Test Your Knowledge Of Wild Animals In Oregon

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Test Your Knowledge Of Wild Animals In Oregon

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  • 1. 
    There are three types of bears in North America. The bear that lives in southern Oregon has a shaggy coat, an excellent sense of smell but poor eyesight. This bear is an omnivore and will eat herbs, nuts, berries, salmon, crayfish, trout, fruit, crops and beehives (just like Winnie-the-Pooh!). Which bear inhabits southern Oregon?
    • A. 

      Brown bear

    • B. 

      Polar bear

    • C. 

      Black bear

  • 2. 
    There are 2 types of salmon that spawn in the Rogue River. The Chinook (or King) and the Coho. Which of the statements about these 2 salmon is FALSE?
    • A. 

      There are two salmon runs each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

    • B. 

      Once the salmon enter the river to spawn, they continue to feed and become exceptionally docile.

  • 3. 
    Which of these Oregon birds is NOT included among the raptor species?
    • A. 

      Turkey Vulture

    • B. 

      Osprey

    • C. 

      Cattle Egret

    • D. 

      White Tailed Kite

  • 4. 
    The Western Rattlesnake is the only venomous snake in Oregon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If you're not a fan of insects when camping, then you'll appreciate Oregon's bats. While bats in other parts of the world feed on fruit, fish, nectar, or even blood, all Oregon bats dine on insects. They consume pests such as spruce budworm moths, tussock moths, mosquitoes, pine bark beetle moths and gypsy moths. A bat can catch up to 600 insects in an hour. Of the bats below, which is the biggest bat, with a wingspan of nearly 16 inches? 
    • A. 

      Big brown bat

    • B. 

      Myotis bat

    • C. 

      Hoary bat

    • D. 

      Silver-haired bat

    • E. 

      Pallid bat

    • F. 

      Townsend’s big-eared bat

    • G. 

      Spotted bat

    • H. 

      Brazilian (Mexican) Free-tailed bat

  • 6. 
    Small-to-medium carnivores characterized by a long tubular shape or stocky build, short limbs, large necks, small head and live either terrestially or semi-aquatic belong to the Mustelidae family. Below, which of these Mustelids is often called the "skunk bear"?
    • A. 

      American Badger

    • B. 

      Long-tailed Weasel

    • C. 

      River Otter

    • D. 

      Western Spotted Skunk

    • E. 

      Wolverine

  • 7. 
    The most well-known Gray Wolf among the famed Rogue Pack is named OR-7.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Of these 3 cats living in Oregon, which is the smallest?
    • A. 

      Canada lynx

    • B. 

      Bobcat

    • C. 

      Cougar (Mountain Lion)

  • 9. 
    Of the hoofed mammals in Oregon, the adult males in this family--though most heavily armored--are the least predisposed to fight, resulting in a social system in which the adult males are subordinate to the females and yearlings.
    • A. 

      Mountain or Bighorn Sheep

    • B. 

      Mountain Goat

    • C. 

      Pronghorn Antelope

    • D. 

      Mule Deer

  • 10. 
    There are 3 types of foxes in Oregon.. the Gray Fox, the Kit Fox and the __________ Fox. (Hint: This fox is named after a color.)