Wildlife Identification Quiz!

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Wildlife Identification Quiz!
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About This Quiz

An elephant never forgets, but can you remember all of these animals?

Animals come in all shapes and sizes; from the countless species of insects that live at every corner of the world to massive behemoths like the elephant, the giraffe and the blue whale. Animals can be found on every continent and in every ocean all over the world. From the deepest oceans to the highest mountains, and the hottest deserts or the coldest tundras; if you look hard enough you'll find that these places are teeming with life!

In this animal-centric quiz, we've jumped headfirst into the animal kingdom and surfaced with a handful of some of the most notable animals from all corners of the world! From the fastest members of the animal kingdom; like the cheetah and the central bearded dragon, to some of the deadliest animals on the planet like the king cobra and the lion's mane jellyfish. So, are you an expert zoologist? Do you think that you have what it takes to identify all of these animals? Then, answer the call of the jungle right now and let's not wait any longer to get started!

face-of-the-tiger Do you know the name of the culturally iconic animal in this photo?
Dromedary
Bengal tiger
The Bengal tiger is a species of cat that can be found in the Indian subcontinent. It is the national animal of India and is currently classified as being endangered.
Atlantic puffin
Komodo dragon

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Gfp-grevys-zebra Can you identify the striped animal in this image?
Emperor penguin
Imperial zebra
The imperial zebra is a species of equid that can be found in Eastern Africa. It is the largest species of zebra, but also the most endangered.
Polar bear
Atlantic puffin

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wildlife-zoo-mammal-fauna-kangaroo-australia-572212-pxhere.com Can you identify this iconic marsupial?
Southern elephant seal
Red kangaroo
The red kangaroo is a species of large mammal that can be found in Australia. It is the largest species of kangaroo and the national animal of Australia.
Narwhal
West Indian manatee

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White_Rhino Do you know the name of the bulky and brawny animal in this picture?
Komodo dragon
Coyote
Coconut crab
White rhinoceros
The white rhinoceros is a species of rhinoceros that can be found in Africa. There are currently two known subspecies; the southern white rhinoceros and the northern white rhinoceros.

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Yellow-headed_caracara_(Milvago_chimachima)_on_capybara_(Hydrochoeris_hydrochaeris) What is the name of the large rodent in this photo?
Coyote
Large flying fox
King cobra
Capybara
The capybara is a species of mammal that can be found in South America. It is notable for being the largest rodent in the world.

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2016-09_zoo_sauvage_de_Saint-Félicien_-_Castor_canadensis_01 This is an image of which iconic national animal?
West Indian manatee
Reticulated python
Chinese giant salamander
North American beaver
The North American beaver is a species of rodent that can be found in North America. It is the national animal of Canada and also the state mammal of Oregon.

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DSC09179_-_Killer_Whale_(36407211153) Can you identify the deadly aquatic animal in this picture?
Killer whale
The killer whale is a species of dolphin that can be found in across all of the world’s oceans. It is an apex predator and the largest species of dolphin in the world.
Ostrich
Lion
Narwhal

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PIXNIO-219788-4924x3283 Do you know the name of the long-necked animal in this image?
Asian elephant
Masai giraffe
The Masai giraffe is a species of mammal that can be found in East Africa. It notably holds the distinction of being the tallest land animal in the world, as a result of its incredibly long neck.
Grey parrot
Giant forest scorpion

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africa-animal-animal-photography-667201 Which fat plant-eating animal is in this image?
Saltwater crocodile
Red kangaroo
Hippopotamus
The hippopotamus is a species of large land mammal that can be found in Africa. While their appearance may suggest otherwise (since they can at times look like large pigs), their closest living relatives are actually aquatic mammals like whales and dolphins.
Serval

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Spotted_hyena_(Crocuta_crocuta) Which social African animal is in this photo?
Polar bear
Spotted hyena
The spotted hyena is a species of carnivorous mammal that can be found throughout Africa. They are notable for their relatively complex social communities that can have up to 80 members.
Cheetah
Japanese macaque

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africa-animal-animals-60692 Which flightless feathered animal is showcased in this picture?
Coconut crab
Blue whale
Ostrich
The ostrich is a species of bird that can be found in Africa. While it is incapable of flight, it is incredibly fast on land and is also the largest bird in the world.
Emperor penguin

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Tapír_čabrakový1 Which strange Asian animal is in this picture?
Malayan tapir
The Malayan tapir is a species of tapir that can be found in parts of Southeast Asia. They are primarily solitary in terms of behavior and can be moderately territorial at times.
Chinese giant salamander
Gray parrot
Central bearded dragon

