Can You Ace This Animal Identification Test?

By: Olivia C

Can You Ace This Animal Identification Test?
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About This Quiz

The animal kingdom is vast and varied. Of course, we humans belong there, too. But for now, let's focus on the other kinds of creatures roaming the earth.

Ever wonder what are the most common animal species found in major zoos of the world? Zoo expert Jack Hanna would know! We have included these bits of information in our quiz. All you have to do is take a look at the picture of a sample animal, then guess your heart out. Easy enough, right?

Many countries also have some endemic creatures of their own. And some of them are popular because of this fact. Are you familiar with how these globally popular creatures look? Some of them are quite adorable, but some of them could also get scary! Try not to look them in the eyes!

Curious about what kinds of creatures were also saved by propagating them in zoos? We have also included some of them in this quiz.

All in all, if you are a huge fan of Animal Planet or Discovery and National Geographic channels, then chances are, these creatures are easy for you to identify. So, try your hand at identifying these animals, and let's see if you're at the expert level.

Have fun!

Giraffe This long-necked animal is called what?
Giraffe
A giraffe is the seventh most popular zoo animal. You haven't been to a real zoo if there is no giraffe there.
Reindeer
Salamander
Walrus

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Lion This touted "King of the Jungle" is called what?
Vicuña
Tarsier
Seal
Lion
The lion comes in second only when it comes to the most common zoo animal species. Maybe they belong more in the jungle...

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Kangaroo You can find these jumpy creatures in Australia. What are they called?
Termite
Raccoon
Kangaroo
Kangaroos are very populous in Australia. That's why they are also being eaten by humans already.
Porcupine

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Dog A human being's best friend. What animal is this?
Dog
Different humans have different dog breed favorites. They're mostly treated as pets.
Partridge
Seahorse
Monkey

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Monkey This hanging animal is called what?
Mandrill
Hyena
Monkey
There are many kinds of monkeys. But they all closely resemble humans ...
Locust

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Owl They hoot, they hoot! What are they ​called?
Jays
Panthers
Mallards
Owls
Contrary to popular belief, an owl can't really turn its head around 360 degrees. But it can really, really turn it around back, both ways. That's why it's mistaken as one whole circular turn!

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Panda What's this cutie called?
Panda
They used to be endangered as a species. But the cute black-and-white creature we know as the panda is now safe!
Penguin
Nightingale
Kinkajou

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Tiger Technically known as the Panthera tigris, what is its common name?
Wolverine
Hippo
Swan
Tiger
Would you believe the tiger beats out the lion as the No. 1 most popular animal in a zoo? Maybe they are friendlier.

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Koala What do you call this marsupial?
Manatee
Oyster
Koala
Koalas love to eat eucalyptus leaves. And they're mostly found in Australia.
Raven

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Crocodile This scary creature is called what?
Crocodile
Crocodiles are indeed aggressive. Avoid them at all costs!
Hornet
Lark
Pelican

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Cat They meow! What animal is this?
Jackal
Gnat
Cat
Cats are favorite pets of humans. Or is it the other way around?
Wombat

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Cheetah This fast runner is called what?
Cheetah
The cheetah is known as the fastest animal. It can run up to 80+ kilometers per hour!
Stegosaurus
Magpie
Newt

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Grizzly Bear This furry creature is called what?
Opossum
Louse
Grizzly bear
The grizzly bear is also known as the North American brown bear. While they look cute and cuddly, they could also be quite dangerous when provoked.
Ibex

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Elephant This long-trunked creature is called what?
Dragonfly
Elephant
Thailand has a lot of elephants. But in other parts of the world, elephants are poached for their ivory tusks.
Coyote
Falcon

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Pig This "Babe" is called what?
Beef
Lamb
Boar
Pig
Pigs are usually domesticated and used for food. But some are also kept as pets.

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Mouse This small creature is called what?
Gnat
Mouse
A mouse is a small creature that usually carries dirty things. So try to avoid touching them.
Sheep
Hare

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Shark This water creature is called what?
Stingray
Crane
Shark
Have you heard of the baby shark song? Why is a shark featured in a popular preschool song?
Grasshopper

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Cougar This creature is called what?
Puma
Dove
Squirrel
Cougar
A cougar is basically a mountain lion. It's also majestic as a jungle animal.

