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Roaming Around in Yellowstone
"Yellowstone National Park is one of the most mystifying and spectacular sites on Earth. This quiz looks at the animals which inhabit Yellowstone and the struggles they face in this extreme climate."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
This inhabitant of Yellowstone, although being the largest member of the deer family, is relatively small in number within the park. To which 6.5 ft member of the genus "Alces" am I referring?
Yellowstone's control over the population of some of its wildlife can be a hindrance to others. Which big cat, the largest found in Yellowstone park, decreased in number rapidly in the early 20th century due to their removal from the park?
There are many birds present in Yellowstone. Which bird, recognisable to many Americans, has its breeding patterns particularly closely monitored by the park managers?
The bald eagle
The golden eagle
The common loon
The great blue heron
Yellowstone's rivers and lakes contain 91% of the world's population of Yellowstone cutthroat trout and so the conditions in the park must be closely monitored to preserve this sub-species. This meant that once again aggressive species control had to be brought in after a non-native fish was introduced to Yellowstone. What type of fish was this?
One of Yellowstone's most recognisable animals is the bighorn sheep. You may have gathered from its name that this sheep has rather large horns. What are these horns primarily used for?
Hooking onto cliffs to prevent falls
Competing during mating season
Lifting and carrying heavy loads
There are two types of bear which can be found in Yellowstone National Park. One is the large grizzly bear. Which smaller bear is the second?
Mexican grizzly bear
Yellowstone is the only place in the lower 48 states of America where a bison population has existed since prehistoric times. This is largely due to the adaptations of the bison to the peculiar Yellowstone climate. Its broad head and horns allow the bison to do what?
Burrow in deep snow to reach grass
Knock down trees to get to the nutritious roots
Break up its shape to prevent predation
Easily hook fish in fast flowing rivers
Many wolves were killed in Yellowstone in the 18th and 19th centuries for predator control and by 1970 no packs could be found in the park. Which other North American National Park did wild wolves migrate into from Canada, thus helping to re-establish the Rockies' wolf population?
Everglades National Park
Glacier National Park
Crater Lake National Park
Hot Springs National Park
Which Yellowstone resident is, over distance, the fastest land animal on the planet? It is noted for its striking dark brown and white markings and the ability to "fly" across the glacial plains of Yellowstone.
At the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, which of the animals in this quiz is depicted on "Yellowstone" sign?
Yellowstone cutthroat trout
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Compiled Jun 28 12