Animals - Real or Fictional?

Can you guess whether these animals really exist, or were invented as a work of fiction?
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Last updated: February 20, 2021
First submittedFebruary 20, 2021
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1. Gila monster
Real
Fictional
2. Liger
Real
Fictional
A liger is the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger
3. Gryphon
Real
Fictional
A gryphon, or griffin, is a legendary lion/eagle hybrid
4. Pink fairy armadillo
Real
Fictional
5. Narwhal
Real
Fictional
The narwhal is a whale with a single long tusk. Some medieval Europeans believed narwhal tusks to be unicorn horns.
6. Bushbaby
Real
Fictional
Bushbabies, or galagos, are small primates native to Africa
7. Ewok
Real
Fictional
Ewoks were introduced in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi"
8. Dugong
Real
Fictional
Dugongs are a type of sea cow. Supposedly dugongs inspired legends of mermaids.
9. Quokka
Real
Fictional
Quokka's are cute little Australian animals that have almost no fear of humans
10. Kraken
Real
Fictional
A kraken is a creature in Norse mythology that resembles a giant octopus or squid
11. Gorgon
Real
Fictional
Medusa was a Gorgon
12. Faun
Real
Fictional
A faun is a mythical half human, half goat creature
13. Vampire bat
Real
Fictional
Vampire bats are real creatures that feed on blood!
14. Manticore
Real
Fictional
Manticores are fictional creatures with the head of a human, the body of a lion and a tail of venomous spines
15. Pangolin
Real
Fictional
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Level 82
Feb 21, 2021
"Faun" is a pretty tough one, due to the similarity to "fawn."
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Level 50
Feb 21, 2021
Also, the giant squid is often called a kraken
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Level 64
Feb 22, 2021
I got that one wrong because Krake/n is a regular German word for the Vampire Squid.
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Level 61
Feb 23, 2021
In German "Krake" (plural: Kraken) is just the normal name of octopodes.
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Level 80
Feb 23, 2021
So is Sidney Powell
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Level 36
Feb 28, 2021
Thank you for this, I voted true because of fawn but a brief google search had me thinking I had made fawn up!
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Level 65
Feb 21, 2021
Pink fairy armadillo was tricky. Although the name ironically makes it sound more real.
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Level 44
Feb 21, 2021
It is simultaneously cute and ugly lol
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Level 58
Feb 23, 2021
I guessed on that one, but no one is going to make up a mythical creature with that name. No one.
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Level 82
Feb 24, 2021
I took it that no one could have invented such a ridiculous name. (No disrespect to the Quizmaster intended.)
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Level 83
Feb 21, 2021
Pangolin is currently at 90% guessed correctly. I wonder if that number would have been as high pre Covid-19?
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Level 65
Feb 21, 2021
Got 15 :)
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Level 33
Feb 22, 2021
[Disappointed frown. :(]

I mistook FAUN for FAWN, goddamnit!

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Level 62
Feb 23, 2021
The next time you listen to Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, you'll know it's not depicting the playful gamboling of a baby deer.
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Level 21
Feb 23, 2021
I have never listened to that french song
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Level 60
Feb 25, 2021
I literally thought that's what it was about!
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Level 66
Mar 1, 2021
L'Après-midi d'un Faune is an amazing piece of music. It's like a musical poem without traditional form.
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Level 73
Feb 23, 2021
Good quiz, a nice variety of creatures.
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Level 50
Feb 23, 2021
Never heard of a pink fairy armadillo, but it sounded too ridiculous to be made up!!
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Level 82
Feb 24, 2021
Apologies, @rosina, I posted before I saw your comment. Glad to know it wasn't just me!
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Level 46
Feb 23, 2021
14/15 Faun :(
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Level 26
Feb 23, 2021
I had no idea pink fairy armadillo's existed.
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Level 58
Feb 23, 2021
Little known fact about ligers...they're bred for their skills in magic.
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Level 45
Feb 24, 2021
It's pretty much my favorite animal...
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2021
General rule here: If I haven't heard of it, it's real.
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Level 17
Feb 23, 2021
Cool Quiz got 5 out of 5 Faun was the hardest one
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Level 43
Feb 23, 2021
Can u pls play my quizzes, I'm new only have like 6 or 7.
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Level 51
Feb 23, 2021
then make more
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2021
I'm old and I only have like 6 or 7. Quality not quantity my dear goat.
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Level 44
Feb 23, 2021
Just based off names? And "faun"... This quiz was kinda disappointing.
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2021
People need to watch "Pan's Labyrinth" - you won't mistake a faun for a fawn after that.
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Level 36
Feb 28, 2021
As one of the mistaken thanks for the tip, I'll check it out!