Take Our Quick Wildlife Quiz
Answer these seven questions for World Wildlife Day to see what you know about wildlife.
What color is a polar bear's skin?
Polar bear fur is translucent, and only appears white because it reflects visible light. But beneath all that thick fur, their skin is actually jet black!
Despite being found in the wetlands of the Amazon rainforest, jaguars avoid the water like most cats.
Jaguars are actually good swimmers and have been known to cross wide rivers! They are often found living near the water—along lakes, rivers, and in wetlands.
How many muscles does an elephant trunk have?
An elephant trunk has up to 40,000 muscles. By comparison, a human's whole body has around 600 muscles. Elephants use their trunks to suck up water for drinking, greet each other, feed, snorkel when swimming, lift heavy objects, trumpet warnings, and much more.
Which of these statements is true?
Opposable thumbs help koalas climb eucalyptus trees, which are their homes and sole food source. Koalas are marsupials (not bears), found in southeastern and eastern Australia. Weighing less than an ounce at birth, a baby koala finds its way into its mother’s protective pouch, where it stays for up to seven months. Habitat loss is the koala's greatest threat.
How many eggs can sea turtles lay at one time?
Female sea turtles travel great distances across the ocean and onto shore where they dig a hole in the sand and lay their eggs. They then lay "clutches" of up to 180 eggs at a time. They return about two weeks later to deposit another clutch of eggs, and may return a few more times before the nesting season is over.
True or false? A bison can jump several feet off the ground.
Male bison can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and measure six feet high at the shoulder. While these giants may look slow and heavy, they can run as fast as a horse, turn quickly, and jump more than five feet high! Did you know that bison are the national mammal of the United States?
Black-footed ferrets are entirely dependent on which species?
Black-footed ferrets—one of the most endangered mammals in North America—depend on the presence of prairie dogs and their burrows for food, shelter, and raising young (which are called kits).
Will you help protect wildlife today?
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In honor of World Wildlife Day on March 3, please make your donation, big or small, to protect wildlife and their homes all around the world.