Let’s freshen our knowledge about animals. Below are specific descriptions and clues for each animal whose name is a combination of two animal names. Let’s play and hope you get them all right.
1. Identification: A popular arachnid plus an intelligent long-tailed primate
* Clue: This animal prefer the warm tropical forests of South and Central America. Adults of this animal can reach two feet tall and can sports fur color can be black, tan, golden, brown, or red fur color. Its diet includes leaves, flowers as well as insects.
2. Identification: Slow moving shelled reptile plus an offering bird
* Clue: Its Latin name is Streptopelia turtur. A European and North African bird which is much smaller than its domesticated cousin. Adult of this one measures 28 cm long. It is slim-bodied, reddish brown body plumage, blue-gray head, and a grayish tail with a white tip.
3. Identification: Thanksgiving bird and a scavenging raptor
* Clue: A bird-of-prey found mostly in America. A large bird that measures 64–81 cm on length, 0.85–2.26 kg in weight and with a wingspan of 170–183 cm . It has dark brown to black plumage, a bald reddish head, and an ivory-colored beak.
4. Description: Wild canine and an arachnid
* Clue: A common household pest that range from 1cm to 4 cm in length. A hairy animal but has excellent eyesight. Females have the distinctive trait of carrying their egg sacs stuck at the back of their abdomen.
5. Description: Australian marsupial and an urban rodent
* Clue: a small rodent endemic to North America inhabiting arif areas particularly sandy or soft soils. This animal is characterized by its relatively large head, short front legs and large hind legs. Adults can reach 23-41 cm long (including the very long tail). It feeds mostly on seeds.
6. Description: Colony dwelling insect and the king of the jungle
* Clue: The larvae stages of this insect is known for making funnel-shaped to trap ants.
The adult sports two pairs of long, tapered wings and a long, slender abdomen. In North America, the animal’s larva is often called “doodlebug” because of the peculiar winding, trails it leaves in the sand while searching for a perfect site to build its trap.
7. Description: A mythological fire breather and a household pest
* Clue: This animal is characterized by an elongated body, two sets of strong transparent wings and large multifaceted eyes. It has a life span The life span from about 6 months to over 7 years, adult lives for only a few weeks. It is also one fastest insects in the world, with some species attaining a maximum speed of 10–15 meters per second.
8. Identification: Male bovine plus an amphibian
* Clue: The largest frog in North America that average about 9–15 cm in body length. It is typically green to greenish-brown in color. Male eardrum is larger than its eyes. Tadpoles can live up to two years before turning into frogs.
9. Description: A large African mammal plus tough insect
* Clue: It is one of the largest in their family that can reach 60 millimeters in length. Male owns 2 horns used in digging and fighting rivals during mating season. This animal is found in the rainforests of Southeast Asia and South America. It feeds on dead wood, fruits, leaves and grasses.
10. Description: Urban rodent and legless reptile
* Clue: Adults can reach 91-152 cm long. They come in variety of colors including black, gray, yellow, red, and brown. They are found in a wide variety of habitats including forests, swamps, rocky hills, barns and abandoned buildings. Adults feed on mice, squirrels, birds, as well as bird eggs.
Here are the answers to each questions. did you get it all right?
1. Spider monkey
3. Turkey vulture
4. Wolf spider
5. Kangaroo rat
9. Rhinoceros Beetle
10. Rat snake