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A Wild Summer

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Across
  1. 2. Man's best friend
  2. 5. Most prevalent rabbit in Virginia
  3. 6. The only bird that can fly backwards
  4. 7. The only marsupial native to North America
  5. 10. World's largest conservation organization
  6. 13. The color of giraffe tongues
  7. 17. Material that makes up rhinocerous horns
  8. 21. A deer, a female deer
  9. 24. Vast array of plants, animals, and ecosystems
  10. 26. These reptiles breathe not from their mouths, but their bottoms
  11. 27. Meat-eating animal, generally speaking
  12. 30. Number of legs on an octopus, each with its own mini-brain
  13. 32. Flora or ______?
  14. 33. Breed of animal, generally speaking
  15. 34. Sound made by frogs to attract a mate
  16. 35. Wart-covered amphibian
  17. 37. Has stripes on both fur and skin
  18. 39. Plant-eating animal, generally speaking
  19. 40. The only flying mammal
  20. 44. "Devout" insect that can turn on its head
  21. 45. A Komodo ______ is a type of lizard
  22. 46. Animals active during the day are ________. (50% of animals)
  23. 47. Reptiles are ____-blooded
  24. 48. These common VA mammals can be flying, fox, or gray
Down
  1. 1. Animals active at night are __________.
  2. 3. Sea otters hold these to keep from drifting apart while sleeping
  3. 4. The biggest animal on Earth
  4. 8. Shedded by slitherers a few times a year
  5. 9. Another word for lightening bug
  6. 11. This determines the gender of baby sea turtles
  7. 12. A group of lions
  8. 14. Sea cows
  9. 15. Fastest land animal, generally speaking
  10. 16. A "silly" animal
  11. 18. Pollinators that provide people with food
  12. 19. Where an animal lives, generally speaking
  13. 20. The slowest land animal (takes two weeks to digest a meal!)
  14. 22. The largest living bird
  15. 23. National mammal of the US (American _____)
  16. 25. Licensed wildlife _________ are qualified to treat and release injured and orphaned wildlife
  17. 28. Said to have nine lives
  18. 29. Site of crickets' ears
  19. 31. Baby kangaroos
  20. 33. One of two species of Virginia skunk (not striped)
  21. 34. The loudest insect in the world
  22. 36. Squirrels love 'em
  23. 38. The only animal that can't jump
  24. 41. Virginia's state bird
  25. 42. Red-headed _________ (bird common in Virignia)
  26. 43. Larvae stage of a frog