• Question: if you had the choice what animal would you be and why ????

    Asked by dillonlancaster to Cesar, Emily, Jamie, Kate, Philippa on 21 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Jamie Gallagher

      Jamie Gallagher answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      What a difficult question. Hmmm I think a dolphin might be fun. intelligent, powerful and would be wonderful to swim so fast and powerfully. So right now I will say dolphin. I am worried about the lack of hands though- that may become frustrating. So I guess a second choice would be something along the lines of a bonobo ape or chimpanze.

      Oh Oh or a marmoset- because they are wonderful little critters.

    • Photo: Emily Robinson

      Emily Robinson answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      Easy question!!!! I would be a hedgehog! They have been my favourite animals since I was little. They are quiet but inquisative creatures. I also love the way that instead of running from danger they just turn into a ball of spikes and wait till it has gone.

    • Photo: Kate Clancy

      Kate Clancy answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      I wouldn’t want to be a marmoset because they give birth to twins — one at a time is quite enough for me! Though they are awfully cute, and the dads do help out, which is nice.

      I’m trying not to steal Jamie’s answer, but I adore dolphins. If I didn’t study humans that’s probably what I would study. I would love to be a dolphin for a day because they are so intelligent, but intelligent in an entirely different way from us. How about a different cetacean — maybe an orca? Though they seem like such ruthless predators. How about a blue whale! Can you imagine what it would be like to be that enormous and still be pretty smart?

    • Photo: Philippa Demonte

      Philippa Demonte answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      @dillonlancaster I’d like to be a giraffe, because then I’d be a little bit taller. I’d also be able to touch my nose with my tongue, lol!