No matter which theory you believe about how the world was created, most animals were created differently, and that's not something that can be debated. Some are large, while others are small; some eat meat, while some don't at all. Some live in trees, and others prefer the ground. Some are spotted easily, while others can't be found. And one of the biggest differences in animals that is the most obvious to see is that some have four feet while none have three.
Okay, let's stop with the fun Dr. Seuss-esque rhymes for a bit and get serious. Today, we're going to quiz you on some animals, and they all have one thing in common: They all have four legs. You may choose to call them arms, or a mixture of the two, but they do possess four limbs. And while some animals rely on all four to move, some only have to use two. But we want to know if you can name them all if we show you a picture of what they look like.
It's time to test your animal knowledge in this fun quiz. Let's get started!
A lion is a known inhabitant of savannas and grasslands and has a lifespan of up to 14 years. This muscular cat is known for the hairy tuft at the end of its tail.
By age five, a horse reaches full adult development. Female horses, also referred to as mares, carry their young for a period of approximately 11 months.
The turtle is both a sea-dwelling and freshwater animal. It is considered to be one of the oldest groups of reptiles, with over 350 known species.
As an icon of the United States of America, this animal is featured on various United States flags and coins. The word "buffalo" derives from the French word "boeuf," meaning "cow."
This large cat is also referred to as the black panther. With 31 species, it can be found in American, Asian and African swamp lands, forests and grasslands.
Komodo dragons, as you may have guessed, aren't actually dragons. They're huge lizards that can only be found on certain islands near Indonesia.
Known for spraying a liquid with a stench, skunks can be found in North and South America. They vary in color from black and white to brown or gray as well as cream.
Raccoons are native to North America and are considered very intelligent creatures. They are notable for their facial masks, ringed tails and dexterous front paws.
This four-legged animal measures up to 63 inches in length, with the males weighing an average of 99 pounds. They have an average lifespan of 16 years.
A chameleon comes in a variety of colors, with many species possessing the ability to change their color. On average, chameleons in the wild have a lifespan of 3 years, but in captivity they can live up to 10 years.
Llamas are considered very social and are part of a herd. These domesticated South American animals can weigh up to 200 kilograms.
Bears consume both plant and animal matter. Eight bear species are in existence and can be found in the northern hemisphere and parts of the southern hemisphere.
As the world's tallest terrestrial animal, the giraffe towers between 16 and 20 feet. Although its neck and legs are long, the rest of its body is short.
Toads are known for their leathery and dry skin, short legs and bumps over their external skin glands. The word "toad" is often used to refer to frogs.
Crocodiles are native to the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. These large aquatic reptiles and predators can live up to 70 to 100 years.
Rabbits are small mammals commonly referred to as bunnies. They are domesticated and have been kept as livestock.
An antelope can live up to 20 years, something that is usually hard to measure because these creatures are hunted so often in the wild. Impalas are known to reach their late teens.
One of the most distinctive features of an elephant is its trunk, which is used for lifting water, breathing and holding objects. They are located in Southeast Asia, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
With over 60 subspecies across the world, deer are the only animals with antlers. Hunting deer has been a pastime for many since the Middle Ages.
This small rodent has increasingly become a companion pet for many. With its poor eyesight, a mouse relies on its sense of smell to find food and escape predators.
Cows are the female adult version of cattle. They are red-green colorblind, and, like human beings, they have a gestation period of 9 months.
These nocturnal, four-legged animals are native to the island of Madagascar. With over 100 species, lemurs have a lifespan of up to 19 years.
Goats are one of the earliest groups of animals to be domesticated. They have been primarily used for milk and meat.
These long-bodied mammals have small heads, short legs and long necks. With 17 species in existence, weasels are found worldwide excluding Australia, Antarctica and neighboring islands.
Foxes are known for their upright pointed ears and long bushy tails. They utilize the earth's magnetic field to hunt prey.
This Australian-native dog weighs up to 43 pounds when fully grown. A dingo's diet includes other animals, such as lizards and rodents, as well as fruits and plants.
Gorillas form groups known as troops, which consist of one adult male, or silverback. As the largest primates alive, they weigh over 350 pounds.
These small to medium-sized rodents consume foods high in fats, carbohydrates and protein. Squirrels have a gestation period of 3 to 6 weeks.
Wildebeests are a kind of antelope that belong to the same family as cattle, goats and many even-toed and horned ungulates. There are two main species, which researchers believe diverted over a million years ago.
When hunting prey, hedgehogs heavily depend on their sense of smell and hearing. Although none are native to the Americas, there are 17 extant species of hedgehogs found around the world.
An armadillo is known for its leathery armor shell. There are 20 existing species of armadillos, and all are native to the Americas.
Donkeys have been utilized as working animals for nearly 5,000 years. A female donkey is referred to as jenny, and a male is called a jack.
A tiger's most distinctive feature is its dark vertical stripes on its red-orange fur. This popular cat species appear in folklore as well as modern films.
The word hippopotamus is derived from the ancient Greek word meaning "river horse." Hippos are the third-largest land mammals on Earth.
This semi-aquatic rodent is a notable builder of canals, dams and lodges. They are considered the world's second largest rodent.
A distinguishing attribute of zebras is their black and white stripes. Female zebras develop faster than males, with the males not being able to breed until age five or six.
Although they are usually compared to dogs, hyenas are considered to be more cat-like in nature. These social animals live in groups called clans.
Recognized by the humps on their backs, camels are very domesticated animals. There are three extant species of camels.
As its name suggests, an anteater consumes ants as well as termites. Its tongue is able to extend farther than the length of its head.
Coyotes are native to North America and can grow to a weight of around 40 pounds. They have a top speed of 43 miles per hour and possess a good sense of smell and vision.