Wondernose: What bird excavates holes by hammering its beak into the soil?

Wondernose: What bird excavates holes by hammering its beak into the soil?

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Oops there, Wondernose. You didn’t listen carefully to my riddle if you think the woodpecker is the answer. Woodpeckers make holes in wood by hammering with their beaks. But our mystery bird digs in the soil, not in...
Wondernose: What animal has black and white stripes, uses a smelly liquid for defense, and has a name that rhymes with gorilla?

Wondernose: What animal has black and white stripes, uses a smelly liquid for defense, and has a name that rhymes with gorilla?

I know, Wondernose. You were just opening your mouth to say “skunk” when I added that last part about rhyming with gorilla. Our mystery animal is a little more exotic than the common skunk. In fact, it’s found only in Africa. It’s fairly common there, however.Our...