North American Wildlife Trivia QuizFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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Townsend's Pocket, Botta's Pocket and Knox Jone's Pocket are
all type of what animal?
Gopher - Gophers are small burrowing rodents.
What is a molossidae?
Bat - This bat is also referred to as a free-tailed bat.
What North American animal was once used to make bowstrings,
shield covers, needles, beads and paint brushes?
b. Snowshoe hare
d. Grizzly bear
Buffalo - It is estimated that at one time there was more than 25 million buffalo roaming North America.
In North America, where might you see a moose?
c. High mountain ranges
d. Boreal forest
Boreal forest - Moose prefer to live in boreal and deciduous forests.
Which of these creatures has no hind limbs?
b. Elephant seal
Manatee - The manatee is an endangered species.
Which of these creatures was introduced to North America?
b. Leopard frog
c. White tailed deer
d. River rat
River rat - Originally, from South America, the river rat is a semi-aquatic rodent.
Common, Franklin's and Bonaparte's are all kinds of what?
Terns - The Caspian, Arctic and Black are also varieties of terns.
How large is the wing span of a Mississippi Kite?
a. 6 inches
b. Three feet
c. Two feet
d. 10 inches
Three feet - The Mississippi Kite is one of the smaller birds of prey.
What is the largest member of the fur seal family?
a. Harbor Seal
b. Northern Fur Seal
c. Gray Seal
d. Harp Seal
Northern Fur Seal - Male Northern Fur Seals can weigh up to 270 kg.
What is another name for a stoat?
a. Prairie hen
c. Short-tailed Weasel
d. Field mouse
Short-tailed Weasel - People often refer to these animals as ermines.
Mexicans often call this animal a tlalcoyote. What is it?
Badger - The Spanish word for badger is tejon.
The fisher is part of which family?
Weasel - The proper name for this family is mustelid.
Which of these North American animals can now be found in the
wild in Europe and Japan?
d. Snowy owl
Raccoon - Some of these new inhabitants are the result of escapees.
What type of bear is sometimes called "silvertip"?
Grizzly - The name came about because of the sheen of its fur.
If you wanted to see a wild kit fox, where would you go?
c. The East Coast
d. Central Mexico
Central Mexico - The kit fox can be found in central Mexico and in the Southwestern United States.
Which North American cat has a whiskered face, black tufted
ears and a brown to gray coat?
Bobcat - The bobcat can be found from Mexico to Southern Canada.
What is the third largest of the big cats?
Jaguar - Jaguars can be found in the Southern United States and Mexico.
Which is the only State in the US that is home to the
Texas - The ghost-faced bat can also be found in Mexico, Trinidad, Tobago and Peru.
What is the largest member of the genus sorex of North America
a. New Mexico Shrew
b. Vagrant Shrew
c. Marsh Shrew
d. Fog Shrew
Marsh Shrew - The Marsh Shrew is also called the Pacific Western Shrew.
Which of these chipmunks is currently on the endangered list?
a. Gray-footed Chipmunk
b. Yellow-cheeked Chipmunk
c. Hopi Chipmunk
d. Palmer's Chipmunk
Palmer's Chipmunk - These small rodents are only found in the Spring Mountains.
If you are very lucky, which of these animals might you see in
c. Snowy owl
Ocelot - The ocelot is native to Central and South America. However, there have been sightings of this
cat in Southern Arizona.
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