Animal Kingdom #3

Animal Kingdom #3

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Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight.

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Cheetahs are the fastest quadrupeds. In short bursts they can reach speeds up to:

120 km/hr (75 mph)
100 km/hr (60 mph)
80 km/hr (50 mph)
60 (37 mph)
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A cheetahs lives for about:

7 years
15 years
20 years
28 years
45 years
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Cheetahs can weigh up to:

25 kg (55 lbs.)
40 kg (88 lbs.)
60 kg (132 lbs.)
90 kg (198 lbs.)
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Which of the following statements concerning Hippopotamuses is NOT true?

Hippos hang out in large groups of 40 or more.
Each herd of hippos consists of several adult males, many females and their young.
Adult male hippos mark their territory by spraying their feces over rocks and shrubs with rapid flicks of their short tails.
Hippos can weigh up to 1500 kg (3300 lbs.)
Fights between adult male hippos are brutal and can go on for hours. They are often fatal and most males bear many battle scars.
In general, hippos are aggressive and unpredictable and have been known to attack other animals, boats, and humans.
Hippos live to about 50 years.
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Elephants live for about:

20-30 years
50-60 years
70-90 years
100-120 years
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Which of the following statements concerning Komodo Dragons is NOT true?

This lizard can grow over 3 m (10 ft).
This lizard can weigh up to 160 kg (350 lbs.).
This lizard is indigenous to Indonesian islands.
Komodo Dragon parents have been known to mistakenly eat their young.
Komodo Dragons are strict vegetarians and survive on berries, roots, and grasses.
The Komodo can run up to 56 km/hr (35 mph).
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What is the only marsupial native to North America?

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A group of larks is called:

A bevy
A notorious
A flack
An exaltation
A whack
A recitation
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The Saw-whet is a nocturnal hunter of small mammals, birds, and insects. What is a Saw-whet?

An owl
An eagle
A bat
An alligator
An iguana
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What is the origin of the Saw-whet's name?

It's tail is jagged, like the tooth of a saw.
It's call sounds like the noise made when sharpening a saw.
It moves so quickly, and for so long hadn't been identified, that observers of the past were often left exclaiming, "I saw ... what?"
Its teeth are as sharp as a saw's edge.
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