• Question: What Is The Most Intresting Animal?

    Asked by themadgers to Charlie, Julian, Steve on 25 Mar 2011.
    • Photo: Stephen Moss

      Stephen Moss answered on 24 Mar 2011:

      HI Themadgers

      I find dogs really interesting, perhaps because I have a really cute one. But they have an amazing capacity to learn and seem to have a natural affinity for humans – which is unusual in animals.

    • Photo: Julian Rayner

      Julian Rayner answered on 24 Mar 2011:

      Madgers, to me the most interesting animals are gorillas and chimps. So similar to us on the genetic level (their DNA is more than 97% identical to ours), so similar to us in many other ways (they get HIV and malaria, just like us), but also so different. That’s the cool thing about genetics – very small changes in DNA can have big impacts on how an organisms looks and lives.

    • Photo: Charlie Ryan

      Charlie Ryan answered on 25 Mar 2011:

      hi themadgers!!
      I’m no zoologist (i’m not even sure whether that is the right term!), but i’d go for the duck billed platypus. Such a crazy mix of traits in one furrry creature!