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The Drop: Big Cats Edition
The Drop - Big Cats Edition
Release date 20 July 2015 (Update)
End date 3 August 2015 (Update)
Reward Big Cats Sanctuary
Head developer Stuart W
Preceded by Rhino Awareness
Succeeded by N/A
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The Drop: Big Cats Edition was a special version of The Drop quiz, released in a partnership between Jagex and the World Wide Fund for Nature charity. Rewards included titles and feline companion pets. The Big Cats quiz started twice hourly – on the hour and at half-past. Answering questions correctly to earned points, which could be used to adopt companions and unlock titles. A maximum of 12 points could be gained in a week, with one point given per correct answer.

The quizEdit

Conservationist Rohit Sharma could be spoken to on the hour or at half past to start the quiz. Questions were timed and always in the same order, with one point awarded for each round that is completed. Getting a question wrong or failing to answer in time eliminated the player from the quiz. Winners who answered all questions correctly could leave via the exit sphere.

Tiger quizEdit

The correct answers are shown in bold text and highlighted green.

QuestionAnswers
How many tigers are left in the wild? As few as...Thirty
Three Hundred
Thirty Two Hundred
Thirty Thousand
What is the biggest threat to the survival of tigers?Other tigers
Poaching
Elephants
Habitat destruction
Which of the following is NOT true of tigers?Excellent swimmers
Stripes are unique
Climb trees
Live in prides
What do tigers eat?Meat
Potatoes
Other tigers
Chinchompas
Which island lost its tigers first?Ashdale
Japan
Borneo
Sri Lanka
Where do tigers live?Snowy temperate forests
Tropical jungles
Mangroves
All of the above
The lifespan of tigers in the wild is thought to be about5-10 years
10-15 years
15-20 years
20-25 years
Conservationists are working to save tigers byDoubling tiger numbers by 2022
Playing lots of RuneScape
Moving tigers to Europe
Removing the Hunter skill
How many countries in Asia still have tigers?6
9
13
17
Along with their fur, tigers are poached for their bones to makeWine
Skeletons
Decoration
Fertiliser
How much do tiger cubs grow in their first month?Maintain birth weight
Double in size
Triple in size
Quadruple in size
All tiger populations are endangered but where are they slowly increasing?Malaysia and Indonesia
India and Russia
Cambodia and Vietnam
Laos and Singapore

Jaguar quizEdit

The correct answers are shown in bold text and highlighted green.

QuestionAnswers
Jaguars are threatened byOther predators
Griefers
XP waste
Human hunting
Kittens
Jaguar cubs areAlways twins
Blind at birth
Guardians of Guthix
Cared for by both parents
Jaguars sometimes have aBlack coat
Yellow coat with no spots
Winter coat
Technicolour dreamcoat
Quest cape
What is the greatest risk to the survival to jaguars?Deforestation
Poaching
Hurricanes
Flooding
Jaguars are the only big cat that sometimes kills byStalking and ambush
Piercing the skull and brain
Deep throat-bite and suffocation
How many different species do jaguars eat?More than 10
More than 50
More than 80
More than 100
What are conservationists NOT doing to protect jaguars?Restricting tourism
Creating forest protected areas
Building livestock enclosures
Monitoring jaguar populations
Jaguars are active aroundMidnight
Dawn and dusk
Noon
System update
In the 1960s, how many jaguar skins were brought out of the Amazon every year?One thousand
Ten thousand
More than fifteen thousand
Thirty thousand
The jaguar is the national animal of:Mexico
Guyana
Argentina
Karamja
With numbers declining, the jaguar is currently classified asEndangered
Threatened
Vulnerable
Near threatened
Which of the following cultures worshipped the jaguar?Mayan
Inuit
Navaho
Seminole

RewardsEdit

Main article: Big Cats Sanctuary

Participating in the quiz awarded one point per correct answer, once per day. These points could be spent at the Big Cats Sanctuary reward shop, operated by Conservationist Rohit Sharma. Up to 12 points could be earned in the first week of the event, and up to 24 during the second week.

Reward Points
Jaguar cub Jaguar cub 9
Tiger cub Tiger cub 9
[Name], Snowy Assassin 2
[Name], Stealth Predator 2
[Name], King/Queen of the Jungle 2
Small lamp Small XP lamp Free (after 1 question has been answered correctly)
Medium XP lamp Medium XP lamp Free (after all questions have been answered correctly)

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