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Quiz: Wildcats

Wildcat Quiz

Wild about wildcats? Then try out our quiz...

Wildcat

1.) Question 1

Wildcats are...

Wildcat
  1. ...mammals.
  2. ...reptiles.
  3. ...amphibians.

2.) Question 2

You can find wildcats in the UK - their home is * .

  1. Wales
  2. Scotland
  3. London

3.) Question 3

What are wildcat tails like?

Wildcat tail
  1. The tail ends are rounded.
  2. The tail ends are pointy.
  3. Wildcats don't have tails at all.

4.) Question 4

Wildcats are nocturnal - but what does nocturnal mean?

Wildcat
  1. Active at night
  2. Likes knocking on doors
  3. Turns around a lot

5.) Question 5

Animals and plants have scientific names – what is the scientific name for a wildcat?

Wildcat
  1. Panthera leo
  2. Felis catus
  3. Felis silvestris

Answers

  1. Just like household cats, wildcats are mammals.
  2. Wildcats are very rare in the UK, but they can be found in Scotland.
  3. Wildcats do have tails, but they are different from household cats. Wildcat tails have rounded ends and are bushier.
  4. If an animal is nocturnal, it means it is active during the night.
  5. Animals and plants have scientific names – the scientific name for a wildcat is Felis silvestris.

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