink with Na'vi as well.
  • The German film Finsterworld has been praised by furries because one of the characters is a furry, and unlike many other depictions of the furry fandom, it is relatively accurate and does not focus on the sexual aspects of said fandom.
  • Guardians (2017) would have probably been completely forgotten shortly after it debuted, if it wasn't for the presence of Ursus, a hulking man-bear hybrid who's usually a Walking Shirtless Scene.
  • Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) is this due to the fact that he's a talking raccoon with attitude and a main character in the film. He has actually appeared in other media before this film and the comic it is adapting, it's just that Rocket's appearance here (and possibly the comic beforehand) is what really set off his popularity with the furries.
  • Most attention given to Hop comes from furries, especially rabbit fans who like E.B. and the Pink Berets.
  • Junoon, a Bollywood remake of An American Werewolf in London, was adapted a bit differently - instead of the David counterpart turning into a werewolf, he turns into a non-anthro tiger, complete with a Transformation Sequence. As a result, it has gained a small following among feline furries and Transformation Fiction fans.
  • Jurassic Park is very popular among dinosaur fans, naturally. The velociraptors alone have a notable fandom, with Blue being a particularly popular example for them.
  • The Shape of Water, an Interspecies Romance between a human woman and a fishman, hits a lot of furry buttons.
  • The original Teen Wolf has a sizable following of werewolf fans because of, well, the film being about a high school student who finds out he's a werewolf.
  • Van Helsing gave its werewolves quite muscular designs that appeals to bara furries. Gabriel's werewolf form particularly stands out for having thick features and lush black hair.
  • The Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz has one. It often overlaps with the LGBT Fanbase due to many viewing him as gay.

  • Quite a few furries have admitted to being fans of Animorphs, despite the books having a more xenofictional bent with their realistic portrayal of animals and animal behaviour. Another draw is the alien designs, particularly the Andalites and the Hork Bajir, who resemble centaurs and vaguely anthropomorphic reptilians respectively. In this case there’s also quite a big overlap with fans of Transformation Fiction and Xeno Fiction.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Aslan is popular with lion fans, while Reepicheep attracts rodent fans.
  • Guardians of Ga'Hoole is about talking owls and thus has a lot of bird furry fans.
  • Geronimo Stilton takes place in a world where most of the Funny Animal population is made up of mice, rats and cats. A good amount of the female characters are popular for obvious reasons...
  • Iorek from His Dark Materials and its film adaptation is popular because he's a cool polar bear character.
  • The Fangs of K'aath series by Paul Kidd is quite hailed in the Furry Fandom.
  • Kidd's earlier book Mus Of Kerbridge, set in his Lace & Steel RPG, attracts fans of mice and centaurs.
  • Whatever fan art or fan fiction there is for The Hermux Tantamoq Adventures comes from furries, especially rodent furry fans because the titular character is a mouse.
  • Kyell Gold inverts this. Their books are made for furry fans, but are good enough that even non-furries like them.
  • The Land of Oz books has this due to its various talking animal characters like the Cowardly Lion and Hungry Tiger. It's shown that all animals can talk in Oz (with Toto just being quiet), which helps.
  • Peter Rabbit (as well as the cartoon version and the films) has quite a few furry fans. The fact that it mostly focuses on cute rabbits trying to get food from a mean farmer helps. To a lesser extent, the characters from The Tale of Tom Kitten, Beatrix Potter's other animal tale, also have their own set of fans (especially in the United Kingdom) due to being adorable kittens.
  • Redwall is in a world full of animal characters and thus is a popular book series with furries. Both the novels and the animated adaptation made furries out of many of those who read the books or watched the TV show. Orlando the Axe in particular has a following among gay furries due to him being a muscular warrior.
  • What fan art there is for The Summer King Chronicles comes from avian and fantasy creature fans due to the series being a blend of Xenofiction and High Fantasy like the above-mentioned Guardians of Ga'Hoole.
  • Silverwing, and its animated adaptation, are both stories about bats (and other forest animals) and as a result has gained a lot of bat furry fans.
  • Stellaluna, and the 2003 direct-to-video adaptation, is focused on bats (specifically the "Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat") and has also gained bat furry fans.
  • Survivors has a small but steady fandom of people drawn in by the dog and wolf characters.
  • Takashi Yanase: While his works don't gain much attention with the Japanese furry fandom compared to other Japanese works. Some of his more animal stories has gained some attention with the fandom. Here are a few examples:
    • While the Anpanman franchise is mostly food based and is a juggernauht when it comes to merchandise in Japan, Cheese the Dog (the bakery's pet dog owned by Uncle Jam) and Rare Cheese have become beloved in the Japanese furry fandom for years due to their very cute character designs.
