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Mammal Knowledge #1

Can you answer these random trivia questions about mammals?
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Question
Answer
What type of mammal can fly?
Bats
What type of animal can't fly, but can glide nearly a hundred meters between trees?
Flying Squirrel
What is the word for a baby goat?
Kid
What types of mammals carry their young in pouches?
Marsupials
What mammal species is the heaviest animal to have ever lived on Earth?
Blue Whale
What animal is similar to a wallaby, but larger?
Kangaroo or Wallaroo
Fill in the blank: Bovine is to cows as Cervine is to ____
Deer
What invasive mammal was deliberately introduced into Australia in 1859
with disastrous consequences?
Rabbit
Other than humans, what species of mammal has been known to kill great white sharks?
Orca
What North American mammal has been humorously referred to as a "trash panda"?
Raccoon
What marine mammal has a large tusk that looks like a unicorn horn?
Narwhal
What migrating African animal is also known as a gnu?
Wildebeest
What mammalian order typically has five fingers and opposable thumbs?
Primates
What mammal uses stones to open shellfish?
Otter
What animal, celebrated on February 2nd, is also known as a woodchuck?
Groundhog
Other than dogs, what animal is commonly used to find truffle mushrooms?
Pigs
What country has the most different mammal species?
Indonesia
What are the three largest types of rodent?
(From South America)
Capybara
(Builds dams)
Beaver
(Has quills)
Porcupine
30 Comments
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Level 69
Jan 11, 2018
I'm not usually one to argue for more spelling allowances, but "capybara" may be short, but it's a mite tricky.
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Level 75
Jan 11, 2018
'five fingers and opposable thumbs' is misleading - makes it sound like 6 digits.

Could maybe change to '5 fingers including opposable thumbs'?

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Level 47
Aug 9, 2021
Agreed
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Level 64
Jan 11, 2018
Indonesia. Wow.
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Level 66
Mar 5, 2018
I thought it would be Brazil, considering the Amazon jungle fauna diversity.
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Level 61
Mar 10, 2018
I was thinking Brazil too, until I remembered what my friend who grew up there told me--there's tons of wildlife there, but not a whole lot of mammals, at least not large ones.
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Level 64
Jan 12, 2018
I don't know what a flying squirrel is, but in Australia we have a creature called a sugar glider (unofficially called a flying fox, which in turn has had play equipment used by kids named after it) that also fits that description exactly.
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Level 62
Mar 5, 2018
Flying Foxes are a type of bat.
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Level 84
Apr 12, 2020
Sugar gliders are essentially the same as flying squirrels even though they come from a different evolutionary line.
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Level 66
Aug 8, 2021
Agree, flying fox is a correct answer to question 2. I've never heard of a flying squirrel either, except for Rocky.
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Level 90
Aug 8, 2021
Flying fox is a type of bat and can actually fly.

Question 2 asks for a mammal that can't fly but can glide over 100 meters - so flying fox would not be a correct answer due to its ability to fly.

Sugar glider is also not a correct answer, because they can only glide about 50 meters, about half the distance mentioned in the question.

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Level 55
Mar 5, 2018
Why do I always think they're called GREAT blue whales??
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Level 58
Mar 5, 2018
Because they are FI-I-I-INNNE!
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Level 84
Mar 6, 2018
Flying Lemurs are also a thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colugo
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Level ∞
Jul 17, 2021
But can they glide nearly a hundred meters between trees?
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Level 76
Mar 6, 2018
I'm so stupid. I forgot that whales are mammals, and I was trying to figure out what mammal is heavier than a whale.
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2018
Rodent's of unusual size? I don't think they exist.
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Level 75
Jun 1, 2018
I thought wombats were rodents. I guess not
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Level 77
Oct 18, 2023
Nope, they're marsupials.
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Level 75
Aug 8, 2021
I was sure I'd done this one before, but no.

On the other one I was thinking of, I complained that the clue was asking for a plural but accepted the singular (it was "What are the only mammals capable of true flight?" and obviously the answer is "bats", but it accepted "bat" and I was left with an 's' at the start of my next answer, hence my justified complaint.)

This one is the inverse of that - it asks for a singular, but the answer is shown as a plural! Bats are/is a type of mammal(s)?! Jetpunk urgently needs a site-wide bat policy.

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Level 68
Aug 8, 2021
I thought that the heaviest mammal question only refers to land mammals since Earth is not just the name of our planet but also another word for ground, and I tried to type Paraceratherium.
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Level 90
Aug 8, 2021
"Earth" is the name of the planet, and given that it is capitalized, there's no confusion with any other meaning of "earth."

Also, earth is another word for soil or dirt, but not another word for ground or land, and even if it were, with that meaning, it would only be capitalized if it were the first word in the sentence.

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Level 68
Oct 7, 2021
I also misunderstood the meaning of Earth because there are no known mammals on other planets.
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Level 44
Aug 8, 2021
“NYC rat” could also be the largest rodent
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Level 46
Aug 9, 2021
For the Australian question , what invasive species was introduced I answered humans lol
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Level 33
Oct 8, 2021
humans have been in australia for 60 000+ yrs...i think u mean white people
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Level 68
Aug 10, 2021
Indonesia made sense to me but my other guesses would have been Brazil or Australia, I forgot it was just mammals but I feel like even if it's only including mammals those countries would still be pretty high
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Level 73
Aug 15, 2021
"What marine mammal has a large tusk that looks like a unicorn horn?" Since unicorns don't exist, how does anyone know what a unicorn horn looks like?
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Level 80
Oct 7, 2021
We use something called Imagination
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Level 77
Oct 18, 2023
If I were to say "What does Superman's costume look like?" would you respond with "How can I possibly answer that? Superman isn't real," or would you know what I meant? Unicorn horns have been depicted pretty consistently for hundreds of years, so there is a standard image of what they look like even though they're fictional.