Nature Quiz - Mammals - South American Mammals (Questions)

For most of the past 65 million years, South America was an 'island continent' having no land connections with any other major landmasses. Because South America was geographically isolated during the period of time when today's major mammal groups were evolving on other continents, the mammals that were living in South America evolved in their own unique directions.

See how much you know about South American mammals in the following picture quiz.

1. What is a Brown-throated Three-toed sloth's natural environment?
[ ] Prairie
[ ] Jungle
[ ] Savanna
[ ] Woodland
2. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[ ] Speckled bear
[ ] White-face bear
[ ] Black bear
[ ] Spectacled bear
3. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[ ] Common Marmoset
[ ] Emperor Tamarin
[ ] Black Howler Monkey
[ ] Buffy Saki
4. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[ ] Agouti
[ ] Guinea pig
[ ] Chinchilla
[ ] Capybara
5. Salvador Dali had a pet ocelot. What was its name?
[ ] Booboo
[ ] Baby
[ ] Babou
[ ] Bibby
6. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[ ] Giant Armadillo
[ ] Silky Anteater
[ ] Southern Tamandua
[ ] Giant Anteater
7. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[ ] Maned Wolf
[ ] Hoary Fox
[ ] Bush Dog
[ ] Gray Fox
8. What is the name for a baby llama?
[ ] Kid
[ ] Cria
[ ] Bambino
[ ] Llamaby
9. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[ ] Baird's Tapir
[ ] Mountain Tapir
[ ] South American Tapir
[ ] Malayan Tapir
10. What is the collective name for a group of porcupines?
[ ] Arrow
[ ] Spike
[ ] Curling
[ ] Prickle

 

Nature Quiz - Mammals - South American Mammals (Answers)
1. What is a Brown-throated Three-toed sloth's natural environment?
[ ] Prairie
[x] Jungle
[ ] Savanna
[ ] Woodland
2. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[ ] Speckled bear
[ ] White-face bear
[ ] Black bear
[x] Spectacled bear
3. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[x] Common Marmoset
[ ] Emperor Tamarin
[ ] Black Howler Monkey
[ ] Buffy Saki
4. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[ ] Agouti
[ ] Guinea pig
[ ] Chinchilla
[x] Capybara
5. Salvador Dali had a pet ocelot. What was its name?
[ ] Booboo
[ ] Baby
[x] Babou
[ ] Bibby
6. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[ ] Giant Armadillo
[ ] Silky Anteater
[ ] Southern Tamandua
[x] Giant Anteater
7. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[x] Maned Wolf
[ ] Hoary Fox
[ ] Bush Dog
[ ] Gray Fox
8. What is the name for a baby llama?
[ ] Kid
[x] Cria
[ ] Bambino
[ ] Llamaby
9. Can you identify this South American mammal?
[x] Baird's Tapir
[ ] Mountain Tapir
[ ] South American Tapir
[ ] Malayan Tapir
10. What is the collective name for a group of porcupines?
[ ] Arrow
[ ] Spike
[ ] Curling
[x] Prickle