Dear Readers, spring is such a lovely time of year – if you live in the Northern Hemisphere as I do, there’s such a sense of the days getting longer and everything coming into bud. And in the UK, this is Easter Weekend, and most of us are lucky enough to have Friday and Monday off. This holiday is such a mixture of the Christian and the Pagan, with its lambs representing Jesus Christ, its eggs as symbols of new birth, and the Easter bunny as a symbol of fertility. And so, I thought to myself, why not do a three part quiz on these symbolic animals?
Below are photos of five rabbit species, five chicks, and five lambs, from around the world. “All” you have to do is match the name of the animal to the photo. Simples! as that very irritating meerkat on the television says. Pop your answers into the comments by close of play next Friday (5 p.m. UK time on Friday 22nd April) and the answers will be published on Saturday 23rd April.
So, if you think the animal in Photo One is a pygmy rabbit, your answer is 1)A)
Have fun, and I hope you’re having a peaceful and relaxing weekend, wherever you are.
Rabbits (and hares 🙂 )
A) Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis)
B) European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
C) Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus)
D) European Hare (Lepus europaeus)
E) Cape Hare (Lepus capensis)
F) Woodpigeon (Calumba palumbus)
G) Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
H) Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
I) Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
J) Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
I am taking quite a loose definition of ‘lamb’ to include the offspring of wild sheep and goats as I think this is a bit tricky…
K) Rocky Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)
L) Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)
M) Mouflon (Ovis gmelini)
N) Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
O) Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex)