• Question: if you were an animal what animal would you be and why?

    Asked by knit360ear to Valerio, Sreejita, Sam, Kate, Anastasia, Adam on 8 Nov 2019. This question was also asked by nine360ear, Amelia :), Lowriffi123, cookie dough dealer.
    • Photo: Sreejita Ghosh

      Sreejita Ghosh answered on 8 Nov 2019:


      I think I’d be an owl. I’d get to fly around reasonably long distances, look at and enjoy the mysterious stillness of the night, and make my eyes different shapes and sizes to scare off some creatures or simply ignore some other creatures. But the coolest thing of all, I’d get to turn my head around by almost 180° s🦉. Hoot hoot!
      And oh, I’d have loved to be a pet owl of Charles Weasley from Harry Potter if Charles Weasley existed.

    • Photo: Kate Winfield

      Kate Winfield answered on 11 Nov 2019:


      I would have to be a flying dinosaur called Pterodactyl. These were flying reptiles and lived about 145 to 65.5 million years ago! I would like to know what it was like living amongst all the dinosaurs and to see how much the planet has changed.
      Pterodactyl had could cover large distances and fly around the world!

    • Photo: Anastasia Aliferi

      Anastasia Aliferi answered on 11 Nov 2019:


      Tough question! I think I would be a cat. I would love to spend my mornings lying in the sun and get to explore the world during the night. I would really enjoy having the balance and agility of a cat, even though I’m totally uncoordinated as a human!!

    • Photo: Adam Wootton

      Adam Wootton answered on 11 Nov 2019: last edited 11 Nov 2019 3:00 pm


      Annoyingly, I most frequently get compared to a puppy because of how excited I get about science (and football).

      Unrelated, but can I also throw in a vote for the quokka as the greatest animal of all?

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