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Scavengers and Vultures

written by: pantera182
 
Learn some interesting facts about these creatures which love to consume dead animal matter. Yeah.

Question 1:


What continent does the large Griffon Vulture inhabit?
Africa
All of these
Europe
Asia

Question 2:


What common name is used to refer to the scavenging animals, representatives of the order Opiliones?
Sweepers
Bumblebees
Harvestmen
Waterbugs

Question 3:


What is the literal meaning of the word 'raccoon', which originates from the Algonquin word 'ahrah-koon-em' and denotes a scavenging mammal?
One who washes their hands and their food before eating
One who eats whatever is in front of them
One who rubs, scrubs and scratches with its hands
One who grasps with their hand just like a human

Question 4:


What term is mainly used in literature to refer to a group of crows?
A plunder
A murder
A gaggle
A mug

Question 5:


What term refers to the animal that is the result of crossbreeding between a male coyote and a female dog?
All of these
Coydog
Coypup
Dogote

Question 6:


What do the beetles from the genus Nicrophorus do after finding a carcass?
They wait for it to decompose.
They tear it into small pieces.
They bury it.
They remain right next to it and protect it violently.

Question 7:


What hyena species is the largest surviving on the planet?
Striped Hyena
Aardwolf
Brown Hyena
Spotted Hyena

Question 8:


What kind of animals are the Yellow jackets, the scavenging and predatory animals belonging to the genera Vespula and Dolichovespula?
Wasps
Bees
Flies
All of these

Question 9:


Lions may be skilled predators, but they would also eat carrion. What animal is the lion's preferred food?
Hippopotamus
Rhinoceros
Wildebeest
Elephant

Question 10:


Which of these names is commonly used for the carrion flies, belonging to the family Calliphoridae?
Cluster flies
Blow-flies
All of these
Greenbottle

 


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