Mammal Knowledge #2

Can you answer these random trivia questions about mammals?
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What mammal will hide acorns in order to eat them later?
Squirrel
What animal is like an alpaca but larger?
Llama
What mammal is first in the dictionary?
Aardvark
What type of "ox" lives north of the Arctic Circle?
Muskox
What are dik-diks, elands, and springboks?
Antelopes
Other than Australia, what countries have wild kangaroos?
Papua New Guinea
or Indonesia
What horned African animal is known as the "widowmaker" due to its aggressive nature?
African Buffalo
What hole does a whale breathe through?
Blowhole
What African animal makes sounds that can sound like human laughter?
Hyena
What are moles' claws evolved to do?
Dig
What type of animals are Pinnipeds?
Seals, Walruses,
and Sea Lions
What black-and-white striped mammal is known for its strong smell?
Skunk
What is the slowest-moving mammal?
Three-toed Sloth
What animal, starting with W, is the largest relative of weasels, badgers, and mink?
Wolverine
Which European country has the most sheep?
United Kingdom
What is the largest type of deer?
Moose
What marsupial of the Americas is known for "playing dead"?
Opossum
What is the word for a male deer?
Stag, Buck, or Hart
New Zealand didn't have any land mammals until Polynesian
settlers brought two. What were they?
(Companion)
Dog
(Stowaway)
Rat
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Level 28
Jan 10, 2018
1st! I am please.
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Level 16
Jan 10, 2018
QM, just wondering how are you level infinity?
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Level 75
Jan 11, 2018
His page lists him at level 62.
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Level 61
Jan 11, 2018
Thanks, often wondered!
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Level 33
Oct 8, 2021
And why did he go to Tanzania?
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Level 75
Jan 11, 2018
Accept kiore? That's the Maori name for the imported rats to New Zealand.
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Level ∞
Jan 11, 2018
Okay
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Level 71
Jan 11, 2018
Elk should be accepted for moose (it can refer either to another species or to moose https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose).
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Level ∞
Jan 11, 2018
Elk was supposed to work. It will now, thanks.
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2018
Am I the only one who tried Arctic F - for the ox one?
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Level 83
Jan 21, 2018
Yes, you probably are.
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Level 73
Jun 3, 2018
no you certainly aren't
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2018
No, me too.
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2020
definitely not
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Level 33
Jun 3, 2018
Isn't wildebeest same as African buffalo?
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Level 70
Jun 3, 2018
No.
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Level 81
Oct 11, 2021
I gnu that!
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Level 56
Jun 3, 2018
No, they are two very different animals. African buffalos are huge, wildebeest are around the same size as a zebra.
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Level 74
Jun 3, 2018
My understanding is that the rats the Maori brought to New Zealand were not stowaways - they brought them to eat.
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Level 73
Jun 3, 2018
but what were they supposed to eat then? the dogs? the polynesians??
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Level 54
Jun 3, 2018
Yummy, rat.
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Level 56
Jun 3, 2018
Regarding the New Zealand question, there were bats that predated humans, which I would consider as land mammals. In addition, there is evidence for archaic terrestrial mammals, implying the likelihood that there were other terrestrial mammals on the islands before humans.
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Level 82
Jun 3, 2018
Never heard Pinniped before.
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Level 78
Jun 3, 2018
Same here. I assumed ped meant foot, and I was trying to think of any mammal with notable feet - I thought of webbed feet, two feet, four feet, etc. I should have remembered the word pinnacle, then maybe I would have thought of pointed feet or flipper. (But probably not.)
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2018
Very close - it means 'fin-footed'.
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Level 83
Jun 3, 2018
Definitely remembered hearing the word before (probably at a zoo), but couldn't recall the meaning, other than "something foot."
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Level 14
Jun 3, 2018
Good
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Level 63
Jun 3, 2018
Surprised wolverine isn't higher ... though I did attend high school in Michigan.
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Level 69
Jun 4, 2018
alright, I tried the real name for the "Opossum" and it didn't work. I tried the most commonly used name "possum" and it worked and input opossum...not sure why
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2020
Since ox is written as "ox" I thought it was intended as, not really an ox. As you sometimes see in wordjokes . Artic fox really fits the description as it is given imo.

bad wordjoke I just made up as an example. What "bell" cant you ring: a dumbbell

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Level 84
Jun 27, 2021
What black-and-white striped mammal is known for its strong smell? Geoff, the unhygienic zebra.
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Level 46
Aug 9, 2021
Can you accept ‘Irish elk’ for largest type of deer?
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
There are species of native land mammals in New Zealand the long tailed bat and the lesser short tailed bat. This pre dates Polynesian settlement.

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/bats-pekapeka/

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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
also the greater short tailed bat which probably went extinct in the 80s
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
Damn pinnipeds!