10 most difficult zoology riddlesZoology quiz
What breed is a Garfield cat?
The Exotic Shorthair is a breed of cat developed to be a short-haired version of the Persian. The Exotic is similar to the Persian in many ways, including temperament and conformation, a flat nose and face with the exceptions of the short dense coat. The fictional representative of this breed is Garfield - the protagonist of many comics and animated films.
Which animals are the most threatened by a prion disease?
Scrapie is infectious and incurable. Recent studies suggest prions may be spread through urine and persist in the environment for decades. Scrapie occurs in Europe and North America, but to date, Australia and New Zealand (both major sheep-producing countries) are scrapie-free.
Who was the first to create a zoo and botanical garden for scientific study?
Throughout his conquests of Asia, Alexander the Great collected many plant and animal specimens for Aristotle’s research. This allowed Aristotle to develop in Athens the first zoo and botanical garden in existence.
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 turtles are the biggest?
aldabra giant tortoise
The leatherback sea turtle, the only extant member of the family Dermochelyidae, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth largest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. In the Caribbean, the mean size of adults was reported at 384 kg (850 lb) in weight. The largest ever found weighed 916 kilograms (2,020 lb).
What is the main feeding behaviour of hyenas?
none of the above
Hyenas have long been regarded as being cowardly scavengers. Today they are known for killing as many as 95% of the animals they eat, and for driving off leopards or lionesses from their kills.
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
Animals which are thought to have the most complex visual system in the animal kindgdom belong to order...
Mantis shrimps, or stomatopods, are marine crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda. They are thought to have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom and have the most complex visual system ever discovered. Compared to the three types of photoreceptor cells that humans possess in their eyes, the eyes of a mantis shrimp have between 12 and 16 types of photoreceptors cells. Furthermore, some of these shrimp can tune the sensitivity of their long-wavelength colour vision to adapt to their environment.
Where does the name crocodile come from?
lizard of the river
The word "crocodile" comes from the Ancient Greek κροκόδιλος (crocodilos), "lizard", used in the phrase ho krokódilos tou potamoú, "the lizard of the (Nile) river".
What breed are these charming cats?
Balinese share the traits of the short-haired Siamese, and hence are notably social and playful cats with. They are reputed to have the highest intelligence of all the long-haired breeds. They are also reputed to be notably acrobatic, and to enjoy intimate contact with their owners.