    • His picture book The Kindly Lion (known as Yasashii Lion in Japan) has become very beloved with Japanese furries due to how heartwarming yet somber relationship between a female dog adopting a lion cub. The 1970 animated short by Mushi Productions only increased the stories' popularity with older members of the fandom. Particularly Muku-muku due to how good of a parent she is with Buru-buru the Lion.
    • The 1977 animated short The Rose Flower and Joe (Bara no Hana to Joe) gained similar reception as The Kindly Lion since the entire short stars an adorable orphaned dog named "Joe". Unlike The Kindly Lion, the short is more uplifting since it's about Joe's romantic relationship with a rose flower. Joe alongside Cheese from Anpanman share the same amount of Japanese furry fans due to having similar character designs.
    • One of Yanase's most beloved children's books is Chirin no Suzu (known as Ringing Bell in the west) especially the 1978 feature film. Being a dark revenge tale about animals, it has its fair share of furry fans on both sides of the Pacific. The original book has also been retold in many different forms in its native country. Chirin is also beloved by furries (mainly as a lamb) due to his cute appearance, but many have also found his adult design outright badass.
  • The Tale of Despereaux and its animated adaptation are popular with mouse and rodent furries due to it's focus on rodent characters, such as the titular character, a mouse, and side character Roscuro, a rat.
  • Jacob and the other werewolves from the Twilight series have fans due to their ability to turn into wolves.
  • Varjak Paw stars a series of cats and has a steady following amongst furries. Much of the fandom intersects with the Warrior Cats fandom.
  • Watership Down is very influential amongst xenofiction fans and writers. It has a small but dedicated fandom due to its strong lore and rabbit-focused premise.
  • Warriors is the most popular fandom for cat lovers and one of the largest communities in the furry fandom period. It produces a lot of Fan Works, especially Fan Animations on YouTube. The books, helped by the internet, got many people into cats, while also turning many of them into furries.
  • Wings of Fire is written by an Erin (the writers of Warriors) and is about dragons. Naturally, it attracts scalies.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Barney & Friends has attracted some furries, mostly those who watched the show when they were kids. Baby Bop and B.J. seem to be the most popular characters among furries.
  • Bear in the Big Blue House has a good chunk of furry fans. Bear fans (no, not fans of that kind) particularly like the titular character — a huge, fluffy, huggable bear who's technically also a fursuit character — while otter fans like Pip & Pop.
  • Both versions of Being Human have a lot of furry fans who are attracted to the series thanks to the werewolf characters in either version. Naturally, both versions (especially the US version) attract a dedicated following of transformation enthusiasts.
  • Between the Lions has a following among furries, especially cat fans. Cleo Lion, as an anthro lioness, is the most popular Between the Lions character among furries.
  • Fraggle Rock is the most popular Muppets series among furries, with Gobo and Red gaining the most attention and fanart out of all the Fraggles in the fandom.
  • The Lucifer episode "Boo Normal" is praised by furries for showing a realistic portrayal of their community and repudiating its most negative stereotypes.
  • Power Rangers/Super Sentai have managed to earn a niche following thanks to the designs of some of their monsters and other non-humanoid designs, especially in the case of Power Rangers S.P.D./Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger with one of their main characters, Doggie "Boss" Kruger (or Commander Anubis "Doggie" Cruger in the American adaptation). A few other seasons with anthropomophic main characters that have gotten attention from furries are Juken Sentai Gekiranger, where the ranger's teachers are former humans who got stuck in the form of anthropomorphic animals, Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger, where most of the rangers are anthropomorphic animals called Zyumans from another world, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, which includes an anthropomorphic alien wolf, a robotic bull man, and an alien Draconic Humanoid as rangers, and Power Rangers Dino Fury, where the team's Mission Control is an anthropomorphic cyborg dinosaur. Plenty of villains and monsters based on animals have appeared in the series as well. One particularly popular one is one-horned Wolf Man Rouki from Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger, also known as Zen-Aku in Power Rangers Wild Force.
  • The Masked Singer gained a lot of attention with furries because of the elaborate animal costumes used in the show.
  • The rather small fanbase for The Swamp Critters of Lost Lagoon contains quite a few furries, which is inevitable given it focuses on characters played by people in animatronic animal costumes.
  • Brazilian Saturday Morning Kids’ Show TV Colosso was an early gateway drug for Brazilian furries who grew up in the 90s, with the show being hosted by actors wearing dog costumes.
  • Most attention given to the obscure PBS Kids/TBN series The Reppies has come from furries.
  • Much like the original film, Teen Wolf has attracted a following of transformation enthusiasts and werewolf fans.

