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Encounters in the wild
  1. Which is bigger a badger or a fox?
  2. Which is the odd one out between a badger, an otter, a ferret and a rat?
  3. What is the name for a baby hare?
  4. Is there such a thing as a "froglet"?
  5. Why is it a bad idea to put out cows milk for hedgehogs?
  6. Why is it that polar bears never eat penguins?
  7. What is so very special about a "Manx" cat?
  8. What small mammal did Shakespeare refer to as a "flying mouse"?
  9. Is a Giant Panda really a panda, a bear or a racoon?
  10. What animal is black and white, and looks like a horse?
  11. Which animal poses the greatest threat to human health in the United Kingdom - the rat or the pigeon?
  12. How old is the average human, when they are exactly half as tall as their adult height?
  13. Why does the plaice (a type of fish) have its eyes on the top of its head?
  14. When people refer to the "gentleman in the velvet waistcoat", what are they referring to?
  15. If some-one said that they had a "German Schnauzer" cat would they be telling the truth?
  16. Why do you never see tigers fighting lions for food?
  17. Why might a rabbit be unwilling to leave its burrow, if it can smell urine outside?
  18. Do ostriches bury their heads in the sand?
  19. If you chase wild sheep, they run usually away from another in all directions. If you chase domestic sheep, they usually run towards one another. Why is this useful for sheep farmers?
  20. If a chicken lays eggs on a farm, how many might it lay every year?
  21. How many pints of milk might one healthy cow produce every week?
  22. People have six bones in their neck. How many bones does a giraffe have in its neck?
  23. Farmers often want a cow to be pregnant for a long as possible (as for the time of the pregnancy they have just the cow to feed, instead of the cow and its calf). Why might very long pregnancies be harmful for the cow?
  24. Has the "large-eared owl" actually got large ears?
  25. Scientists use Latin names for animals (the badger, is called Meles meles in Latin). What bird has "puffinus puffinus" as its Latin name?
  26. The animal which is called a reindeer in Europe has another name in North America. What is it?
  27. Why is it that so many old-fashioned cat stories involve cats called "Felix" and "Sylvester"?
  28. Why can horses go to sleep stood up, but humans can't?
  29. Which bird sings a song sometimes sounds like "a little bit of bread but no cheese"?
  30. Why is the Blue Whale not the biggest fish in the world?

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