Hamilton's frog
Image: Ian G Crook | DOC

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Test your knowledge with the Friday | Rāmere Conservation Week quiz.

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Questions

  1. How do albatross keep cool when they get too warm?
    1. panting
    2. standing
    3. creating shade with their bodies
    4. all of the above

    Close up of a rock wren bird on a rock.
    Tuke/rock wren
    Image: Kerry Weston. Creative Commons

  2. How many feathers have been found in a rock wren’s nest?
    1. 10–20
    2. 50–100
    3. 200–300
    4. over 400

  3. How many species of snake are native to New Zealand?
    1. 0
    2. 8
    3. 4

  4. Which of these is not a New Zealand gecko?
    1. coughing gecko
    2. barking gecko
    3. elegant gecko
    4. jewelled gecko

  5. Where would you find historic Packhorse Hut?
    1. Banks Peninsula
    2. Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua
    3. Kahurangi National Park

  6. What is a whio/blue duck's normal habitat?

  7. True or false ­– New Zealand native frogs do not have a tadpole stage?

  8. Which endemic insect has its own predator-proof sanctuary near Tekapo?
    1. wētā
    2. robust grasshopper
    3. giraffe weevil

  9. New Zealand native frogs are different from frogs around the world because they have:
    1. no external eardrum
    2. round eyes
    3. both

  10. What percentage of kiwi chicks survive to breeding age in areas with no predator control?
    1. 5%
    2. 15%
    3. 25%

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Questions – Te reo Māori

  1. He pēhea te whakamātao a te toroa, ina kaha rawa te wera mōna?
    1. Ka kihakiha
    2. Ka tū hei whakamātao i ōna waewae
    3. Ko tōna tinana tonu hei whakamarumaru 
    4. Ēnei mea katoa

    Close up of a rock wren bird on a rock.
    Tuke/rock wren
    Image: Kerry Weston. Creative Commons

  2. E hia ngā huruhuru manu kua kitea i tētahi kōhanga rock wren?
    1. 10–20
    2. 50–100
    3. 200–300
    4. Neke atu i te 400

  3. E hia ngā momo nākahi e kīa ana he momo māori nō Aotearoa?
    1. 0
    2. 8
    3. 4

  4. Ko tēhea o ēnei ehara i te moko pāpā o Aotearoa?
    1. coughing gecko
    2. barking gecko
    3. elegant gecko
    4. jewelled gecko

  5. Ka kitea e koe te Tawharau tawhito o Packhorse Hut i hea?
    1. Horomaka
    2. Te Rerenga Wairua
    3. Te Whenua Rāhui o Kahurangi

  6. He aha te ripoinga o te nuinga o ngā whio (blue duck)?

  7. He pono, he parau rānei – kāore he wā punua pokopoko (tadpole) o ngā pokopoko māori o Aotearoa.

  8. Ko tēhea te pepeke taketake nō konei kua whai taiepa ārai kaikonihi mōna ake i Tekapō?         
    1. Te wētā
    2. Te māwhitiwhiti o te Manahuna
    3. Te pepeke ngutu-roa

  9. He rerekē ngā pepeketua māori (frog) o Aotearoa i te katoa o ngā pepeketua o te ao i te mea:
    1. Kāore he torino taringa whakawaho
    2. He karu porotaka
    3. Ēnei mea e rua

  10. He aha te ōrau o ngā pī kiwi ka ora tonu ki te pakeke whakaputa uri i ngā rohe kāore he ārainga kaikonihi?
    1. 5%
    2. 15%
    3. 25%

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