Only 1 in 51 People Can Ace This Animal Identification Quiz. Can You?

J.P. Naomi

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About This Quiz

So you call yourself an animal lover, huh? Exactly HOW much do you love them? Do you love them enough to be able to tell them apart? Because we're about to get really specific on you! It's time to see if you can identify these amazing animals from around the world... specifically!

You see, this is not just a cat, and that is not just a monkey. It could be a Siamese cat or Persian cat! It could be a proboscis monkey or a spider monkey! We want to know... can you tell them apart? And how about other animals? Think you know enough about birds and bears and whales to tell us which is which? It's time to test those skills now. Can you ID the right animal?

Get ready, we're about to embark on a journey through the South American rainforest and across the plains of the Indian subcontinent, through the mountains of northeast China and the dry lands of Africa. We want to know what the word "bovine" means to you, and just how many types of fox you can identify. 

So are you ready to get your ducks in a row? We're watching you like a hawk to see if you'll be a monkey's uncle or if you'll let sleeping dogs lie. Take this animal identification quiz now, and good luck!

What kind of monkey is this?

The Japanese macaque is also known as the snow monkey. It is a terrestrial Old World monkey species that is native to Japan and lives on snow-covered ground for several months each year!

What kind of snake is this?

Did you know that the Asian cobra is also known as the spectacled cobra and the Indian cobra? It is revered in Indian mythology and culture, and is often seen with snake charmers.

What kind of whale is this?

The blue whale grows up to 98 feet in length and an average weight of 190 short tons. It is the largest animal known to have ever existed!

What kind of bear is this?

Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the giant panda's diet is over 99% bamboo! Giant pandas occasionally eat other grasses and meat in the form of birds, rodents or carrion.

What kind of bird is this?

Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs and clawed "zygodactyl" feet. Many of them are vividly colored, and some are multi-colored. They are among the most intelligent birds and have the ability to imitate human voices.

What kind of dog is this?

The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. This breed of dog is frequently trained to aid the blind, to act as a therapy dog, or to perform screening and detection work for law enforcement.

What kind of fish is this?

Goldfish are one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. They are freshwater fish, native to East Asia.

What kind of monkey is this?

Mandrills mostly live in tropical rainforests. They live in very large groups and have an omnivorous diet, consisting mostly of fruits and insects.

What kind of snake is this?

The coastal taipan is native to the coastal regions of northern and eastern Australia and the island of New Guinea. This species is one of the most venomous land snakes in the world, based on its murine LD50.

What kind of fox is this?

The Arctic fox is also known as the white fox, polar fox or snow fox. It is well adapted to living in cold environments and is best known for its thick, warm fur that is also used as camouflage. Did you know that these foxes only live three to four years in the wild?

What kind of bovine is this?

Did you know that wallowing is a common behavior of bison? Wallowing is a comfort behavior in which a bison rolls its body in the mud, water or snow. Some have even called it "dust bathing."

What kind of whale is this?

The sperm whale is also known as the cachalot. It is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator in the world. Did you know that female sperm whales give birth every four to twenty years and sometimes care for their calves for more than 10 years? These whales can live 70 or more years.

What kind of bear is this?

The polar bear is a carnivorous bear that lives mainly within the Arctic Circle. It is the sister species of the brown bear, but has body characteristics suited for cold temperatures. Polar bears mainly hunt seals for food.

What kind of bird is this?

Hummingbirds are among the smallest of birds, with most measuring just three to five inches in length. Did you know that their humming sound is made from flapping their wings rapidly?

What kind of dog is this?

The Bloodhound is a large scent hound. It was originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar, and also for tracking people. They are famed for their ability to detect human scent over great distances and time.

What kind of fish is this?

Angelfish are known scientifically as pterophyllum. They are a small genus of freshwater fish from the family Cichlidae and originated from the Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin and other rivers in the Guiana Shield of tropical South America.

What kind of cat is this?

The Siamese cat became one of the most popular breeds of cat in Europe and North America in the 19th century. Its roots come from Thailand, which was formerly known as Siam.

What kind of monkey is this?

Did you know that when a spider monkey is approached, it climbs to the end of the branch it is on and shakes it vigorously to scare away the possible threat? These animals spend the night sleeping in carefully selected trees.

What kind of fox is this?

The red fox is the largest of the true foxes and one of the most widely distributed members of the order Carnivora. It can be found all across the Northern Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.

What kind of bovine is this?

