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Strange Animal Rituals
Mixed Animal Trivia
"Animals do very strange things! What in the world are the unusual things that these animals do? Have fun with this one!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
When this creature chooses a mate, he rolls a stone to her feet. Do you know the name of the animal that exhibits this behavior?
Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)
Indian mongoose (Herpestes nyula)
Woodchuck (Marmota monax)
Cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus)
Some creatures sing songs when they are wanting to mate. Which creature has many different songs for many different reasons?
Figeater beetle (Cotinis mutabilis)
Night crawler (Lumbricus terrestris)
Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)
Eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus)
This particular spider is actually considered to be a lot like a cat when it hunts. Can you identify which spider I am talking about?
Black widow spider (Lactrodectus hesperus)
Brazilian yellowbanded tarantula (Avicularia juruensis)
Green lynx spider (Peucetia viridans)
California ebony tarantula (Aphonopelma eutylenum)
There is a very unusual creature which can actually change dry seeds that they eat into water. Do you know which type of animal has this capability?
Desert kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni)
Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)
Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
The round stingray (Urolophus halleri) mates during the months of January to March. The female has a rather unusual way of attracting her mate. How does she accomplish this?
raises a cloud of sand from the sea bed
crashes into the male at great speed
bites the barbs off her own tail
emits a localized positive electric field
While in the water, the male of this animal does many strange things with his snout in order to attract a mate. Which one of these animals displays this odd behavior?
Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
This creature starts out its mating ritual by doing a circling dance of nuptials. Can you figure out which odd creature this could be?
Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
Squid (Loligo duvaucelii)
Starfish (Asterias forbesii)
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
There is a type of frog which incubates its young inside its stomach. Do you know which type of frog is capable of this?
Colorado River toad (Bufo alvarius)
Canyon treefrog (Hyla arenicolor)
Gastric brooding frog (Rheobatrachus silus)
Spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus couchi)
There is an intriguing rodent who communicates through scent and barking noises. All of the babies of this species suckle from different females in the group. What type of rodent shares in this nursing procedure?
Great jerboa (Allactaga major)
Chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera)
Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris)
Degu (Octodon cummingi)
There is a species of wasp which inflicts a slow death to a victim who will be used for food. Name the type of wasp which is so murderous.
German yellowjacket wasp (Paravespula germanica)
Southern yellowjacket wasp (Vespula squamosa)
Ichneumon wasp (Itoplectis alternans)
Baldfaced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)
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Compiled Oct 27 13