    Multimedia Works 
  • Chaotic — both the card game and the animated series — has a good selection of Creatures for the furries to latch onto, espeically the more popular ones like Intress, Takinom, and Chaor (the last of which more so applies to the bara crowd).
  • Digimon:
    • The fact that several Digimon have designs based off animals, dinosaurs, and fantastic creatures (often being dragons) made it hit off swimmingly well with furries. Rookie/Child Level Digimon, especially most of the main cast Digimon, naturally get more attention, but Guilmon and Renamon in particular are the most popular Digimon in the furry fandom than all the others.
    • Flamedramon is pretty popular with furries as well, though not to the same extent as Guilmon or Renamon. It especially helps that the armor looks more like a separate piece that could be physically removed than with many other Digimon; needless to say, there are many fan art interpretations of what that might look like.
    • WarGreymon, WereGarurumon, Leomon, and ExVeemon are especially popular with bara fans and the LGBT Fanbase in general. Bulkmon is looking to be right behind them as well. They still have their female fans, if at least a few.
    • With sweet girl-next-door beauties Lilymon and Lilamon, and the dominatrix-themed "how did this design get into a franchise primarily targeted towards kids" Rosemon, some furries found that humanoid plants had more appeal than they'd known before.
    • Angoramon and his evolution SymbareAngoramon have quickly proven to be popular with rabbit fans. Angoramon's design endears him equally to those that like fluffy and chubby characters. SymbareAngoramon, meanwhile, is a beastly bishonen with a shirtless outfit. He's even been compared to a male Renamon at times. The appeal of both forms is also helped by Angoramon's kindhearted and intelligent personality. Even Lamortmon has his fair share of fans who like the more monstrous (though still fluffy) design.
    • As soon as Gammamon appeared in Digimon Ghost Game, the furry fandom began making heaps of fanart about him and his Digivolutions. He's universally beloved by the fandom more so than many other Digimon in the franchise — including the abovementioned Angoramon — Mainly due to his cute triceratops appearance and innocent demeanor. His Dark Digivolution, GalusGammamon, has also received a ton of fanart from people who are Rooting for the Empire due to his edgy, darker design.
  • Future Card Buddyfight — and the trading card game overall — is home to a treasure trove of hunky Draconic Humanoid Monsters, to the point that the franchise has gained notoriety through its furry fans (or specifically scalie fans), with a select few of those Monsters even being one of the main characters in their respective shows. The unintentional fanservice certainly helps as well, owing to all of these characters' armor designs leaving their lower backs exposed for their tails.
  • Godzilla and other kaijus, especially those who appear in the MonsterVerse, are not immune to furry affection either, quite the opposite since they tend to attract scalies, macro fans and monster fans. Even back then the term "kemono" was often used on such gigantic monsters.
  • Pokémon is one of the most popular gaming franchises out there, with over a thousand variations on normally non-fictional animals alongside mythical beings, so invariably this has occurred:
    • General:
      • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon strikes a chord with many furries due to the complete lack of humans.
      • Dog and cat Pokemon such as the Meowth line, Growlithe line, Houndour line, Absol, Glameow, and Zeraora are amongst the most popular Pokemon in fan-works.
      • Fox-like Pokémon like the Vulpix line, Fennekin line (especially Braixen), and the Nickit line are also very well received.
      • Legendary Pokemon often attract this, especially if they're animal-looking. Mew and Mewtwo are both extremely popular with cat fans (though Mewtwo is one of the most popular Pokemon period). Lugia, Latios, Latias, Reshiram, Zekrom, Koraidon, and Miraidon are popular amongst dragon fans, though Lugia is supposed to be a bird-like Cartoon Creature, and Latios and Latias might be as well (they have feathers, which are rare on dragons).
      • The Charmander line (especially Charizard), the Dratini line, Flygon, and the Axew line are among the most popular among the dragon lovers. Those that like scalies also love Feraligatr, Sceptile, Serperior, Greninja, and Inteleon as well.
    • Debuted in Generation I:
      • Being the Series Mascot, Pikachu, as well as its evolution Raichu (normal and Alolan) and its pre-evolution Pichu, have amassed a fanbase amongst furries. This escalated with the introduction of the Cosplay Pikachu, especially Pikachu Libre.
      • The Machop line is a borderline example. While the line has more obvious reptilian-esque characteristics (specifically the aforementioned Machop and its evolution Machoke), some still consider them too human looking.
      • Eeveelutions in general have a lot of fan-works about them. Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, and Glaceon are likely the most popular, but Jolteon and Sylveon aren't exactly unpopular either.
