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1. Arizona's San Pedro River is one of the most famous riparian areas in the world. Amongst the 400 species that call it home is the second smallest species of owl in the world. What is this owl's name?
2. This solitary predator is the second heaviest cat in the Western hemisphere. Ranging in color from tawny to silvery-grey, its scientific name is Puma concolor. What other name is it more commonly known by?
3. The collared peccary (Pecari tajacu) is an animal native to Arizona that bears a superficial resemblance to a pig. What's name is more commonly used to refer to this animal?
4. As the fastest land mammal in North America, this Arizona native can maintain speeds of 40 mph for several miles, reaching 60 mph in shorter bursts. Which Arizona animal am I describing?
5. Found across most of western and southern Arizona, it has bead-like scales arranged in a pattern of black bands or reticulations on a peach, orange, yellow, or pink background. What venomous lizard am I describing?
6. The high pitched yips and howls of this animal are most often heard at dusk or nighttime. In fact, its scientific name Canis latrans, means "barking dog." What animal am I describing?
7. Most will remember this remarkable Arizona bird as the nemesis of Wile E. Coyote in a popular "Looney Tunes" television cartoon. Can you name this speedy bird?
8. Can you name the largest rattlesnake in the Western United States? It is responsible for more bites and deaths to humans than any other rattlesnake species.
9. What large, furry, Arizona arachnid is scary-looking but usually harmless to humans?
10. These rodents are often called pack rats because they obsessively collect materials to use in the construction of their nests. What is the official name of this species?
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