Living Planet Centre treasure hunt
Q1. Find a big button hidden on the left. Which animal left its paw print here?
Q2. Find another button hidden by the small entrance. Feel the texture and guess what it is.
Answer: Elephant skin
Q3. Find the words of David Attenborogh carved in the wood. Can you fill in the blank? "In our hands now lies not only our own future, but that of all other living..."
Q4. What is the tallest animal? What is the largest land mammal? What's the fastest animal?
Answer: a. Giraffe b. African elephant c. Cheetah
Q5. I am black and white and spend 12 hours a day eating bamboo. Who am I?
Answer: Giant panda
Q6. I use my long tusks to haul my massive body up onto the ice. Who am I?
Q7. I am a big cat and I am hunted for my skin, bones, teeth and claws. There are only 3,200 of us left in the wild! Who am I?
Q8. I am called 'rhinocerous' but I can fly above the forest. I am losing my home as rainforests are being cut down.
Answer: Rhinoceros hornbill
Q9. Peek through the holes to discover how animals live. Can you name one of the animals?
Q10. Wearing spots and stripes helps to blend in with the natural environment. Can you recognise these animals?
Answer: a. Zebra b. Leopard c. Cheetah d. Giraffe e. Tiger
Q11. Find a big button in front of you. Can you feel what shape it has?
Answer: Conch shell
Q12. Find the second button near the small entrance. Can you guess what it is?
Answer: Turtle's flipper From a collection at Maidstone museum
Q13.Find the words of the British writer Arthur C Clark carved in the wood. Can you fill in the blank? "How inapprporpiate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly..."
Q14. I have a jelly-like body and use my stinging tentacles to stun my pley. Who am I?
Q15. I live in the deep ocean and I am named after Dumbo the elephant because my fins look like big ears. Who am I?
Answer: Dumbo octopus
Q16. I find my food by making clicking sounds which bounce off my prey and tell me more about its size and shape. Who am I?
Q17. I am the largest animal on earth. My tongue is heavier than most elephants and my heart is the size of a small car. Who am I?
Answer: Blue whale
Answer: Bluefin tuna
Q19. I live in the deep, dark sea and get my name from the rows of glowing lights along my body. Who am I?
Answer: Lantern fish
Q20. Find a big button in front of you. Can you feel what shape it has?
Answer: Crocodile skin
Q21. What has a mouth but does not eat, has a bed but does not sleep, always runs but never walks?
Q22. I am a bird that swoops low over water to catch fish in my talons. Who am I?
Answer: Fish eagle
Q23. I have brown fur, a thick tail and webbed feet. My home is called a holt. Who am I?
Q24. I am mammal and come in all shades of pink. The darker the water, the pinker I am. Who am I?
Answer: Amazon river dolphin/ Pink river dolphin (We apologise for the incorrect question on our quiz sheet).
Q25. I am often found where the river meets the sea, where the water is shallow and food is plentiful. Who am I?
Q26. Can you find a big button on the left. Can you guess what it is?
Answer: Monkey's foot
Q27. I am a spotted cat and my name means 'he who kills with one leap' in a Native American launguage. Who am I?
Q28. I glide above the trees and can grab monkeys and sloths with my razor-sharp talons for dinner. Who am I?
Answer: Harpy eagle
Q29. I have a big colourful beak and it makes up one-third of my entire body length. Who am I?
Q30. I am blue and yellow and I eat minerals from cliffs of river banks to improve my diet. Who am I?
Q31. I can swim under water and hop on land. I can shed my skin and often eat it. Who am I?
Q32. I sleep for most of the day. Green algae often grow on my fur, helping me to hide while I'm asleep. Who am I?
Q33. I am a tiny bird and I hover like a helicopter. I can beat my wings up to 80 times a second. Who am I?