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Quiz about At the Watering Hole
Quiz about At the Watering Hole

At the Watering Hole Trivia Quiz


Many wild animals thrive near ponds all over the world. What do you know about the following animals?

A multiple-choice quiz by lones78. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
lones78
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
362,864
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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3926
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Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. The marabou stork is just having lunch over there. What is one of his favourite foods? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The bat-eared fox is an insectivore living in east African and southern African savannahs. Who has the main responsibility for the welfare of their pups? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The wildebeest is only one of the many Bovidae in Africa. What is another name for the wildebeest? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Watch your step, there's a predator lurking in the water of the Everglades. Some humans may call it "a hand bag in original form". What predator has only his eyes and nostrils above the water when preparing an ambush for imprudent prey? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The springbok has a name that comes from the Afrikaans and Dutch languages, meaning what? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The lion is the second-largest living cat in the world. Which big Asian cat, no stranger to the water, is bigger than the Asian lion? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The meerkat is closely related to which other small mammal? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Exhibiting 'legionary behaviour', which insect often found near Australian watering holes, will raid and attack its prey to enable the ever-moving colony to feed?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Of the following list of animals, which is NOT an antelope-type animal? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Frogs in Africa? Not all of Africa is a desert so the African dwarf frog has a chance of survival in the tropical areas. Which part of Africa will these tiny frogs be primarily found? Hint





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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The marabou stork is just having lunch over there. What is one of his favourite foods?

Answer: Fresh carcasses

The marabou stork is a large bird, feeding mostly on carrion. He often travels with a troop of vultures, in order to pick away the meat torn off the carcass by the vultures.
2. The bat-eared fox is an insectivore living in east African and southern African savannahs. Who has the main responsibility for the welfare of their pups?

Answer: Males (after lactation)

Most mammals have the females taking care of the pups until they're able to make their living themselves. But bat-eared foxes are a case apart: as soon as the lactation period is over, most child care is performed by the males. I'm not sure if scientists have discovered the reason for this behaviour.

The bat-eared fox feeds mostly on termites, which he tracks down thanks to his grand ears.
3. The wildebeest is only one of the many Bovidae in Africa. What is another name for the wildebeest?

Answer: Gnu

The wildebeest or gnu is a large antelope. There are two species: the black wildebeest (males are about 120 cm high and weigh about 180 kg) and the blue wildebeest, that is significantly larger (height about 150 cm, weight about 250 kg).

Wildebeest live in large migratory herds. They are frequently seen to team up with a herd of zebras, in order to enhance the chances of spotting predators early enough.
4. Watch your step, there's a predator lurking in the water of the Everglades. Some humans may call it "a hand bag in original form". What predator has only his eyes and nostrils above the water when preparing an ambush for imprudent prey?

Answer: Crocodile

The crocodile is one of the greatest threats to animals nearing the water's edge to drink. When they enter the water, they have to pay attention to those swift swimming crocs. The American crocodile lives in the southern half of Florida in the same sort of habitat alligators live in. Its range extends to Puerto Rico and many Caribbean islands.

Crocodile leather is quite popular, especially for hand bags or belts.
5. The springbok has a name that comes from the Afrikaans and Dutch languages, meaning what?

Answer: Jumping antelope (or goat)

'Spring' means 'jump' and 'bok' means either 'antelope' or 'goat', hence the meaning of the name being 'jumping antelope (or goat)'. The springbok can reach speeds of up to 100km/h (62mph) and is able to jump up to four metres (thirteen feet) in the air! Springboks come in three distinct colours - black, white, or a tan colour and are found predominantly in the southern region of Africa.
6. The lion is the second-largest living cat in the world. Which big Asian cat, no stranger to the water, is bigger than the Asian lion?

Answer: Tiger

Though most people think of Africa as the reign of the king of the jungle, lions are also native to parts of Asia. They live in the wild for about fourteen years. The expected lifespan of males is shorter than that of females as they are continually fighting their rivals and can receive many injuries from these fights. Female lions are the ones who do the hard work - they are the hunters and usually bring the food 'home' for the rest of the pride to eat. Asian tigers are bigger than their relatives, the Asian lion, and they also are happy to be in and around the water.
7. The meerkat is closely related to which other small mammal?

Answer: Mongoose

A mob, gang or clan of meerkats live together in groups of (usually) about twenty animals, yet have been known to live in groups of up to around fifty. Like the mongoose, meerkats feed primarily on insects, snakes, lizards and sometimes on small mammals. Meerkats will forage for food while one of the groups stands sentry, ready to warn the others of impending predators.
8. Exhibiting 'legionary behaviour', which insect often found near Australian watering holes, will raid and attack its prey to enable the ever-moving colony to feed?

Answer: Army ant

Army ants do not live in a nest and are constantly on the move. The only time a colony of army ants rests is when the larvae are 'born', with this process taking two to three weeks. Once the period of rest is over, the whole colony is up and off, resuming their behaviour of constant movement.
9. Of the following list of animals, which is NOT an antelope-type animal?

Answer: Oxpecker

The oxpecker is a bird which gets its name from the habit of perching on large animals and eating the parasites found on those large bodies. The oxpecker is a grey-brown bird with a bright red to yellow beak and eyes and does have a preference for the types of animals it perches on.

They will steer clear of smaller mammals and tend to be attracted to those who are quite social, large and have the possibility of a large amount of ticks and other parasites in residence.
10. Frogs in Africa? Not all of Africa is a desert so the African dwarf frog has a chance of survival in the tropical areas. Which part of Africa will these tiny frogs be primarily found?

Answer: In and around the Congo river (central rainforest)

African dwarf frogs only come above the surface of the water to breathe. They don't have teeth or tongues, so use their claws to break food apart and force it down their throats, they also have the ability to suck in water and incidentally drawing food into their mouth.
Source: Author lones78

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