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Miscellaneous Animal Trivia
"Experience the magical world of mammalian tool manufacture and/or manipulation."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Modern zoo enclosures incorporate electric barriers to keep animals in their enclosures and to protect foliage, but some apes have discovered a way to circumvent these measures by doing what?
Jumping over the electric barrier
Building a pair of stilts
Unplugging the electric cord
When preparing to dine, Dwarf Mongooses will typically do what to gain access to the tasty contents of eggs?
Use an oyster shell to cut off the top of the eggshell
Roll them between their legs into a wall and/or rock
Punch a hole in the eggshell with a stiff reed
Crack the eggshell by letting it get buffeted in a rocky stream
Sea otters use rocks as tools to open hard shells, but they also been known to use rocks to do which of the following?
Clean and comb fur
Dislodge abalone from rocks
Naked moles rats have large teeth that they use to dig tunnels, but how do they avoid breathing most of the dirt they stir up?
Putting fur in their nostrils
Securing a leaf over their face
Making oral air filters
Ground squirrels have been observed using what substance as a weapon against predatory snakes?
It is well known that chimpanzees use sticks as tools for digging and collecting insects to eat, but did you know they also use leaves to make beds, drinking cups, and what other useful item?
In order to protect their snouts while foraging for food, Indian Bottlenose Dolphins in the Australian Pacific area have developed what device?
A snout guard
A probing stick
A pet fish that forages for them
An oyster shell shovel
South African elephants not only dig holes to gain access to water, but what device do they sometimes make to preserve their hard won water source?
A canopy for shade
A barricade or fence
What tool do pocket gophers use when digging their burrows?
The following question showcases one particularly intriguing Hairy Houdini:
Numbered among the craftiest and most talented of mammalian zoo escape artists was the orangutan Fu Manchu, who was very skilled in which of the following activities?
Concealing his ecape paraphernalia between jobs
Fashioning a wire jimmy
He engaged in all of these activities
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Compiled Jun 28 12