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1. As Ralph the llama is flying over the Andes, he sees one of his friends, Filiberto, accompanying the plane. Filiberto has brought along several hundred of his yellow-legged flock, and they form a large pink "V" in the sky. What kind of bird is Filiberto?
2. Ralph the llama got a little cold while he was on the plane and pulled out one of his knitted waistcoats to keep him warm. The stewardess rushed up to tell him that he couldn't wear the waistcoat when the plane landed as only Inca royalty were allowed to wear garments made from that wool. Ralph look pained. "The animals the fine wool comes from," he explained carefully, "are small relatives of mine." Which relative of the llama produces the finest wool?
3. Continuing on his Andean adventure, Ralph the llama now plans to meet Nervy Norman atop a lofty peak. Ralph is warned that he should approach Nervy Norman very carefully, as he has a tendency to throw himself off cliffs when feeling under threat. What type of creature is Ralph most likely to meet?
4. Ralph the llama remembers having seen Paddington Bear, who claimed to be from 'Darkest Peru', on television before starting his trip. Of what bear species, native to Peru, might Ralph meet a member who could be a relative of Paddington?
5. These fluffy rodents, while native to the Andes mountains, have also been kept as domestic pets in other countries. They are particularly notable for their use in the fur industry, but Ralph and the other Andean animals tend to shy away from that topic. Which of these animals is described?
6. Ralph the llama was happy to see Vince and Vivian, old friends, up in the sky above his native land. They are very proud because they are featured in the coat of arms, as well as being the national bird, of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador. To which near-endangered species do they belong?
7. Ralph the llama is surprised to meet Clive. Clive is a solitary creature, in fact Ralph has never met another like him. Clive is about the size of a small domestic cat and has a distinctive long, thick, banded tail. His family are among the rarest species of cat in the world and they have no subspecies. What type of feline is Ralph's new friend?
8. As Ralph the llama anxiously approaches Sid the snake - a primitive tree boa found in the tropical Andes - he is informed that this slithery chap is of particular significance to the evolutionary theory. What feature of Sid's can be taken as evidence that snakes evolved from a family of lizards?
9. Ralph is back in an aeroplane and he's in trouble. He was so pleased to see another old friend, Diego, that he slashed out with his hoof and carved a "Z" in the back of the seat in front of him. This was because Diego is which of these animals?
10. Ralph the llama returns home to England after his trip to the Andes. He brings with him a new friend who he knows will be able to survive the brutal English winters. Thanks to its unique thermoregulation system, which little critter in the genus Liolaemus did Ralph find scampering around the Andes?
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