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The Answers, and Winner to our February Reptile Quiz!

153 of you entered our February reptile quiz, but nobody got 100%! I knew there were a few tricky ones in there that would catch you out.

Anyway, you’re only reading this to get the answers and find out if you won, so I’ll get on with it!

The Answers (in red):

How many legs do these guys have?

Amazon Tree Boa

* 0
* 4
* 6
* 8

African Praying Mantis

* 0
* 4
* 6
* 8

Singapore Blue Tarantula

* 0
* 4
* 6
* 8

Bearded Dragon

* 0
* 4
* 6
* 8

What do these livefoods grow up to be?

Mealworm

* Black soldier fly
* Darkling beetle
* Garden fruit chafer
* Snout moth

Calci Worm

* Balck soldier fly
* Darkling beetle
* Garden fruit chafer
* Snout moth

Fruit Beetle Grub

* Balck soldier fly
* Darkling beetle
* Garden fruit chafer
* Snout moth

Waxworm

* Black soldier fly
* Darkling beetle
* Garden fruit chafer
* Snout moth

Who’s the BIGGEST?

Snake. Which is largest?

* Reticulated python
* Green anaconda
* Yellow anaconda
* Burmese python

Lizard. Which is largest?

* Komodo dragon
* Crocodile monitor
* Crested gecko
* Nile monitor

Tortoise/ Turtle. Which is largest?

* Galápagos tortoise
* Green Sea Turtle
* African Sulcata tortoise
* Leatherback turtle

Frog. Which is largest?

* White’s tree frog
* Goliath frog
* Argentine horned frog
* American bullfrog

Spider. Which is largest?

* Salmon pink tarantula
* Chile rose tarantula
* Cobalt blue tarantula
* Black widow

Who is the odd one out?

Odd one out?

* Veiled Chameleon (all the others are Madagascan)
* Madagascan Dwarf Chameleon
* Rhinoceros Chameleon
* Panther Chameleon

Odd one out?

* Common Boa
* Red-tailed Boa
* Rainbow Boa (all the others are Boa constrictor)
* Hogg Island Boa

Odd one out?

* Box turtle (all the others are true sea turtles)
* Green turtle
* Leatherback turtle
* Loggerhead turtle

Odd one out?

* Bearded dragon
* Blue tongue skink
* Rankin’s dragon
* Monkey-tailed skink (all the others are from Australia)

Odd one out?

* European tree frog
* White’s tree frog (all the others are Hyla spp.)
* Gray tree frog
* American green tree frog

General herpy knowledge

Rhacodactylus leachianus is the largest gecko in the world, which species is second?

Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko)

Who is the super-hero behind the Agama mwanzae lizard?

Spiderman

Which herp species experiences Neoteny? Begins with ‘A’

Axolotl, but also accepted Anderson’s Salamander

Corn snakes are Viviparous

* True
* False (it means they give birth to live young)

What is the longest venomous reptile species?

King Cobra

Which of these is most closely related to the American Aligator

* Black Caiman
* Gharial
* Mexican Crocodile
* Saltwater Crocodile

What type of chameleon is Percy at Northampton Reptile Centre check out facebook.com/northamptonreptilecentre

* Yemen
* Panther
* Pygmy
* Jackson’s

Tie Break Question

How many tropical fish are in the tank next to Gary’s desk in the office? clue: consists of Honey Gouramis, Snakeskin Barbs, Harlequins & Kuhli Loach.

37

The Winner?

2 people tied for first place. Zak Showell and Andrew Wootton, they both only got one question wrong, very well done. So it went to the tie break question and Andrew’s guess of 21 was closer than Zak’s guess of 68. Unlucky Zak and congratulations to Andrew, I’ll be emailing you a gift voucher code for £50.

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