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Penguin This cute walking creature is called what?
Elk
Penguin
Penguins are birds. But they can't fly.
Gnu
Flamingo

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Crab This shelled creature is called what?
Crab
Crabs are actually yummy to eat. That is, if you have the patience to shell out the meat from their intricate casings...
Blob
Shrimp
Prawn

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Ostrich This bird is called what?
Herring
Eagle
Aardvark
Ostrich
Ostriches are known to bury their heads in the sand. They can't fly, but they run very fast!

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Llama This wooly animal is called what?
Caterpillar
Llama
The llama is a domesticated animal found mostly in South America. Their meat is also good to eat.
Bison
Tuko

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Meerkat This desert creature is called what?
Meerkat
Watch the "Meerkat Manor" TV show to see how these creatures move about in their daily lives. It's really fascinating!
Finch
Kudu
Moose

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Lemur This wide-eyed creature is called what?
Gerbil
Lemur
Lemurs are found mostly in Madagascar. They are basically primates.
Caribou
Hedgehog

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Rhinoceros This burly creature is called what?
Cow
Beaver
Rhinoceros
The rhinoceros is found mostly in Africa and Asia. But some of their subspecies are going extinct.
Armadillo

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Jellyfish This interesting-looking sea creature is called what?
Jellyfish
A jellyfish may be colorful and cute to look at. But when its tentacles wrap around you, it could be poisonous!
Sea urchin
Starfish
Oyster

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Camel This beast of burden is called what?
Goose
Hamster
Camel
A camel could have one hump or two. It's difficult to ride!
Deer

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Dolphin This water-based creature is called what?
Octopus
Guppy
Coral
Dolphin
Dolphins are generally harmless creatures. And they're such show-offs!

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Skunk This furry creature is called what?
Skunk
The skunk is usually black with a white stripe at the top of its body. Be careful of that awful liquid with the awful smell!
Pheasant
Bat
Chimpanzee

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Flying Frog What do you call this creature?
Snapper
Gazelle
Frog
Frogs can live in water and on land. That's why they're called amphibious.
Sardine

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Horse What do you call this standing creature?
Horse
Horses have been helping humans since time immemorial. They are great farm and battle companions.
Mongoose
Baboon
Orangutan

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Wolf This fanged creature is called what?
Cullen
Hound
Vampire
Wolf
Wolves are always depicted as predatory. That's because they're hunters.

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Peacock This super-fancy bird is called what?
Fluffy
Peacock
The peacock is the male version of the peafowl. And yep, they also magnanimously display their beautiful feathers with pride.
Eel
Turkey

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Emu Hey, you know what this is?
Aardvark
Gnu
Emu
An emu doesn't exactly look like its cousin, the ostrich. They're found in Australia, and they can't fly.
Macaw

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Eagle This flying creature is known as what?
Eagle
Eagles are alpha creatures. That's because they are predator hunters!
Otter
Flamingo
Swan

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Polar Bear This cold animal is known as what?
Spider
Barracuda
Polar bear
The polar bear is a cute white bear found mostly in the Arctic. But if climate change melts the ice there, they will become extinct.
Rook

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Parrot It speaks! What is it?
Antelope
Narwhal
Moose
Parrot
A parrot can literally and vocally parrot what humans say. Yep, that's where the term came from!

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Reindeer This animal with the antlers is called what?
Squirrel
Reindeer
The reindeer is found in North America, Europe, and Russia, and, of course, in Santa Claus' stable.
Prairie dog
Baboon

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Lobster This watery creature is known as what?
Scallops
Jackal
Gorilla
Lobster
Lobsters can be quite difficult to cook. But when you've done it, they're totally terrific to eat.

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Snapping Turtle This water creature is called what?
Heron
Turtle
The turtle is a slow-moving creature. Small ones are good as pets.
Komodo dragon
Anteater

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