Wildlife Week

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Wildlife Week

April 10-16, 2011 is National Wildlife Week! Go wild and learn about the amazing wildlife that call the Northwest Territories home!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Muskox are well adapted for life in the north. And they have to be - their home is covered with snow for eight months a year! Which of the following is a muskox adaptation?
    • A. 

      Small, furry ears

    • B. 

      Very short tail

    • C. 

      Rounded hooves with sharp rims

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Western Toads are indeed unique. They only occur in the Dehcho Region and they prefer to walk or crawl rather than hop.  How far can a Western Toad travel in one day?
    • A. 

      1 km

    • B. 

      3 km

    • C. 

      7 km

    • D. 

      17 km

  • 3. 
    Adult bald eagles are easily recognised by their white heads. Their Latin name, Haliacetus Leucocephalus, means sea eagle with a white head. How did they get their common name?
    • A. 

      The Old English word balde meant white not lack of hair

    • B. 

      To differentiate them from golden eagles which were named first

    • C. 

      From a distance, they looked bald

    • D. 

      After the eaglets who are hatched with soft, grayish-white down but looked bald

  • 4. 
    What is the approximate maximum diving potential for a ringed seal?
    • A. 

      30 metres and 15 minutes

    • B. 

      50 metres and 25 minutes

    • C. 

      90 metres and 45 minutes

    • D. 

      120 metres and 60 minutes

  • 5. 
    Martens are found in most corners of the NWT and this is reflected in their names in several Aboriginal languages. Which of the following is the correct translation for marten?
    • A. 

      South Slavey - nohthee

    • B. 

      North Slavey - zo

    • C. 

      Gwich'in - tsuk

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    At 22 months, elephants have the longest gestation period of any land animal. Fortunately, our northern animals don't have to wait so long. Which of the following is not the correct gestation period for the animal?
    • A. 

      Lynx = 30 - 50 days

    • B. 

      Wolverine = 30 - 40 days

    • C. 

      Chipmunk = 30 days

    • D. 

      Muskrat = 22 - 30 days

  • 7. 
    The NWT has bison in four distinct bison herd. Which of the following is not a Territorial bison herd?
    • A. 

      Liard River Valley

    • B. 

      Hay Zama

    • C. 

      Slave River Lowland

    • D. 

      Mackenzie

  • 8. 
     ...area or type of site where a species or an individual of a species of wildlife naturally occurs or on which it depends, directly or indirectly, to carry out its life processes; (habitat). The above definition of habitat comes from which piece of ENR legislation?
    • A. 

      The existing Wildlife Act

    • B. 

      The proposed new Widlife Act

    • C. 

      Forest Management Act

    • D. 

      Environmental Rights Act

  • 9. 
    How many ravens were recorded during Yellowknife's 2010/2011 Christmas Bird Count?
    • A. 

      1 256

    • B. 

      2 613

    • C. 

      3 441

    • D. 

      4 001

  • 10. 
    The NWT"s only snake species occurs in the Fort Smith area; the karst topography found in Wood Buffalo provides the necessary habitat for their winter hibernacula. What kind of snake it is?
    • A. 

      Northern red belly snake

    • B. 

      Red-sided garter snake

    • C. 

      Northern water snake

    • D. 

      Northern ringneck

  • 11. 
    Southwestern NWT is rich in bat life - 7-8 species call the South Nahanni Watershed home.  The rest of the Territory should be so lucky: bats can consume their own body weight in inesects each night, including mosquitos. The little brown bat consumes how many mosquito-sized insects every hour:
    • A. 

      300

    • B. 

      400

    • C. 

      500

    • D. 

      600

  • 12. 
    What country has the largest population of polar bears?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Norway

    • D. 

      Greenland