COLORADO, USA — If you think you are a Colorado expert, and you want to fill your time social distancing by learning about Colorado wildlife, we have the quiz for you.
> Video: How on earth do you say "pika" correctly?
Colorado is full of diverse wildlife, and there may be some facts that surprise you. We put together a trivia quiz with nine questions about Colorado wildlife. Can you get a perfect score? Do you have any ideas for other quizzes we can create in the coming weeks? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Also after the quiz, keep scrolling for some bullet points that explain some of the facts (don't cheat though!).
-The black-footed ferret is the only ferret species native to North America. After being considered extinct in Colorado twice throughout the past century, 18 were found in Utah in 1981. Now, black-footed ferrets are making an assisted comeback. Colorado is now home to six reintroduction sites.
-A mountain goat's life is limited to 12-15 years to due wearing down of their teeth.
-Billibies are a marsupial native to Australia.
-Not all black widows have a red hourglass on their abdomen, but all female black widows are black, shiny, and hairless.
-Mountain lions are the fourth largest wild cat, after the tiger, lion, and jaguar.
-Castoreum is a chemical compound that comes from a beaver’s castor sacs, which are located under the tail. Castoreum smells like musky vanilla and is an FDA-approved natural flavoring.
SUGGESTED VIDEOS: Animals and Wildlife