ZOO Bratislava


ZOOclub at home - part n. 8






Monday Quizz:

Because I can’t move fast
Getting places takes some time

You can tell where I’ve been
As I leave a trail of slime...........


1. Snails belong to phylum Mollusca, same as cephalopoda or bivalvia. You can find them in the fresh water, sea or land. They are hermaphrodites. What does it mean? 

2. Did you know that snails have “love darts”? They shoot them to the muscle part of the body of their love interest and they exchange sperm. Self-fertilization is quite rare. What are these darts made of?  
a) from calcium carbonate
b) from calcium oxide
c) from calcium hydroxide 





3. They have a specialised organ in their mouth. It is called: 

4. How many meters can a garden snail pass in 1 hour?
a) 100 m
b) 45 m
c) 15 m

5. Snail slime is good for a skin, for eg. for acne or eczema..
yes - no

Correct answers: 1. hermaphrodite means that the organism has both male and female sexual organs, 2. a, 3. radula, 4. b, 5. yes


1. Angustopila dominikae is the smallest species of snail in the world. It can go through a needle. Where does it live?
a) in China

b) in Dominican Republic
c) in Indonesia 

2. Achatina is the biggest species of a land snail. 
yes - no

3. How long does achatina live?
a) 3 years
b) 5 years
c) 10 years

4. Achatina fulica is an invasive species of snail. 
yes - no

5. Organ which snail uses to grind food is called a radula. It grows for the whole life. 
yes - no

Correct answers: 1. a - in China, 2. yes, 3. c - 10 years, 4. yes - in some countries it is forbidden to keep them as a pet, 5. yes