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Colony of arctic penguins in their natural habitat

Polar animals
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A five-minute quiz to test your knowledge on the amazing animals that live in the polar regions.

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Baby harp seal in its natural habitat

What are baby harp seals called?

Pups
Nestlings
Joeys
Cubs

Close up of a harp seal pup

Yes, you're right!

A baby harp seal is called a pup. They're covered in fluffy white-yellow fur when they're first born.

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Close up of a harp seal pup

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A baby harp seal is called a pup. They're covered in fluffy white-yellow fur when they're first born.

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Harp seal emerging from a water pond

How long can harp seals stay underwater?

                         

Up to 1 minute
Up to 15 minutes
Up to 2 hours
Up to 12 hours
Up to 1 minute
Up to 15 minutes
Up to 2 hours
Up to 12 hours

Arctic harp seal swimming

Yes, you're right!

Harp seals can stay under-water for up to 15 minutes.

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Arctic harp seal swimming

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Harp seals can stay under-water for up to 15 minutes.

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Polar bear with its two cubs

Where do polar bears get the water they need?

Where do polar bears get the water they need?

Sea water
Seal blubber
Seagulls
Ice

Polar bear with its two cubs

Yes, you're right!

Polar bears get all the water they need from the seal blubber they eat.

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Polar bear with its two cubs

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Polar bears get all the water they need from the seal blubber they eat.

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Close up of a polar bear

What color is a polar bear's fur?

What color is a polar bear's fur?

White
Black
Silver
Transparent

Polar bear marking territory in its natural habitat

Yes, you're right!

A polar bear's fur isn't white. It's actually transparent fur that reflects light, helping the bears to blend in with their surroundings.

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Polar bear marking territory in its natural habitat

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A polar bear's fur isn't white. It's actually transparent fur that reflects light, helping the bears to blend in with their surroundings.

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Lonely polar bear surronded by arctic snow

Polar bears can smell their prey from as far as…

                          

One foot (30cm)
One mile (1.6km)
Five miles (8km)
Ten miles (16km)
One foot (30cm)
One mile (1.6km)
Five miles (8km)
Ten miles (16km)

Polar bear walking around in its natural habitat

Yes, you're right!

Polar bears have an impressive sense of smell and can sniff out a seal from 16km away - yikes!

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Polar bear walking around in its natural habitat

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Polar bears have an impressive sense of smell and can sniff out a seal from 16km away - yikes!

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Group of arctic baby penguins

What is a baby penguin called?

A pup
A cub
A hatchling
A chick

Three baby penguins standing close to each other

Yes, you're right!

A baby penguin is a chick, but you might also hear it called nestling.

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Three baby penguins standing close to each other

Oops – wrong answer!

A baby penguin is a chick, but you might also hear it called nestling.

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Group of emperor penguin standing close to each other

What do penguins eat?

What do penguins eat?

Plants
Fish
Plants and meat
They only drink water

Fish pictures

Yes, you're right!

Penguins are carnivores, which means they eat meat, specially squid and fish. They catch their food using their beaks and swallow it whole!

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Fish pictures

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Penguins are carnivores, which means they eat meat, specially squid and fish. They catch their food using their beaks and swallow it whole!

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Penguin colony on a glacier

Can penguins fly?

Yes
Sometimes
No
Only when escaping predators

Emperor penguin swimming underwater

Yes, you're right!

Penguins are flightless birds but have adapted their "wings" to help them swim in water.

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Emperor penguin swimming underwater

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Penguins are flightless birds but have adapted their "wings" to help them swim in water.

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Arctic wolf in its habitat

Which of these statements about Arctic wolves is true?

They eat fish
They have a double layer of fur
They live in Antarctica
They are gray wolves covered in snow

Arctic wolf family in the natural habitat

Yes, you're right!

During the winter months, Arctic wolves grow a second layer of fur to keep them snug from the cold.

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Arctic wolf family in the natural habitat

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During the winter months, Arctic wolves grow a second layer of fur to keep them snug from the cold.

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Two arctic wolves staring at something

Where do Arctic wolves make their dens?

Where do Arctic wolves make their dens?

Up trees
Up trees
Near fresh water
Near fresh water
People’s houses
People’s houses
On ice floes
On ice floes

Arctic wolf drinking from a water pond

Yes, you're right!

Arctic wolves make their dens close to water so they can easily quench their thirst.

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Arctic wolf drinking from a water pond

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Arctic wolves make their dens close to water so they can easily quench their thirst.

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