      • The Cubone line was already popular when it first debuted given its status as The Woobie, not to mention a ton of Epileptic Trees associated with it. Then the Alolan variant of its evolved form Marowak showed up and breathed new life into its fanbase all over again.
    • Debuted in Generation II:
      • Typhlosion, and later its Hisuian counterpart, have proven to be a hit with furries for their resemblance to badgers/weasels and, in the case of the latter, its unique design and lore.
    • Debuted in Generation III:
      • Blaziken is very popular with bird furries, especially those who are into very anthropomorphic birds.
      • Zangoose is a cool looking Persian cat/mongoose Pokemon which has caused it to become popular with furries. It is especially popular with the gay furries due to its fluffy/chubby appearance.
    • Debuted in Generation IV:
      • Buizel and Floatzel have quite the following among furries due tp being Badass Adorable sea otters/weasels.
      • Lopunny has a definite humanoid design to it, specifically of a rabbit. Its Mega Evolution was all but immediately noticed in turn.
      • Lucario deserves a special mention, partially because their absolutely monstrous popularity among furries has led them to become somewhat of a Series Mascot. To put it into perspective just how popular Lucario is among furries, the amount of art tagged with Lucario on fanart sites eclipse that of most other Pokémon on this list. Combined.
    • Debuted in Generation V:
      • While not as popular as the Lucario line before it, the Zorua line nonetheless still has a furry audience, especially among Transformation Fiction fans. Zoroark is also popular in particular as, despite being based on a Kitsune, it was the closest there was to a werewolf Pokémon prior to Lycanroc.
    • Debuted in Generation VI:
      • Due to being anthropomorphic foxes with a witch-motif, Fennekin's evolved forms — Braixen and Delphox (especially the former) — were bound to gain a furry audience. Fennekin isn't without its fans, either.
    • Debuted in Generation VII:
      • Incineroar gets its popularity from both furry and Bara enthusiasts for being a bipedal tiger with a muscular design and having a Heel wrestler theme.
      • Primarina gained a cult following for being a beautiful, feminine sea-lion that's inspired by mermaids and selkies.
      • All forms of Lycanroc have a furry audience due to being badass wolves, with the Midnight Form also getting attention due to being the only Pokémon to be directly based on a werewolf.
      • Salazzle seems almost deliberately designed to cater to "scalies" due to her salacious design and Pokédex description.
    • Debuted in Generation VIII:
      • The Bara fanbase has welcomed Rillaboom with open arms all thanks to its buff-looking body, not unlike Incineroar, and its slight jungle man aesthetic.
      • Scorbunny garnered a furry fanbase the moment from the first trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield thanks to its design and portrayal in said trailer. Its evolutions, Raboot and Cinderace, aren't without their popularity, either. Gigantamax Cinderace got its own share of fans soon after, especially those of hot-blooded anime fans.
      • Several Pokémon revealed long after the announcement trailer, such as Inteleon, Obstagoon, and Toxtricity, have already proved to be popular with the furry fanbase once their designs were revealed. Gigantamax Inteleon only further stoked the proverbial fires.
      • Another Pokémon introduced from Sword and Shield that also became instantly popular is Wooloo, a super fluffy and adorable sheep Pokemon.
      • The two new Legendary Pokemon for Generation VIII, Zacian and Zamazenta, have proven to be popular with the furry fanbase, due to both being badass wolves with their motifs being based on weaponry (a sword and a shield, respectively).
    • Debuted in Generation IX:
      • Meowscarada and its pre-evolutions are practically love at first sight, since they're a family of grass cats that gain a Stage Magician theme.
      • Fuecoco instantly gained a following among scalie lovers, particularly ones who were fans of Totodile from Generation II. It's not unusual for Fuecoco to have fanart depicting it alongside other crocodilian Pokemon like Sandile or Feraligatr for this reason, though some fanart depicts it as being a notorious Big Eater and having a habit of biting everything it sees. Meanwhile its final evolution, Skeledirge, proved to be almost as, if not just as popular as Fuecoco, especially with the Bara crowd.
      • Quaquaval is popular amongst bird fans for being a glamorous duck based on Brazilian dancers.

  • The music video for the Caravan Palace song "Lone Digger", which features animated Funny Animals inside a strip club, ending in a very bloody fight, attracts a lot of furries.
  • Moby's music video for "Beautiful," which depicts a swingers' party for people in animal costumes that goes horribly wrong.
  • The video for Ylvis's "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)" is popular with some members of the subculture due to the large amount of animal costume in it. Ylvis for their part claimed to be unaware of the subculture's existence when they were making the video.
  • "I Know I'm A Wolf" by The Young Heretics uses a wolf and rabbit as a metaphor for Domestic Abuse. It's gained a following amongst wolf fans due to its sad, sympathetic lyrics about a wolf trying to abandon its instincts to kill rabbits.
  • "The Animal Song" by Savage Garden is treated by furries as an anthem, for obvious reasons.
  • The music video for the Night Runner song "Magnum Bullets" features a cyberpunk world populated by furries - with one group out for bloody revenge for the death of their fallen friend. Its singer and lyricist, Dan Avidan, became a furry himself not long after the video took off in popularity.
  • The Norwegian duo Subwoolfer, best known for representing Norway at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, are an Anonymous Band who dress in suits and sunglasses over yellow zentai suits with large-eared and fanged wolf masks. It's no surprise they've gained a growing furry fanbase.
  • Pokémon's popularity with furries is parodied in the song "FURRÝMON: Gotta Smash 'Em All!" by The Chalkeaters. The full version in particular features lyrics like these:
    Pretend you like this game a lot
    Pretend you play it for the plot
    The only rule that you've been taught
    Must be the thirty-fourth

    Myths and Religions 
  • Classical Mythology is filled like a cornucopia with mythical creatures like minotaurs, centaurs, satyrs, gryphons, and especially dragons, all of which tend to be popular with furries.
  • Egyptian Mythology isn't too far behind either in terms of its Egyptian gods. Notable examples include Bastet (cat), Sobek (crocodile), Set (...Set), and especially Anubis (jackal, usually of the Anubian kind), to the point that Malaysian furry artist Lim Guo Liang lampooned this by showing Anubis lamenting his modern sex symbol status (which was even the page image at one point).
    Anubis: I was once a great god of death... Now, I'm a bloody symbol of sodomy and lust. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS!?
  • The Hindu deity Ganesha, an elephant-headed Big Fun being, is popular with furries, especially elephant lovers.
  • The Krampus has seen a surge in furry popularity since his use in Christmas-themed horror films of the 2010s, which led to greater exposure towards the fictional character in general.
  • Sometime during the holiday season between the mid to late 2000s, the reindeer have suddenly caught the attention of the furry community, all thanks to the massive popularity of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that's been increasing over the past 80 years and beyond. More context on the furry popularity of the reindeer are listed below:
    • Similar to Bambi, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is another relatively rare case of a deer (specifically "reindeer") being very popular in the furry community, especially during the Christmas season, due to him being typically portrayed as adorably awkward and overall sweet-natured and shy. Furries tend to either prefer the beloved Rankin/Bass version of the titular reindeer or the 1998 feature film's take on Rudolph, since both versions are very endearing to the public.
    • Santa Claus's reindeer note  have all been popular in the furry fandom since the 2000s. However, Rudolph still trumps over all of them in terms of popularity.
    • To a smaller degree, Clarice — Rudolph's girlfriend from the Rankin/Bass special — has gained a similar following with furries during the Christmas season, helped by her kind-hearted nature and being the only reindeer that didn't make fun of Rudolph's nose in said special.
  • Wendigos and skinwalkers have gotten popular with furries after several modern works of media began depicting them as human/deer hybrid monsters with deer skulls for heads. However, because of cultural appropriation concerns and the fact that both creatures are very taboo in Native American communities, this has sparked a bit of controversy within the furry fandom itself.
  • Werewolves, in general, are very popular with furries.

  • A few sports mascots are popular with furries since sports mascots are often played by people in costumes similar to the suits furries wear. One example of a mascot who is pretty popular is Zabivaka the wolf, the mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • Buffalo Bell, the primary mascot for the Orix Buffalos baseball team, is wildly popular in the furry fandom as well as wildly popular overall. So much so that, after her debut in 2011, merchandise sales for the team tripled.

    Tabletop Games 
  • After the Bomb is, first and foremost, a sci-fi post-apocalyptic fantasy game about survival and conflict in a ruined world. It also features mutant animals as its main cast and includes over a hundred pages of rules and tables for creating any type of animal character players could ever want from straight up talking animals to animals in name only and everything in between.
  • Dungeons & Dragons has introduced a few Beast Men, Funny Animals, and generally monstrous races that furries have since become fans of.
    • The dragonborn and kobolds are particularly notable, and the latter have since become integrated into the Furry Fandom.
    • Gnolls, which are basically humanoid hyenas, have their fair share of furry fans. They've had racial stats across all D&D editions (and technically the first edition of Pathfinder, but became a full-blown ancestry by 2nd Edition), with the exception of 5th Edition since they had been labeled as "too demonic" by the authors of Volo's Guide to Monsters. This hasn't stopped certain fans from homebrewing hyena races though.
