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101 Animal Trivia Questions That Will Make You Go Wild

We learn about animals from the earliest parts of childhood when our elders teach us that the cat says “meow” and dogs say “ruff-ruff.” As we grow, our understanding of animals grows too! We learn about different personalities and how dogs are our best friends. Then we begin to understand the difference between domesticated animals and an animal’s life in the wild.  

Animals are a vital part of life and exist all around us. There are endless opportunities to learn more about animals—from the worms that live in the soil to lions roaming the plains. Birds fly past us in the morning, singing their songs, and dogs bark at each other from yard to yard in our neighborhoods. We’re surrounded by animals all the time.

How much have you learned about our two-legged, four-legged, and thousand-legged friends? Let your skills roam free with our Animal trivia questions and answers.

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The false anemonefish is better known as which species?

Yellowtail snapper

Sand shark

Lionfish

Clownfish

Do animals underwater breathe oxygen?

Impossible To Say

Yes

No, Only Hydrogen

No, Only Nitrogen

Which name is also used for the Araguaia river dolphin?

Boto

Bolo

Bata

Bana

In the wild, cougars can live to which age?

22 years

7 years

17 years

10 years

Which living bird lays the largest eggs?

Cassowary

Ostrich

Kiwi

Hummingbird

The crazy ant species orginated in the southeast of which continent?

Africa

Asia

Europe

South America

Emperor penguins live in which continent?

Russia

Lapland

Antarctica

Australia

Brown Fur Seals have been known to dive to depths of how many meters when foraging?

100m

350m

200m

500m

What color is a great white shark?

Brown

Orange

Grey

Pink

In the wild, a hammerhead shark can grow to be how many feet long?

20 feet

5 feet

15 feet

10 feet

Tigers are native to which continent?

Asia

Africa

Oceania

South America

Which term describes the most important bee in a hive?

Lady

Queen

Prince

Lord

A mature bull bison stands how many meters tall at the shoulder?

2 metres

2.5 metres

3 metres

1.4 metres

Which of the following would NOT usually be kept as a domestic pet?

Octopus

Parrot

Gerbil

Rabbit

How many Araguaia river dolphins live in the river basin?

500

2000

1000

1750

What country is commonly associated with kangaroos?

Australia

Germany

France

Norway

Which other marine mammal preys on the bottlenose dolphin?

Whale shark

Great White Shark

Killer Whales

Walrus

How many teeth does an Araguaia river dolphin have in each jaw?

4

14

34

24

How long are elephants pregnant for?

22 months

5 years

9 weeks

6 months

A fingernail-like material called baleen is attached to which part of a blue whale?

Tail

Jaw

Blowhole

Flipper

Where do butterflies lay their eggs?

In sand

On rocks

On leaves

Underground

Female guanacos usually give birth to how many young each spring?

2

3

4

1

What do we call the hierarchy by which any one animal eats another?

Food Chain

Food Tree

Food Rope

Food Lace

The Corgi breed comes from which part of the UK?

Ireland

Scotland

England

Wales

At what age can a horse take part in the Epsom Derby?

Two Years

One Year

Three Years

Four Years

Commercial Antarctic krill fishing began in which decade?

1960s

1940s

1950s

1970s

The largest Dumbo Octopus found was how long?

3.5m

0.9m

1.8m

2.9m

Which part of the glass frog is transparent, giving it its name?

Hair

Tongue

Blood

Skin

Simple animals rely on reflex reactions for how much of their behavior?

None

Some

Most

All

Which is the largest animal which feeds on the Antarctic krill?

Penguin

Blue whale

Seal

Polar Bear

Which crustacean has a snapping claw that fires bubbles and can register a volume of 210 decibels?

Torpedo Crab

Pistol Shrimp

Cannon Scampi

Bomb Lobster

Bittern is a species of which animal?

Fish

Snake

Pig

Bird

Araguaia river dolphins are usually grey, but can be which other color?

Green

Brown

Black

Pink

Which breed is born white and develops black spots as it gets older?

German Shepherd

Border Terrier

Dalmatian

Springer Spaniel

Amphipods are which type of animals?

Crustaceans

Mammals

Marsupials

Reptiles

It is thought that fish form shoals to assist which type of feeding behaviour?

Trawling

Scavenging

Foraging

Hunting

What is the name for a group of hammerhead sharks?

Class

School

Herd

Flock

What is strange about penguins?

They can’t fly

They can talk

They hate snow

They eat other penguins

What other name, associated with food, is used for the Chokka squid?

Candy

Chicken

Cucumber

Calamari

As well as in North America, the great grey owl is also found in which country?

Russia

South Africa

Spain

Ireland

What color is the grey whale?

Grey

Black

White

Blue

Old Yeller’ was what type of animal?

Eagle

Dog

Lion

Horse

Which South American has plates for skin and can be three-banded?

Armadillo

Antelope

Pangolin

Platypus

Which type of owl preys on Harris hawks?

Screech owl

Barn Owl

Great horned owl

Snowy Owl

The coat of arms of which South American country features two jaguars?

Aruba

Guyana

French Guiana

Suriname

A Goliath Birdeater is a large species of which creature?

