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Wildlife Trivia

30 Questions

  1. Which insects are the fastest through the air and are known to travel at a speed of 35 miles an hour?
  2. Are crocodiles reptiles, amphibians or mammals?
  3. The baby of which animal is called a joey?
  4. The last known thylacine was captured in 1930 in Tasmania, what is it more commonly known as?
  5. By what name is the dangerous marine life-form called the Physalia better known?
  6. Are there more butterflies or moths?

  7. Which country is a biodiversity hotspot, with over 90% of its wildlife not found anywhere else on Earth?
  8. To which bird family does the canary belong?
  9. Hotchi-witchi is an old Roma nickname for what animal?
  10. The smallest monkey in the world is the Pygmy what?
  11. What animal can also be a benign tumour or an SI unit used to measure chemical substances?
  12. By what name do we know Bos grunniens, a type of long-haired domesticated cattle found throughout the Himalayan region?
  13. What is the more familiar name of the animal also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox?
  14. The wombat and the possum belong to which sub-class of mammals?
  15. The word 'yaffle' means to make a sound like what type of bird?
  16. Name the medium-sized toothed whale that possesses a large "tusk" from a protruding canine tooth?
  17. The nutria, a semi-aquatic rodent native to South America, is alternatively known by what name?
  18. What in the ocean has 3 hearts, 9 brains and blue blood?
  19. What sort of fin is located on the top of a shark's back?
  20. Which bird is the first non-mammal to have been found to pass the mirror test? The 'Mirror Test' is the ability to recognise itself in the mirror.
  21. During courtship, a male penguin will find what to give to a female as a gift?
  22. Which country is well on track to become the first to achieve the goal of doubling its tiger population in 2022? In 2018, the country recorded 235 tigers, up from 121 in 2009.
  23. What is the only insect that can turn its head like a human?
  24. The world's smallest bird, the bee hummingbird, is native to which island?
  25. Which species of crab occupies shelter produced by other organisms?
  26. What animal is also known as the forest giraffe, or zebra giraffe?
  27. In the British Isles, the eastern grey squirrel does not have a natural predator except for what woodland species?
  28. Which heavily built short-legged carnivorous mammal with a bushy tail and long brown coat is also the nickname for the state of Michigan?
  29. What animals are considered environmental engineers?
  30. They are the third largest predator in Europe after the brown bear and wolf, and became extinct in the UK around 1,300 years ago - what?

Answers - Wildlife

  1. Dragonfly
  2. Reptiles
  3. Kangaroo
  4. Tasmanian tiger
  5. Portuguese man o' war (it is not a jellyfish, although it resembles them!)
  6. Moths (are much more abundant than butterflies)
  7. Madagascar
  8. Finch
  9. Hedgehog
  10. Marmoset (Pygmy marmoset)
  11. Mole
  12. Yak
  13. Arctic fox
  14. Marsupials
  15. Woodpecker
  16. Narwhal
  17. Coypu
  18. Octopus
  19. Dorsal fin
  20. Magpie
  21. Pebble (the smoothest pebble, which is called a 'Pebble Proposal')
  22. Nepal
  23. The praying mantis
  24. Cuba
  25. Hermit crabs
  26. Okapi
  27. Pine marten
  28. Wolverine
  29. Beavers
  30. Lynx