Zoology questions This is a list of recently added questions about zoology. Play zoology 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: smyruaverage 66% longevity and cancer resistancelongevity and cancer resistance1697extraordinary sense of smellextraordinary sense of smell188spatial memoryspatial memory150ability to see in darknessability to see in darkness536rodents riddles » 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: lanusienkaaverage 66% longevity and resistance to cancerlongevity and resistance to cancer1697an extraordinary sense of smellan extraordinary sense of smell188spatial memoryspatial memory150vision in complete darknessvision in complete darkness536medicine riddles » 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: Kelia0035average 60% 24242288202047530307053535302cats riddles » 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 Kołodziejczykhard 57% ichthyologyichthyology2046herpetologyherpetology6544malacologymalacology1018entomologyentomology1679reptiles riddles » 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 Kołodziejczykhard 48% In the NileIn the Nile1285In the Ganges RiverIn the Ganges River4760In the AmazonIn the Amazon1843In the entire Central Africa (Congo and its tributaries)In the entire Central Africa (Congo and its tributaries)1904biology riddles » 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: yoshchimhard 43% estivationestivation1640hypernationhypernation1282scavationscavation479civerationciveration371animals riddles » Where does the name of Rottweiler breed come from?The city of Rottweil. Rottweiler is one of the oldest of herding breeds. It is likely that the Rottweiler is a descendant of ancient Roman drover dogs, brought into modern day Germany by Roman legions. During the Middle Ages, the dogs were known as "Rottweil butchers' dogs" (German: Rottweiler Metzgerhund) because they were used to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat and other products to market.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 65% the city of Rottweilthe city of Rottweil2746dog's red tonguedog's red tongue580dog's ability to dig for rootsdog's ability to dig for roots316dog's ability to hunt for ratsdog's ability to hunt for rats540dogs riddles » Which animal is "ursus arctos" in Latin?Brown bear. In the binomial name of the brown bear, Ursus arctos, Linnaeus simply combined the Latin and Greek names (ursus is "bear" in Latin, while arctos is "bear" in Greek). The Latin name of polar bear is Usrus Maritimus, literally "sea bear".Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 33% brown bearbrown bear543polar bearpolar bear913American black bearAmerican black bear104Asian black bearAsian black bear74bears riddles » Which animal has three hearts?Cuttlefish is a Cephalopod. Cephalopods are characterized by three hearts. Central heart and two additional gill hearts (branchial hearts) at the base of their gills. They have two circulatory systems: big (heart-body-gill heart) and small (gill heart-gills-heart).Created by: bookfreakaverage 68% giraffegiraffe88short-eared owlshort-eared owl282cuttlefishcuttlefish2636there is no such animalthere is no such animal859animals riddles » How are feces eating organisms called?Coprophages. Many small organisms (ie insects) are coprophagous - they usually consume and redigest the feces of large animals. These feces contain substantial amounts of semi-digested food (herbivores' digestive systems are especially inefficient). Two feces-eating insects are the dung-beetle and the fly.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykaverage 64% herbivoresherbivores600carnivorescarnivores373coprophagescoprophages2890xylophagesxylophages608insects riddles » Play zoology quiz and see all the questions.