The BBC posted this great article on Teen Furries, which says and I quote:
A “Furry” is someone who dresses up like an animal to create a different persona for themselves.
“I can understand why people find it weird,” says Sophie Robson, aka Cosmo.
“Some people might go for traits they want to see in themselves, or ones they would like.
“It’s pretty much having the perfect version of you.”
The entire article along with a video can be found HERE