The narwhal is more than just another whale; with its mighty tusk, it's often called the unicorn of the sea and may have inspired many of the unicorn myths you hear today. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of this magnificent mammal.
True or false: A narwhal is a type of whale.
Which of these is another name for the narwhal?
How long is a baby narwhal at birth?
3 feet (91 centimeters)
How much does the average narwhal weigh?
1,200 pounds (500 kilograms)
What is the narwhal's favorite food?
Where do most narwhals live?
What is the gestation period for the narwhal?
What is the average life span for the narwhal?
True or false: The narwhal tusk plays no role in feeding.
Which of the typical male narwhal's teeth are longer?
They are both the same size.
How long is the average narwhal tusk?
8.8 feet (2.7 meters)
True or false: Narwhals prefer to live alone.
What percent of female narwhals have a tusk?
What is the body fat percentage of a typical narwhal?
What is the only other creature in the Monodontidae family with the narwhal?
True or false: The narwhal is an endangered species.
What happens to a narwhal's tusk if it gets broken?
The animal dies.
The tusk regenerates.
Which of these do narwhals lack?
What is narwhal skin called?
True or false: Narwhals have feeling in their tusks.
True or false: The narwhal can use its tusk to detect changes in water temperature.
True or false: The narwhal tusk is surprisingly flexible.
How much did Queen Elizabeth pay for a narwhal tusk in the 16th century?
True or false: The narwhal tusk is very smooth.
True or false: Narwhal tusks always spiral counterclockwise.
How many teeth do narwhals have, other than one or two tusks?
Narwhal skin is rich in this nutrient.
True or false: Narwhals rarely survive in captivity.
What color is an elderly narwhal?
True or false: It is illegal to sell narwhal tusk in the U.S.