Piranhas have the image of vicious man-eating monsters. In reality, they prefer other fish over mammals and are mostly eight inches long. Take this quiz to learn about the circumstances when a school of piranha would eat a cow.
What ferocious fish did Theodore Roosevelt take an interest in?
In the 1978 movie "Piranha", why are the piranhas released into a resort's river?
How big is a piranha?
maximum size is two feet
most are about eight inches
What fish is the most vicious of the piranha species?
How would you describe the teeth of a piranha?
The piranha jaw is designed for:
How are a piranha's teeth spaced?
tight vertical pattern
Piranha do not ______ their prey.
What happens after piranha chomp down on a big bite of flesh?
flesh goes to stomach
What causes the boiling-water effect in piranha infested water, often shown in movies featuring piranhas?
change positions very fast
movement of the prey
Piranhas are the prey of what animals?
What is the mainstay of piranhas' diet?
Why can't you buy a piranha?
illegal to import
What animal do piranhas primarily eat?
Where do piranhas prefer to breed?
Why may piranhas be found in unlikely places?
pet piranhas have been dumped
purposeful destruction of waterways
What may happen when piranhas are dumped in waterways outside of their natural habitat?
threaten the ecological balance
increase the fish population
What is the size of a typical school of piranha?
When Roosevelt visited the Brazilian Amazon, what did he see that left him feeling disturbed?