WONDER #2522: Why Do Some Animals Use Mating Calls?
Question 1 of 3
This Wonder was mostly about...
- how experts know that animals never feel love.
- why bats listen for the mating calls of katydids.
- mating calls and other practices animals use to find a mate.
- what love feels like.
Question 2 of 3
Which of the following is NOT a common mating practice for animals, according to this Wonder?
- Throwing rocks
- Mating calls
- Gifts of food
- Showing off
Question 3 of 3
Which is the BEST evidence that some animals use their mating calls to fool possible mates?
- “Bats have been observed listening for the mating calls of katydids. This lets them learn their prey’s location.”
- “Some male lions, elephants, and red deer lower the pitch of their mating calls on purpose. A deeper voice makes females think they’re larger.”
- “Many creatures—including nursery web spiders and hanging flies—use food to attract a mate.”
- “Male bowerbirds show off their usefulness by building beautiful towers of sticks.”
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