I created an animal that is adapted to a life on ZorK!
Here is a description of the planet.
This planet has a moderate climate. It never gets very hot or very cold, but stays mild all year round. It rains for part of the year and the water forms pools and lakes which dry up towards the end of the year and then the planet is very dry. The planet is partly mountainous and partly flat. Vegetation includes tall trees with high leaves and fruit, and a smaller plant which bears nuts. However, these nuts are inside hard shells which need to be removed before the nut can be eaten. Animals include rats and mice which live underground, insects, birds that nest in the tall trees, slow moving mammals which also live in the trees and a species of carnivorous nocturnal wolf.
My animal is an insect-lizard like thing.
The adaptations it has made are!
Size: it’s about the size of a small car.
How it moves: it crawls, the mace like thing on the end of its tail gives it the ability to dig and store water.
What does it eat: fruit and nuts.
How will it collect food: it hits the trees with its tail, the nut and berries fall to the ground.
How will it keep warm/cool: its scales.
Where will it shelter: in the ground.
How will it protect itself: with its tail.