Interspecies friendships are often adorable, but they're doubly sweet when those animals are providing one another with much needed support. Orphaned kangaroo Anzac and orphaned wombat Peggy keep each other company at the Wild About Wildlife Rescue Centre in Kilmore, Victoria.
This pleasant-looking fellow is diprotodon optatum, a giant marsupial that lived in Australia for millions of years. We've now discovered the first complete skeleton of this marsupial, proving the only things more bizarre than Australian animals are ancient Australian animals.
The webcomic Digger features an unusual epic protagonist. For one thing, she's a wombat. For another, in contrast to the dead gods, shadow demons, hyena warriors, and vampire squash around her, Digger is decidedly down to earth.