At least 130 million domestic water buffalo exist, and more people depend on them than on any other domestic animal. They are especially suitable for tilling rice fields, and their milk is richer in fat and protein than that of dairy cattle.

What kind of whale is this?

Killer whales also go by the name of orcas. Did you know that wild killer whales are not considered a threat to humans? It's the captive ones found in marine parks that have been known to cause harm or even kill their handlers!

What kind of bear is this?

The American black bear is a medium-sized bear, native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most widely distributed bear species. Its diet varies, depending on the season and location.

What kind of bird is this?

Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects and other birds. They are found in all regions of the Earth, except Antarctica and some remote islands. They are known for their broad head and binocular vision.

What kind of dog is this?

German Shepherds are the preferred breed for many types of work, including disability assistance, search-and-rescue, police and military roles, and even acting! The German Shepherd is the second-most registered breed by the American Kennel Club.

What kind of animal is this?

Dolphins are often regarded as one of Earth's most intelligent animals. They are highly social mammals, not fish, and often live in pods of up to a dozen individuals.

What kind of cat is this?

The Persian cat is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and short muzzle. This type of cat was presented at the world's first organized cat show in 1871 in London, England, and later made its way to the United States in the early 1900s.

What kind of monkey is this?

Gibbons are found in tropical and subtropical rainforests, from eastern Bangladesh and northeast India to southern China and Indonesia. Did you know that gibbons mate for life?

What kind of snake is this?

The green anaconda is also known as the water boa. It is the heaviest and one of the longest known extant snake species in the world. The word anaconda comes from the Greek meaning "good swimmer."

What kind of fox is this?

The corsac fox is a medium-sized fox found in steppes, semi-deserts and deserts in Central Asia, all the way from Mongolia to northeastern China. The corsac fox species is threatened by the fur trade.

What kind of whale is this?

In case you didn't recognize it, the humpback whale has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head! It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviors which make it popular among whale watchers.

What kind of bear is this?

Did you know that the sloth bear is an insectivorous bear, native to the Indian subcontinent? That means that they have a strict diet of eating... insects! Specifically these bears feed on termites, ants and honeycombs.

What kind of bird is this?

Penguins live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galapagos penguin, found north of the equator. They are highly adapted for life in the water as their wings have evolved into flippers over time.

What kind of dog is this?

The beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare. With its great sense of smell, the breed of dog is often employed as a detection dog for prohibited agricultural imports around the world.

What kind of fish is this?

Did you know that shark teeth are embedded in the gums rather than directly affixed to the jaw? They are also constantly replaced throughout life, as multiple rows of replacement teeth grow in a groove on the inside of the jaw and move forward as quickly as every eight to ten days.

What kind of cat is this?

Bengal cats are generally a bright orange to light brown color. They have "wild-looking" markings, such as large spots, rosettes, and a light/white belly, and a body structure reminiscent of the leopard cat.

What kind of monkey is this?

The proboscis monkey is a long-nosed monkey, known as the bekantan in Indonesia. It is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the southeast Asian island of Borneo.

What kind of snake is this?

The black mamba is a highly venomous snake, endemic to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. It is the longest species of venomous snake indigenous to the African continent.

What kind of fox is this?

The culpeo fox is the second largest native canid in South America. Its diet consists mostly of rodents, rabbits, birds and lizards, and occasionally plant material and carrion.

What kind of bovine is this?

The bongo is among the largest of the African forest antelope species. It is an herbivore and also nocturnal.

What kind of whale is this?

The narwhal is a medium-sized toothed whale that possesses a large "tusk" from a protruding canine tooth. It lives year-round in the Arctic waters around Greenland, Canada and Russia.

What kind of bear is this?

Brown bears are found across much of northern Eurasia and North America. They are one of the largest living terrestrial members of the order Carnivora. Did you know that the brown bear is recognized as a national and state animal in several European countries?

What kind of bird is this?

The majority of this species of bird are found in eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and eastern Australia. They are mostly confined to dense rainforest habitat.

What kind of dog is this?

Until the mid-19th century, the main function of the Rottweiler breed was to serve as herders of livestock and also to pull carts full of butchered meat to various markets. After the development of railways, Rottweilers are now used more as search and rescue, guard and police dogs.

What kind of fox is this?

Blanford's fox is a small fox found in certain regions of the Middle East and Central Asia. It is named after the English naturalist William Thomas Blanford, who first described it in 1877.

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