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Animals that Start with C

Name these animals that start with the letter C.
This quiz is not based on scientific taxonomy!
Quiz idea: MitchellDavid
Last updated: February 18, 2018
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Clue
Animal
Closest living relative to humans
Chimpanzee
Domestic animal worshipped
by the Egyptians
Cat
Humped, desert-dwelling animal
Camel
Bright red bird of the Americas
Cardinal
Coal mine safety bird
Canary
Reindeer
Caribou
Fastest land animal
Cheetah
Arthropod that should have 100 legs
Centipede
By far the world's most populous bird
Chicken
Alvin, Simon, etc...
Chipmunk
Mountain lion
Cougar
Venomous snake with a hood
Cobra
Clue
Animal
Commonly used in "fish and chips"
Cod
Largest flying bird in the Americas
Condor
Animal domesticated from the aurochs
Cattle
What the Great Barrier Reef is made of
Coral
Animal that people say will survive
the nuclear apocalypse
Cockroach
A group of these is called a murder
Crow
Be "wary" of this flightless Australian bird
Cassowary
Animal "hunted" by Steve Irwin
Crocodile
Bird that tricks others into raising its young
Cuckoo
Relative of squid and octopuses
Cuttlefish
It becomes a butterfly or moth
Caterpillar
Bivalve mollusc
Clam
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level 48
Nov 25, 2012
"Venemous" should read "Venomous," and the plural of octopus is octopi.
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level 55
Nov 25, 2012
Nope, octopuses.
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level 52
Jan 16, 2017
Apparently, it's actually octopodes for no reason whatsoever.
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level 61
Aug 21, 2018
I vote for octopites
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level ∞
Nov 25, 2012
Fixed the spelling of venomous, but octopi is not the preferred nomenclature:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus#Etymology_and_pluralization
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level 28
Nov 26, 2012
nomenclature.... LOVE IT!
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level 55
Nov 6, 2014
Technically, 'octopodes' is most correct, as the original word is derived from Greek. Sadly, this version is not commonly used - perhaps a revival is in order?
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level 65
Jun 8, 2015
Just like platypodes - I agree wiith that, but I also agree that sadly nobody uses it.
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level 14
Mar 2, 2017
It's all three. This is why english is stupid
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level 61
Aug 21, 2018
Stupid or just highly variable with a multitude of colorful variations, pick which one you like?
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level 68
Nov 25, 2012
I didn't realize the cuckoo tricked other birds into raising its young. Maybe that's because it's mainly a Eurasian bird so I don't encounter too many of them in Kansas. I know that around here the cowbird does the same thing.
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level 25
Nov 25, 2012
I second the inclusion of cowbird. They are also brood parasites.
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level 18
Nov 25, 2012
Yeah, same! Only one I didn't get. A cowbird lays its eggs in another bird's nest and the bird raises it, so I think that should be accepted too.
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level 23
Dec 3, 2013
In Illinois we call them Generation Y
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level 60
Jun 8, 2015
In New England it's the welfare state!
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level 74
Aug 17, 2018
The cowbirds come to our feeders in late winter with the Brewer blackbirds. I don't mind the blackbirds but I can't stand the brown headed cowbirds.We have hanging flower baskets on our patio where wrens nest each year. I watched a wren last week constantly feeding a young bird perched on the edge of its nest with its mouth continually open. I was thinking that the young bird looked bigger than its parent, and then I realized it was a baby cowbird. I'm guessing the young wrens had already starved.
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level ∞
Dec 9, 2012
Cowbird will work now.
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level 14
Dec 9, 2013
Generation Y!! Hilarious!!
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level 39
Jun 26, 2015
We have them in the UK but, sadly, they are in danger of dying out. We used to love listening for the first cuckoo of spring, but haven't heard one for years in the area I live.
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level 74
Aug 17, 2018
I feel the same way about our whip-poor-wills. I used to go to sleep at night hearing them call but it's been decades since any lived in our woods. Do your cuckoos really sound like the bird in a cuckoo clock?
