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What Is This?

National Wildlife magazine's animal puzzler game

  • NWF Staff
  • Nov 28, 2016
December/January 2017



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: This sap-sucking insect emits a foul-smelling compound that repels potential predators in its Southeast Asia habitat.

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October/November 2016



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: Armed with flexible skin, this Brazilian native rolls into a tight ball when threatened by predators.

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August/September 2016



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: To camouflage itself, this South African insect can mimic the colors of a plant it visits.

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June/July 2016



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: This Asian-Pacific animal’s common name stems from its bulging eyes positioned on top of its head as if gazing skyward.

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April/May 2016



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: This large European insect is equipped with unique antennae that enable males to detect pheromone signals from females.

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February/March 2016



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: Armed with yellow eyespots and forked orange organs that emit a foul odor to ward off predators, this caterpillar will transform into one of the most common fliers in the eastern United States.

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December/January 2016



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: When threatened, this small Madagascar mammal erects the colorful barbed quills on its body and drives them into its attacker. 

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