ANIMAL FACTS

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Why do groups like PETA oppose the Iditarod?

Dogsled race officials and mushers say that they put the welfare of the dogs first. But animal rights activists say they will continue to protest the Iditarod and other sled dog races.

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  • The Ultimate How Animals Communicate Quiz

    The Ultimate How Animals Communicate Quiz

    Animals use different ways to communicate. Learn about how animals use singing, howling ,chirping and dancing to communicate with their species and others by taking this quiz. See more »

  • The Ultimate How Many Insects Quiz

    The Ultimate How Many Insects Quiz

    If you feel like you just can't get away from all the flying, buzzing insects, you may be right -- insects far outnumber humans. Scientists can only estimate the number of insects on Earth. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the multitudes of insects on the planet. See more »

  • The Ultimate Komodo Dragon's Bite Quiz

    The Ultimate Komodo Dragon's Bite Quiz

    Learn about Komodo dragons, and your next nightmare may feature one. Don't worry, there are only 4,000 Komodos in the wild, so your chances of encountering one are slim. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the bite of a Komodo dragon. See more »

  • The Ultimate Legless Lizard vs. Snake Quiz

    The Ultimate Legless Lizard vs. Snake Quiz

    You may mistake a slithering snake for a legless lizard, because they look just alike. If the "snake" moves with only a side-to-side motion, it may be a legless lizard. Take this quiz to see whether you can tell them apart. See more »

  • The Ultimate Lion Taming Quiz

    The Ultimate Lion Taming Quiz

    Most people prefer to be on the outside of a lion's cage. However, there are those who have made their careers by braving the lion's den and taming lions. If you would like to know more about lion taming, have a go at this quiz. See more »

  • The Ultimate Search-and-Rescue Dog Quiz

    The Ultimate Search-and-Rescue Dog Quiz

    Search-and-Rescue dogs carry out important, life-saving missions on a day-to-day basis. Learn about their training and what motivates them to do this often dangerous work by taking this quiz. See more »

  • The Ultimate Sleeping Creatures Quiz

    The Ultimate Sleeping Creatures Quiz

    Sweet sleep may restore the human body and mind, but how does sleep affect other organisms? You may be surprised to learn about the sleep habits of giraffes and some other creatures. Take this quiz to learn about the sleeping habits of all creatures. See more »

  • The Ultimate Water Bags as Fly Deterrent Quiz

    The Ultimate Water Bags as Fly Deterrent Quiz

    Have you ever noticed clear, water-filled plastic bags hanging in restaurants and wondered just what these were for? Take this quiz and see how a bag of water can keep flies away. See more »

  • Zoo

    Zoo

    The zoo is a place where living animals are kept to be exhibited and studied. The name is a popular abbreviation of zoological garden, and most zoos are gardens or parks containing buildings and other enclosures. See more »

  • 10 Things to Do if You've Been Skunked

    10 Things to Do if You've Been Skunked

    Skunks pack a punch, so if you want to avoid being sprayed, it's best to stay away. Because of their small size, skunks have to use their pungent spray for self-defense purposes. See our list of 10 things to do if you've been skunked. See more »

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