Question 1: What kind of animal do we see in this picture?
- Falkland Islands wolf
- Island fox
Correct Answer: Island fox
Fact: The island fox is native to six of California's eight Channel Islands, with six subspecies, each unique to the island it lives on. Our fox was photographed on Santa Cruz Island, which is part of Channel Islands National Park.
Question 2: What was blamed for the catastrophic decline of island foxes on three of the park’s islands in the 1990s?
- Golden eagles
- Loss of habitat
Correct Answer: Golden eagles
Fact: On San Miguel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz islands in Channel Islands National Park, a big drop in numbers of the foxes was attributed to a rise in golden eagles, which hunted them. In 1999, a recovery program began which included relocating the golden eagles, while reestablishing fish-eating bald eagles, whose decline had allowed the golden eagles to gain a foothold on the islands.
Question 3: What event do we celebrate every year on April 22?
- World Humanist Day
- Earth Day
- Arbor Day
Correct Answer: Earth Day
Fact: The United States first celebrated Earth Day in 1970 to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement.