Can You Ace This Animal Identification Test?

By: Olivia C
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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!

A giraffe is the seventh most popular zoo animal. You haven't been to a real zoo if there is no giraffe there.

The lion comes in second only when it comes to the most common zoo animal species. Maybe they belong more in the jungle...

Kangaroos are very populous in Australia. That's why they are also being eaten by humans already.

Different humans have different dog breed favorites. They're mostly treated as pets.

There are many kinds of monkeys. But they all closely resemble humans ...

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!

They used to be endangered as a species. But the cute black-and-white creature we know as the panda is now safe!

Would you believe the tiger beats out the lion as the No. 1 most popular animal in a zoo? Maybe they are friendlier.

Koalas love to eat eucalyptus leaves. And they're mostly found in Australia.

Crocodiles are indeed aggressive. Avoid them at all costs!

Cats are favorite pets of humans. Or is it the other way around?

The cheetah is known as the fastest animal. It can run up to 80+ kilometers per hour!

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.

Thailand has a lot of elephants. But in other parts of the world, elephants are poached for their ivory tusks.

Pigs are usually domesticated and used for food. But some are also kept as pets.

A mouse is a small creature that usually carries dirty things. So try to avoid touching them.

Have you heard of the baby shark song? Why is a shark featured in a popular preschool song?

A cougar is basically a mountain lion. It's also majestic as a jungle animal.

Penguins are birds. But they can't fly.

Crabs are actually yummy to eat. That is, if you have the patience to shell out the meat from their intricate casings...

Ostriches are known to bury their heads in the sand. They can't fly, but they run very fast!

The llama is a domesticated animal found mostly in South America. Their meat is also good to eat.

Watch the "Meerkat Manor" TV show to see how these creatures move about in their daily lives. It's really fascinating!

Lemurs are found mostly in Madagascar. They are basically primates.

The rhinoceros is found mostly in Africa and Asia. But some of their subspecies are going extinct.

A jellyfish may be colorful and cute to look at. But when its tentacles wrap around you, it could be poisonous!

A camel could have one hump or two. It's difficult to ride!

Dolphins are generally harmless creatures. And they're such show-offs!

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!

Frogs can live in water and on land. That's why they're called amphibious.

Horses have been helping humans since time immemorial. They are great farm and battle companions.

Wolves are always depicted as predatory. That's because they're hunters.

The peacock is the male version of the peafowl. And yep, they also magnanimously display their beautiful feathers with pride.

An emu doesn't exactly look like its cousin, the ostrich. They're found in Australia, and they can't fly.

Eagles are alpha creatures. That's because they are predator hunters!

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.

A parrot can literally and vocally parrot what humans say. Yep, that's where the term came from!

The reindeer is found in North America, Europe, and Russia, and, of course, in Santa Claus' stable.

Lobsters can be quite difficult to cook. But when you've done it, they're totally terrific to eat.

The turtle is a slow-moving creature. Small ones are good as pets.

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