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    Exercise "Endangered species", created by lili73 (a free exercise to learn English):
    Results of the 1 189 people who have taken this test:
    Average mark: 50 / 100 Share

    Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): ploplo / SWITZERLAND, on Friday 05 June - 21:13:
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    Stats (690 candidates)
    Question 1 passed: 29.4 %
    {18013.jpg} Emblem of New Caledonia this ash-grey and white coloured bird is listed as endangered. It lives in the forest and is nearly flightless *

    Question 2 passed: 57.8 %
    It was a flightless bird native only to the island of Mauritius. {18014.jpg} It has been driven to extinction (1681) by humans and also by the dogs, pigs, rats and monkeys that the Europeans introduced on the island *

    Question 3 passed: 59.1 %
    {18016.jpg} It is the largest animal of North America. The destruction of this animal leading almost to extinction began in 1830. By 1900 less than 1000 of them remained. But thanks to federal regulation there are now about 30 000.*

    Question 4 passed: 28.7 %
    {18018.jpg} Commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger it was the largest carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is thought to have become extinct in the 20th century *

    Question 5 passed: 70.3 %
    {18020.jpg} It is an extinct very large type of cattle prevalent in Europe. Here it is fighting a wolf pack. They are depicted in many caves paintings such as those found in Lascaux {18021.jpg}*

    Question 6 passed: 38.7 %
    {18023.jpg} It is the national symbol of Mongolia. These horses are extinct in the wild.They have never been domesticated and are the only remaining truly wild horses in the world.A cooperation between the Zoologocal Society in London and Mongolian scientists saved them from extinction.The world population was about 1500 in 2005,{18022.jpg} they mostly descend from approximately 15 horses captured in 1900. Its name is *'s horse

    Question 7 passed: 35.8 %
    {18027.jpg} This fish is a living fossil. Pre-dating the dinosaurs by millions of years and once thought to have gone extinct with them (65 million years ago) it was discovered alive in 1938 (off the coasts of South Africa). Scientists think that it has survived in the cold depths of the West Indian Ocean.*

    Question 8 passed: 45.4 %
    {18028.jpg}These animals are most closely related to the giraffe than the zebra. They live in Central Africa rainforest. Although they are not classified as endangered, they are threatened by habitat destruction and poaching.*

    Question 9 passed: 41.7 %
    It was one of the largest rodent ever known {18030.gif} it weighed up to 200 kg. Fossils that are over 70 000 years old have been found in Toronto. This animal died out with mammoths about 10 000 years ago during the last Ice Age.*

    Question 10 passed: 54.2 %
    {18049.jpg} It is a rare species endemic to the Galapagos. It is found at depths of up to 46m .The main threats are El Nino and climate change. Since 1982 it has suffered more than an 80% decline.*

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