  • Pathfinder has numerous playable funny animal races in official material. In addition to the above mentioned gnolls and lizardfolk, there are also ratfolk, catfolk, vanara, orang-pendak, kitsune, vishkanya, nagaji, grippli, trox, reptoid, tengu, and strix. There are even Plant People in the form of the ghoran and wyrwood (though the latter are technically constructs). There's also third party material that include "fursona" books, allowing players to build their own furry races.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!, being a Long Running franchise, was bound to include at least a couple of Duel Monsters per anime series for furry fans to latch onto, especially if they happen to be part of a major character's deck. Blue-Eyes White Dragon, being the signature card of one of the main characters of the original anime, is of course one of the most popular examples of them all.

  • Cats attracts furry fans due to the cat-themed plot and and the cat costumes, and the musical was a huge gateway drug for many furries.

  • Sanrio: The company has become popular with the furry fandom in recent years in the west (and especially Japan). While Retsuko from the aforementioned "Aggretsuko" franchise has already became popular in the community since 2016. Other Sanrio character franchises have their own set of fans as listed below:
    • My Melody, Kuromi, and My Sweet Piano began gaining popularity in the western fandom beginning in the mid 2010s decade. In Japan, My Sweet Piano and Kuromi has been popular with Japanese audiences since Onegai My Melody begun airing in 2005. Particularly Piano, who suddenly became popular after the anime ended in 2009. Sanrio actually decided to make Piano more prominent in 2014 due to Japanese audiences falling in love with her portrayal in the anime and even gained her own set of merchandise (similar to Kuromi).
    • Sanrio's Cash-Cow Franchise Hello Kitty (notably Kitty and her peers) has gained some popularity in the western community, but is very popular with the Japanese furry fandom.
    • The Jewelpet franchise has gained a cult following in the western side of the fandom. However Ruby, Garnet, and Sapphie are very popular in the Japanese side of the fandom due to their cute appearances.
    • In the Japanese side of the fandom, Mell and Maimai from the "Wish Me Mell" series has gained popularity due to their close friendship. Some fans would depict them as lesbians due to this.
  • Littlest Pet Shop naturally attracts plenty of furry fans, being a series of mini collectible bobblehead figurines of many different animals.
  • The toy collecting side of the My Little Pony fanbase is a Friendly Fandom with furries and contains a lot of furry fans.
  • The Teddy Ruxpin fanbase contains a good amount of furries. The show's animated series spin-off, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, acted as a gateway drug for a few furries who grew up in the late 1980s.
  • Sylvanian Families, being little plush animal figurines, definitely attracts a fair amount of furries, especially in Japan (where secondary merch like large plushes and even costumed appearances are common) and the United Kingdom. The 80s cartoon is also quite popular with furries and is in fact the Gateway Series for a few of them).
  • There is a section of the furry fandom that have a certain fascination with inflatable pool toy animals.
  • And of course, many furries have an affinity for plush toys, accounting for a subset of plushophiles.
  • The Rainbow Brite fandom is a Friendly Fandom with furries (mainly the G1 My Little Pony fanbase), so naturally there's kind of an overlap between the two.

    Visual Novels 
  • Hatoful Boyfriend is popular with furries due to being a dating sim where all the love interests are birds. They're not even Funny Animal birds, but Talking Animal birds. Few fans find the birds attractive on their own (though the Moe Personification versions are another story...) but people like the humor and character designs.

  • Jan Tigerknight's College Catastrophe follows a freshman lion into his college dormitory, and the peculiar assorted Funny Animals that share the building. Its sequel Nine to Nine follows the crew after the graduation. The artist also produces Swords and Sausages, about a pair of grifters in a medieval Funny Animal kingdom. Jan is also known for drawing his characters in cheesecake poses, which grows the furry audience.
  • The champion of Webcomics Long-Runners is Bill Holbrook's Kevin & Kell, which centers on the family formed from by giant hare Kevin marrying alpha she-wolf Kell. Though mostly a Notable Gag Per Day Webcomics, Kevin & Kell on occasion touches on poignant and touching story arcs, and attracts a large cadre of furry followers.
  • Yinglets from Out-of-Placers are strangely cute aliens with traits of rats and birds so they have a small following of Furries. The comic that they come from is also popular because it is a Transformation Fiction about a male human dealing with being turned into a female yinglet.
  • Eric W. Schwartz's Sabrina Online is one of the earliest founded web comics, that focuses on a young adult female skunk working in the adult entertainment industry (although NOT as an actress, she takes care of the computer-related work including website maintenance and cover design). This comic, though ended, still functions as a Gateway Series for his more lucrative and explicit website "Fur After Dark."
