The Natural World - Answers

Published: Wednesday 1st December 2010
  1. What is another name for an Ounce? A Snow Leopard.
  2. What is the study of Bird's Eggs called? Oology.
  3. Which THREE coniferous trees are native to Britain? Yew, Scots Pine & Juniper.
  4. What is the main diet of the Oyster catcher? Mussels.
  5. What is the common name for the Antirrhinum? Snap-dragon.
  6. From which tree is cork obtained? The Oak [Cork Oak].
  7. What type of animal is a Dik-dik? A small African antelope.
  8. By what name is a castrated cockerel known? Capon.
  9. What are OVIPAROUS animals? Ones that lay eggs.
  10. What is another name for the Mountain ash? The Rowan.
  11. Capers are the pickled flower buds of the Caper bush [Capparis spinosa], but what flowers can be pickled to make "Poor-man's Capers"? Nasturtium.
  12. The teak tree is native to which continent? Asia.
  13. Vertebrates are split into FIVE main classes, what are they? Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals.
  14. Where did the DODO live until they became extinct? Mauritius.
  15. What kind of creature is a Sand Mason? A Worm.
  16. What is the largest native British bird? A Mute Swan.
  17. Which flowers are said to symbolise the crucifixion? The Passion Flower.
  18. Which bird lays the largest egg? Ostrich.
  19. What kind of animal is a Chamois? A Goat.
  20. What type of animal would live in a HOLT? An Otter.

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