South American Animals QuizAnimal Trivia Questions - Printable
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The Giant, Hoffman's and Silky are all breeds of what?
Sloth - There are both two toed and three toed sloths.
Which of these statements is true about the pacarana?
a. It has feathers
d. It has scales
Nocturnal - The pacarana is a slow nocturnal rodent.
In which country would you find a wild cururo?
Chile - The cururo is a rodent.
What is the translation of the word anaconda?
a. Elephant killer
b. Tree dweller
c. River snake
d. Jungle dweller
Elephant killer - The anaconda is a non-venomous snake.
What is the only dog species native to Argentina?
Dogo - The Dogo Argentino is a hunting and fighting dog.
Which of these animals would you find only on the Galapagos
a. Bunny Rat
b. White-Footed Climbing Mouse
c. Sanborn’s Grass Mouse
d. Rice Rat
Rice Rat - Rice Rats are not afraid of humans.
What is the only species of bat that will adopt young?
a. Fruit bat
b. Brown bat
c. Snub nosed bat
d. Vampire bat
Vampire bat - Vampire bats will adopt young if their mother is killed.
Which creature's venom is used by the Amerindians on their
Frogs - Venom from the 'poison dart frog' is used for this purpose.
How big is an adult male Spectacled Caiman?
a. 3 feet
b. 14 feet
c. 10 feet
d. Six feet
Six feet - These reptiles can live in both salt and fresh water.
What is another name for the Guichenot's Dwarf Iguana?
a. Tiger Lizard
b. Spotted Lizard
c. Amazon Wood Lizard
d. Velvet Iguana
Amazon Wood Lizard - These reptiles live in the Amazon basin.
Which of these frogs is not poisonous?
a. Giant Leap Frog
b. Splash Backed
c. Red Backed Frog
d. Leopard Frog
Leopard Frog - Poisonous frogs are often very brightly colored.
What is the only breed of cat found in South America?
Jaguar - The jaguar is the third largest of the big cats.
What is the largest "living" species of armadillo?
a. Giant Armadillo
b. Greater Fairy Armadillo
c. Southern Long-nosed Armadillo
d. Big Hairy Armadillo
Giant Armadillo - Now endangered, the Giant Armadillo was once found widely throughout the tropical
forests of eastern South America.
All South American monkeys are believed to be descended from
ancestors from which continent?
b. North America
Africa - According to scientists, they descended about 25 million years ago in a single dispersal event.
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