by Xanthe Newman

School: Portsmouth High School

Class: Year 5

Type: (Bowdleflode)

Appearance and size: A Turlpus is a turtle and a platypus, but mixed. It has a brown tummy and a green lumpy shell and it's about a metre long.

Diet: A Turlpus's favourite food is jelly fish and small squid and marine algae.

Habitat: Warm and wet. They normally like to swim in the sea, but walk sometimes on the shore.

Behaviour: Turlpusses are quite slow and steady and calm.