Animals questions This is a list of recently added questions about animals. Play animals quiz and see all the questions. What makes naked mole-rats interesting to scientists?Longevity and cancer resistance. Naked mole-rats are the most long-living rodents. They are known to live up to 31 years. Until 2016, when 2 cancer sick animals were found, they had been believed to be fully cancer resistant. Their immunological system evolved an additional cancer cell discovery feature that does exist among other animal species.Created by: smyrurodents riddles »average 64% longevity and cancer resistancelongevity and cancer resistance1343extraordinary sense of smellextraordinary sense of smell161spatial memoryspatial memory125ability to see in darknessability to see in darkness453 Which trait makes naked mole rat a subject of intensive scientific studies?Longevity and resistance to cancer. The lifespan of naked mole rat is around 30years, while other rodents rarely live longer than few years. Until recently it was believed that they are entirely resistant to cancer, however in 2016 cancer was found in two individuals. Studies have revealed that immune system of naked mole rats has an additional mechanism to identify cancerous cells.Created by: lanusienkamedicine riddles »average 64% longevity and resistance to cancerlongevity and resistance to cancer1343an extraordinary sense of smellan extraordinary sense of smell161spatial memoryspatial memory125vision in complete darknessvision in complete darkness453 What is inside the camel's hump?Fat. Camels can live without water many days. They don`t sweating, don`t loosing water in excrements. Camels drinkig seldom but they can drink 100 liters in 10 minutes. Created by: Hanna Kaminskadeserts riddles »average 68% waterwater714mineralsminerals132fatfat2118sweat glandssweat glands123 How many whiskers do cats typically have?24. Typically, cats on each side have 12 whiskers (vibrissae). There are also a few vibrissae over the eyes.Created by: Kelia0035cats riddles »hard 59% 24241906202041230306113535266 Which common medication is extremely toxic to cats?Paracetamol. Ingestion of paracetamol leads to methemoglobin formation, as cats lack the glucuronyl transferase enzymes necessary to break it down safely. This inhibits oxygen transport by the blood, causing asphyxiation. Each year many cat owners kill their cats by giving them paracetamol-based pain relief drugs.Created by: globalquiz.orgpets riddles »hard 41% aspirinaspirin803paracetamolparacetamol1092ibuprofenibuprofen307vitamine Cvitamine C434 How is the branch of zoology concerned with aphibians and reptiles called?Herpetology. "Herp" is a vernacular term for reptiles and amphibians. It is derived from Greek 'herpien' meaning 'to creep'.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykreptiles riddles »hard 57% ichthyologyichthyology1881herpetologyherpetology5876malacologymalacology930entomologyentomology1547 What it is an autotomy?Self amputation (e.g. of a tail). Autotomy (from the Greek auto- "self-" and tome "severing") or self amputation is the behaviour whereby an animal sheds or discards one or more of its own appendages, usually as a self-defense mechanism to elude a predator's grasp or to distract the predator and thereby allow escape. The lost body part may be regenerated later.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykbiology riddles »hard 56% eating only one kind of spieces (e.g. the koala is eating leaves of the eucalyptus)eating only one kind of spieces (e.g. the koala is eating leaves of the eucalyptus)963self amputation (e.g. of a tail)self amputation (e.g. of a tail)5179hunting of its own kindhunting of its own kind2126in-breeding (small gene pool)in-breeding (small gene pool)941 Where do gharials live?In the Ganges River. The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also known as the gavial, and the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae, native to the northern part of the Indian Subcontinent. It is harmless to humans.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykrivers riddles »hard 47% In the NileIn the Nile1156In the Ganges RiverIn the Ganges River4156In the AmazonIn the Amazon1664In the entire Central Africa (Congo and its tributaries)In the entire Central Africa (Congo and its tributaries)1733 Which animal doesn't belong to odd-toed ungulates?Rhinoceros. Odd-toed ungulates include the horse, the tapir, and the rhinoceros.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyknature riddles »very hard 24% hippopotamushippopotamus611rhinocerosrhinoceros537camelcamel341okapiokapi717 If sleeping through winter is hibernation, what is sleeping through summer?Estivation is a state of animal dormancy, similar to hibernation, that is entered in response to high temperatures and arid conditions. Many air-breathing land snails commonly estivate during periods of heat. animals that aestivate include North American desert tortoises, crocodiles, salamanders, African lung fish and dwarf lemurs.Created by: yoshchimzoology riddles »hard 43% estivationestivation1457hypernationhypernation1151scavationscavation422civerationciveration335 Play animals quiz and see all the questions.