Did you know... that the ring-tailed lemur has a black ringed
fluffy white tail that is longer than its body? Find out how well you'd fare in the
forests and bush of Madagascar take this trivia challenge!
1. What kind of lemur is the only primate in the world to live its
entire life over water?
B. Ring tailed lemur
D. Verreaux's sifaka
2. What section of Madagascar is characterized by razor
A. Lac Alaotra
B. Tsingy de Bemaraha
3. What percentage of plants and animals exist nowhere else
4. Off the eastern coast of what continent is Madagascar?
D. South America
5. What body of water separates this continent and
A. Indian Ocean
B. Coral Sea
C. Mozambique Channel
D. Arafura Sea
6. When did humans first arrive in Madagascar?
A. 1000 years ago
B. 500 years ago
C. More than 1500 years ago
D. 2500 years ago
7. The Verreaux's Sifaka lemur never drinks water. How does
it supply its body with the necessary water for life?
A. Moisture from early morning dew
B. From the vegetation it eats
D. Its body recycles water
8. What is the wing span of the Madagascar Fish Eagle?
A. 8 feet
B. 10 feet
C. 7 feet
D. 6 feet
9. What is Madagascar's largest carnivore, the Fossa, an
ancient relative to?
10. How many months does the Fat-tailed Dwarf lemur
A. 6 months
B. 3 months
C. 5 months
D. 9 months
11. How does
the Fat-tailed Dwarf lemur replenish its nutrition during hibernation?
A. Nibbles on dead insects
B. Uses fat stored in its tail
C. Burns fat stored in its reserve stomach
D. Eats wood grubs
12. Why do
chameleons change color?
A. To camouflage themselves
B. To coordinate with surrounding habitat
C. To communicate
D. To protect themselves from harsh climates
13. What kind
of lemur uses razor sharp teeth and a long probing middle claw to catch wood grubs?
B. Mongoose lemur
C. Small-toothed sportive lemur
D. Gray mouse lemur
14. What does
the Foot-long Walking Stick use to frighten predators?
A. Skin color
C. A hissing sound
D. Burning saliva
15. How many
different types of lemurs were on Madagascar before humans arrived?
16. How many
types of lemurs still exist?
17. How long
is the world's smallest chameleon, the Brookesia Minima?
A. 2 inches
B. 3 inches
C. 1/2 inch
D. 1 inch
18. How many
species of chameleons exist on Madagascar?
less than 1 foot of rain per year, what part of Madagascar is the country's driest region?
A. Northern region
B. Southern region
C. Eastern region
D. Western region
20. How does a
male radiated tortoise get a reluctant female to mate with him?
A. He bites her neck
B. He continuously grunts a mating call
C. Fights another male to the death
D. He tries to tip her over
21. How much
of Madagascar's natural habitat remains intact?
B. 1 / 4
C. 1 / 2
D. 3 /4