Wildlife Identification Quiz!

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

The cheetah is a species of large cat that can be found primarily in Eastern and Southern Africa. It holds the distinction of being the fastest land animal in the world, with top speeds of 68.0–75.0 mph.

The ostrich is a species of bird that can be found in Africa. While it is incapable of flight, it is incredibly fast on land and is also the largest bird in the world.

The North American beaver is a species of rodent that can be found in North America. It is the national animal of Canada and also the state mammal of Oregon.

The Asian elephant is a species of large land mammal that can be found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. While it is the largest land animal in Asia, it is notably smaller than the African bush elephant.

The Bengal tiger is a species of cat that can be found in the Indian subcontinent. It is the national animal of India and is currently classified as being endangered.

The capybara is a species of mammal that can be found in South America. It is notable for being the largest rodent in the world.

The imperial zebra is a species of equid that can be found in Eastern Africa. It is the largest species of zebra, but also the most endangered.

The Malayan tapir is a species of tapir that can be found in parts of Southeast Asia. They are primarily solitary in terms of behavior and can be moderately territorial at times.

The red kangaroo is a species of large mammal that can be found in Australia. It is the largest species of kangaroo and the national animal of Australia.

The white rhinoceros is a species of rhinoceros that can be found in Africa. There are currently two known subspecies; the southern white rhinoceros and the northern white rhinoceros.

The spotted hyena is a species of carnivorous mammal that can be found throughout Africa. They are notable for their relatively complex social communities that can have up to 80 members.

The killer whale is a species of dolphin that can be found in across all of the world’s oceans. It is an apex predator and the largest species of dolphin in the world.

The hippopotamus is a species of large land mammal that can be found in Africa. While their appearance may suggest otherwise (since they can at times look like large pigs), their closest living relatives are actually aquatic mammals like whales and dolphins.

The Masai giraffe is a species of mammal that can be found in East Africa. It notably holds the distinction of being the tallest land animal in the world, as a result of its incredibly long neck.

The lion’s mane jellyfish is a species of jellyfish that can be found primarily in cold waters of the northern hemisphere. They are the largest species of jellyfish in the world.

The giant panda is a species of bear that can be found in China. The giant panda is notable for being one of the few Carnivorans that has a diet that is largely herbivorous (their diet is over 99% bamboo) – although they have been observed eating fish, eggs and meat on occasion.

The giant forest scorpion is a species of arachnid that can be found in India and Sri Lanka. True to its name, it is the largest species of scorpion in the world.

The saltwater crocodile is a species of reptile that can be found in India, Australia and Southeast Asia. It is an apex predator and also the largest reptile in the world (maximum recorded length of 23 feet).

The lion is a species of large cat that can be found in Africa and parts of Asia. It is an apex predator and has several distinct and notable subspecies.

The polar bear is a species of bear that can be found in the Arctic. It is well adapted to cold environments and is actually the largest species of bear in the world and also the largest land carnivore.

The Queen Alexandra’s birdwing is a species of butterfly that can be found in Papua New Guinea. With a wingspan of almost 10 inches or more, it is the largest butterfly in the world.

The blue whale is a species of baleen whale that can be found in oceans all across the world. Not only are they the largest animal alive today, but they are also the largest animal known to have ever existed.

The reticulated python is a species of snake that can be found in South and Southeast Asia. It has been reported to have lengths that can exceed 30 feet, making it the longest snake in the world.

The gaur is a species of bovine that can be found in South and Southeast Asia. It is related to other grazing animals like bison, yak and domestic cattle, and it is notable for being the largest member of this family

The Atlantic puffin is a species of seabird that can be found in around the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. They currently have a “vulnerable” conservation status.

The large flying fox is a species of megabat that can be found in Southeast Asia. True to its name, it is largest bat in the world, having an average wingspan of up to 4 ft. 11 in. but weighing no more than 2.5 lbs.

The gray parrot is a species of bird that can be found in equatorial Africa. It is also referred to as the African gray parrot or the Congo gray parrot.

The serval is a species of wild cat that can be found in sub-Saharan Africa and rarely parts of North Africa. They can reach up to two feet tall at the shoulder and they have a notably slender build.

The narwhal is a species of whale that can be found in Arctic waters. It is perhaps most notable for its long protruding canine tooth that has the appearance of a tusk.

The Japanese macaque is a species of monkey that can be found in Japan. They are notable for their high level of intelligence and their complex group structures.

The coconut crab is a species of hermit crab that can be found on islands in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. They are the largest land living arthropod that is alive today.

The West Indian manatee is a species of aquatic mammal that can be found in the Caribbean Sea and other nearby parts of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to successful conservation attempts, they are no longer endangered; however, they are still considered to be “vulnerable”.

The central bearded dragon is a species of large lizard that can be found in Australia. They hold the distinction of being the fastest reptile in the world, reaching speeds of over 25 mph.

The dromedary is a species of camel that can be found in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, parts of Western Asia and a feral population in Australia. It is notable for being the tallest species of camel.

The coyote is a species of canine that can be found in North America. They are one of the most widespread predators of livestock in western North America.

The Komodo dragon is a species of lizard that can be found in Indonesia. It holds the distinction of being the largest lizard that is alive today.

The southern elephant seal is a species of seal that can be found in the lower reaches of the Southern hemisphere. They are notable for being the largest member of the order Carnivora.

The Chinese giant salamander is a species of salamander that can be found in China, Japan and Taiwan. They can reach lengths of almost 6 feet and are actually the largest amphibian in the world.

The emperor penguin is a species of bird that can be found in Antarctica. They are flightless birds but are also excellent swimmers and the largest species of penguin in the world.

The king cobra is a species of snake that can be found in India and Southeast Asia. They are historically important in Indian culture and are the longest venomous snake in the world.

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About This Quiz

An elephant never forgets, but can you remember all of these animals?

Animals come in all shapes and sizes; from the countless species of insects that live at every corner of the world to massive behemoths like the elephant, the giraffe and the blue whale. Animals can be found on every continent and in every ocean all over the world. From the deepest oceans to the highest mountains, and the hottest deserts or the coldest tundras; if you look hard enough you'll find that these places are teeming with life!

In this animal-centric quiz, we've jumped headfirst into the animal kingdom and surfaced with a handful of some of the most notable animals from all corners of the world! From the fastest members of the animal kingdom; like the cheetah and the central bearded dragon, to some of the deadliest animals on the planet like the king cobra and the lion's mane jellyfish. So, are you an expert zoologist? Do you think that you have what it takes to identify all of these animals? Then, answer the call of the jungle right now and let's not wait any longer to get started!

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