Animal Trivia Questions And Answers

Are you an animal lover? Do you think you’re pretty clued up when it comes to the natural world? Do you knows your pangolin from your armadillo? Then give these animal trivia questions and answers a try and see how you do. Will you be the king of the trivia jungle? Find out now. The quiz answers are at the bottom of the page.

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A selection of testing animal trivia questions to give your brain a workout

Animal Trivia Questions

Question 1
What is the collective name for a group of lions?
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A pride.
Question 2
What are the only two mammals that lay eggs?
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The spiny anteater and the duck billed platypus.
Question 3
What kind of animal is a Komodo dragon?
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A lizard.
Question 4
Which bird has the largest wingspan of any living bird?
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The wandering albatross.
Question 5
Which is the fastest land animal?
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The cheetah.
Question 6
True or false – the python is a poisonous snake?
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False.
Question 7
What type of animal is a Mexican hairless?
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A dog.
Question 8
What kind of creature is a Portuguese man o’ war?
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A jellyfish.
Question 9
How many legs does a lobster have?
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Ten.
Question 10
What type of animal is a Flemish giant?
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A rabbit.
Question 11
Which creatures produce gossamer?
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Spiders.
Question 12
From which animal is mohair obtained?
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The angora goat.
Question 13
What is a male swan called?
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A cob.
Question 14
Whereabouts do demersal fish live in the sea – near the top, near the middle or near the bottom?
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Near the bottom.
Question 15
How many arms do most starfish have?
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Five.
Question 16
Which large mammal’s tail is so strong it can stand on it and lift its hind legs off the ground?
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The kangaroo.
Question 17
What is a cabbage white?
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A butterfly.
Question 18
What is the natural habitat of arboreal animals?
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In or among trees.
Question 19
What is the scientific name for the trunk of an elephant?
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Proboscis.
Question 20
Which ape gets its name from the Malay word meaning “man of the forest”?
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The orangutan.
Question 21
What type of animal is an impala?
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An antelope.
Question 22
How is the domestic cavy better known?
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As the guinea pig.
Question 23
What are the male honey bees called that are the only members of the colony allowed to mate with the queen?
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Drones.
Question 24
Which adjective is used to describe a horse with two different colored patches, usually black and white?
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Piebald.
Question 25
Which is the largest mammal in the world?
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The blue whale.
Question 26
How many humps does a bactrian camel have?
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Two.
Question 27
What type of animal is a basenji?
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A hunting dog.
Question 28
Which is the largest living bird?
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The ostrich.
Question 29
Which animal’s name comes from the ancient Greek for “Horse of the river”?
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The hippopotamus.
Question 30
What kind of animal is a karakul?
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A sheep.
Question 31
Leveret is the name given to the babies of which animal?
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The hare.
Question 32
“Murder” is the collective noun for a group of which bird?
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Crows.
Question 33
What is the heaviest species of monkey?
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The mandrill.
Question 34
A parliament is the name given to a group of which bird?
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The owl.
Question 35
The Saint Helena is the largest species of which order of insects?
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Earwigs.
Question 36
Camelopard is an old English name for which animal?
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The giraffe.
Question 37
Pyrenean, fainting and alpine are all breeds of which animal?
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The goat.
Question 38
What name is given to a female deer?
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Doe.
Question 39
How many compartments does a cow’s stomach have?
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Four.
Question 40
What type of feet does a palmiped bird have?
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Webbed feet.
Question 41
Flittermouse is an old English name for which mammal?
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The bat.
Question 42
What name is given to the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger?
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Liger.

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