By Duncan L. (12 years old)
If I were an animal, I would be a cheetah because it is the world’s fastest land animal. It can pick up speed from zero to 65 km per hour in just three seconds and that makes it more powerful than a turbo engine! Furthermore, it is capable of hitting a top speed of 120km.
The best thing about the cheetah is that it is at the top of the food chain. It hunts other animals, not the other way round. Whenever I had the whim for venison, I could have deer and when I had a hankering for bush meat, a zebra would do very nicely. These exotic meats make real delicious meals.
Although I couldn’t be the king of the jungle, I could be the king of the cheetahs. I could have a staff of cheetah servants hunting my meals for me. All I had to do is to lounge about. I would even have an elite army to secure my kingdom. So you see, the cheetah is in the same league as the lion king.
For relaxation, I could compete with other cheetahs in sprint events across an open field. Nothing could beat the euphoria of winning a race. Even now, I could just imagine soaking and basking in the victory and admiration of my cheetah clan.
So, if I were given a choice to become an animal, I would definitely want to be a cheetah!