Which of These Animals Does Not Belong With the Others?
By: Sameena Mughal
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About This Quiz
Animals are fascinating creatures. Birds fly. Fish live and breathe underwater. Have you ever thought about the diversity among animals? Most animals have their hearts in their chests, but a shrimp's heart is in its head. A three-toed sloth can rotate its head to almost 360 degrees. No matter how different they are, nature has given them all the distinct resources they need to survive. Animals like the starfish can regenerate while others like the tree lizard can blend in with the branch it's sitting on.
How much of an animal expert are you? Do you know the differences between amphibians and reptiles? Are you familiar will all the varieties of fish out there? Think about land animals and ocean animals. Imagine how vastly different life must be for animals who live by land or sea. Even animals within the same species could have completely different habits and traits depending on where they live. For example, a grizzly bear's habitat would not be the same as a polar bear's. They don't even have the same look. How much do you know about the animal world? Answer our questions about which animals don't belong in a group and see how you fare! Tread carefully! It's a jungle out there!
Most of these majestic birds live in Peru. Which one doesn't?
Snowy egret. Pure as the snow.
Condor. It soars through the jungle.
Blue jay. True blue.
You can find blue jays in eastern and central North America. Their name is misleading because they aren't actually blue. Rather, light on their feathers makes it seem that way.
They say a leopard can't change its spots, but this reptile, the iguana, can change many things about itself. Their skins and tails can come off. Shedding their skin is natural, but their tails can come off when a predator is near.
All of these animals but one has a need for speed. Which one?
Manatees are not the speed racers of the animal kingdom, but they don't need to be. They literally go with the flow as the water current carries them from place to place, causing them to blend in with their surroundings.
Which of these animals is the one that can't regenerate?
Lizards. They're smooth operators.
Starfish. The star of the ocean.
Wood frog. He's a jumper.
Wood frogs don't need to regenerate to survive. In winter, they go into deep hibernation where their heartbeats and breathing stops. A portion of their body fluids can freeze, and they can survive in below freezing temperatures!
Most of these animals mate for life. Which one doesn't?
Bald eagles. Regal birds.
Wolves. Pack runners.
Penguins. The waddlers.
Armadillos. Not the cutest, are they?
Armadillos are generally loners. They don't see very well, so they spend most of their waking hours sniffing for food rather than a mate. They spend about 16 hours a day sleeping. Doesn't leave much time for romance, does it?
Which of these animals is the one you can't find in Africa?
Grizzly bears. Don't mess with them!
Grizzly bears are North American natives. They roam solo in places like western Canada, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Despite their solitary nature, they feed together. Females raise their cubs for two or three years.
Most of these animals live in Asia. Which one doesn't?
Cobra. Not easily charmed.
Seal. Clap! Clap!
Many seals are found far away from Asia. The harp seal makes its home in the Arctic Ocean. These expert swimmers can go as deep as 1000 feet for food. Females give birth to baby seals on floating pack ice.
Which one of these animals was never a Disney character?
Abu the monkey. We all loved the hat and vest.
Iago the bird. So obnoxious!
Bagheera the panther. A lovable grouch.
Bugs Bunny. That screwy rabbit!
Bugs Bunny was the star of Warner Bros. He was quick-witted and clever. He always managed to get into trouble wherever he went. But he always found a way to get out of it and could fool the best of them!
Most of these animals sleep with one eye open. Which one doesn't?
Dolphins, porpoises and whales all sleep with one eye open. They have to! They only half-sleep because they have to breathe and make sure they don't get eaten. Sleeping this way doesn’t affect their senses, though. They can hear and see like they’re fully awake.
These gentle giants can be found in the tundra, mountains and forests. They're scattered around Alaska, Canada, Greenland, northern Europe, and northern Asia. They don't fly, but they can have red noses due to blood vessels close to the skin to help regulate their temperature.
Blue whales make their home in the ocean. Since they are the largest creatures the world has ever seen, the only place for them is the ocean. They weigh about 286,000 pounds and are about 98 feet long.
One of these animals doesn't have the same body part as the rest. Which one?
Foxes are cute. The only things they have coming out of their heads are their cute little ears. They also have whiskers on their faces to help them assess the lay of the land, and even have them on their legs. They're not getting lost!
Hedgehogs gather their food in bushes and other small, grassy areas. Their diets consist of insects, mice, frogs and snakes. They may be small, but they still eat other, smaller animals. Not herbivores!
No, gorillas do not lay eggs. They are mammals who give birth to live babies. They reproduce every four years. Newborns can weigh about four pounds. Most females have two to six babies in their lifetime.
Due to their size, elephants don't have natural enemies. When they do need to protect themselves, however, they have their trunks and tusks, and a trunk or tusk coming with at least 10,000 pounds behind it will pack a punch!
All of these animals have only one baby at a time. Which one doesn't?
Gray partridges lay about 22 eggs, and they can have about 16 to 18 little ones running around. That's about the size of a kindergarten class! They lay so many eggs because they don’t live very long, close to 2 years.
All but one of these animals is extinct. Which one?
Saber-toothed tiger. Flintstones anyone?
Wooly mammoth. Snuffleupagus!
Dodo bird. Don't be a dodo!
Macaw. Bright and beautiful.
Macaws are everywhere. You can go to Mexico, Central, and South America and see a large flock brightening up the sky. They're social birds, and their flocks can number from 10 to 30. They're not going anywhere anytime soon!