Quiz: Can You Identify This Canadian Wildlife From a Photo?
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Can You Identify This Canadian Wildlife From a Photo?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

Do these animals send a chill down your spine?

When it comes to countries in the world, Canada has -- without a doubt -- one of the most diverse selections of wildlife. This should not really come as much of a surprise for several reasons. First and foremost, the country's climate is incredibly varied, with the north having incredibly cold arctic weather and the southern areas having relatively hot summers. In addition to this, Canada is a massive country, spanning over six time-zones and holding the distinction of being the second largest country in the world. 

Canada is home to some of the coldest locations in the world and it is one of the few countries that is within the Arctic region. A great deal of the country's animals are adapted to this cold climate; like the polar bear, the narwhal, the Arctic hare, the snowy owl and many more. In this quiz we've taken a look at all of the animals that can be found in Canada and selected a diverse handful from all parts of the animal kingdom! So, are you ready to put your knowledge of Canadian zoology the ultimate test. Then let's get started!

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Which big and fearsome Canadian animal is showcased in this picture?

The grizzly bear is a large species of bear that can be found in Canada. Their range used to stretch across the west coast of North America (from Mexico up to Alaska); however, today it is restricted to: minor areas in the contiguous US, the western reaches of Canada and the entirety of Alaska.

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This is a picture of which extremely iconic Canadian animal?

The North American beaver, a species of mammal, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. It is notably the official national animal of Canada and also the largest rodent in North America.

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This is an image of which high-flying Canadian animal?

The grey jay, a passerine bird species, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. It is native to North America and is also considered to be the unofficial national bird of Canada.

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Which Christmas-themed Canadian animal is showcased in this photo?

The reindeer is a species of deer that can be found in Canada, Alaska, Russia and the northern reaches of Europe. They are perhaps best known in popular culture for being the draft animal of choice for Santa Claus.

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Do you know the name of the freezingly cold Canadian animal in this photo?

The polar bear, a species of arctic dwelling bear, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. It is notable for being the largest species of bear and also the largest land-dwelling carnivore.

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What is the name of the ferocious Canadian animal in this photo?

The wolverine is a species of carnivorous mammal that can be found in Canada. It is primarily found in cold habitats; like Canada, Alaska, parts of northern Europe and Russia.

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Which big and peaceful Canadian animal is this?

The moose, a species of deer, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. It is distinguished by its massive size and is actually the largest species of deer in the world.

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Can you identify this Canadian animal that is a skillful climber?

The mountain goat is a species of goat that can be found in Canada and the northern reaches of the United States. They are notable for their extremely impressive climbing ability – having been observed climbing dangerously steep inclines with ease.

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Which cute and cuddly Canadian animal is in this picture?

The snowshoe hare, a small species of mammal, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. It can be widely found throughout Canada and the northern reaches of the US.

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Can you identify this water-loving Canadian animal?

The walrus is a species of marine mammal that can be found in Canada. They are adapted to living in cold habitats and are found in Arctic waters surrounding Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Russia.

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Do you know the name of the soft and cute Canadian animal in this picture?

The American mink, a small mammal, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada and a large portion of the United States. It has also been introduced (with varying levels of success) to parts of Europe, Asia, and South America.

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Which Canadian animal that is a skilled hunter is in this photo?

The Canada lynx is a species of mid-sized felines that can be found in Canada (as the name suggests). They are widespread throughout Canada but they are also found in Alaska and areas in and around the Rocky Mountains in the U.S.

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Can you identify the large water loving Canadian animal in this picture?

The trumpeter swan, a large species of swan, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. It is notable for being the largest waterfowl in the world and also the largest native North American bird.

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Which cute and feathered Canadian animal is in this image?

The Atlantic puffin is a species of water birds that can be found in Canada; primarily on the eastern coast. Over the years its population has become threatened and it now has a “vulnerable” conservation status.

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Can you identify the commonly seen Canadian animal in this photo?

The stoat, a species of small mammals, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. It has an extensive circumboreal range that encompasses Canada, Greenland, Asia, Europe, and the United States.

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Do you know the name of the large and long lived Canadian animal in this image?

The leatherback sea turtle is a species of water dwelling reptiles that can be found in Canadian waters (and oceans throughout the world). It notably holds the distinction of being the largest turtle in the world.

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What is the name of this water loving Canadian animal?

