Megan Rose Tennenbaum
English 1 – 1
If I Were An Animal Essay:
Lemurs are found exclusively on the small island of Madagascar, which is located on the coast of Africa, and some of the small neighboring islands. Due to this geographic isolation, Madagascar is the home to numerous amazing animals that are not found anywhere else on Earth. It has been said that lemurs might just have floated there eons ago on “rafts” of vegetation and simply evolved in isolation over countless centuries.
If I were an animal, I would have to say that I would be a lemur. One of the two main reasons is because that lemurs are, naturally, a rare, and therefore endangered, species; thus making them truly one-of-a-kind. As my classmate and close friend, Lauren, told me, “[A lemur is] a rare animal and one-of-a-kind, like you.”
The ring-tailed lemur was, quite obviously, named for the fact that its’ tail has black and gray rings on it. “Their ringed tails represent your layers of personalities,” Lauren added when she was explaining exactly why I would be a ring-tailed lemur if I were an animal. As Lauren had said, the lemurs’ ringed-tails represent my many-layered personality. At school I am typically quiet, shy, and respectful. At home I am typically loud and talkative, yet extremely secretive. Around my friends I am talkative, kind, honest, but still secretive. Around little children and the elderly I am more open, compassionate, respectful, yet still slightly reserved.
If I were an animal, I would have to say that I would be a lemur, and more specifically, a ring-tailed lemur.
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