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Wildlife Quiz 2013

  1. 1. 1
  2. 2. 2 Wild Tech
  3. 3. 1. Identify XY ?  Built by Y, XY mounds are amazing architectural feats complete with arches, tunnels, chimneys, insulation and nursery chambers.  The mounds are aligned north to south to minimise the exposure to the sun. 3
  4. 4. Magnetic Termite Mounds in Litchfield National Park, Australia  The orientation of the nest is north-south which points like a compass needle. Hence the common name – magnetic termite. 4
  5. 5. 2. FITB   5 The world's largest _______ Dam (about 850 metres) was discovered in Wood Buffalo National Park in Northern Alberta, Canada using satellite imagery in 2007 . This woodland construction was more than twice the length of the Hoover dam and can be seen from space Cont…
  6. 6. Construction 6 Clue…
  7. 7. Clue 7
  8. 8. Beaver Dam  They build dams, as protection against predators such as coyotes, wolves, and bears, and to provide easy access to food during winter.  It’s the only animal which builds dam. 8
  9. 9. 3. Identify this ground squirrel ?  This North American rodents lives in larger communities called towns.  Their burrows have defined nurseries, sleeping quarters, and even toilets. They also feature listening posts near exits, so animals can safely keep tabs on the movements of predators outside. Chambers located at different depths in the soil serve different purposes.  The nursery, for example, is located deep in the soil where the temperature is more stable and young ones are better protected from predators.  The largest recorded town in Texas, covered 65,000 KM² and was home to an estimated 400 million of them. 9
  10. 10. Prairie Dog 10
  11. 11. 4. What is the purpose of Pit’s in Pit Vipers ? 11
  12. 12. Infrared sensing organ (Heat Sensors)  Pit Viper, a poisonous snake with a deep pit on each side of the head, between the eye and the nostril. The pits are sensitive to heat and help the snake find warm-blooded prey, such as birds and rodents. 12
  13. 13. 13 Conservationists
  14. 14. 5. Identify the narrator and the animal being described ? 14
  15. 15. David Attenborough & Platypus Duck - bill and webbed feet Beaver - tail Otter - body and fur 15
  16. 16. 6. Identify the X ?   Dr. Birutė Mary Galdikas (born in 1946), is a primatologist, conservationist, ethologist, and author of several books relating to the endangered X. For almost four decades she has studied and worked closely with the X of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat, and is today the world’s foremost authority on the X.  She stars in the IMAX feature documentary Born to Be Wild 3D, released in April 2011 and narrated by Morgan Freeman.  The name “X” literally translates into English as “man of the forest”. 16 +30
  17. 17. Orangutan 17
  18. 18. 7. Identify the British Primatologist ?  Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, she is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.  18 +20 What is the name of the primatologist and ethologist best known for her 45-year study of chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania ? Clue…
  19. 19. Clue 19
  20. 20. Jane Goodall 20
  21. 21. 8. True life story of ?  She is an American zoologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years.  She studied the endangered gorillas of the Rwandan mountain forest for two decades before her unsolved murder occurred in 1985, at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.  She told her story in the book ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ (1983), which was later adapted for a film. 21 +10
  22. 22. Dian Fossey 22
  23. 23. 9. Connect 23
  24. 24. Leakey’s Angels  Leakey's Angels is a relatively recent name given to three women sent by archaeologist Louis Leakey to study primates in their natural environments. 1) Birutė Galdikas - Orangutans 2) Jane Goodall - Chimpanzees 3) Dian Fossey - Gorillas 24
  25. 25. 10. Identify the Person ?  One of the world's most distinguished scientists, X is a professor and honorary curator in entomology at Harvard. He is the father of socio-biology and his biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading authority.  X’s 2007 TED Prize speech was the catalyst for the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). Its an online species database which went live in February 2008. 25
