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5th Grade Science Chapter 2 Test
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Animals with backbones.
Warm-blooded vertebrates that produce milk.
Warm-blooded vertebrates that breathe with lungs.
Warm-blooded vertebrates that have at least some hair.
Most have 4 limbs.
Give birth to live young.
A particular area where an animal prefers to live, such as a meadow, swamp, or forest.
An animal that lives in small or large groups with others of the same kind.
Animals designed to maintain a relatively constant body temperature regardless of the temperature of their environments.
When mammals sleep during the cold months and survive on the stored fat in their bodies.
A layer of fat under the skin that whales and dolphins have to keep them warm and to help them float.
A very thick, curly hair found on domestic sheep.
A milk-producing gland in female mammals. They only produce milk as long as the young are nursing.
A mammal that gives birth to live offspring which finish developing in a special pouch.
Duckbill Platypus and Echidna
Only mammals that are not born alive. They hatch from an egg and are only found in Australia.
Largest group of mammals
Special incisors designed to gnaw on hard objects like nuts, seeds and woods.
An animal that eats plants.
Not rodents but they have large upper and lower incisors that they can use to gnaw food. The do have two smaller incisors just behind their upper incisors that rodents do not have.
Active only at night.
An insect-eating animal.
The only mammals that fly.
Flesh eating animals
An animal whose mother and father are of the same breed
An inherited behavior pattern, one which the animal is born with.
The ability to learn a behavior pattern
A group of 8 to 20 wolves that travel and live together.
The smallest and most widespread of all the wild dogs, have sharp, pointed faces with large ears and long, bushy tails.
Animals which eat other animals which have already died.
Name given to all members of the cat family.
Live in family groups called prides.
They are the only cat with a mane and a tuft of fur at the end of its tail.
The fastest land animal on earth.
Has a thick layer of blubber under its skin which acts like a rubber wetsuit by insulating its body from the icy acetic waters.
Live in bamboo forests because that is what they love to eat
A strong smelling substance produced by members of the weasel family including skunks.
A tree-dwelling mammal having 5 fingers, hands that are designed for grasping, and nails instead of claws on its fingers and toes.
Primates without tails.
Larges of the apes and it live in East Africa.
Older male gorillas with gray hair on there backs
Best know of the apes. Very intelligent creatures and make good show animals.
Have been used for medical and psychological tests.
Have gone to space
New world monkey, Has a tail which is as sensitive as a person's fingertips.
A new world monkey being trained to help people whose arms and legs are paralyzed.
Man's best helpers
In the early years before cars they were used for farming, hunting, transportation, communication, war and exploration.
The padded cushion on the bottom of the horses foot.
A newborn horse
A cross between a male donkey and a female hors; it looks like a larger version of a donkey.
Animals which chew the cud
Cattle, sheep and goats are called this.
About half of the world's meat comes from cattle.
Are what male deer have instead of horns. The shed in the winter.