Use of "it" for even domesticated animals and small humans "baby," "child" (for some, possibly more traditional speakers) is not alien to English, not that that would be a substantial enough reason to include "its drawing" as a prompt.
Pretty sure the elephant's name is "Suda" ;) Humans can probably distinguish the sex of an elephant at a distance. But how 'bout a dolphin? :)
Good point, MugodaSimo!
I am guessing that the Swahili for robot is "robot" or "roboti" and that this noun is in class 9/10 inanimate (though maybe that is a moot point). So wouldn't that be "mchoro yake" for one robot and "mchoro zake" for two robots?
So I have to conclude that this "it" is something in class 1 (e.g. "mtoto", child), 3 (e.g. "mlango", door), 11 (e.g. "ukuta", wall) , or 9 animate (e.g. "tembo", elephant), as these would all use "mchoro wake". Take your pick!
I am guessing from the fact that a lot of modern borrowed nouns are put in class 9/10 (N/N). See this explanation from the Univ Kansas (a great resourse for checking out noun classes):
"This noun class is the broadest noun class and has the following nouns:
A). Manufactured products, natural or built places, abstract or concrete concepts
B). Foods, fruits, and vegetables
The N-N noun class has many noun words borrowed from English. It contains some nouns which start with the prefix N- although several nouns in this class do not. These nouns are written identically in singular and plural forms."