  • VG Cats is one of the most well-known Two Gamers on a Couch web comics (and possibly one of the most popular web comics period). It's quite well-known to furries due to the Funny Animal cat protagonists.
  • Florence Ambrose from the long-running webcomic Freefall is rather popular with furries thanks to the fact that she's a Wolf (and far and away the most sympathetic character in the comic, being both morally upstanding and yet eternally put-upon). While she may be flat-chested, the fandom is mostly okay with her... you know...
  • Zoophobia features a wide cast of humans, animal-human hybrids, and anthro animals of all species, so it's not surprising it has a number of furry fans. Especially popular are Jayjay and her werewolf pack, despite never actually appearing during the comic's initial run (before it was put on hold to make way for a reboot in the future). The comic’s creator Vivienne Medrano, also known as Vivziepop, has a number of furry fans herself, due to her fondness for animal characters in her projects.
  • Litterbox Comics has a number of furry fans thanks to the main character Fran and her family being cats and taking place in a world of anthro animals.

    Web Animation 
  • Gummigoo from The Amazing Digital Circus had only made a brief appearance in the show proper so far, but he had already amassed a good amount of attention from the furry fandom, especially towards scalies and food creature fans. He tends to be portrayed with a Heroic Build in furry art, to go along with his cowboy theme.
  • Dropout's NSFW Furry Force series was intended to poke fun at the more sexual aspects of the furry fandom and also Saturday Morning Cartoons, but the majority of furries found it to be funny.
  • Helluva Boss has attracted a lot of furries.
    • This is mainly due to the anthropomorphic hellhound Loona, who became a goddess in the furry fandom almost overnight, with her sassy and dark personality combined with a less than modest outfit.
    • The owl demon Stolas is also incredibly popular with the Furry Fandom, and increasingly also his daughter, Octavia.
  • Alex Henderson of The Rhino and the Redbill fame has made countless animations featuring Funny Animals, but he seems to have a preference to the muscular male type note , as well as canon characters like Bowser and King K. Rool. As a result, he has a decent following in the furry community, and has collabed with other creators that have ties with said community, such as Luis Huerta (the character designer for Spyro Reignited Trilogy) and fellow animator Foster Eber (also known as "Adler the Eagle"). Most recently, he has collaborated with Bootleg Dub Productions to make a 9 minute DKC fan animated short starring K. Rool, with Benedict Campbell even reprising his role as the Kremling King himself!
  • True Tail is an upcoming animated series that has a loyal fanbase watching its development like a hawk thanks in large part to having a diverse cast of well-drawn anthro characters. Doh-Li in particular introduced some furries to the lesser-known mythologic creatures known as Kirin.

    Web Original 
  • YouTube reviewer Cynical Reviews uses an anthropomorphic dog as his persona, and as a result, has some furry viewers (even if he does say "I'm not a furry. Honest." in his channel description).
  • Neopets is popular with furries thanks to its usage of both "feral" and "anthro" chracters.
  • The Funday Pawpet Show is attractive to furries, being a puppet show for adults where the puppets are animals.
  • A good portion of Down The Rabbit Hole's fans are furries, especially on his Patreon Discord. His video on "Furries", which is very respectful compared to most other media's treatment of furries (more often than not treating them as targets of mockery) towards the community, has certainly helped matters. He even won an award from a furry community event for said video.
  • The cartoon YouTuber Saberspark covers many So Bad, It's Good animated films with reputations as "furry bait", such as El Arca and Sheep and Wolves without disparaging the fandom itself — in fact, he has expressed his appreciation for anthropomorphic characters done right in works of media. As a result, he's become very popular amongst furry audiences and is fairly well-regarded by the fandom. Having roots in the brony community also helped in this reputation.
  • SCP Foundation:
    • 953, an anthropomorphic fox woman is very popular with the very few furries who like the SCP mythos. Although 953 herself hates furries and murders any she encounters.
    • A much more popular one (still, among the few furries interested in SCP) is 1471-A, a creepy but apparently not dangerous creature that looks like a canine furry with a skull for a face. The image that inspired it is actually a photo of a furry fan in a "skulldog" suit.
  • Horror media reviewer/analyzer Night Mind held a poll in his early days among fans to determine what the channel mascot would be. This lead to the creation of Nick Nocturne, a four-eyed black cat with emo/goth aesthetics. Among the plethora of formats furries have expressed their love for this character in include fan art, plushes, puppets, stickers, posters, T-shirts, gloves, and even fursuits!
  • Fivey Fox, the mascot of poll analysis website, is a cute red fox with crooked square Nerd Glasses who gained a sudden surge of popularity among furries in the leadup to the 2020 US presidential election. Rolling Stone wrote an article about the phenomenon.

