Can You Correctly Identify These Animals in Spanish?

By: Monica Lee

This is a fairly easy translation to identify. Elephant has many of the same letters as Elefante.

The panther is a beautiful and stealthy creature. It stays downwind from its prey and runs it down, pouncing and killing it.

This intelligent bird can mimic human speech. Parrots are identified by their strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs and clawed feet

This is truly man's best friend. No matter the breed or whether you name him Fido, Rover or Max, you'll have a life-long companion with a dog.

This furry feline is also a great companion. Easy maintenance and a purrfectly calm personality makes a cat an ideal household pet.

An alligator is a deadly creature. It is known for eating men by using a "death roll."

A turtle is a nice house pet. Quiet, not demanding and interesting to watch.

A ferret is a frisky pet that can bite and get into all types of trouble if left to its own devices. But it's a fur ball of love.

Weirdly, people have Pythons as pets. Some advice: don't. No matter who much you love them, they like to squeeze things tightly and then eat them.

Crocodiles are among the largest reptiles. Be careful around swamps as they live there and along the banks of rivers.

All vipers are venomous and have long, hinged fangs. Vipers include rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads.

Lizards are the closest reptile that looks like a dinosaur, but they don't spark the innate fear that snakes inspire in many people.

Hamsters are great pets as they are quite slow – even lethargic. This can make them easy to handle – even for small children.

Fun to watch and rarely, if ever, bite -- no matter what the situation. Gerbils are great pets.

When the Komodo dragon bites, there are two glands in the lower jaw which secrete several toxic proteins. It paralyzes and suffocates its prey.

At the top of the food chain, the lion has very little to worry about from other predators. The huge mane, muscular chest and scary growl is enough to keep him King of the Jungle.

Another mammal without natural predators, the tiger kills and eats moose, deer, pigs, cows, horses, buffaloes and goats.

Leopardo cazador is a cheetah. %0DIt's another large mammal you may find eating the other animals on this list, but they prefer bigger prey.

Seals will eat penguins along with other fish. Penguins can be found in Antarctic but not in the Arctic.

Although many of these will happily eat penguins, the picture shows a seal.

We don't know if walruses know Morse code, but it's the answer. Walrus tusks are two modified upper canine teeth and Pacific walrus tusks may attain a length of one meter.

Time for a nice chicken dinner? Be sure to order pollo when ordering in Spanish.

If you don't want to wake up early, you don't want a rooster on your property. However, you also won't get fertilized eggs either.

If you like ham, bacon, pork chops and pulled pork, you want a few pigs on your farm.

Cows are raised on the farm for milk and meat. They have a four-part stomach that digests the grass they eat.

"Clever as a fox" is a common saying. But people also say “wily like a fox” or “sly as a fox” for a reason. Foxes are very smart in ways that matter: finding food. Ask anyone with a chicken coop.

Coyotes tend to howl and yip, whereas wolves usually only howl. Coyotes tend be smaller than both red and gray wolves.

Building nests in trees, squirrels like to eat nuts and seeds, and bury any excess in the earth to find later.

The expression, "wise as an owl" came about because it was associated in prophecy and wisdom in many ancient cultures.

Horses played a major role in taming the Wild West. They were used to herd cattle, deliver mail with the Pony Express, and help pioneers travel to settle in the Western states.

Orcas, or killer whales, feast on marine mammals such as seals, sea lions and even whales. They are deadly and have teeth that can be four inches long.

Many species of squid have a life span that is only about one year. They make great appetizers either grilled or fried.

Polar bears live in the Arctic, near the North Pole, and enjoy eating seals.

Although you need to be careful with all these marine creatures, if you see the dorsal fin of a shark coming toward you, beware!

The tentacles on an octopus are used for holding and grasping prey. Much like a starfish, it can still survive if its arm is cut off, as it will regrow a lost arm.

"The itsy, bitsy spider walked up the water spout." They may not all be itsy bitsy, but they all belong to the largest order of arachnids.

If they make honey, they must be sweet. The abeja is a bee.

If you've ever been stung by a hornet, this will make you feel better: workers and males die in the fall or winter, and only the mated queens survive.

Although the sting hurts and they can sting repeatedly, they do good work. Nearly every pest insect is preyed upon by a wasp species.

Swat those mosquitoes if they are driving you crazy. You're swatting the females, they are the only ones that go out for blood. The male feeds on flower nectar.

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About This Quiz

Spanish is everywhere. And you've probably picked up quite a bit just going about your daily activities. You may have taken a year of Spanish in high school, or college, or even learned some on your own. Now it's time to show off your knowledge. Since Spanish is similar to English in many ways, this quiz may be easy for you. But you still need to identify the animals in the pictures! So don't sit back and relax quite yet. 

This quiz will take you through jungles, around barnyards, under the sea and into the insect world. There are plenty of animals to identify in this quiz, and you may learn some fun facts about these animals while completing the quiz. You may already know that gato is cat, and perro is dog, and that mosquito is spelled the same in English and Spanish. However, you may not know the name for an octopus (pulpo) or a shark (tiburón). Naturally, you can figure it out with a hint or two, which are provided. So try your mano at it now. You're sure to be as wise as an búho or as clever as a zorro. Your quiz de animales awaits! 

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