Recently Extinct Animals Quiz

Recently Extinct Animals Quiz

 

Take this quiz and see how familiar you are with these recently extinct animals.

Golden Toad (Bufo periglenes)
Golden Toad (Bufo periglenes). Image credit: Charles H. Smith, vergrößert von Aglarech




True or False?

1. The tecopa pupfish became extinct because the water temperature in California became extremely hot.

 True

 False

 

2. Gastric-brooding frogs ingest their eggs to incubate them inside their stomachs. When the eggs hatch, fully-formed froglets will be expelled from the mouth.

 True

 False

 

3. Only the male golden toads have the vivid, bright orange-golden color.

 True

 False

 

4. The decline of the clouded leopard population was due entirely to their vegetarian diet.

 True

 False

 

5. The neck and bill of the atitlan grebe change in color depending on the season.

 True

 False

 

6. Po’ouli is a secretive bird that is difficult to identify and observe.

 True

 False

 

7. Western black rhinos became extinct because of the rhino bullfighting tradition.

 True

 False

 

8. Scientists have cloned the Pyrenean ibex, but the cloned fetus died minutes after being born.

 True

 False

 

9. The dusky seaside sparrow became extinct because of the illegal caged-bird trade.

 True

 False

 

10. The Baiji river dolphin is the only dolphin species of the Lipotidae family,and it became extinct because of the tremendous industrial development in China.

 True

 False




Answers to the Recently Extinct Animals quiz:

1. False. These are heat-tolerant fish that can survive in water with temperatures above 109 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius).
2. True.
3. True. Female golden toads were dark olive-black in color, with yellow and red spots.
4. False. The Formosan clouded leopard was considered to be Taiwan’s second-largest carnivore. Their extinction was due to habitat destruction and demand for their skin and bones.
5. True.
6. True.
7. False. They became extinct because of illegal hunting of rhinos, due to their “prized” horns.
8. True. Scientists were able to clone them using the DNA they got from the last known Pyrenean ibex.
9. False. The disappearance of dusky seaside sparrows was due to pollution and habitat loss.
10. True.

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