Which two animals would you combine?

Which two animals would you combine?

We asked our readers: If you could combine two animals to make a new animal, which two would you pick? Here are our favourite answers

Making hamsters even cuter

I would combine a cat and a hamster, and call it a “hamat”. These are two super duper cute animals, and I think they’d make an even cuter animal if they were combined. Cute animals like cats and hamsters are very good at capturing their owner’s attention, so this animal would be great to have if you want to spend less time looking at your phone or computer screen.

Henry Chow Ka-hang, 13, King Ling College

Police horse

I would combine a dog and horse together. A dog’s sense of smell is much more advanced than a human’s, and people often use horses for transport. Combining the two would make a very useful animal that the police could use to track down and catch criminals.

Bernice Lai Pan-hei, 14, Carmel Secondary School

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Speedy stampede 

If I could combine two animals to make a new animal, I would choose an elephant and cheetah. Elephants and big and heavy, while cheetahs are extremely fast and have sharp teeth. I don’t think any animal would dare to attack it, and even if one did, the elephant-cheetah would surely be able to defend itself.

Kiwi Poon, 16, Leung Shek Chee College

Doesn't have to be a real animal

I am both an animal-lover and a dreamer. I wish I could combine my pet rabbit Mac with a flying unicorn. It would be a rabbit the size of a horse, with a horn and a pair of wings. It would be so amazing to be able to ride on its back and soar through
the sky!

Serena Kong Yui-ning, 10, Marymount Primary School

Invisible scorpion

I’d combine a chameleon and scorpion. I like how chameleons are able to change colour to blend in with their environment, and it would be so cool if a scorpion could do that. It would make a beautiful pet and might even be able to help me catch the insects around my house. It would be even better if it could glow in the dark, so I could see it at night.

Chan Tak-ching, 12, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

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I would combine an eagle with an elephant. I think it would turn out like Dumbo, the flying elephant from the 1941 Disney animation. I think it would be incredible to see an elephant fly!

Alan Leung, 17, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Humming swan

I would combine a swan and a hummingbird. I think they are the most beautiful birds, and it would be so interesting to see what you’d get if their features were combined into one animal. I’d imagine a water bird with colourful feathers, lots of agility, and also grace.

Arella Ng Hoi-ying, 13, International Christian School

Meet the Pegasus

If I could combine two animals to make a new one, I would pick a bird and a horse. If I combine the two I would get a flying horse, then I could ride it to school everyday and my classmates would be both amazed and envious. I wish this dream could come true!

Patrick Siu, 11, Po Leung Kuk Grandmont Primary School

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Flying sharks

I would pick a shark and a seagull, but then we couldn’t picnic any more. Imagine a shark-seagull flying over and gobbling all our food!

Chan Hei-jin, 8, S. K. H. Wei Lun Primary School

All enviroment penguin

If I could combine two animals to make a new animal, I would combine a bird that flies and a penguin. Penguins can swim very well, but they can’t fly. It would be so cool if a penguin could do both. It would be able to catch its prey in the sea or in the sky.

Ying Hei-chung, 12, Henrietta Secondary School

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The perfect combo


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