The northern fur seal, a species of eared seals, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. Their native range spans the waters of the North Pacific between North America and Asia.

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Do you know the name of this cold resistant Canadian animal?

The Arctic hare is a species of small mammals that can be found in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Canada. They are well adapted to cold weather, with a thick fur coat and approximately 20% of their body being made up of fat.

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What is the name of the aquatic Canadian animal shown here?

The beluga whale, a species of aquatic mammal, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. They are primarily found in the Arctic Ocean and nearby sub-Arctic waters.

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Which small and smart Canadian animal is showcased here?

The northern pygmy owl is a species of small owls that can be found in Canada. Its native range is the western part of North America (Canada and the United States).

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Can you correctly identify this weirdly named Canadian animal?

The pumpkinseed, a freshwater fish, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. It goes by several other names; including sunfish, pond perch, punkys, and common sunfish.

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Which strange and unique Canadian animal is showcased in this image?

The narwhal is a species of whale that can be found in Canadian waters. Well adapted for the cold, it makes its home exclusively in the Arctic.

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This is a photo of which scaly Canadian animal?

The western skink, a species of small lizard, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. Its range extends from the southern reaches of western Canada, all the way down throughout the western United States and the extreme northwest of Mexico.

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What is the name of this tiny record-holding Canadian animal?

The least chipmunk is a species of rodent that can be found in Canada and parts of the U.S. It holds the distinction of being the smallest species of chipmunk in the world.

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Do you recognize this ferociously named Canadian animal?

The Canadian tiger swallowtail, a species of butterfly, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. They can be found in most of Canada’s provinces and the northern reaches of the U.S.

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This is a picture of which extremely rare Canadian animal?

The Kermode bear is a subspecies of the American black bear that can be found in Canada. They are the provincial mammal of British Columbia and are also known as the “spirit bear”.

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Which wise and stoic Canadian animal is showcased in this picture?

The snowy owl, a species of predatory bird, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. Its name doubly references its white coloration and the fact that it is found in cold habitats.

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This is an image of which Canadian animal that loves water?

The common mudpuppy is a species of salamander that can be found in Canada. They are largely nocturnal and prefer aquatic habitats like lakes, streams, and ponds.

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Which falsely soaring Canadian animal is showcased in this photo?

The northern flying squirrel, a small mammal, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. They are notable for being the only flying squirrel that is native to North America.

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Do you know the name of the cute but hardy Canadian animal in this photo?

The Arctic fox is a species of small canine that can be found in Canada. They live throughout the Arctic tundra and are well adapted to handle extremely cold temperatures.

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What is the name of the magical Canadian animal in this photo?

The merlin, a species of predatory bird, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. They are notable for being one of the most iconic falconry birds

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Which weirdly named Canadian animal is showcased here?

The bufflehead is a species of sea duck that can be found in Canada. Their name combines the words “buffalo” and “head," directly referencing the shape of their head.

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Can you identify the relatively common Canadian animal in this image?

The tundra swan is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. They are sometimes known as the whistling swan or Bewick's swan.

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Which aptly named Canadian animal is in this picture?

The Canada goose is a species of water bird that can be found in Canada. They are one of the most commonly hunted waterfowl in North America, but have also managed to effectively adapt to be able to live in human-altered areas.

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Do you know the name of the massively sized Canadian animal in this picture?

The wood bison, a large grazing mammal, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. They are notable for being the largest land animal in North America.

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Which confusingly named Canadian animal is in this photo?

The massasauga is a species of rattlesnake that can be found in Canada. While their venom is technically deadly to humans, with proper treatment survival is guaranteed.

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Can you identify the cute but rarely seen Canadian animal in this picture?

The collared pika, a small mammal, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. It has a relatively limited native range, only being found in parts of northwestern Canada and southeastern Alaska.

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Which record-holding Canadian animal is in this image?

The hoary marmot is a species of rodent that can be found in Canada. It holds the distinction of being the largest ground squirrel that is native to North America.

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Can you identify this coastal-dwelling Canadian animal?

The short-tailed swallowtail, a species of butterfly, is one of the most notable animals that make up the fauna of Canada. Their primary habitats are coastal regions and it has adapted to be able to fly through relatively strong winds.

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What is the name of the amphibious Canadian animal in this image?

The Canadian toad is a species of amphibian that can be found in Canada. They can also be found throughout parts of the U.S. and also go by the name “Dakota toad”.

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