Statistics for Animals in the News

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  • This quiz has been taken 6,104 times
  • The average score is 12 of 16

Answer Stats

Year Name News story Answer % Correct
1957LaikaSoviet animal becomes the first to orbit the EarthDog
95%
1996DollyThe first mammal to be clonedSheep
93%
2015CecilInternet is outraged after killing of animal by dentistLion
86%
2006-"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin killed by an animalStingray
84%
2010TilikumThis Sea World animal kills a human for the third timeOrca
82%
1963Ming MingFor the first time, an animal of this species is bred in captivityGiant Panda
80%
1988BubblesMichael Jackson acquires an exotic new petChimpanzee
75%
1918Cher AmiHeroic animal delivers message helping to rescue 500 American
troops stuck behind enemy lines
Carrier Pigeon
74%
1945Miracle MikeAnimal has its head chopped off but survives for another 18 monthsChicken
73%
1998KokoPrecocious animal has the first interspecies online chat,
but doesn't make a lot of sense
Gorilla
70%
1886Punxsutawney
Phil
Every year, this animal sees its shadow or doesn't - presaging
future weather conditions
Groundhog
69%
30 BC-Cleopatra commits suicide by letting this type of snake bite her *Asp
65%
2010Paul"Psychic" animal predicts World Cup matchesOctopus
63%
1907Clever HansAfter fooling thousands, it turns out that this animal is not
actually able to do arithmetic
Horse
58%
1871-Animal falsely accused of starting the Great Chicago FireCow
57%
2012Lonesome GeorgeSpecies goes extinct as last remaining individual diesPinta Island tortoise
47%

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