The Safari Quiz

 The wild world of the African Savannah is as fascinating as it is ancient, its rituals coming from innumerable repetitions over the many millennia. The dance of predator and prey, of animals and plants and earth is one that predates humanity. What do you know of this ancient animal kingdom?
 
 
What is the average weight of a newborn lion cub?
3.5 pounds / 1.6 kg
11 pounds / 5 kg
6.5 pounds / 3 kg
15 pounds / 7 kg
 
 
The elephant's trunk has 6 main uses, which of the following is NOT one of its functions?
Attracting the opposite sex
Collecting food from the floor
Taking in water
Used as a 'whip' to frighten other animals
 
 
How long will it take for a giraffe calf to be able to walk on its own?
20 minutes
48 hours
3-4 days
1-2 weeks
 
 
One of the largest of Africa’s cats, this feline spends its days lounging in the sun. It hunts big game such as zebra and wildebeest.
Lion
Cheetah
Tiger
Leopard
 
 
True or False: The rhino uses its horn to locate plants hidden underground
True
False
 
 
What trait characterizes the ostrich?
Ostriches can reach up to 45 mph (70 km/h). They do not stick their heads in the sand but they do check on their eggs and that caused people to think that.
Fastest animal on two feet
It can be found around the world
It sticks its head in the sand
It can fly for long hours
 
 
Why was the African buffalo never domesticated by man?
Its dangerous and unpredictable nature
It was considered too lazy to be of help
Its muscles are too weak
It was considered holy by most African tribes
 
 
What is the name of the animal, common to Africa?
Grey crowned crane
Rufous-necked hornbill
Golden Quail
African peafowl
 
 
Which animal shares a close ancestor with the hippopotamus?
The Whale
The Rhino
The Pig
The Tortoise
 
 
Which of these is not true about the zebra?
They are born of a union between wild donkeys and wild horses
It can sleep standing up
It's faster than most of its predators
Each zebra has a unique pattern
 
 
What is the African wild dog known for?
Being perhaps the best hunter in the world
The most preyed upon animal in Africa
Lives alone
Lives up to 40 years
 
 
The term 'The Big Five' refers to...
The five animals hardest to hunt in Africa
The five biggest animals in Africa
The five biggest forests in Africa
The five biggest nature preserves in Africa
We Managed to Challenge You...
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You Did Well
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