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The Wacky and Wonderful World of Animals

From insects to bears and everything between, animals constantly amaze people or at least should. Animals are around us almost constantly, whether a person lives in a city or out in the country. To say that animals can be entertaining would be a major understatement. 

Knowledge about animals can also be entertaining, even if the animal happens to be one that a person has never seen. With all the facts that are available and many more that are being discovered all the time, it is no wonder that there are things that people might not know or have forgotten.

Here is a chance to see how much you know about animals and to perhaps learn a thing or two at the same time.

  • Bears don’t truly hibernate. However, we still refer to a bear that is in a deep sleep for some or all of the winter as a hibernating bear. How long during the hibernation can a bear go without urinating or defficating; in other words, without taking a potty break?

    • 2 weeks
    • 1 months
    • 6 months
    • 1 year
  • How many times per minute does a blue whale’s heart beat, on average?

    • 9 times
    • 23 times
    • 44 times
    • 80 times
  • Which can run faster, an ostrich or a horse?

    • ostrich
    • horse
  • A polar bear can weigh over 1,500 pounds. What is the main thing that makes them excellent swimmers?

    • They have lots of blubber and fat is lighter than water.
    • They have very powerful muscles to help with swimming
    • They have an air bladder inside, like a fish, that helps them float.
    • Their hair is hollow, so it traps air and makes the bears buoyant.
  • True or False: There is one species of fish that eats only seeds and nuts.

    • True
    • False
  • True or False: A crow is so intelligent that it can be taught to open a box to get to a treat that’s inside and can then teach other crows how to open the box.

    • True
    • False
  • How much does an average male American Bald Eagle weigh?

    • 3 pounds
    • 5 pounds
    • 9 pounds
    • 17 pounds
  • Which turkeys can ‘gobble’ (referring to the sound)?

    • all turkeys
    • only male turkeys
    • only wild turkeys
    • only domestic turkeys
  • True or False: Butterflies and moths are very similar, so much so that sometimes it takes an entomologist to tell the difference. However, there are far more species of butterflies than there are species of moths.

    • True
    • False
  • True or False: The smallest dog, according to Guinness Book of World Records, stood less than 3 inches tall.

    • True
    • False

What do you think?

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Written by Rex Trulove

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