I love the challenge of drawing mixed up animals. I usually get the kids to give me to two animals and then I have to doodle up the mix. Then it's fun to write out as many name combinations as possible until I get one that I like. I have made pages and pages of doodles on this concept and often use it a a drawing challenge to help my class get creative.
Behold the mighty Boaconrooster, the King of Antarctica a.k.a. the Penglion, the desert Ostrurtle and the giant river Otterphant.
Here is a catalog of my creative adventures and experiments