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What’s Your Rodent IQ? (Quiz)

Answer: False.

While rodents are often very good at survival, there are still many species of rodents that are threatened by human activity and invasive species. The IUCN Red List lists 65 species of rodent that are Critically Endangered (their highest risk category), including the Long-tailed Chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera, above), Social Tuco-tuco (Ctenomys sociabilis), Lesser Stick-nest Rat (Leporillus apicalis), and Little Earth Hutia (Mesocapromys sanfelipensis).

Photo Credit: Guérin Nicolas (messages) (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Sources: Wikipedia / Listverse / IUCN Red List / R.A.T.S.

 

 

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1:16AM PST on Nov 8, 2014

I did pretty good, scored a 9...I've had a Robo hamster, named "Tinker". I really liked her and she was very tame. Sad, but she actually wanted to get super close to me one day, she (2.6 years old) curled up in my hands and passed away! She was a good little girl! I still have her cage and am thinking of getting another Robo. She looked like a chipmunk, but no tail, tan & white, with a sweet face (2" long). Well, this was fun!

12:32AM PDT on Aug 9, 2014

Interesting, rodents some in all sorts of sizes, shapes and colours.

Nine out of ten, wrong about the shrews.

3:04AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

Very cool! I wasn't too bad :) I love rodents, especially rats! They are so intelligent and sweet little animals

2:51PM PDT on Apr 13, 2014

Nice. I did miss the "directly" transmitted. oops.

1:19PM PST on Jan 2, 2014

Thank you !

12:25PM PDT on Sep 28, 2013

This was a very interesting, as well as, informative quiz. I really enjoyed it and learned form it. Thank you

1:29PM PDT on May 9, 2013

surprised myself with 9 out of 10 :) Thank you for sharing.

6:42AM PST on Nov 20, 2012

thanks

4:57PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

7 out of 9, not bad if I say so myself.
Many endangered native rodents in Oz :(

1:09PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

8/10 did a lot better than I thought. i love mice.. especially pet store mice, but I wish they wouldnt come into my house.

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