08 Apr What Animal Am I?
It’s what animal am I Wednesday and this week’s guest is a very special part of our Natural History Museum collection. Let’s see what he has to say:
“Hello everyone! Can you guess who am?
I’m an Australian native marsupial that can be found in forests, woodlands and heaths of eastern Australia.
I have short legs, and a long tail.
My body is covered in coarse fur that is red-brown to dark brown, with white spots on my body that extend along my tail.
My underside can be grayish or creamy white.
I have a pointed snout, a moist pink nose and sharp teeth.
I am solitary (which means I spend a lot of time by myself) and I hunt mostly at night eating things like insects, crayfish, lizards, snakes, birds and small mammals.
I also will eat eggs and carrion (dead animals) such as kangaroos, pigs and dingoes.
Can you guess what I am?”
What animal do you think he might be? Use the worksheet below to draw your answer!