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Puppies and Goslings and Lambs, Oh My! The Baby Animals Quiz
by Staff
Are you ready to overdose on adorable animal trivia? And we’re not talking just any adorable animals -- we’re talking about fuzzy-wuzzy baby animals. How much do you know about their names, care, habits and literary counterparts?

The baby of which common wild mammal is called a joey?

  • armadillo
  • opossum
  • raccoon

In the Woody Guthrie song “Get Along Little Dogies,” what type of baby animal is he referring to?

  • cow
  • sheep
  • dog

What do you call a group of non-species-specific young animals that stay together for protection?

  • creche
  • cackle
  • gaggle

What’s the term for the stage where caterpillars change into butterflies?

  • transmutation
  • pupation
  • gross

Why do baby Komodo dragons spend so much time living in trees?

  • they’re shy
  • they can see their prey better
  • their parents might eat them

Which infant animal falls nearly 6 feet (1.8 meters) to the ground when born?

  • chimpanzee
  • giraffe
  • eagle

How long does it take for a baby elephant to gestate?

  • 10 months
  • 22 months
  • 28 months

Which baby sea creature has a name that sounds like something you'd do if you discovered you'd accidentally swallowed a mouthful of them while swimming?

  • mussels
  • oysters
  • both

If you give your kids this baby animal, you’re going to need a brooder.

  • bunnies
  • chicks
  • lambs

I saw a leveret running across the lawn yesterday. What young animal did I see?

  • deer
  • hare
  • fox

What percentage of pygmy marmosets give birth to twins?

  • 5 percent
  • 48 percent
  • 70 percent

Are baby hedgehogs born with or without quills?

  • with
  • without
  • both

In the famous book by Beatrix Potter, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” which rabbit was NOT one of Peter’s sisters?

  • Popsy
  • Flopsy
  • Mopsy

Are Bengal tigers' eyes always golden?

  • yes
  • no

Which animal’s newborns are called puggles?

  • the pug
  • the penguin
  • the platypus

In the story “The Ugly Duckling,” what type of animal did the duckling in question grow up to be?

  • a duck
  • a swan
  • a platypus

What do you call a baby panda?

  • cub
  • sow
  • boar

How many days old must a baby kangaroo be before he can leave his mother’s pouch?

  • 37
  • 190
  • 235

The book and movie titled “Born Free” chronicled a couple who took in and raised a wild baby animal. What kind of animal was it?

  • orangutan
  • elephant
  • lion

Why do humans find baby animals are so irresistibly cute?

  • they remind us of human babies
  • they’re soft and furry
  • they have silly names