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Lion's_Mane_Jelly_(15735561026) Can you identify the dangerous marine animal in this photo?
Bengal tiger
Reticulated python
Lion’s mane jellyfish
The lion’s mane jellyfish is a species of jellyfish that can be found primarily in cold waters of the northern hemisphere. They are the largest species of jellyfish in the world.
Large flying fox

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Grosser_Panda What is the name of the iconic peaceful animal in this image?
Capybara
Spotted hyena
Saltwater crocodile
Giant panda
The giant panda is a species of bear that can be found in China. The giant panda is notable for being one of the few Carnivorans that has a diet that is largely herbivorous (their diet is over 99% bamboo) – although they have been observed eating fish, eggs and meat on occasion.

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Forest_Scorpion_-_Vandiperiyar_Tiger_Reserve,Kerala,India Do you know the name of this huge arachnid?
Imperial zebra
Masai giraffe
Giant forest scorpion
The giant forest scorpion is a species of arachnid that can be found in India and Sri Lanka. True to its name, it is the largest species of scorpion in the world.
Gaur

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sea-ocean-animal-reflection-reptile-fauna-496784-pxhere.com What is the name of the big and deadly reptile in this picture?
Saltwater crocodile
The saltwater crocodile is a species of reptile that can be found in India, Australia and Southeast Asia. It is an apex predator and also the largest reptile in the world (maximum recorded length of 23 feet).
Malayan tapir
Hippopotamus
Giant panda

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animal-animal-photography-big-cat-1320412 Which iconic regal animal is showcased here?
North American beaver
Killer whale
Blue whale
Lion
The lion is a species of large cat that can be found in Africa and parts of Asia. It is an apex predator and has several distinct and notable subspecies.

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Large_Blue_Whale_Off_Southern_California_Coast_Photo_D_Ramey_Logan This is a photo of which massive mammal?
Imperial zebra
Blue whale
The blue whale is a species of baleen whale that can be found in oceans all across the world. Not only are they the largest animal alive today, but they are also the largest animal known to have ever existed.
Emperor penguin
Lion

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Indian_Bison_(Gaur)_3_by_N._A._Naseer Do you recognize this big grazing animal?
North American beaver
Gaur
The gaur is a species of bovine that can be found in South and Southeast Asia. It is related to other grazing animals like bison, yak and domestic cattle, and it is notable for being the largest member of this family
Southern elephant seal
Giant forest scorpion

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MP_-_Ornithoptera_alexandrae_3 Which regal and beautiful animal is showcased in this image?
Capybara
King cobra
Polar bear
Queen Alexandra’s birdwing
The Queen Alexandra’s birdwing is a species of butterfly that can be found in Papua New Guinea. With a wingspan of almost 10 inches or more, it is the largest butterfly in the world.

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cheetah-stretching-on-a-piece-of-wood This is a picture of which speedy feline?
Cheetah
The cheetah is a species of large cat that can be found primarily in Eastern and Southern Africa. It holds the distinction of being the fastest land animal in the world, with top speeds of 68.0–75.0 mph.
Japanese macaque
Queen Alexandra’s birdwing
King cobra

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Polar_bear_after_unlucky_hunt_for_a_seal Can you correctly name this cold-dwelling animal?
Polar bear
The polar bear is a species of bear that can be found in the Arctic. It is well adapted to cold environments and is actually the largest species of bear in the world and also the largest land carnivore.
White rhinoceros
Lion’s mane jellyfish
Queen Alexandra’s birdwing

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african-grey-parrot-animal-animal-photography-1599533 This is an image of which somber-looking animal?
Coconut crab
Ostrich
Gray parrot
The gray parrot is a species of bird that can be found in equatorial Africa. It is also referred to as the African gray parrot or the Congo gray parrot.
Masai giraffe

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CSIRO_ScienceImage_3220_Spectacled_flying_fox Which scary but harmless animal is showcased in this picture?
Cheetah
Coyote
Large flying fox
The large flying fox is a species of megabat that can be found in Southeast Asia. True to its name, it is largest bat in the world, having an average wingspan of up to 4 ft. 11 in. but weighing no more than 2.5 lbs.
Lion’s mane jellyfish

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Serval_(Leptailurus_serval)_(14031084562) Which wild feline is showcased in this photo?
Atlantic puffin
Serval
The serval is a species of wild cat that can be found in sub-Saharan Africa and rarely parts of North Africa. They can reach up to two feet tall at the shoulder and they have a notably slender build.
West Indian manatee
Hippopotamus