  26. 26. Dr. E. O. Wilson 26
  27. 27. 11. Identify X and Y ?  X is a village located in the Shimoga district in the state of Karnataka. It is among the places in India that receive very heavy rainfall earning it the sobriquet, "Cherrapunji of the South".  X Rainforest Research Station was founded in 2005, by leading Indian herpetologist Y. Y saw his very first king cobra here in 1971.  27 Its the only permanent rainforest research station in India and Y calls this place capital of King Cobra. Clue…
  28. 28. Clue 28
  29. 29. Agumbe Rainforest Research Station & Romulus Whitaker 29
  30. 30. 12. Identify the bird ? (Video) 30 Clue…
  31. 31. Clue 31
  32. 32. Lyrebird 32
  33. 33. 33 Written Round
  34. 34. 34 Know the Difference
  35. 35. 13. Identify 1 35 2
  36. 36. 14. Id the cats ? 1 2 36 3
  37. 37. 15. What is being characterised? European Version Asian/Chinese Version Evil Benevolent, Sacred, Luck Wings Wingless Lizard like or Feline like Serpentine No whiskers Whiskers Fire No Fire 37
  38. 38. 16. Identify the two group of monkeys ? 38
  39. 39. 39 Movies
  40. 40. 17. Identify the character from the below movie quote ? “ I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here, it came to me when I tried to classify your species and l realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops an equilibrium with the surrounding environment. But you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease. A cancer of this planet. You are a plague. And we are the cure.” 40
  41. 41. 18. Identify Film Label and Day ? 2009 2010 41 2011 Cont…
  42. 42. 42 2012 2014
  43. 43. 19. Identify the movie ? 43
  44. 44. 20. Which dog breed ?  Scooby-Doo, the famous Hanna-Barbera character, was based on which dog breed ? 44
  45. 45. 21. Which movie ?  Was made by Filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand who worked for free for 3 years to make the film  Was first released on June 5th, 2009 simultaneously via cinemas, DVD, Internet & TV  Was shot entirely from the air, filmed in 120 locations in over 50 countries  Was shown on gigantic screens in front of the Eiffel Tower to a crowd of 50,000+  Was shown during the Bonjour India Festival in Mumbai, intro by Shahrukh Khan 45
  46. 46. 22. Connect 46
  47. 47. 47 Answers
  48. 48. 13. Identify 1 48 2
  49. 49. 13. 1 49 2
  50. 50. 50
  51. 51. 14. Id the cats ? 1 2 51 3
  52. 52. 52
  53. 53. 14 53
  54. 54. 15. What is being characterised? European Version Asian/Chinese Version Evil Benevolent, Sacred, Luck Wings Wingless Lizard like or Feline like Serpentine No whiskers Whiskers Fire No Fire 54
  55. 55. 15. Dragons European 55 Chinese / Oriental
  56. 56. 16. Identify the two group of monkeys ? 56
  57. 57. 16. New & Old World Monkeys 57
  58. 58. 17. Identify the character from the below movie quote ? “ I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here, it came to me when I tried to classify your species and l realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops an equilibrium with the surrounding environment. But you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease. A cancer of this planet. You are a plague. And we are the cure.” 58
  59. 59. 17. Agent Smith 59
  60. 60. 18. Identify Film Label and Day ? 2009 2010 60 2011 Cont…
  61. 61. 61 2012 2014
  62. 62. 62 18. Disneynature & Earth Day (22nd April) • Disneynature is an independent film label of The Walt Disney Company, founded on April 21, 2008 as a division of the Walt Disney Studios. • Headquartered in Paris, France, it is the only Disney subsidiary headquartered outside the United States
  63. 63. 19. Identify the movie ? 63
  64. 64. 19. Madagascar 1. King Julien XIII - Ring Tailed Lemur 2. Maurice - Aye-Aye 3. Mort - Mouse lemur 64
  65. 65. 20. Which dog breed ?  Scooby-Doo, the famous Hanna-Barbera character, was based on which dog breed ? 65
  66. 66. 20. Great Dane 66
