The Famous Internet Pets Quiz

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Famous animals have captivated the world for ages now. Just imagine the number of Instagram followers Mr. Ed, Lassie or Flipper would command were they alive today! Today, instead of red-carpet ready animals, however, it’s the regular Fidos who are taking the internet by storm, collecting followers by the thousands on social media, even scoring endorsement deals when they hit it big!

Sometimes, animals achieve online celebrity for sad reasons, though. Cecil the African lion shot to posthumous fame when he was killed by a dentist on safari. The outrage that followed his killing helped to spark change, however, with two lion species added to the endangered list as a measure to prevent trophy-hunting. Tilikum the orca was profiled in a highly inflammatory documentary called, “Blackfish,” which depicted the killer whale’s life in captivity at SeaWorld. Following public outcry, SeaWorld has since discontinued their orca shows and said that the current orcas at their sites are the last generation they will house.

The vast majority of social media animal celebs, however, are far more tongue-in-cheek, thankfully. Some are the beloved furry friends of human stars, whereas others sport unique characteristics that people just find irresistible. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the most famous animals on the internet!

Who owns a pair of kitties named Meredith and Olivia?

Taylor Swift's Scottish fold cats, named for TV characters, often show up in her Instagram account, which has more than 50 million followers.

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True or false: Grumpy Cat is a girl.

The perpetually mad feline, who is likely a mix of Persian, ragdoll and snowshoe, is a fierce female.

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What is Grumpy Cat's real name?

When she's out of the public eye, Grumpy Cat goes by the name of Tardar Sauce.

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What world record did Col. Meow break?

Before his untimely death in 2014, Col. Meow broke the Guinness World Record for longest hair on a cat in 2013.

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What kind of animal is Lil Bub?

Lil Bub is a cat with a type of dwarfism that keeps him looking like a kitten permanently.

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How many toes does Lil Bub have?

In additional to his many other special qualities, Lil Bub is polydactyl, with a total of 22 toes.

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What feature is Tuna the chiweenie best known for?

Tuna, who is a cross between a Chihuahua and a dachshund, is loved for his very unique smile.

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How many people follow Tuna on Instagram?

The teeny Chiweenie with the endearing overbite boasts 1.7 million Instagram followers.

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What kind of dog is Boo, who has 17 million likes on Facebook?

Boo is a fluffy Pomeranian. In addition to his Facebook fans, 600,000 people follow him on Instagram.

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How much does Boo earn per year, as of 2016?

Boo picks up a million dollars a year from endorsements, books and product lines for both doggies and their humans.

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What do Theo and Beau enjoy doing together in a series of famous internet pictures?

Theo the baby and his dog Beau have been napping together since they were both babies. Theo's mom captures and shares the images online and in a book.

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What kind of animal is Sockington?

Sockington the cat shares words of wisdom from the feline mind on his Twitter account, which boasts 1.36 million followers.

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What kind of animal is Biddy?

Biddy the traveling hedgehog gained internet fame sharing her travels before sadly passing away in March 2015.

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What is the real name of the Menswear Dog?

The Menswear Dog, best known for dressing up in fine men's fashions, goes by the name of Bodhi.

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How much do Bodhi's owners earn each month from his online fame?

In a 2014 interview, Bodhi's mom and dad claimed to earn $15,000 per month by dressing up the Shiba Inu and posting his pictures online.

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What distinct feature does Hamilton the Hipster Cat have?

Hamilton sports a perfect, natural mustache — giving the Maine coone/Norwegian forest cat a hipster air.

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What breed are Max and Minnie?

Brother and sister Max and Minnie are adorable pugs and best friends who light up the internet.

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How many followers do Max and Minnie have on Instagram?

The playful pugs — famous for their silly head tilts — have 100,000 Instagram followers and 20,000 Twitter fans as of June 2016.

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What is the name of Mark Zuckerberg's dog?

Zuckerberg's shaggy dog Beast, a Hungarian sheepdog, has an online presence to rival his owner's.

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How many likes does Beast have on Facebook?

Forget networking with your real-life friends — more than two million people have reached out to give Beast a thumbs up on Facebook.

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Where was Darwin the monkey shopping when he first found fame?

The internet went wild for Darwin, a tiny monkey in a shearling coat, who was photographed during a 2012 trip to Ikea with his owner.

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What kind of dog is Marnie?

Marnie is a shih tzu who survived vestibular syndrome, leaving her with an irresistible head tilt.

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How many people follow Marnie the shih tzu on Instagram?

Marnie counts plenty of celebrities among her 1.9 million Instagram followers. Even the stars can't resist her unusual look.

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What kind of dog is Maru?

Maru, a ridiculously fluffy and photogenic Shiba Inu, ranks as one of the world's most famous canines.

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Where does Maru live?

More than 2.4 million Instagram users follow Maru's adventures in her native Japan.

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What is the name of the dog belonging to Lisa Vanderpump?

Gigolo, or Gigi, is often seen on the arm of Lisa Vanderpump on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

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How many subscribers does Mishka the husky have on YouTube?

More than 800,000 fans subscribe to Mishka's YouTube channel to see her talk — yup, a talking dog.

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What world record did Jiff the Pomeranian break in 2014?

Jiff the Pomeranian set world records for running on just his front legs then set another record for running upright on just his back legs.

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How many people follow Jiff on Instagram?

Jiff boasts more than 232,000 Instagram followers and 1.3 million Facebook likes.

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What percent of internet traffic is cat-related?

A staggering 15 percent of all internet traffic is cat-related, proving that people really are feline crazy. Maybe it's time to make your cat a star …

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