The Animal Kingdom 1 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015
  1. What type of animal is an alewife? A fish.
  2. What animal is also known as a gnu? Wildebeest.
  3. What is the tallest living animal? Giraffe.
  4. Which is the World's largest venomous snake? King Cobra.
  5. Where on a butterfly would you find it's taste sensors? On their feet.
  6. Which wild hog with upturned tusks is native to the Malay peninsula? Babirusa.
  7. What animals are Gibraltar's biggest tourist attraction? Macaques (Barbary apes).
  8. Which food crop is attacked by the phylloxera fly? Grapes.
  9. Which Asian beast of burden is often known as the carabao? Water buffalo.
  10. Which is the largest Asian antelope? A nilgai (or Nilgau).
  11. How many horns does a Sumatran rhino have? Two.
  12. How many pairs of legs does the common house centipede generally have? Fifteen.
  13. Which breed of animals were named after Father A David, a French missionary and naturalist? Pere David deer.
  14. Which two species of animals always give birth to twins? Salamanders & Armadillos.
  15. What is the proper name for the Daddy Long-legs? Crane fly (Latin name-Tipulidae).
  16. What type of animal is a taipan? A snake.
  17. Which animals live in a drey? Squirrels.
  18. What are the young of an eel called? Elvers.
  19. How many tentacles does a squid have? Ten.
  20. What name is given to a female donkey? Jenny.


  1. Chris says:

    Q7 ‘tourist’ not ‘torsos’, I think.

  2. KensQuiz says:

    Thanks Chris, Question changed.

  3. Phil says:

    A good fair quiz with a few testers, set just right for anyone with a small knowledge of the worlds wildlife.

  4. David McDonald says:

    Tremendous stuff Ken. Can see a lot of time and effort has gone in this site. Big thanks for people like you in the world.

  5. Heidi Potter says:

    Thank you very much for this quiz. I used it for my Girlguide pack as an icebreaker. The girls thought it was great.(and so did I!)

  6. Steve says:

    I`ve heard of Armadillos always giving birth to twins, but never heard of Salamanders, is this right?

  7. Steve says:

    Great site by the way!!

  8. Alan says:

    Steve is probably correct to query this. From what I’ve read all salamanders lay eggs, 400 – 500 at a time. Except the ‘Fire Salamander which gives birth to 20 – 30 live young.

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