How much do you know about wildlife? Animal fact quiz (Part 1)

 

Knowing a lot about wildlife doesn’t necessarily mean knowing all all the facts and figures of every species. That said, rather than make you sit a zoology exam, we’ve put together a series of fun animal quizzes. He’s the first one – full of interesting animal facts!

Did you know that there are animals that can detect sound through their skin, like the golden mole of the Sahara Desert? So you could say that their senses of touch and hearing are “joined”. Did you already know this? Try your luck with the rest of the questions and see how much you know!

Which animal has the best hearing in the animal kingdom?
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By KOO, R. Maximiliane and Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova | Shutterstock.com
The greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella)
The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
The brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus)

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Which birds build the largest nests?
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By Vladislav T. Jirousek, Vitaly Ilyasov and Paul Reeves Photography | Shutterstock.com
The American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
The white stork (Ciconia ciconia)
The sociable weaver (Philetairus socius)

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Which of the following statements about the kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) is not true?
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By Jake Osborne | Flickr
It is the only non-flying parrot in the world and also the heaviest
It is in danger of serious extinction with only around 150 individuals in the wild. They are monogamous and mate for life, or until one of the pair dies
They are monogamous and mate for life, or until one of the pair dies
They can live for up to 95 years
They have a highly developed sense of smell and give off a very pleasant, floral body odour

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The Paraceratherium is believed to be the largest mammal to have lived on Earth. But how big could they get?
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By Creator:Dmitry Bogdanov [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Up to 8 meters in length
Up to 10 metres in length
Up to 12 metres in length

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Which of these statements is true?
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By Hwe Ie | Shutterstock.com
There is a kind of snake that can fly. It's called the caninana (Spilotes pullatus) and can take advantage of its undulating movements and change its body shape to glide long distances
There is a species of snake that lives in symbiosis with a species of bird protecting its young in exchange for being dewormed
There is a kind of snake that has small hind legs

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The blue whale is the longest animal that currently inhabits the Earth, reaching just over 30 meters in some cases.
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By Chase Dekker | Shutterstock.com
True
False

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Which species is the smallest of all cervids?
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By Anastasija Popova
Pudú (Pudu puda)
Siberian roe deer (Capreolus pygargus)
Central American red brocket (Mazama temama)

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Flies always buzz on a musical scale. Do you know which?
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By annop youngrot | Shutterstock.com
D major
E major
F major

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Which of these statements about octopuses is not true?
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By Naoto Shinkai | Shutterstock.com
They have a beak
They use toxins to paralyse their victims
They smell through their arms
They can hear very low frequency sounds
Some species can lay up to 70,000 eggs
They have 3 hearts

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What is the fastest fish in the world?
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By wildestanimal, Neophuket and Lorna Roberts | Shutterstock.com
The Indo-Pacific sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus)
The wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri)
The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

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And which is the smallest bird in the world?
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By Melinda Fawver | Shutterstock.com
The bee hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae)
The white-eared hummingbird (Basilinna leucotis)
The goldcrest (Regulus regulus)

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How many hours does a koala sleep in an average day?
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By Arnaud Martinez | Shutterstock.com
About 20 hours
About 2 hours
About 10 hours

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The smallest mammal in the world is the Etruscan shrew (Suncus etruscus). How big is it on average?
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By Trebol-a [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons
Between 2.2 and 4.7 cm
Between 3.6 and 5.2 cm
Between 4 and 6 cm

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Which animal has the ability to change genus several times during its life?
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By Hectonichus, Marija Stepanovic and Tim_Walters2017 | Shutterstock.com and Wikimedia
Oysters (Ostrea)
Seahorses (Hippocampus)
Slugs (Stylommatophora)

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What is the only mammal in the world that doesn't have vocal cords?
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By Anita van den Broek, Vicki Cain and juefraphoto | Shutterstock.com
Echidna (Tachyglossidae)
Moles (Talpidae)
Giraffes (Giraffa)

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What animal has a longer tongue in relation to its body?
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By Arthur Tahara, lightpoet and alslutsky | Shutterstock.com and Flickr
The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
The common chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon)
Tailed tailless bat (Anoura caudifer)

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The giant clam (Tridacna gigas) is the largest bivalve mollusc in the world. How much do they weigh?
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By JonMilnes | Shutterstock.com
Up to 110 kg
Up to 220 kg
Up to 330 kg

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The kea (Nestor Notabilis) is a species of bird endemic to New Zealand. What's so special about this species?
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By Peter Nordbaek Hansen | Shutterstock.com
It is one of the most intelligent animals in the world
It flies higher than any other bird species
It can mimic any sound in its environment perfectly, better than any parrot

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Why do chameleons change colour?
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By Jan Bures | Shutterstock.com
To camouflage themselves from their predators
To adapt to their surroundings
To express specific emotions and reactions

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Which animal has the largest teeth?
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By Glenn Williams, Volodymyr Burdiak and tryton2011 | Shutterstock and Wikimedia
The African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
The narval (Monodon monoceros)
The walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

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