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Papageitaucher_Fratercula_arctica This is a picture of which cute and fluffy animal?
Atlantic puffin
The Atlantic puffin is a species of seabird that can be found in around the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. They currently have a “vulnerable” conservation status.
White rhinoceros
Komodo dragon
Giant panda

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Coconut_Crab_-_Birgus_latro_3_(4091441948) Can you identify the record holding animal in this image?
Gray parrot
Coconut crab
The coconut crab is a species of hermit crab that can be found on islands in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. They are the largest land living arthropod that is alive today.
Polar bear
White rhinoceros

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animals-asian-elephant-elephant-460937 Which gigantic animal is showcased in this photo?
Central bearded dragon
Gaur
Asian elephant
The Asian elephant is a species of large land mammal that can be found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. While it is the largest land animal in Asia, it is notably smaller than the African bush elephant.
Southern elephant seal

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Reticulated_Python_at_Little_Rays_Reptile_Zoo What is the name of this slithering serpent?
Chinese giant salamander
Malayan tapir
Red kangaroo
Reticulated python
The reticulated python is a species of snake that can be found in South and Southeast Asia. It has been reported to have lengths that can exceed 30 feet, making it the longest snake in the world.

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wildlife-mammal-monkey-fauna-primate-baboon-1252493-pxhere.com What is the name of the relatively intelligent animal in this photo?
Bengal tiger
Central bearded dragon
Japanese macaque
The Japanese macaque is a species of monkey that can be found in Japan. They are notable for their high level of intelligence and their complex group structures.
Spotted hyena

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Manatee_with_calf.PD Which peaceful and elegant animal is in this picture?
Lion
Narwhal
North American beaver
West Indian manatee
The West Indian manatee is a species of aquatic mammal that can be found in the Caribbean Sea and other nearby parts of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to successful conservation attempts, they are no longer endangered; however, they are still considered to be “vulnerable”.

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landscape-prairie-desert-camel-mammal-fauna-1283468-pxhere.com Which hardy animal is in this photo?
Imperial zebra
Serval
Giant forest scorpion
Dromedary
The dromedary is a species of camel that can be found in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, parts of Western Asia and a feral population in Australia. It is notable for being the tallest species of camel.

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Pod_Monodon_monoceros Do you know the name of the weird-looking animal in this photo?
Narwhal
The narwhal is a species of whale that can be found in Arctic waters. It is perhaps most notable for its long protruding canine tooth that has the appearance of a tusk.
Asian elephant
Dromedary
Killer whale

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Mirounga_leonina Can you identify this big and goofy-looking animal?
Southern elephant seal
The southern elephant seal is a species of seal that can be found in the lower reaches of the Southern hemisphere. They are notable for being the largest member of the order Carnivora.
Masai giraffe
Gaur
Asian elephant

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Komodo_Dragon,_Singapore_Zoo_(4448712446) Which mythically named creature is in this image?
Lion’s mane jellyfish
Saltwater crocodile
Bengal Tiger
Komodo dragon
The Komodo dragon is a species of lizard that can be found in Indonesia. It holds the distinction of being the largest lizard that is alive today.

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animal-coyote-creature-235691 Can you identify the iconic canine in this picture?
Giant panda
Coyote
The coyote is a species of canine that can be found in North America. They are one of the most widespread predators of livestock in western North America.
Capybara
Large flying fox

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Caption_This_Photo_(16727829088) Do you know the name of the water-loving animal in this image?
Emperor penguin
The emperor penguin is a species of bird that can be found in Antarctica. They are flightless birds but are also excellent swimmers and the largest species of penguin in the world.
Killer whale
Blue whale
Ostrich

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Pogona_vitticeps_001_-_Zoo_Aquarium_de_Madrid Do you know the name of the speedy reptile in this picture?
Red kangaroo
Japanese macaque
Central bearded dragon
The central bearded dragon is a species of large lizard that can be found in Australia. They hold the distinction of being the fastest reptile in the world, reaching speeds of over 25 mph.
Malayan tapir

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animal-wildlife-wild-reptile-fauna-cheetah-949556-pxhere.com Can you identify the "royal" serpent in this photo?
Spotted hyena
Cheetah
King cobra
The king cobra is a species of snake that can be found in India and Southeast Asia. They are historically important in Indian culture and are the longest venomous snake in the world.
Queen Alexandra’s birdwing

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Velemlok_čínský_zoo_praha_2 What is the name of the big amphibious animal in this image?
Hippopotamus
Reticulated python
Chinese giant salamander
The Chinese giant salamander is a species of salamander that can be found in China, Japan and Taiwan. They can reach lengths of almost 6 feet and are actually the largest amphibian in the world.
Atlantic puffin

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