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Endangered Animal Species

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
In the past 150 years the rate of extinction of wildlife species has grown threateningly. Hundreds of animals are in the endangered species lists. Learn some more about the life and fate of these creatures.

Question 1:


Which one of these sea mammals is not in the endangered species lists?
Pilot whale
Humpback Whale
Blue Whale
Fin Whale

Question 2:


This endangered turtle is the biggest of all living turtles, reaching a length of over 2.7 m (8.8 ft) and weight of 900 kg (2,000 lb).
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Mesoamerican River Turtle
Kemp's Ridley Turtle
Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Question 3:

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Hunting and introduced predators such as mongooses, pigs, and cats almost drove the population of this bird to extinction in 1952.
Hawaiian Goose
Takahe
Christmas Island Frigatebird
White-headed Duck


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Question 4:


Name the rarest and most endangered of all wolves.
Red Wolf
Ethiopian Wolf
Gray Wolf
Black-backed Wolf

Question 5:


The endangered Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard in the world, growing to an average length of 2-3 meters (10 feet).
False
True

Question 6:


This species of great apes with long arms and reddish hair suffer habitat destruction due to logging, mining and forest fires.
Chimpanzee
Baboons
Gorilla
Orangutan

Question 7:


What is the natural habitat of the snow's leopard, that was hunted down for its beautiful fur, as a result of which its population went down to 1,000 animals in the 1960s?
Europe and North America
Central Asia
Central Asia and North America
North America

Question 8:

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This critically endangered animal is the world's most threatened species of cat. Once distributed over all of Spain and Portugal, its habitat is now restricted to two areas of Andalucia, southern Spain.
Pampas Cat
Cheetah
Iberian Lynx
Snow Leopard


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Question 9:


The Asian Elephant, the only living species of the genus Elephas, is the bigger relative of the African Elephant.
True
False

Question 10:


This freshwater mammal, found only in the Yangtze River, is the most endangered (even possibly extinct) cetacean and one of the most endangered species in the world.
Chinese River Dolphin
La Plata Dolphin
Ganges River Dolphin
Amazon River Dolphin

 


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