Felis Catus is the scientific name of Cat. It belongs to the Felidae family and is the only member of this family that is domesticated i.e. treated as a pet by many people. Other members of this Felidae family are wild and so, cats are generally called domestic cats so that they would be easily distinguished from other wild animals.
Acoelomates are the animals in which the body cavity is absent. Examples of Acoelomates include Lion’s mane Jellyfish, Chrysaora fuscescens, Portugese man o’ war, Girardia tigrina, Moon jelly, Bootlace worm, etc.
Male mosquitoes take their food from sap of plants. They also feed on sugar related items like nectar and honeydew. On the other hand, female mosquitoes feed on human blood and take rest for a few days until eggs are produced.
Echidna lays eggs and does not produce young ones directly. Echidnas belong to the Mammalia class of the Animalia Kingdom and are scientifically called by the name Tachyglossidae. They are also sometimes referred to as Spiny anteaters.
A) Long Hong and Zhua Zhua
B) Zhong-Zhong and Hua Hua
C) Tailong and Shanua
D) Rongla and Shamone
Zhong-Zhong and Hua Hua are the names of the two identical long-tailed macaques cloned by the Chinese scientists. These are the two female crab-eating macaques born in the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China.
Zhong-Zhong was born on 27th November 2017 whereas Hua Hua was born on 5th December 2017. These two macaques were created by using the SCNT (Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer) technique.
Lion, Leopard, and Tiger are all species of the Panthera genus. Other animals in this genus include Jaguar and Snow Leopard. They belong to the Mammalia class of the Felidae family. The name Panthera to this genus was given by Lorenz Oken who is a German Naturalist in the year 1816.
Platypus lay eggs. It’s an egg-laying mammal belonging to the Mammalia class of the Ornithorhynchidae family. The scientific name of Platypus is Ornithorhynchus anatinus. It’s the only member of this family and genus.
Polar bears have white fur so that they are not easily visible in the snowy background. Many people don’t know the fact that Polar Bears have black skin and their hair is hollow. The white fur comes as a protective layer over the black body which helps them be safe from predators.
Many freshwater animals cannot live for long in seawater and vice versa because of the Osmotic problems they would face. The freshwater fish, for example, will experience a net osmotic influx of water and a net loss of salt by diffusion in seawater. And so, freshwater animals cannot live for long in seawater.
C) small intestine
D) salivary glands
Cattle quickly swallow grass and store it in their rumen. Cattle, goats, buffalo, sheep, camels, etc are ruminant animals. These are mammals that store the food they eat inside the rumen which is the larger part of the reticulorumen, which is the first chamber in the alimentary canal.
D) Flying fish
Flying fish is a true fish as per the biological system of classification. A true fish is nothing but a fish that satisfies the strict biological definition of a fish. A True fish is also sometimes referred to as finfish or fin fish.
Other examples of true fish include Dog Fish, Tuna, Sharks, Salmon, Skates, etc.
A) Crocodile and Ostrich
B) Hagfish and Dogfish
C) Tortoise and Ostrich
D) Peacock and Camel
Peacock and Camel are the warm blooded animals. Generally, all mammals and birds are considered as warm blooded. Warm blooded animals are the ones which try to keep their body temperature normal during hot or cold weather conditions. In order to do so, birds and mammals generate heat or cold inside their body using the food they eat.
Snakes, turtle, lizards, and crocodiles fall under the Reptilian category of animals. Reptilian is a word that denotes reptiles and their characteristics. Reptiles are tetrapod animals belonging to the Reptilia class of the Animalia kingdom. The scientific name of reptiles is Reptilia.
Punjab state government along with WWF-India conducted the first organized census for the conservation of Indus dolphins on their population.
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Madhya Pradesh
Pilibhit wildlife sanctuary is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. In June 2014, the state government has made this wildlife sanctuary into a tiger reserve and is now called as the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. This tiger reserve is expanded over an area of 730 sq.km in the districts of Pilibhit and Shahjahanpur.
In SAWEN, ‘E‘ stands for Enforcement. The full form of SAWEN is South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network. It’s an inter-governmental body founded in January 2011 to eradicate wildlife crime in the South Asian region. The member countries of SAWEN are India, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Thailand is the country which is known as the Land of White Elephants. The country got this name for having a large number of white elephants. The ancient rulers in this country used to treat white elephants as sacred and also it was a prestigious thing for them then to have a lot of white elephants.
A) Herbivore = Carnivore
B) Herbivore < Carnivore
C) Herbivore > Carnivore
D) No option is correct
The length of the small intestine of an Herbivore is greater than the length of the small intestine of a Carnivore. This is because of the eating habits they have. Herbivores feed on grass and plants whereas Carnivores feed on meat. Digesting grass is hard and so, herbivores need a large small intestine in order to get the cellulose digested whereas digesting meat is easy and so, Carnivores have a small intestine that is shorter than the one in herbivores in length.
Sariska and Ranthambore are both Tiger reserves. Sariska Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in the Alwar district of Rajasthan state whereas the Ranthambore tiger reserve is located in the Sawai Madhopur district.
A) Ninth Schedule
B) Tenth Schedule
C) Eleventh Schedule
D) Twelfth Schedule
Twelfth Schedule of Indian Constitution was added by the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act. This act was made in the year 1992 and contains the powers, authority, and responsibilities of Municipalities. Cattle ponds, prevention of cruelty to animals comes under the Twelfth Schedule.
Galton’s whistle is most commonly associated with Dogs. It is generally referred to as a dog’s whistle. This is a special whistle that is capable of generating sound waves in the ultrasonic range that can only be heard by dogs and some other animals like domestic cats. A Galton’s whistle is used for the purpose of training dogs.