Yesterday, the Free-Ride family visited Circus World. It was a full day, and we’re still working on digesting the experience, but there were some animal performers that made an impression, including dogs, a pony, a camel, and an elephant.
This put us in mind of our visit with Bora last July to the Circus exhibit at the Lawrence Hall of Science.
That exhibit featured specimens (simulated and odorless) of droppings from various animals that have been part of traveling circuses. And here’s where the reader participation comes in.
For each of the following dung samples, (1) what is the animal that produced it, and (2) what facts about the animal (in terms of its diet, digestive system, etc.) help you identify it as the source of the pictured scat?
Note that I probably won’t be online to approve your comments until sometime Sunday, but don’t let that stop you from playing!
If someone gets them all right (and provides good criteria for identification), I’ll provide some suitable reward.