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See If You Can Identify These Four-Legged Creatures From an Image!
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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!
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Derived from the French word meaning "large cow," which animal do you see here?
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."
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What's this four-legged animal called?
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.
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Which four-legged creature is this?
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.
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Can you identify this animal?
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.
More a lizard than the mythical creature in its name, which animal is this?
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.
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It's looks like a mix between a sheep and a camel, minus the humps. What is this creature?
Llamas are considered very social and are part of a herd. These domesticated South American animals can weigh up to 200 kilograms.
Hunting in packs and howling at the moon are two things this animal is known for. What name does it go by?
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.
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This animal can blend into its backgrounds. What is its name?
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.
This animal has been linked to honey for as long as we can remember. What is it called?
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.
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These elegant creatures have been ridden by man for thousands of years. What are they called?
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.
A frog's cousin, what is the name of this four-legged animal?
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.
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Can you tell us the name of this aquatic, four-legged creature?
Crocodiles are native to the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. These large aquatic reptiles and predators can live up to 70 to 100 years.
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This furry animal has a very short gestational period, which means it can produce lots of offspring. What is its name?
Rabbits are small mammals commonly referred to as bunnies. They are domesticated and have been kept as livestock.
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Which four-legged animal would you say this was?
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.
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The story of this animal and cheese is one that will go on forever. What is the animal's name?
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.
Often confused with sheep, which animal do you see here?
Goats are one of the earliest groups of animals to be domesticated. They have been primarily used for milk and meat.
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Can you match this picture to the animal shown in it?
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.
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What is this kind of animal called?
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.
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What is this animal that possess one of the longest necks in the animal kingdom?
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.
Known for their cunning and sharp ears, which animal do you think this is?
Foxes are known for their upright pointed ears and long bushy tails. They utilize the earth's magnetic field to hunt prey.
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Known for causing mischief, what is this furry mammal known as?
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.
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A majestic creature, this animal is said to be related to mammoths. What is its name?
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.
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Known for the sound it makes and the milk it gives, which quadruped is this?
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.
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They're known as the kings of the jungle, although they don't live there. Which animal is this?
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.
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Can you tell us which animal is this?
Gorillas form groups known as troops, which consist of one adult male, or silverback. As the largest primates alive, they weigh over 350 pounds.
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This animal is known for its love of acorns. What is it?
These small to medium-sized rodents consume foods high in fats, carbohydrates and protein. Squirrels have a gestation period of 3 to 6 weeks.
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Do you know the name of this dog that's native to Australia?
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.
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.
Known for their pointy quills, which quadrupedal mammal is in this picture?
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.
Known for their stubbornness, what is this horse-like creature known as?
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.
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With a name that means "river horse," what is this seemingly peaceful yet dangerous animal?
The word hippopotamus is derived from the ancient Greek word meaning "river horse." Hippos are the third-largest land mammals on Earth.
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Which four-legged animal do you see here?
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.
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What is the name of this animal that is known for building dams?
This semi-aquatic rodent is a notable builder of canals, dams and lodges. They are considered the world's second largest rodent.
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Can you correctly identify the four-legged animal in this picture?
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.
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It has a leathery shell that can be used for protection. What is this animal called, though?
An armadillo is known for its leathery armor shell. There are 20 existing species of armadillos, and all are native to the Americas.
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What is the name of this animal that has a particularly long snout -- or is it a nose?
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.
Known for their laughs, what is this creature called?
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.
What is the name of this four-legged animal?
Recognized by the humps on their backs, camels are very domesticated animals. There are three extant species of camels.
Often mistaken for a wolf or fox, what is this predatory animal's name?
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.
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Although hunted, this mammal is one of the fastest on the earth. What is it?
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.
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