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Knowledge test: poisonous animals

Is the dragonfly poisonous? Do you know what kind of animal the terrible leaf climber is? How far does the red spitting cobra spit its venom? Be brave and test your knowledge about the poisonous animals of the earth

The answers to the questions can be found below.

Question 1 of 10
Which animal is considered to be the most poisonous animal ever?

a) The emperor scorpion

b) A certain type of black widow

c) Some species of the crusted anemone

Question 2 of 10
Which part of the puffer fish is non-toxic?

a) skin

b) lean meat

c) liver

Question 3 of 10
How did the poisonous cane toad get to the Caribbean and Australia?

a) The government hoped that the toad would provide pest control

b) Similar to "Fugu", the toad's thighs were considered a specialty

c) Australian doctors said the animal had a medicinal effect in the fight against the plague

Question 4 of 10
How many people do you estimate die each year from poisonous snakebites?

a) Approx. 180 - 400

b) Approx. 5,000 - 9,000

c) Approx. 21,000 to 94,000

Question 5 of 10
Another guessing question: How far does the red spitting cobra spit its venom?

a) Up to 90 centimeters

b) Up to three meters

c) Up to eight meters

Question 6 of 10
How many poisonous snakes are there in Germany?

a) One

b) two

c) four

Question 7 of 10
The southern black widow, a species of spider ...

a) ... always eats the male after mating

b) ... lives in Germany in attics and in damp cellars

c) ... can be dangerous to older people and children with its bite

Question 8 of 10
Which animal is not poisonous?

a) The adder

b) The dragonfly

c) The fire salamander

Question 9 of 10
Do you know what a fire salamander looks like?

a) Red-orange like fire

b) Black and yellow speckles

c) Brown-green mottled

Question 10 of 10
The terrible leaf climber is a ...

a) ... frog

b) ... grasshopper

c) ... species of ant

Attention resolution!

Here are the answers to the review:

Question 1 of 10
Which animal is considered to be the most poisonous animal ever?

a) The Imperial Scorpion ❌

b) A certain type of black widow ❌

c) Some species of the crusted anemone ✔️

The crust anemone is one of the most poisonous animals currently known in the world. It belongs to the class of the so-called flower animals. These in turn belong to the tribe of the cnidarians. The delicate sea creatures cannot actively move - they resemble colorful aquatic plants. To protect themselves from predators, some species of the crust anemone have the strong poison palytoxin. Smallest amounts are enough to paralyze all muscles of the poisoned living being and to kill it. Black widow poison can also be very potent. The black emperor scorpion, on the other hand, is almost completely harmless to us humans.

Question 2 of 10
Which part of the puffer fish is non-toxic?

a) skin ❌

b) lean meat ✔️

c) liver ❌

The puffer fish is considered to be highly poisonous. Its skin contains particularly large amounts of poison, which protect the animal from predators. Some people used to eat the pufferfish's less venomous liver to get intoxicated. This is now strictly forbidden. In contrast, the muscle meat is non-toxic. "Fugu" is eaten as a delicacy in Japan.

Question 3 of 10
How did the poisonous cane toad get to the Caribbean and Australia?

a) The government hoped that the toad would provide pest control ✔️

b) Similar to "Fugu", the toad's thighs were considered a specialty ❌

c) Australian doctors said the animal had a medicinal effect in the fight against the plague ❌

The cane toad was introduced not only to Australia, but also to other regions of the world. The poisonous amphibian species is actually native to South and Central America. The first animals were brought to the Caribbean islands as early as 1844 to control pests on the sugar cane plantations. Around 100 years later, the toad was brought to Australia and Hawaii. To this end, more than 40,000 young cane toads were released in northeast Australia. They are especially dangerous for other animals that the toads eat.

Question 4 of 10
How many people do you estimate die each year from poisonous snakebites?

a) Approx. 180 - 400 ❌

b) Approx. 5,000 - 9,000 ❌

c) Approx. 21,000 to 94,000 ✔️

Nobody knows exactly how many people die from a poisonous snakebite each year. It is estimated that poisonous snakes kill between 21,000 and 94,000 people annually worldwide. That would mean around 140 fatalities per day.

Question 5 of 10
Another guessing question: How far does the red spitting cobra spit its venom?

a) Up to 90 centimeters ❌

b) Up to three meters ✔️

c) Up to eight meters ❌

It lives in the savannas and semi-deserts of East Africa: the red spitting cobra. It can spit its venom in the face, especially in the eyes, of its opponent as a defense from up to three meters away. The cobra's fangs are directed forward - the poison shoots out of them at lightning speed and with great accuracy.

Question 6 of 10
How many venomous snakes are there in Germany?

a) A ❌

b) Two ✔️

c) Four ❌

The most venomous snakes live in distant Australia. There are only two types of venomous snakes in Germany: the aspic viper and the adder. The aspic viper can only be found in Germany in the southern Black Forest and its venom is even weaker than that of adders. However, one should not belittle the effect. In extreme cases, both the venom of the adder and that of the aspic viper can be fatal to humans. If one of these snakes has bitten you, you should definitely see a doctor.

Question 7 of 10
The southern black widow, a species of spider ...

a) ... always eats the male after mating ❌

b) ... lives in Germany in attics and in damp cellars ❌

c) ... their bite can be dangerous for older people and children ✔️

A bite from the so-called Southern Black Widow can be dangerous for the elderly and children. Because very little venom is transmitted through a bite, there is usually no risk of death for a healthy adult. The nerve poison of this spider can cause muscle pain after half an hour. However, you often do not feel the bite or you can only feel it slightly. The southern black widow lives in North America.

Question 8 of 10
Which animal is not poisonous?

a) The adder ❌

b) The dragonfly ✔️

c) The fire salamander ❌

Contrary to popular belief, the dragonfly is not poisonous. It cannot sting and is completely harmless to us humans. Fire salamanders and adder, on the other hand, are poisonous. The adder is a particularly shy animal. Only when it sees no way out but to defend itself with its poison does it bite. It takes five bites to put a person in danger of death. The fire salamander protects itself from predators with its skin poison.

Question 9 of 10
Do you know what a fire salamander looks like?

a) Red-orange like fire ❌

b) Spotted black and yellow ✔️

c) Brown-green spotted ❌

The fire salamander is characteristically black and yellow spotted. His eye-catching drawing seems to say to predators: "Attention, my colors warn you - I am poisonous!". The fire salamander does not need to camouflage itself. Its skin glands produce a toxic fluid that it uses to keep bacteria, fungi and predators at bay. Its poison can also be dangerous for dogs and cats. As a rule, however, not for us humans. The fire salamander lives in large parts of Europe and is also found in Germany in the Ore Mountains, in southwest Bavaria and in the Black Forest.

Question 10 of 10
The terrible leaf climber is a ...

a) ... frog ✔️

b) ... grasshopper ❌

c) ... ant species ❌

The terrible leaf climber, also known as the terrible poison frog or golden poison frog, is a highly poisonous frog. It occurs exclusively in a very small area on the Pacific coast of Colombia, in South America. There the frogs in the rainforest prefer to live on trees and near rivers. Scientists classify this frog as the most poisonous frog species and also count the striking golden yellow frog, which is only up to five centimeters in size, one of the most poisonous animals in the world.

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