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Animal Quiz I

  1. What is the main diet of the mole?
  2. What name is given to an adult female sheep?
  3. What name is given to the small crustaceans that make up most of the diet of the blue whale?
  4. By what name is the echidna better known?
  5. What name is used to describe an animal that has a pattern of pigmented spots on a white background of hair, feathers or scales?
  6. Which common pet has the latin name carassius auratus?
  7. Which English word derives from the the Ancient Greek words meaning 'cycle or circle of little animals'?
  8. A hind is what sort of animal?
  9. Which large marine mammals are sometimes known as sea cows?
  10. Which island sees the annual red crab mass migration of around 100 million animals to the sea to spawn, which is called one of the wonders of the natural world?
  11. Suricata suricatta, a species of mongoose, is commonly called what in English?
  12. In which country are lemurs found in nature?
  13. Which breed of dog is the most popular breed used globally today as guide dogs?
  14. Alpacas are very similar to, and often confused with which animals?
  15. A goatsucker is what type of animal?
  16. The Ragamuffin and ragdoll are breeds of which animal?
  17. Which intelligent medium-sized mammal, native to North America, has extremely dexterous front paws and a distinctive facial mask?
  18. Meriones unguiculatuswere first introduced to the pet industry in 1964; how are they better known?
  19. Which cat species is the third-largest after the tiger and the lion?
  20. What are young doves and pigeons called?
  21. The male Onthophagus taurus can pull 1,141 times their own body weight and is the world's strongest insect; by what name is it better known?
  22. Which animals were introduced to East Anglia, for fur, in 1929; many escaped and there was a programme to eradicate them by 1989?
  23. In the Sherlock Holmes short story 'The Adventure of the Lion's Mane', the title refers to what type of deadly creature?
  24. What animal is the closest living relative to the T-Rex dinosaur?
  25. Which farmyard animal comes out top in intelligence tests?
  26. Which type of whale possesses a large 'tusk' from a protruding canine tooth?
  27. Which animal's name means 'river horse' in ancient Greek?


  1. Earthworms
  2. Ewe
  3. Krill
  4. Spiny anteater
  5. Piebald
  6. Goldfish
  7. Zodiac
  8. A deer (a female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old)
  9. Manatees
  10. Christmas Island
  11. Meerkat
  12. Madagascar
  13. animal quiz questions
    Answer 11 - Lemurs are native to Madagascar
  14. Labrador Retriever
  15. Llamas
  16. A bird (a name sometimes given to nightjars, due to the ancient folk tale that they sucked the milk from goats)
  17. Domestic cats
  18. Raccoons
  19. Gerbils
  20. Jaguar
  21. Squabs
  22. Dung beetle
  23. Coypu (also known as the nutria)
  24. Jellyfish (the lion's mane jellyfish is the largest known species of jellyfish)
  25. The chicken
  26. Pig

  27. Narwhal
  28. Hippopotamus