“What am I” vs. “who am I”

Yesterday I was going through my son’s books and at one place it was written

I have a long neck, I have spots on my body — what am I?

I thought it should have been

I have a long neck, I have spots on my body — who am I?

Can somebody please clarify which one is correct?

Answer

If who is used, the scope of the answer gets reduces to a specific person in particular. Otherwise it has wider scope. So what will be the proper answer.

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Source : Link , Question Author : ViSu , Answer Author : RegDwigнt

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