Animal Trivia Quiz!
Our animal trivia quiz starts in the sky. This is the fastest bird in the world, and it reaches a top speed of close to 200 mph!
- American Bald Eagle
- Peregrine Falcon
- Red-tailed Hawk
This massive animal is the largest *land* mammal. It can weigh up to 15,000 pounds and can live between 60 and 70 years!
- White Rhinoceros
- African Elephant
This creature is one of the longest and largest reptiles alive and shares a number of features to the dinosaurs!
- Saltwater Crocodile
- Komodo dragon
- Green Anaconda
- Leatherback Turtle
Dogs have long been called man's best friend. Can you name this gentle giant that's considered the world's largest dog breed today?
- Saint Bernard
- Great Dane
- Tibetan Mastiff
- Alaskan Malimutt
This is the fastest bird in the world at running, and it can reach speeds of around 45 miles per hour on the ground!
- Road Runner
- Wild Turkey
The male deer is most commonly called what across the world?
This type of bluefish stands out thanks to its bright color, and it was made famous by Dory in "Finding Nemo."
- Regal Blue Tang
- Rainbow Fish
- German Blue Ram
Otters are known for holding the hand of their best friend and family when they sleep so they don't drift away. Do you know what a group of otters is called?
This sea mammal owns the animal kingdom's highest breach (or jump) of roughly 50 feet. Do you know what type of whale this is?
- Blue Whale
- Beluga Whale
- Humpback Whale
- Killer Whale
Cats were domesticated by humans thousands of years ago for their elegance and companionship, but what wild cat is considered to be the smallest of the family?
- Rusty-Spotted Cat
- Eurasian Lynx
- Chinese Mountain Cat
This member of the Equidae horse family is surprisingly fierce when it comes to protecting a baby or injured adult in the herd. Can you name it?
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Animals make up the majority of our living world and come in all shapes and colors. They can live on land, in water, primarily in the sky, or a combination of all three. Our current classifications began with Aristotle's general observations around 360 BCE, and they have since been greatly expanded by Carl Linnaeus and other experts. Today, our six major animal groups are invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. We still manage to find new species all the time!
Many people pursue a life of studying animals through zoology, marine biology, or veterinary careers. There are some characteristics that animals share across the spectrum, like being multicellular and needing to consume either plants, animals, or bacteria to survive. One of the many ways animals are grouped together is by how they consume their food. We call these groups herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, detritivores, and parasites.