Science Quiz / 'W' Natural World

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

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Which flying insect known for its sting preys mostly on pest insects?
Which small songbird has dark-brown plumage and a short cocked tail?
What name is given to an African wild pig with a large head, lumps on the face, and curved tusks?
Which slow-moving shark feeding mainly on plankton is the largest living fish?
The wrinkled edible seed of which deciduous tree consists of two halves contained within a hard shell?
Which wild carnivorous mammal is the largest member of the dog family living and hunting in packs?
Which bird has a strong bill for drilling and drumming on trees and a long tongue for extracting food?
Which dog bred for racing is a cross between a greyhound and a terrier or spaniel?
What other name can be used for the North American Elk?
Which songbird has a long tail that is frequently wagged up and down and typically lives by water?
Which tree of the genus Salix is traditionally used for wickerwork and making cricket bats?
What name is given to a burrowing invertebrate animal with a long slender soft body and no limbs?
Which kind of sea snail with a pointed spiral shell is sometimes eaten as seafood?
Which large Arctic ocean marine mammal related to seals has two large downward-pointing tusks?
Which Australasian marsupial is similar to but smaller than a kangaroo?
Which ferocious muscular carnivore resembling a small bear is also known as a glutton, carcajou or skunk bear?
Which whale living mainly in Arctic coastal waters is also called the 'Beluga whale'?
Which large East African antelope is well known for its annual migration to new grazing grounds?
Which burrowing plant-eating Australian marsupial resembles a small bear with short legs?
Which small beetle with an elongated snout is a pest in crops or stored foodstuffs?
Which carnivorous mammal with a long slender body, long tail and short legs is similiar to a stoat?

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