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1. You are a bobcat. You're hot whenever you go outside during the middle of the day, so you adapt your behavior to only go outside during the coolest part of the day. What name is given to animals which are most active at dusk and dawn?
2. You are a gila monster, and you're hot and thirsty. There's rarely enough water, which makes some bodily functions difficult. Luckily, your waste disposal system has adapted to excrete solid product, which requires less water but more energy. What solid waste product do many birds and reptiles excrete, a compound which in humans can lead to gout?
3. You are an elephant on the African savanna, and you're hot. To which of these destinations is your herd likely to head, in order to cool off?
4. You are an owl, and you're hot. Some birds utilize the "gular flutter" to cool down, but not you. What adaptation do several owls use to keep cool, something which may surprisingly link them to your pet dog?
5. You are an unknown desert mammal, and you are hot. Which of the following pairs of adaptations is most likely to keep you cool and maximize the exchange of your body heat with the environment?
6. You are a human, and you're hot. So you sweat. Several mammals in the animal kingdom share the adaptation of glands to allow us to sweat. How exactly, though, does perspiration keep us cool?
7. You are a jackrabbit, and you are hot. Luckily, you have a special adaptation which allows you to dilate blood vessels in one of your body parts, thereby encouraging heat loss. From which enlarged body part do jackrabbits lose the most heat energy, an adaptation they share with the fennec fox?
8. You're a certain type of bird, and you're hot. Luckily, you've contrived one of the most ingenious solutions to regulating your body temperature: urohidrosis!
Which species of bird, common in the desert, defecates on its feet to keep cool?
9. You're a small mammal, and you're hot and thirsty. Luckily for you, you live in a burrow for most of the day and can live entirely off of dry seeds, without ever searching for water.
What small rodent, an expert at conserving water and keeping cool, hops around North America, in a manner eerily similar to its Australian namesake?
10. You're a tortoise, and you're hot. Rather than trying to survive the whole summer in the oppressive heat, though, you take another strategy. You go into a dormant state and wait out the entire warm season underground.
What is the name given to this common animal behavior, essentially a form of "summer" hibernation?
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