Trivia question for Apr-12-2011

Posted on Apr 12, 2011 in Trivia

Okay, Carter has a school camping trip the rest of this week and he asked me to be one of the chaperones… (I just love being a dad ;-).  So for the next few days, since we will not have access to electricity or the internet, or even plumbing for that matter, we will be posting our trivia on our website (via an automated feature).  Carter and Olivia have been working hard to prepare the trivia for the next few days.  What that means is, we will unfortunately not be able to post the questions nor the results on FaceBook until we return.  We will have the answer to the trivia from the previous day at the top of the each trivia posting on our website.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Please make sure you visit our website daily to find the daily trivia.  So here is todays trivia courtesy of Carter:

These are the smallest of their species and the only one covered in hair.  Like their African relatives, it has two horns; the larger is the nasal horn, typically 5.9–9.8 in, while the other horn is typically a stub. A coat of reddish-brown hair covers most of their body.  These guys live in both lowland and highland secondary rainforest, swamps and cloud forests. It inhabits hilly areas close to water, particularly steep upper valleys with a lot of undergrowth.

These guys are solitary creatures except for coupling before mating and during child rearing. Individuals have home ranges: bulls have territories as large as19 sq mi whereas females’ ranges are 3.9–5.8 sq mi. The ranges of females appear to be spaced apart; male ranges often overlap. There is no evidence that they defend their territory through fighting. Marking their territory is done by scraping soil with their feet, bending saplings into distinctive patterns, and leaving excrement.

So here are Carter’s questions:  What are these guys and how many of these prehistoric looking creatures are estimated to be in the wild?  Also, tell us what weapon these guys use when fighting?

Good Luck 😉