Test your knowledge of these animals with springs for legs!
1. How many bounds does a Canada Lynx take when it hunts down a hare? a. One b. Two c. Three d. Four 2. Which animal can climb mountains best? a. Mountain sheep b. Moose c. Mountain goats d. Polar Bears 3. How do Atlantic Puffins direct which way they swim? a. With their wings b. With their beaks c. With their legs d. With their tongues 4. True or False? Hummingbirds don’t have legs 5. What bird has the longest legs? a. Burrowing Owl b. American Robin c. Red Knot d. Whooping Crane 6. How fast can a Snowshoe Hare run? a. 15 km an hour b. 30 km an hour c. 45 km an hour d. 60 km an hour 7. How do male wolf spiders attract a mate? a. They sing b. They dance c. They offer gifts d. They bat their eyelashes
1. a) Canada Lynx can’t run very fast, so they hunt when they’re close by their prey. That means it takes just one bound for a lynx to take down an animal.
2. c) Mountain goats are amazing climbers — they’ll walk slowly but steadily uphill. But if you guessed mountain sheep, you wouldn’t be far off. Mountain sheep are also pretty good at climbing, but they bound uphill.
3. a) Atlantic Puffins are great swimmers. Their wings give them the power to swim underwater, but they rely on their legs to get them moving in the right direction. Their legs and feet act like rudders!
4. False. You might never have seen a hummingbird stop moving, but we promise they do! They beat their wings 55 to 75 times in a second — but that doesn’t mean they don’t rest them every once in a while.
5. d) The Whooping Crane is the tallest bird in North America! It stands at
1.5 metres tall.
6. c) A Snowshoe Hare’s legs can carry it 45 kilometres an hour. I bet that’d be hard to keep up with!
7. b) Male wolf spiders are known to break out into an amazing tap dancing routine to appeal to females. Other male suitors will watch and challenge them to a dance off to woo females away.