Honestly, I didn't like any of the AniMen. The idea of a single planet (or series of allied planets) with a multitude of vastly-different, dominant life forms didn't make sense to me. I replaced the Ani-Men with the Kilrathi, the cat-like race from the Wing Commander Franchise. I guess, in a pinch, I'd say Wolf, who I always treated as a true Aethran who defected to KIlarh. Or Iron Mane, who at least fit with my Kilrathi model, though--ironically--I never used him, either.