Test Your Knowledge: Exotic Meats
by Staff
We humans will devour just about any flesh we can get our teeth on. How much do you know about exotic meats?

If you butcher a raccoon it's important to avoid this body part?

  • musk glands
  • brain
  • liver

Which kind of meat accounts for only one-thousandth of meat eaten worldwide?

  • ostrich
  • penguin
  • camel

Compared to beef, bear is known to be higher than average in what?

  • protein
  • fat
  • calories

Which animal has the only genetically unaltered red meat remaining in the world?

  • llama
  • camel
  • yak

Which of these animals has the lowest fat content?

  • moose
  • rabbit
  • bison

Black bear meat reportedly has what overtones in flavor?

  • bloody and metallic
  • beefy and mellow
  • sour and acidic

What is the average fat content of kangaroo meat?

  • 8%
  • 5%
  • 2%

Iguana is a popular meat in which country?

  • Peru
  • Mexico
  • Haiti

Which epidemic may have started due to humans eating chimpanzee meat?

  • HIV
  • bird flu
  • Ebola

What is isigaich?

  • seal flipper
  • fermented caribou foot-bone cartilage
  • reindeer brains

What trait makes eating snake a challenge?

  • venom
  • many bones
  • the sickening dirt flavor

If it's not cooked properly, bear meat can infect you with this well-known disease?

  • Trichinosis
  • Hoof and mouth
  • Mad cow

Where are brown rats considered a delicacy?

  • China
  • Egypt
  • Chile

To approximately how many countries does Australia export kangaroo meat?

  • 55
  • 15
  • 5

Slovenians are famous for hunting which animal?

  • gray rats
  • dormice
  • marmot

Cut the head off of which animal, otherwise it might bite you even when it's dead?

  • iguana
  • snake
  • chameleon

What is omasum?

  • stomach compartment
  • meaty section of spinal cord
  • part of the pancreas

Which animal is legal to eat even though it's population has dropped by half in the past two decades?

  • panda
  • lion
  • tiger

Peruvians dress up which creatures in costumes before eating them?

  • guinea pigs
  • goats
  • sheep

Which animal is six feet tall but yields only 30 pounds of meat?

  • sitka deer
  • emu
  • eland

Which country has a large dog meat festival?

  • Vietnam
  • China
  • Thailand

Which part of an otter yields the best meat?

  • tail
  • leg
  • neck

Florida python meat is potentially dangerous because of what?

  • high levels of mercury
  • Huge pythons will strangle you.
  • Their fangs are poisonous.

In 2014, Wal-Mart recalled donkey meat because it was tainted with this animal meat?

  • fox
  • goat
  • horse

Which group of people sometimes consumes hedgehogs?

  • Canadians
  • Romani
  • Thai

During the Depression, which animals were nicknamed Hoover hogs?

  • possums
  • feral pigs
  • armadillos

Llama is especially popular in which country?

  • Nepal
  • Switzerland
  • India

Which country recently debated about puffin hunting?

  • Poland
  • Finland
  • Iceland

Which meat is frequently compared to a chewier version of chicken?

  • alligator
  • rattlesnake
  • parakeet

People catch which animals and then feed them good food to reduce their gamey flavor?

  • raccoon
  • squirrel
  • possum