  67. 67. 21. Which movie ?  Was made by Filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand who worked for free for 3 years to make the film  Was first released on June 5th, 2009 simultaneously via cinemas, DVD, Internet & TV  Was shot entirely from the air, filmed in 120 locations in over 50 countries  Was shown on gigantic screens in front of the Eiffel Tower to a crowd of 50,000+  Was shown during the Bonjour India Festival in Mumbai, intro by Shahrukh Khan 67
  68. 68. 21. HOME 68
  69. 69. 22. Connect 69
  70. 70. 22. Furious Five – Kung Fu Panda 1. Monkey - Gee's Golden Langur 2. Crane - Black-necked Crane 3. Viper - Green Tree Viper 4. Tigress - South China Tiger 5. Mantis - Chinese Mantis 70
  71. 71. 23. Identify the place ? 71
  72. 72. Valley of Flowers 72
  73. 73. 24. Identify the Tribe This countries flag consists of colour black symbolising black majority, red for the bloodshed during the fight for freedom and green for Land; the white fimbriation was added later and symbolizes peace and honesty. The black, red, and white traditional _______ shield and two spears symbolize the defence of all the things mentioned above. The _______ could be the most known tribe outside that country especially for tourists, since we have a famous National Reserve in the same name in that country. 73
  74. 74. Kenya & Maasai 74
  75. 75. 25. Which Country’s National Flowers ? 1. National flower - Jasminum sambac 2. Flower of charm - Moon Orchid 3. Rare flower - Rafflesia arnoldii  All three were chosen on World Environment Day (5th June) in 1990. 75
  76. 76. Indonesia 76
  77. 77. 26. Identify this Hummingbird? (video)  77 Those feathers grow up to six inches long, which is three or four times the bird’s body length, and each of them ends in a large violet-blue disc; the racket-shaped ‘spatules’ that give the bird its name and which can each be moved independently of the other.
  78. 78. Marvellous Spatuletail 78
  79. 79. 27. Shadow of Death Even though their scales are grey/brown in colour why its called Black Mamba ? 79
  80. 80. Named after their mouth colour  They get their name from the black of the inside of their mouths, which they display when threatened. 80
  81. 81. 28. Funda ? 81
  82. 82. Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations Surpass 400 PPM Milestone  For the first time in human history, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached 400 parts per million (ppm). 82
  83. 83. 29. Identify the Country ?  Video 83
  84. 84. Mexico 84
  85. 85. 30. Identify the ‘Living Fossil’ ?  Fossils show that the X dates back to around 450 million years ago and has changed very little over the last 250 million years.  Its blood is a distinctive blue colour thanks to the fact that it contains Y-rich haemocyanin as opposed to iron-rich haemoglobin.  A protein in the blood called Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) is used by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to test their products for the presence of endotoxins, bacterial substances that can cause fevers and even be fatal to humans.  85 The LAL test is one of the most important medical products derived from a marine organism to benefit humans. Pic…
  86. 86. 86
  87. 87. Horseshoe crab, Copper  Despite their common name, horseshoe crabs are not crabs but are related to arachnids and are the closest living relatives of the now extinct trilobites 87
  88. 88. 31. Which term ?  _________ is the ecological state of being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation or other defined zone, or habitat type.  These species are especially likely to develop on biologically isolated areas such as islands because of their geographical isolation.  They can easily become endangered or extinct if their restricted habitat changes, particularly but not only due to human actions, including the introduction of new organisms. 88
  89. 89. Endemism / Endemic 89
  90. 90. 32. X and Funda ? Dodo : Mauritius Elephant bird : Madagascar Moa : X 90
  91. 91. New Zealand Flightless extinct birds 91
  92. 92. 33. Name this Pinta Island giant tortoise? 92
  93. 93. Lonesome George 93
  94. 94. 34. Chytrid fungus is a threat to which class of animals ?  Chytridiomycosis is an infectious disease of X, caused by the chytrid (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis), a fungus which is found only in water or moist environments.  Although habitat loss clearly poses the greatest threat to X, this newly recognized fungal disease is seriously affecting an increasing number of species around the world. 94
