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How Animal Smart are You? (Quiz!)

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The Answers

1. When a male lion gets in the mood, he really gets in the mood and copulates about 650 times over a one week period. True or False?


During a lion’s season of romance, an alpha male lion mounts a female about every 15 minutes for a full straight week! On average, this means a lion stud gets nookie nearly 672 times before he is finally exhausted.  Which may explain why he takes a two-year hiatus before trying THAT again!  Well, now, we know the real reason the lion was crowned “king of the jungle.”


2. When a Nile hippo is upset their sweat:

a. turns red

When excited, startled or nervous, a Nile hippo has the charming ability to ooze a red oil from their mucous gland that is easily mistaken for blood. The red oil is meant to condition the hippos skin, but it may have the second purpose of scaring off surprised predators.


3. If you lift a kangaroo’s tail it:

c. cannot hop

A kangaroo can hop at the impressive speed of 60 miles an hour (imagine one hopping next to your car on the freeway!), but it cannot go anywhere if you hold up its tail. I guess that isn’t all that surprising when you really think about it!


4. The fastest animal is:

c. peregrine falcon

The fastest animal on land is the cheetah (70 mph), but the fastest animal is the peregrine falcon that can dive at a dizzying 200 miles an hour!  The fastest sea animal is the sailfish who can clock 68 mph.

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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2:52PM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Fun and interesting

2:11PM PDT on May 7, 2013

i missed only 2! see, i knew my love for random animal facts would prove useful one day! lol :P

9:57AM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Very fun!

8:20AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Thank you

11:29PM PST on Feb 19, 2013

Thank you to all of you who took the time to take my crazy animal quiz!

7:57AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Fascinating and great fun! But I can do without the lice.....

8:07PM PST on Feb 10, 2013


4:49AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

These are SO cool!! I didn't attempt the quiz, because I had to rush forward to the answers!

6:15AM PST on Feb 4, 2013


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