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Mammals of the British Isles Quiz

A brief quiz about British mammalian fauna. 10 Questions.

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Which English county is home to two groups of wild ponies?

  • Hampshire
  • Cornwall
  • Herefordshire
  • Devon

Question 2 Photo

Which is the smallest species of bat found in the British Isles?

  • Horseshoe Bat
  • Pipistrelle Bat
  • Natterer's Bat
  • Long Eared Bat

Question 3 Photo

What is the name of the wildlife hospital that was founded in Buckinghamshire by Les Stocker in 1983?

  • St Francis of Assisi Hospital
  • Warren Hall Hospital
  • St Tiggywinkles Hospital
  • Beatrix Potter Memorial Hospital

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Which species of squirrel has recently become more common in the British Isles, red or grey?

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Question 5 Photo

Which of the following is not found in the wild (unless escaped) in the British Isles?

  • Chipmunk
  • Water Vole
  • Weasel
  • Pine Marten

Question 6 Photo

Which animals escaped or were let loose from Nutria, fur farms and are now found in the wild; they were a big problem on the Norfolk Broads?

  • Beavers
  • Raccoons
  • Otters
  • Coypus

Question 7 Photo

Who, it is commonly believed, introduced rabbits to the British Isles?

  • The Romans
  • The Huguenots
  • The Danes
  • The Irish

Question 8 Photo

Which is the most commonly found rat species in the wild in the British Isles.

  • Rattus Bengalensis (Blond Rat)
  • Rattus Rattus (Black Rat)
  • Rattus Novegicus (Brown Rat)
  • Rattus Murinae (Grey Rat)

Question 9 Photo

What is the best food to leave out for hedgehogs?

  • Cat food
  • Bread and Milk
  • Rabbit pellets
  • Ferrero Rocher

Question 10 Photo

If you live in an urban area, which of the following wild animals would be most likely to try and raid your dustbins?

  • Fox
  • Badger
  • Otter
  • Hedgehog