10 most difficult mammals riddlesMammals quiz
Which mammal is the national animal of South Africa?
The Springbok is South Africa's national animal. Mostly found in the open grasslands and semi-desert in the western and southern region, the Springbok both grazes and browses. Its population is large, and it is often hunted for its meat and hide.
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.
What is the largest species of lemur called?
The indri also called the babakoto, is one of the largest living lemurs, with a head-and-body length of about 64–72 cm (25–28 in) and a weight of between 6 to 9.5 kg (13 to 21 lb). It is a diurnal tree-dweller related to the sifakas and, like all lemurs, it is native to Madagascar. It is revered by the Malagasy people and plays an important part in their myths and legends.
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.
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".