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level 56
Aug 17, 2018
Yes, they do. It's not so uncommon to hear them in German forests in the spring. Sounds just like someone stuck a clock among the trees.
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level 59
Nov 25, 2012
Centipedes aren't insects. They're classified as myriapods. Both are included in the arthropod phylum, so that might be a good alternative.
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level 68
May 7, 2014
seconded
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level 8
Jul 15, 2014
Agree! It should have been: "Arthropod that should have 100 legs"
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2015
Fixed
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level 35
Jun 8, 2015
I think {Arthropod that "should" have 100 legs} is better as it is extremely rare and completely impossible for many centipede species to have 100 legs.
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level 74
Aug 17, 2018
When I was young we called centipedes and millipedes "hundred-leggers" and "thousand-leggers". Never dreamed I was translating Latin. :)
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level 51
Nov 25, 2012
Good quiz, only missed 3, but they are the ones most people have missed. Quite happy with what I got.
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level 74
Nov 25, 2012
In desperation I tried cocoon for "It becomes a butterfly or moth", and got cuckoo instead! (I'll take 'em any way I can get 'em....) 23/24; tripped up on cassowary.
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level 34
Nov 25, 2012
I tried cephalopod before guessing cuttlefish.
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level 42
Nov 26, 2012
Ooh! Nice one!
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level 18
Dec 31, 2012
I almost did too
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level 50
Jul 11, 2014
You cowardly, cowering cuttlefish!
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level 29
Oct 6, 2014
Me too. I kept trying it, thinking I was misspelling it.
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level 59
Jun 8, 2015
I tried calamari.
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level 42
Jun 9, 2018
So did I and I though they tasted great
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level 53
Aug 20, 2017
I tried cephalopod as well
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level 53
Aug 20, 2017
But, like, 5 years later
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level ∞
Feb 18, 2018
Cephalopod will work now
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level 50
Nov 25, 2012
Never heard of a cassowary before.
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level 6
Nov 25, 2012
I congratulated MitchellDavid for having this brilliant quiz idea!!
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level 11
Nov 26, 2012
thanks jetpunk for using my quiz for ideas
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level 80
Nov 26, 2012
Got stuck on the octopus/squid relative--couldn't get past calamari...
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level 28
Nov 26, 2012
me too! lol
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level 20
Nov 27, 2012
Hehe cassowaries are like so deadly. From my memory they kick with their claws which can be fatal... (They look like a emu but more colourful)
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level 54
Nov 28, 2012
"cockle" should be accepted for bivalve mollusk as well.
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level ∞
Dec 9, 2012
Cockle will work now.
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level 45
Nov 30, 2012
I believe "cockle" should also be accepted for Bivalve mullusc. Fun quiz though
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level 32
Dec 29, 2012
16. pleased to get cassowary
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level 15
Apr 13, 2013
23, cant believe that i forgot cuttlefish!
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level 28
Apr 13, 2013
Tried every spelling of chrysalis and cocoon then thought oh wait...caterpillar *facepalm*
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level 43
Jul 6, 2018
me too but I didn't get to caterpillar. sigh
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level 44
Apr 20, 2013
actually it's just a myth that cockroaches would survive a nuclear apocalypse. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/11/cockroaches-would-not-survive-an-extreme-nuclear-fallout/
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level 21
Apr 23, 2013
I kept reading fastest as fattest, so I missed cheetah
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level 73
May 13, 2013
I'd like to thank my 4 year old daughter for watching Octonauts on Disney...that's the only way I would have ever heard of a cuttlefish.
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level 22
May 15, 2013
I thought human´s closest relative was the bonobo.
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level 33
May 20, 2015
It is.
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level 74
Jul 17, 2016
It isn't.
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level 64
Aug 17, 2018
Technically, humans are equally as closely related to bonobos as we are to chimpanzees. We split off from them around 6.5 million years ago, but they only split off from each other around 2.5 million years ago. It's like you're equally as closely related to your uncle's son as you are to your uncle's daughter, because they're both your first cousins.
