Science Quiz / 'S' Natural World

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Can you name the things in the natural world that begin with the letter 'S'?

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Which arachnid has lobster-like pincers and a poisonous sting at the end of its jointed tail?
Which sea animal relies on maintaining a constant water flow through its body to obtain food and oxygen?
Which American mammal squirts a spray of foul-smelling irritant liquid from its anal glands when attacked?
Which insect feeding bird with long slender wings lives most of its life on the wing?
Which very large Eurasian primitive fish is of commercial importance for its caviar and flesh?
Which large waterbird has a long flexible neck, short legs, a broad bill and typically all-white plumage?
Which leopard sometimes called an 'ounce' is native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia?
Which vegetable with large dark green leaves features in the French dish 'À la Florentine'?
Which dung beetle was regarded as sacred in ancient Egypt?
The Antirrhinum flower is commonly known by what name?
Which almost entirely aquatic fish eating animal is normally found in cold waters such as Polar regions?
Which whale that typically feeds at great depths on squid is the source of ambergris?
Some types of which rodent are well known for eating and burying nuts?
What name is given to a coniferous evergreen tree that comes from the genus Picea?
Which small tough-skinned terrestrial mollusc which typically lacks a shell can be a serious plant pest?
Which southern African gazelle that forms large herds has a characteristic habit of leaping when disturbed?
Which large edible fish is a popular sporting fish and much prized for its pink flesh?
What name is given to the slow-moving tree-dwelling mammal of the jungles of Central and South America?
Which small mole or mouse-like insectivorous mammal has a long pointed snout and tiny eyes?
Which large, long-legged, long-necked wading bird is known to build nests on chimneys?
Which flower which can grow up to 3 metres tall is cultivated for its edible seeds and oil used in cooking?

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