10 most difficult mammals riddlesMammals quiz
Which rodent has the highest ratio of brain mass to body mass?
Beaver a large semiaquatic broad-tailed rodent that is native to North America and northern Eurasia. It is noted for its habit of gnawing through tree trunks to fell the trees in order to feed on the bark and build dams. Beaver has the highest ratio of brain mass to body weight among rodents, which is reflected in the behaviour and the ability to act not only instinctively, but also logically.
Which mammal has more than seven cervical vertebrae (neck bones)?
Almost all mammals have seven neck bones, including giraffes with long necks and whales with short necks. The few exceptions include manatees and two-toed sloths, which each have only six cervical vertebrae, and three-toed sloths with nine cervical vertebrae
Purring is characteristic for...
all from the cat family
for big cats like lions, tigers
for small cats
only for domestic cats
Big cats (Pantherinae) can not purr, but are able to roar. For small cats (Felinae), apart from domestic cats, there are also Felis cats, such as European wild cat.
Where could you expect to find a wild Bactrian Camel?
in Saudi Arabia
in Southern Siberia
The wild form of the Bactrian camel live in remote regions of the Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts, migrating from the desert to rivers in Siberia during winter.
Which animal is "ursus arctos" in Latin?
American black bear
Asian black bear
In the binomial name of the brown bear, Ursus arctos, Linnaeus simply combined the Latin and Greek names (Ursus is "bear" in Latin, while actors is "bear" in Greek). The Latin name of the polar bear is Usrus Maritimus, literally "sea bear".
What breed is this longhair donkey?
Poitou donkey is one of the largest donkey breeds. Its distinctive coat called in French cadanette can reach the ground. The breed was formed in France region of Poitou thus the name.
Which domestic animal has the largest number of breeds?
Sheep husbandry is practiced throughout the majority of the inhabited world, and has been fundamental to many civilizations. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN) identified 1229 breeds of sheep as of 2006. Almost all sheep are classified as being best suited to furnishing a certain product: wool, meat, milk, hides, or a combination in a dual-purpose breed.
The ferret is a domesticated form of the...
The ferret is a domesticated form of the European polecat. Its name is derived from the Latin furittus, meaning "little thief", a likely reference to the common ferret penchant for secreting away small items.