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level 26
Jun 22, 2013
Relative of squid and octopuses, I put "Craken" I think this should be an acceptable answer. Anyone else?
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level 52
Apr 20, 2014
...maybe if it was under "Animals that start with 'K'"...
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level 45
Aug 15, 2013
why won't you accept cock of the rock? it is aslo another red bird that lives in the americas
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level 55
May 12, 2014
I thought they're orange.
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level 27
Nov 7, 2013
Yay, cuttlefish. :D
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level 15
Dec 17, 2013
let me just say that i tried every imaginable version of comet and/or cupid for reindeer…..
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level 68
May 7, 2014
made my day
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level 34
Apr 21, 2014
As pointed out before, centipedes are NOT insects. "Creepy crawly" or "arthropod" might be better phrasings, alternatively the clue could be made into "like millipedes, but carnivores" or something similar.
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level 21
May 3, 2014
Should have included chinchilla! I have one; he's so cute
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level 55
May 12, 2014
They used to be my favorite animal.
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level 35
Jul 11, 2014
Why not put caracal.
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level 36
Oct 14, 2014
One should be wary if they run into a wild Cassowary. They're really dangerous and quite vicious
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level 66
Feb 27, 2015
Plural of octopus is octopi. :)
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level 66
Apr 12, 2015
From Wikipedia: There are three plural forms of octopus: octopuses [ˈɒktəpəsɪz], octopi [ˈɒktəpaɪ], and octopodes [ˌɒkˈtəʊpədiːz]. Currently, octopuses is the most common form in the UK as well as the US; octopodes is rare, and octopi is often objectionable.
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level 45
May 11, 2015
I literally work at Caribou Coffee and didn't get caribou
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level 35
Jun 8, 2015
What how did I not get cuttlefish!? disappointed with myself
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level 47
Jun 8, 2015
I typed cocoon before caterpillar :O
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level 21
Jun 9, 2015
I can't believe I spelled cuttlefish as "cuddlefish". Damn American pronunciation!
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level 58
Jun 9, 2015
why not calamari?
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level 56
Jun 9, 2015
I realize they're from New Zealand, but the inclusion of the words "australian" and "flightless" made me guess "conchord" for that clue on the off-chance that a conchord is actually an animal...
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level 65
Jun 11, 2015
Bonobos are technically as closely related to Humans are Chimpanzees are.
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level 64
Aug 17, 2018
True, but they don't start with "C."
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level 26
Jan 5, 2016
For "chicken", you should've made the clue "Kentucky Fried Blank"
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level 57
Feb 12, 2016
Animal "hunted" by Steve Irwin is a "Croc". odile is superfluous. Crikey!
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level 12
Mar 2, 2017
lol - the plural of octopus is "octopodes for no reason whatsoever" well, except that the "pus" of octopus refers to foot (greek root) and the plural is therefore podes. Which is a pretty good reason all around.
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level 14
Mar 2, 2017
I spelt cuttlefish (cuddlefish) wrong. D*:
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level 46
Mar 2, 2017
I typed in both "cocoon" and "chrysalis" before I realized that it wanted the FIRST stage of the butterfly/moth life cycle. Should've been more specific, or cocoon and chrysalis should be accepted.
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level 70
Aug 10, 2017
Closest living relative to humans = my mother-in-law
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level 58
Sep 21, 2017
I feel bad for the coyote
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level 50
May 10, 2018
I remembered cassowary and cuttlefish but not chicken and cattle. I need a better brain.
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level 32
Aug 17, 2018
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level 56
Aug 17, 2018
I went with Colossal Squid. I don't feel like that was as poor as guessing calamari at first.
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level 66
Aug 17, 2018
I would like to thank Quizmaster from the bottom of my heart for using a chimp as the picture for this quiz and not a cockroach.
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level 61
Aug 18, 2018
So, TIL that American use cod in their fish and chips, not sharks. Interesting.
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