Animal Trivia

Animal trivia questions will test your knowledge about all things fauna-related. From predator to prey, you’ll want to stretch your brain power on facts relating to creatures of all kinds and sizes. Here’s a challenge of a lifetime for kids, parents, friends, and people from all walks of life.

Animal Trivia

Can you get the correct answer to most of these questions? How much do you know about the animals that walk the natural world? Do you know what the fastest animal is? How about the slowest animal? Or how about the size of a Shrimp’s heart? What’s the largest mammal on land? How many years does a Guinea Pig live?

Animal Trivia Questions and Answers

Test your animal knowledge with this collection. Get some fun animal trivia questions and answers in this ultimate list.

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What is the largest animal currently on Earth?Blue Whale
What is a flock of crows called?A Murder
The dingo is a free ranging dog found mainly in which country?Australia
Lemurs, a type of primate, are native to what island nation?Madagascar
Su Lin was the name given to what type of animal captured in China and brought to the United States for the first time in 1936?Giant Panda
Which animal is the tallest in the world?Giraffe
Chilean sea bass originally went by what less appetizing name?Patagonian toothfish
What type of animal is known as the ship of the desert?Camel
On what continent would you not find bees?Antarctica
Which animal has the largest brain?The sperm whale has the largest brain weighing around 17 pounds.
Which animal has the longest gestation period?The African elephant (about 660 days).
What is a baby rabbit called?Kitten or Kit for short.
An animal that lives part of its life on land and part in water is known as what?An Amphibian.
A koala’s diet consists mainly of what?Eucalyptus leaves
What animal has the fastest metabolism?Hummingbird
What is a baby swan called?A cygnet
What is the fastest bird in the world when in its hunting dive?Peregrine Falcon
In the United States which breed of dog is commonly known as a firehouse dog?Dalmatian
How many chambers are there in a dog’s heart?Four
Which animal has the longest tongue relative to its total size?Chameleon
Which shark is the biggest?The whale shark
The meat of a game animal, such as deer, is called what?Venison
An octopus can fit through any hole larger than its what?Beak
Now extinct, what shark is thought to have been the largest ever on Earth?Megalodon
Snoopy from the comic peanuts is what breed of dog?Beagle
The duck billed platypus is native to what country?Australia
The Arabian camel, also called dromedary, has how many humps?One
Which mammal has the longest gestation period?Elephant (18 – 22 months)
A puggle is a cross between which two dog breeds?Pug and Beagle
What was the name of Robert E. Lee’s most famous horse?Traveller
What is a group of owls called?A parliament.
What famous horse won the Triple Crown in 1973?Secretariat
What is the smallest and most endangered species of sloth?The pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus)
Which animal was incorrectly rumored to bury its head in the sand when frightened?Ostrich
What is the fastest land snake in the world?Black Mamba
What are baby beavers called?Kittens or Kits
Which animal has the most legs?Millipede
What is the fastest fish in the Ocean?Sailfish
The Passenger Pigeon, now extinct, was endemic to which continent?North America
Natural pearls are found in what sea creature?Oyster
What is a baby turkey called?Poult or chick
The Alaskan Malamute is a type of what?Dog
What is a group of rhinoceros called?A “crash”
Polar bears feed mainly on what animal?Seals
What is the sleepiest animal in the world, sleeping around 22 hours each day?Koala
Which bird is often associated with delivering babies?Stork
How many hearts does an octopus have?Three
The longest snake ever held in captivity belongs to what species?Reticulated python
What is a group of lions called?A pride
What is the most popular breed of dog in the United States?Labrador Retriever
In the United States, where can alligators and crocodiles be found together in the wild?South Florida
What is the national animal of Scotland?Unicorn
What animal has the largest ears?Elephant
What is the proper term for a group of parrots?Pandemonium
What is a group of whales called?A pod
The Chihuahua is a breed of dog believed to originate from what country?Mexico
A flamboyance is a group of what animal?Flamingos
Which of the traditional five senses are dolphins believed not to possess?Smell
The term wake, kettle, or committee refers to a group of what bird?Vulture
Cynophobia is the fear of what kind of animal?Dogs
What is the name for a male bee that comes from an unfertilized egg?Drone
What is the largest species of terrestrial crab in the world?The coconut crab (Birgus latro)
What was the name of the gorilla that was shot and killed at the Cincinnati zoo in 2016 after a three-year old boy fell into the enclosure?Harambe
A panda’s daily diet consists almost entirely of what plant?Bamboo
What is the common term for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a disease that causes degeneration of the brain and spinal cord in cattle?Mad cow disease
The llama is a domesticated camelid that is native to which continent?South America
Which snake, who’s untreated bite is almost 100 percent fatal, is the world’s fastest snake on land?Black Mamba
What is the name for the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse?”Mule
What chemical element gives the blood of a lobster a bluish tint?Copper
What is the name for a dog created by crossing a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle?Labradoodle or labrapoodle
What breed of horse is best known for its use in racing?Thoroughbred
What is largest living bird by wingspan?Wandering Albatross
What is the only bird known to fly backwards?Hummingbird
What dog breed native to Japan has a name that translates to “little brushwood dog”?Shiba Inu
What is the largest rodent found in North America?Beaver
The dingo is a type of feral dog native to which country?Australia
What spiny venous fish, common in home aquariums, has become an invasive species in the Caribbean Sea and U.S. Atlantic coastal waters?Lionfish
What is the name for the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger?Liger
What is the name for a mammal this is born incompletely developed and usually carried in the mother’s pouch?Marsupial
What is the only mammal that can truly fly?The bat
The aardvark is native to which continent?Africa
A “sounder” is the term used to refer to a group of what type of animal?Wild swine, pigs or boars.
A wombat is a marsupial native to which country?Australia
What was the name of cowboy star Roy Rogers’ palomino horse?Trigger (originally named Golden Cloud)
What flightless bird is featured on New Zealand’s one dollar coin?Kiwi
What is the only mammal born with horns?Giraffe
What is the only snake in the world that builds a nest for its eggs?King Cobra
Which bird has eyes that are larger than its brain?Ostrich
Orcinus orca is the scientific name for which animal?Killer whale
The process of making cow’s milk safe for human consumption is called what?Pasteurization
What is the term for a group of kangaroos?Mob, troop or court
Ambergris is a waxy substance that originates as a secretion from what aquatic animal?Sperm whale
What semi-aquatic, egg laying mammal, is native to Australia and Tasmania?The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
“Dazzle” is a term used for a group of what type of animal?Zebra
Which marine animal is the only known natural predator of the great white shark?Orca (killer whale)
Existing as recently as 100,000 years ago, Gigantopithecus blacki is an extinct species what animal?Ape
Believed to grow as large as 60 feet (18 meters), what is the largest species of shark currently living in the ocean?Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus)
Native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean, which marine mammal is the heaviest member of the weasel family?Sea Otter

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

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