  • Many animals are popular with furries. While there's possibly a fursona or OC for every type of animal out there, it's undeniable that certain species such as wolves or red foxes especially strike a chord with furries. Mythical creatures, particularly dragons, are also very popular. As such, there's (not quite unfounded) stereotypes about those animals and how those fursonas act.
  • There are several fiction species that are almost unheard of outside of the furry fandom, as they are original creations of furry fans.
    • Sergals are such a popular species that they have gain a small amount of attention even outside of the furry fandom. They originated from the Vilous setting, created by a pair of Japanese furry artists. Sergals have traits of sharks, wolves, and raptors. The Vilous setting has other races, but none of them are anywhere close to the popularity of sergals.
    • Another popular race are Dutch angel dragons, a species with traits of dragons, horses, and several other animals. The very first Dutch angel dragon character ever created is Telephone, who is one of the most popular fursonas in furry fandom due to their overwhelming cuteness.
    • Rivaling sergals in popularity are protogens and primagens, who are furry alien cyborgs with snout shaped computer screens for faces.
    • Less well known are the "Skiltaire" basically ferrets/martins with antennae. Invented by one of the founders of furry fandom,note  Skiltaires are rare, but there are several fursonas among older furry fans.
  • The Annual Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Awards, also known as the Ursa Major Awards, are given to the best anthropomorphic works each year as voted by the furry fandom. The recommendation lists are an excellent guide to finding works popular with furries.
    • Two more awards for anthropomorphic works are the Cóyotl Awards and the Leo Awards although these are both specifically for anthropomorphic literature.
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop is rather popular with furries, especially its original characters such as the Honey Girls and Pawlette Coufur.
  • Chuck E. Cheese 's animatronic shows are one of the more important closet keys into the fandom. It's largely Chuck E. (especially the pre-1994 "Joisey rat" incarnation and the pre-2012 "Avenger" incarnation), Helen Henny (especially her pre-2012 "cheerleader" version, though the "Broadway" version and 2010s "Rockstar" incarnation get some love from furries too), Jasper T. Jowls and some of the past retired "Pizza Time Players" characters (especially Harmony Howlette) that attract furry fans. Some furries even own decommissioned Chuck E. Cheese's walkaround costumes or even decommissioned Chuck E. Cheese's animatronics.
  • The Rock-afire Explosion is the second-most popular family entertainment center-related furry fandom community, especially with furries who grew up visiting Showbiz Pizza restaurants in The '80s. Rolfe DeWolfe, Mitzi Mozzarella, and Beach Bear seem to be the most popular RAE members among furries.
  • The Soviet Latvian animation Fantadroms, due to its cast of Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot cute animals. Receklite in particular gets a lot of Self-Fanservice.
  • Animegao kigurumi (not to be confused with the below mentioned kigurumi) is a form of mascot costume common in Japan that gained popularity with western cosplayers in the mid-2000s. Quite a few kigurumi owners/"dollers" are also furries.
  • Kigurumi are Japanese animal-style pajamas. They're not aimed at furries, but are pretty popular with them nevertheless.
  • Little Bit Beastly characters are often associated with furries, though they may or may not be strictly "furry".
  • The term "MAP" (Multi-Animator Project) is used on YouTube to describe multiple artists collaborating together to make animations set to music. Despite the fact it's such a general term, almost every MAP happens to be a feral furry based video. Most usually revolve around either Warrior Cats characters (in fact, most Warrior Cats videos on YouTube are MAPs) or cat (or dog) original characters.
  • Mascot costumes are popular with furries, especially sports mascots such as Polly Polaris of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball.
  • The Muppets in general are pretty popular with furries (as mentioned with Bear in the Big Blue House and Fraggle Rock in Live-Action TV).
  • Certain aesthetic communities, such as that for the pastel aesthetic, tend to get along well with most furries.
  • Plague Doctors have a small niche in the furry fandom for their creepy bird-like appearance.
  • Rainforest Cafe has animal mascot characters called The Wild Bunch, featuring an anthropomorphic crocodile, elephant, frog, gorilla, iguana, jaguar, macaw parrot, and monkey who all have their own merchandise. These character's cartoony anthropomorphic styles naturally give them fans in both the furry and scalie communities. With a comprehensive bar for adult patrons, a food menu that has a gourmet flair, on top of the obligatory kid's menu, the restaurant has an all-ages target market that further reinforces this. In addition, the animatronics will likely be a draw for people who grew up with Chuck E. Cheese. Of note for anthropomorphic fans are Cha-Cha Frog, Iggy Iguana, Nile Crocodile, and Rio Macaw who have art styles with especially anthro-like bodies.