• Question: What's your favourite animal

    Asked by @Shannon on 24 Apr 2020. This question was also asked by Bethany is @home!.
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      Katherine Benson answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      My favourite are orangutans, did you know that they sleep in nests and know how to use tools like using a stick to dig up termites?

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      Jun Lin answered on 24 Apr 2020: last edited 24 Apr 2020 10:37 am

      It is definitely cats! I love their paws and cute faces… and what I love them the most is their dignity!

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      Min Yap answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I love elephants, they’re like gentle giants.

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      Karen Bacon answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I love animals so that’s a tough one – dogs, horses and hyraxes are my favourites. Hyraxes are cool small mammals that live in Africa and are the closest living relatives of elephants – you can read about them here: https://www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation/hyrax

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      Michael Carter answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      Gorillas – they are just like us humans but super strong.

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      Louise Mc Grath answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      That is a very difficult question.. I have lots of favourites! My favourite land based animal has to be tigers as they are the largest cat in the world reaching up to 3.3 meters in length and weighing up to 670 pounds! They look so beautiful and majestic, I would love to cuddle one, but they would probably eat me!

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      Brian Murray answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I could pick something exotic, but instead I’m definitely going to pick dogs. They’re just so happy to see you all the time 😀 It’s so cool that they’ve evolved from wolves to become all the different types of dogs that we see in the world today!

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      Tiffany Slater answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      Mine are giraffes because they remind me of my grandma.
      I also think it’s super cool that the veins in their necks have valves that prevent blood from pooling in their heads when they bend down!

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      Nadeem Rather answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      My favourite animal is a cat (They are cute, lazy and sleepy all the time) and the fact that they keep cleaning themselves (Which is very important in these times)

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      Simon Spichak answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      My favourite animal is the octopus! Did you know that besides being adorable, some of them can camouflage themselves, use tools, and even learn how to escape from tanks!

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      Jennifer Cookman answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      Definitely cats, I have two, usually they are elegant, sometimes they are extremely clumsy and currently they’re playing with ice!

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      Michelle Monaghan answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I love all animals, but my top favourites are cats, dogs and horses. I couldn’t pick just one!

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      Yashdeep Yashdeep answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      My favorite animal would be a cat. They are funny and unpredictable. They do what they want and are fluffy.

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      Eddie Sheahan answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      My favourite animal has to be my little dog Odie. He’s a 7 month old Dachsund pup.

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      Tommy Hayden answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      Probably an unusual answer but a cow

      I grew up on a farm and we used to milk cows. They all had their own personalities. Most of them (but not all) were really placid (got a few kicks along the way from the rebellious minority…)

      I think it’s amazing that such strong animals are so gently to humans

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      Amy Heather Fitzpatrick answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I really love dogs, as they are our loyal companion animals and help so many people. Think of guide dogs and therapy dogs! I honestly think dogs are more in tune with human emotions than we are 😛 I have also wanted to see a panda in real life! I used to read the animal ark books growing up and my favorite book in the series was above pandas in China. Their habtitat’s have been destroyed by humans and there are not enough wild ares with bamboo left for pandas to survive easily in the wild. They have been a symbol of peace in China for a long time and are thought to have inspired the concept of yin and yang.

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      Hannah Currivan answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      Dolphins!!! They are so intelligent!!!

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      Sarah Mallen answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      My favourite animal is a dolphin. I love the sea and surfing and they do too!

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      Aisling Ryan answered on 24 Apr 2020:

      I love my dogs but my favourite animal is a tiger! They are so majestic and beautifully coloured.

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      Laura Finnegan answered on 25 Apr 2020:

      It’s so hard to pick one, but I really love sea otters. They’re cute and clever, some use rocks to crack open shells, and they often hold each other to stay together when sleeping and floating in the water 🙂

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      Hazel Rooney answered on 26 Apr 2020:

      Hmm that’s a very difficult question to answer as there is so many animals that I love! My favorite sea creature is an octopus- did you know that octopuses have 3 hearts and 9 brains? They are fascinating! I also love elephants because they are just big gentle giants and seem so ancient!

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      Fiona Malone answered on 26 Apr 2020:


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      Ciara O'Donovan answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      Definitely dogs.. all sorts they are just so lovable!

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      Aimee Stapleton answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      I prefer big animals to small ones. I grew up on a farm so I’m used to working with large animals like cows and when I was younger I had a pony who I loved!

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      Roisin Jones answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      I love cats! I have two at home, Pip and Floof, and they are utterly mad but very very cute!

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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      I love elephants and dogs! I can’t wait to have a dog someday and I have loads of elephant decorations around my house!

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      Chloe Matthews answered on 27 Apr 2020:

      I love all animals so it’s very hard to only choose one! But I really love dogs. They are so smart and just want to be your best friend!

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      Lucy Blennerhassett answered on 28 Apr 2020:

      I quite like racoons, I think they’re hilarious and also very cute!

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      Maria Isabel Meza Silva answered on 29 Apr 2020:

      Dogs! I think they are excellent companions and give loads of love!

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      Aruna Chandrasekar answered on 29 Apr 2020:

      I absolutely love elephants. They are one of the kindest and most innocent animals. I hope I can own a baby elephant as a wild pet one day.