Top 10 zoogeography factsAnimals quiz
Where can you spot this species of hummingbirds?
In the United States. All hummingbirds are endemic to the Americas.
What is the largest and most powerful bird of prey found in the Americas?
Harpy eagle. Female harpy eagles typically weigh 6 to 9 kg (13 to 20 lb). An exceptionally large captive female, "Jezebel", weighed 12.3 kg (27 lb). The bald eagle, the national bird of the United States of America, weighs up to 6.3 kg (13.9 lb).
Where does an electric eel occur in the wild?
In South America. Electric eels inhabit muddy waters of the Amazon and Orinoco basins floodplains and swamps. Fortunately, these are remote and uninhabited areas, as electric eels can easily kill a human. Although it doesn't eat such large animals (it has no teeth and can swallow only small mammals), a series of electric shocks is enough to stun and drown a horse.
Where do cheetahs live, other than in Africa?
Asia. In the past, the cheetah ranged across vast stretches of Asia. However, it has disappeared from the majority of its historic range, save for Iran and possibly a few areas in Afghanistan, the Indian subcontinent, and Turkmenistan. Asiatic cheetahs are active overnight, which is unusual for this species.
Where do black swans come from?
Australia. The black swan is a large waterbird, a species of swan which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. A New Zealand subspecies was apparently hunted to extinction by Māori, but the species was reintroduced to New Zealand in the 1860s.
Where do orangutans live in the wild?
In Indonesia. Orangutans live on only two islands, Borneo and northern Sumatra. They are a relic species. At the end of the Pleistocene period some 12,000 years ago, their range was much wider, encompassing southern China, Indochina, Java and southern Sumatra. The species is now extinct in all these regions.
Where do rhinos live in the wild?
In Africa and Asia. Black and white rhinoceros live in Africa. There are also Indian and Javan rhinoceros, living in Asia.
Where does turkey come from?
North America. The domestic turkey is a large poultry bird. Although turkey domestication was thought to have occurred in central Mesoamerica at least 2,000 years ago, recent research suggests a possible second domestication event in the Southwestern United States between 200 BC and AD 500.