Animals Trivia Quiz

Think you're an expert on the animal kingdom? Test your knowledge with this fun trivia quiz!


1. Which of the following animals eats about seven times its own weight each year?

3,300-lb hippopotamus
1,200-pound horse
190-lb mule deer
420,000-lb blue whale

2. When a female horse and male donkey mate, the offspring is called a mule, but when a male horse and female donkey mate, the offspring is called what?

A hinny
A johnny
A burro
A jenny

3. Which of the following is the only cat in the world that can't retract its claws?

Bengal tiger
Leopard
Cheetah
Puma

4. A lion's roar HAS to be loud to ward off intruders or reunited scattered members of the pride, but exactly how far away can his roar be heard?

3 miles
5 miles
7 miles
9 miles

5. Which animal can last longer without water than a camel can?

Kangaroo
Iguana
Electric eel
Rat

6. The shortest gestation period for any animal is this critter's, which bears its young 12 to 13 days after conception:

American opossum
Chameleon
Prairie dog
Giant squid

7. What is the underside of a horse's hoof called?

Pad
Stone
Frog
Mouse

8. Macaroni, Gentoo, and Chinstrap are all types of which animal?

Monkey
Chicken
Fish
Penguin

9. Which of the following creatures all start out as males, yet some decide to become females at some point in their lives?

Dragonflies
Clams
Snails
Tapeworms

10. Of all known forms of animal life to ever inhabit the Earth, only about what percent still exist today?

5%
10%
15%
20%