Lizard

Scorpion

Snake

Spider

Which facial feature protects the guanaco’s eyes from dust?

Tongue

Eyelashes

Nostrils

Eyebrows

What type of snake preys on Capuchin monkeys?

Black mamba

Cobra

Boa constrictor

Rattlesnake

The extinct eohippus was an ancestor of what domestic animal?

Pig

Horse

Cat

Goat

Which sort of water does the goatfish live in?

Swimming pools

Rivers

Saltwater

Lakes

What is a young fox called?

Vixen

Kid

Kitten

Cub

At what time of day is the American marten active?

Night

Early morning

Dusk

Afternoon

Anteaters have been around for how many million years?

25 million

1 million

5 million

10 million

At which age does a humpback whale reach full size?

30 years

10 years

5 years

20 years

Each crazy ant colony might have up to how many Queens?

30

40

20

10

What is the name for a female fox?

Vixen

Pen

Cob

Pilot

Babby hummingbirds stay in the nest for how many weeks?

5

3

4

2

Which of the following species is known for its hoot sound?

Rooster

Camel

Owl

Black Bird

Which animal looks most like a lemur?

Grouper

Raccoon

Rattlesnake

Hare

What word is used to describe fish which swim in shoals all of the time?

Facultative

Arthropod

Obligate

Cetacean

A cygnet is the young of what bird?

Swan

Pigeon

Bullfinch

Flamingo

What is the name for a male panda?

Pig

Deer

Boar

Grizzly

In which country were bioluminescent fungi used in ritual headdresses?

Vanuatu

Solomon Islands

Micronesia

Hawaii

During migration, humpback whales are known to travel how many miles?

6000

16000

12000

2000

Roughly how many grizzly bears are there in North America?

8000

50000

12000

42000

What is the upper limit of tonnes of Chokka squid are caught every year?

6000

13000

1000

4000

A blue whale can weigh up to how many tons?

50 tons

200 tons

100 tons

400 tons

The silkworm is the larva of what sort of insect?

Mantis

Moth

Beetle

Termite

What is the other name for the claws of the great grey owl?

Flukes

Nails

Pincers

Talons

What is the name for an animal that eats meat and plants?

Omnivore

Gatherer

Herbivore

Carnivore

Some birds of paradise are known to use the skin of which other creature in their nests?

Leopard

Monkey

Pig

Snake

What is strange about seahorses?

They can’t swim

The male carries the babies

They are allergic to water

They change colour

The hairy angler fish was first caught in waters off which island group?

Canary Islands

Galapagos Islands

Hawaii

Cape Verde

Which insect has the same bioluminescent properties as fungi?

Fireflies

Cockroaches

Locusts

Bees

Adult bottlenose dolphins consume around how many kilos of food per day?

25kg

20kg

6kg

12kg

A new species of glass frog was found in the Talamanca mountains in which country in 2012?

Costa Rica

Brazil

Chile

Honduras

Brown hyenas live in which large African desert?

Atacama

Kalahari

Gobi

Sahara

What is the largest living bird species?

Albatross

Golden Eagle

Emu

Ostrich

North Atlantic stocks of herring collapsed in which decade?

1920s

1980s

1940s

1960s

Which of these mammals cannot jump?

Monkey

Antelope

Deer

Elephant

When the Europeans arrived, there were an estimated how many bison in North America?

200 million

20 million

50 million

400 million

What eight-legged insect is a popular glass frog snack?

Beetle

Wasp

Ladybug

Spider

What is the maximom weight of an adult hummingbird?

5g

40g

10g

20g

What is the name given to cells solely located within the nervous system?

Sensory

Relay

Skin

Neurons

What is the name for an animal who only eats plants?

Hunter

Carnivore

Herbivore

Omnivore

Orca is another name for which whale?

Blue

Pilot

Beluga

Killer

How many hearts does a hagfish have?

2

4

3

1

Which water animal has the strongest bite?

Great White Shark

Killer Whale

Crocodile

Hippo

What kind of creature is a Fritillary?

Moth

Scorpion

Butterfly

Mosquito

How many of the 20 species of bowerbird build elaborate bowers to find a mate?

15

17

12

19

One type of crazy ant is named after which fruit?

Strawberry

Raspberry

Banana

Orange

Which word describes animals which carry young in a pouch?

Vertebrate

Mammalian

Marsupial

Zygotic

What name is given to the group of jellyfish which sting?

Ctenophores

Medusae

Plankton

Salp

Which large fish often feeds on smaller coral reef fish?

Tuna

Marlin

Swordfish

Barracuda

What do Chokka squid feed on?

Eels

Crustaceans

Seaweed

Jellyfish

What is the name of the smallest mammal in the world?

Teacup pig

Bumblebee bat

Etruscan shrew

Fairy armadillo

Which mammal possesses the thickest fur among all species?

Polar bear

Arctic fox

Woolly mammoth

Sea otter

Which mammal is known for having the most powerful bite?

Lion

Jaguar

Hippopotamus

Tiger

What is the term used to refer to a female fox?

Hen

Sow

Doe

Vixen

Great grey owls were first formally described and classified in which century?

18th

17th

20th

19th

What is the collective name for a group of parrots?

A pandemonium

A flock

A swarm

A herd

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