  95. 95. Amphibian Today, a major threat to frogs is the chytrid fungus.  One in three of the world's amphibians are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) red list of endangered species. 95
  96. 96. 35. Identify this worlds rarest cat ?  It’s the world's most endangered feline species. There are real fears that it may soon become the first cat species to become extinct for at least 2,000 years.  No feline species has gone extinct since the saber toothed cat (Smilodon) perished 11,000 years ago. 1980 2003 96
  97. 97. Iberian lynx  Only some 225 of them in the wild. 97
  98. 98. 36. Which Indian Bird ?  With less than 200 left, this magnificent bird can be the first mega species to go extinct in India since the cheetah.  One of the largest flying bird species found in the world today.  98 This Critically Endangered terrestrial bird was once widespread across the grasslands of India and Pakistan, but today is confined to small fragmented patches within India. Pic…
  99. 99. clue 99
  100. 100. Great Indian Bustard 100
  101. 101. 37. Complete the List 1. Mudumalai 2. Kalakkad Mundanthurai 3. Anamalai 4. _______________ 101
  102. 102. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve  These are 4 Tiger Reserves in Tamilnadu.  The Indian government declared the forests of Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary a Tiger Reserve on March 15, 2013.  An estimated 25 tigers live here. 102
  103. 103. 38. What’s unique about this format ?  WWF is a modification of the open standard PDF format for document exchange endorsed by the World Wide Fund for Nature.  The WWF format is promoted as being more environmentally friendly than other comparable document exchange formats. 103
  104. 104. A PDF that cannot be printed out SAVE AS WWF, SAVE A TREE 104
  105. 105. 39. Identify the program ? 105
  106. 106. Apps for Apes The non-profit Orangutan Outreach is collecting donated iPads for its new Apps for Apes program. 106
  107. 107. 40. What is being shown here ? 107
  108. 108. Asiatic Lion Reintroduction Project  The last wild population of the Asiatic Lion is found in the Gir Forest region of the state of Gujarat. The single population faces the threats of epidemics, natural disasters and other anthropogenic factors.  The project aims to establish a second independent population of Asiatic Lions at the Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.  Judgement was delivered on 16 April 2013, permitting the reintroduction of lions to Kuno over-ruling the objections of the Gujarat Government. 108
  109. 109. 41. Agreement to protect which animal ?  The International Agreement on the Conservation of _____ was signed in Oslo, November 15, 1973 by the five nations consisting of Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, the United States, and the former U.S.S.R  Its scientific name is ‘Ursus maritimus’. 109
  110. 110. Polar Bear  Mainly found within the Arctic Circle in the below countries, 1. Denmark (Greenland) 2. Norway (Svalbard) 3. Russia 4. United States 5. Canada  The main threat to polar bear populations is malnutrition or starvation due to habitat loss, which is caused by global warming and the resulting reduction of the sea ice cover. 110
  111. 111. 42. A tale of two tiger reserves  X and Y are India’s big cat experiment labs as both lost them due to poaching and the government re-introduced tigers from similar landscape to create a new pool. Tiger Reserves X Y State Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan Extinct Feb 2009 2004-05 Reintroduction March 2009 2008 111
  112. 112. Panna (MP) & Sariska(RJ) 112
  113. 113. 43. Identify this world's most abundant wild bird ? (video) 113
  114. 114. Red-billed Quelea 114
  115. 115. 115 Ad Zone
  116. 116. 44. 116
  117. 117. Bluefin Tuna 117
  118. 118. 45. Ad by ? 118 Cont…
  119. 119. 119
  120. 120. Greenpeace 120
  121. 121. 46. 121
  122. 122. Natural Resources Defense Council 122
  123. 123. 123 THANKS

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