Baby numbat, 6 months old. Photo: Perth Zoo, via ZooBorns. com
Numbats are an endangered species in western Australia. They are marsupials, and live on termites. They are also known as banded anteaters and have that long, sticky, creepy, anteater tongue. But I don't care. I want one. If it's a baby, I'll happily feed it mashed-termites and milk all day long.
I love their long, bushy tails and cartoonish stripes. They look like classier, daintier squirrels, sort of.
At least some of our cats would enjoy having a charming Aussie marsupial for a playmate, I'm sure. And we'd never have to worry about termites.