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1.)The opossum is the only marsupial native to North America.

2.) Some mammals produce musk , a substance with penetrating odor.

3.) The period of time that young are carried in the uterus is called the gestation period.

4.) Animals that move chiefly at night are called nocturnal .

5.) A predator is an animal that hunts and preys upon other animals for food.

6.) An animal known as a rodent has a single pair of incisors in the upper jaw with a chisel sharp edge.

7.) An animal is said to hibernate in winter by remaining in a torpid or resting state.

8.) A female fox is known as a vixen .

9.) A carnivore is a flesh eating animal.

10. Animals that are active during the day are diurnal .

11.) Ruminant animals have four-chambered stomachs.

12.) The pituitary gland attached to the brain controls body functions.

13.) A(n) antler is the solid deciduous horn of a member of the deer family.

14.) A(n) vertebra is one of the bony or cartilaginuous segments of the spinal column.

15.) A(n) omnivore eats both meat and plant material.

16.) A lair for a wild or predatory animal is a den .

17.) Forage is food for animals especially when taken by browsing or grazing.