Quiz: Do You Know These Animal Facts You Won't Learn at the Zoo?
Do You Know These Animal Facts You Won't Learn at the Zoo?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

The animal kingdom is truly magnificent. A trip to the zoo will educate and illuminate, allowing visitors to see live animals up close, and giving a brief glimpse of the research on our animal cousins. How educational is a zoo trip, really?

Some animals held in captivity are only legally allowed to be kept because of injuries, or infertility. Some animals we all think are endangered have since come back from the brink, unbeknownst to most people. It isn't always clear what an animal's natural climate is from its paddock, or how dangerous they are from seeing them in a little glass enclosure. A plaque may give you a few facts about an animal's digestive system, but how much do you really know about the inner working of a frog's guts?

Did you sleep through high school biology, or were you paying close attention? Do you know your even-toed ungulates from your run of the mill quadrupeds? Do you know animal behavior? Have you any knowledge of animal husbandry? Do you know what animals can actually change their gender in order to reproduce with the available partners? How well do you know the animal world? To know is hard, but to find out is easy. Just take this quiz.

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What animal produces the largest eggs?
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What is the largest living mammal?
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What is the largest, most aggressive shark alive today?
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What do you call bugs with six legs?
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What do you call bugs with eight legs?
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What animal makes shockingly strong fibers using only its waste materials?
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What animals domesticated themselves more than 10,000 years ago?
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What animals are humans' closest relative?
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What is the world's fastest-running cat?
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What creature shows no apparent signs of aging?
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What even toed ungulate was once called the Camel-Leopard?
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What type of spider builds its web for camouflage?
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What animal are you most likely to encounter in your own boots if you go camping in the Southwest?
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What sea creature is actually two creatures working in perfect symbiosis?
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What flying mammal navigates by echolocation?
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How long is the lifespan of the giant tortoise?
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How much does a giraffe's heart weigh?
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Other than humans and killer whales, what is the only other animal to experience menopause?
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Which of these animals breathes through nostrils and gills?
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How long do gorillas live?
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How fast can a peregrine falcon fly?
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What is the factor that means a mosquito is likely to bite you?
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What is a rhinoceros horn made of?
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Other than cows, which of these animals sleeps while standing?
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What animal passes out whenever it is really surprised?
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What animal is the only one ever to learn more than 1,000 words?
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How many stomachs do cows have?
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If you breed wild foxes for their most domestic qualities, how many generations does it typically take to get a tame one?
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What sociable marine animal has regional dialects and accents?
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In which animal does the male have the biggest naughty parts relative to its size?
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In which of the following species has homosexuality NOT been documented?
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Which of these is NOT a mammal?
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