Learn about the animals in this quiz

ocelot-628109_960_720The Ocelot, one of the rare gorgeous cats that has been endangered since 1982, according to Pima County information. The predator is mostly awake at night and stays in shady areas during the day. Click here for more information.

Credit: USFWS
Credit: USFWS

The Lesser Long Nosed Bat migrates to Arizona for its summer vacation. It loves fruit and sweet things. Since 1988 it has been a endangered, according to Pima County information. Click here for more information.

 

Paul V. Loiselle - http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=3174
Paul V. Loiselle – http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=3174

The Desert Pup-Fish, a native to the Gila and Santa Cruz rivers. The fish can sustain close to boiling hot water temperatures. Unfortunately there are no longer any pup-fish in Arizona, according to Pima County information.Click here for more information.

Hollingsworth, John and Karen; photo by USFS Region 5 (Pacific Southwest) - US Fish and Wildlife Service http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/natdiglib/id/2222 http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfsregion5/3699675982/
Hollingsworth, John and Karen; photo by USFS Region 5 (Pacific Southwest) – US Fish and Wildlife Service

The Mexican Spotted Owl. Prey is no match for this incredible bird.  has resilient patience, waiting hours for its prey to cross its eye, according to Pima County information. Click here for more information.

cougar-275945_960_720The Mountain Lion will stalks its prey with incredible hunting tactics. An adult Mountain Lion can consumer a whole deer over the course of two days, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department.Click here for more information.

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Bighorn Sheep have extreme social capabilities, continuing to be one with a herd. Rams (male sheep) social level is determined by their horn size, which they use to establish dominance, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department. Click here for more information.

bird-680147_960_720The Cactus Wren, also known as the Arizona State Bird, gets its daily dose of protein from all it favorite insects and occasionally lizards. It is the largest wren in the U.S., according to Arizona Game and Fish Department. Click here for more information.
1280px-Crotalus_willardi_willardi_(2)The Ridgnosed Rattlesnake. Do you hear the sound of that rattle? Well thats the Arizona State Reptile, Ridgenosed Rattlesnake can be up to 25 inches long. Luckily, this venomous predator is reasonable and is more likely to avoid confrontation than strike, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Click here for more information.

lynx-or-bobcatThe Bobcat, known for its little 5-inch tail and stout body. The Bobcat is a predator to cottontail rabbits and sometimes even snakes, according the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Click here for more information.

Arizona_bark_scorpion_glowing_under_ultraviolet_lightThe Bark Scorpion got its name because it is invincible when it comes to climbing capability. The insect can climb vertically rather than horizontally giving it the ability to climb up the bark on trees. The Bark Scorpion glows green under ultraviolet light, according to Arizona Sonora Desert Museum information. Click here for more information.

Victoria Teplitz is a reporter for Arizona Sonora News, a service from the School of Journalism with the University of Arizona. Contact her at vteplitz@email.arizona.edu

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