Fun Animal Quiz
Take a shot at this short informative quiz about some of our planet's most beloved and charismatic megafauna. Some of the answers may surprise you!
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Do zebras have black stripes on a white body or white stripes on a black body?
Black stripes on a white body
White stripes on a black body
Question 1 Explanation:
Zebra stripes are like human fingerprints. No two are alike. (Press the arrow on the right to find the next question!)
Which cat has a tufted tail?
A kangaroo baby is a joey. What is the name for the adult male?
Question 4 Explanation:
Boomer. Adult males are also called buck and jack.
All of the above
Question 5 Explanation:
Even though an adult male and female together are sometimes called Jack and Jill, no one has ever seen a pair fetching a pail of water.
When a hippos yawns it_________________________.
is bored with the local river gossip.
is burping gases from all the vegetation it eats.
wants to fight.
is really taking a big breath to go underwater.
Question 6 Explanation:
Hippos are among the most dangerous animals in Africa even though they are primarily a herbivore. They are very aggressive animals, can easily outrun a man, and with those huge canine teeth and massive jaws, a bite is often fatal. Hippos even take on lions and crocs – and win. So, if a hippos yawns at you take the message seriously!
A full-grown chimp has ______ the upper body strength of a full-grown man?
Elephants sleep standing up? True or False?
Question 8 Explanation:
True. If an adult elephant lies down, it is nearly impossible for it to get back up again.
Giraffes sleep standing up. True or false?
Question 9 Explanation:
Giraffes take quintessential catnaps – only minutes at a time and no longer than a few hours per day.
Alligators cool themselves off by opening their mouth like a dog. True or False?
Question 10 Explanation:
True. You will often see alligators on hot days sitting in the sun with their mouths agape. This is to cool down, not show off their pearly whites.
Lions sleep about how many hours a day?
whistles, moos, hisses and roars
snorting and clucking
chirping and clicking
Question 12 Explanation:
Giraffes do not say a lot, but when they do they have the choice to whistle, moo, hiss and even roar! I guess they learned that last skill from the local lions.
Question 13 Explanation:
They do have amazing black tongues but they are only 18 to 20 inches long.
Orangutans are ticklish. True or false?
Question 14 Explanation:
True! Animal behavior specialists are confident that orangutans are ticklish and do giggle when you tickle them. A great book to read with kids is called Orangutans are Ticklish – Fun Facts from an Animal Photographer.
Aardvark means what in Afrikaans?
naked little hooved-toe devil digger
Question 15 Explanation:
Naked little Hooved-toe Devil Digger would be great name, but alas, aardvark means Earth Pig.
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