What animal would you want to be?

This week, we asked our readers: if you could be any animal, what would it be and why? Here are our favourite answers

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Water laugh

I’d be an otter. I enjoy playing in water and that’s what otters do all day. Plus, otters are cute and look really cuddly. Otters are also incredible swimmers and it’s always been my dream to swim well!

Pauline Wong, 15, Maryknoll Convent School

Half-wild lifestyle

I’d be a cat because I’d get lots of time to sleep. Cats are creatures that seem to be half affectionate and half wild. I admire that the most, and would love to enjoy their lifestyle!

Hillary Yip, 12, OWN Academy

Long-distance travel

I would love to be an albatross. Sailing on the air currents would be the experience of a lifetime. As it only takes them 46 days to travel around the world, for a travel fanatic like me, it means I could go to all the countries I’ve always wanted to visit while avoiding the long flights!

Belinda Ng, 17, South Island School

Snack all day

I would like to be a hamster. If hamsters have kind owners, they can enjoy fresh fruits and snacks,

and of course, plenty of sunflower seeds! These treats look so tasty, I want to give them a try!

Sherrie Mak, 15, St Clare’s Girls’ School

Turtley cool

I would be a freshwater turtle so I could swiftly move through the water and explore the deep end. If I was in Scotland, I would find the Loch Ness Monster. If I was in New Zealand, I would swim freely in a clean sea!

Gregor Tait, 9, Discovery Bay International School

Mythical bird

I would be a phoenix, soaring above the land, with the ability to regenerate. Who wouldn’t want that? Even if the phoenix doesn’t really exist, it still counts as an animal!

Arella Ng, 11, Christian Alliance P. C. Lau Memorial International School

No worries

I would be a panda, so I could have a lazy life. I wouldn’t need to worry about anything. I’d just eat and sleep. Such freedom!

Winnky Lau, 13, Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School

My favourite spot

I would be a leopard, because they are noble and cool. They are also one of the fastest creatures in the animal kingdom. I would enjoy running and listening to the wind fly past me.

Ronald Suen, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Call me on my shellphone

I would be a turtle because they have shells to keep them safe at sea. They are known for their longevity, so I could live for over 100 years!

Tsui Tak Lung, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Change my colours

I would be a chameleon, because I could be really sneaky on the basketball court, stealing the ball without people noticing me.

Henry Au, 15, Tak Sun Secondary School

For next week’s Top 10, tell us: What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat? Send us your answer, along with your name, age and school, to [email protected], and our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!