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Animals that Start with E

Based on the clues, name these animals that start with the letter E.
This quiz is not based on scientific taxonomy!
Last updated: September 06, 2018
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Clue
Animal
Largest land animal
Elephant
Bird of prey found on the flags
of 9 countries
Eagle
Female sheep
Ewe
Largest type of penguin
Emperor Penguin
Large type of deer
Elk
Stoat whose fur is used by
the British nobility
Ermine
Compost bin denizen
Earthworm
Clue
Animal
Moray, for instance
Eel
"Shocking" variety of the above
Electric Eel
Large flightless bird of Australia
Emu
It's only a myth that this insect will crawl
into your ear and lay eggs
Earwig
Heron with milky white plumes
Egret
Egg-laying mammal of Australia
Echidna
Type of large African antelope
Eland
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level 50
Jan 6, 2013
Good one. Can't believe I forgot echidna, Knuckles not withstanding.
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level 1
Jan 12, 2017
How did you get the spray one and not echidna
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level 22
Jan 6, 2013
I only remembered echidna because i was playing Sonic this morning haha
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level 20
Jan 11, 2013
But Sonic is a hedgehog :I!
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level 3
May 12, 2013
Knuckles is an Echidna.
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level 57
Jan 6, 2013
Haha, for some reason I thought "compost bin denizen" was German words and spent a minute trying to work it out...
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level 77
Jan 7, 2013
Ha ha me too. Got it in the end.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2013
HAHA I can't believe I wasn't the only one.
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level 79
May 30, 2014
It took my brain a while to move on from osama bin laden.. :)
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level 60
Jul 21, 2015
Yup.
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level 36
Jan 6, 2013
I thought that was German too >.< Now that I see the answer, I understand.
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level 22
Apr 13, 2013
i thought it was german, and i still don't understand :)
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level 7
Jul 21, 2015
compost(as in trash) bin(as in bucket)denizen(as in occupant) dont worry, it took me a second too :D
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level 24
Apr 29, 2013
There are also echidnas that live in New Guinea. Just a fun fact.
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level 48
May 22, 2014
Darn always thought it was elan not eland. Oh well learned something new.
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level 79
May 30, 2014
Eland = elk in Dutch. I guess the settlers saw an animal that reminded them of that and called it "eland".
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level 32
Sep 2, 2014
i only got the african antilope because I tried eland for the large type of deer which is indeed the dutch name for the eurasian elk or moose. I had never heard of an eland antilope. Can't see they look much alike though.
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level 42
Jul 20, 2015
why have only 29% of people remember earthworms?
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level 74
Jul 20, 2015
No idea. I have tons of them, but I was thinking more about mammals such as raccoons, 'possums, squirrels, etc. I began thinking flies and gnats when time ran out.
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level 56
Jun 20, 2018
One of the 71% thought of worm but wasn't used to putting "earth" as a prefix.
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level 60
Nov 17, 2015
The clue apparently sounded German at first to a lot of us, so there's that!
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level 56
Aug 17, 2017
Well, I'm German, and it didn't to me, but first I typed 'edgehog' because that's who actually enjoyed staying in our pile of compost in the garden, but hey there's an H missing. And with one funny wrong thought in your brain, the correct one just won't come to mind.
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level 64
Aug 14, 2018
I had 'edgehogs stuck in my head for a few seconds! ;)
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level 51
Sep 14, 2018
My brain doesn't associate insects with animals. So I was thinking more along the lines of an animal that might raid a compost pile like raccoons are known to raid garbage cans. I wouldn't say to someone, "be careful when you go in the garage because they're a nest of small stinging animals in the rafters".
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level 44
Jul 20, 2015
Is platypus not also an egg laying mammal of Australia?
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level 80
Jul 20, 2015
But neither platypus nor red wriggler start with e.
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level 44
Jul 20, 2015
when I set up my vermicompost system years ago, I bought a hug lot of red wriggler worms. Red wriggler should be accepted.
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level 74
Jul 20, 2015
They'd have to be ered wrigglers or ewrigglers to work in this quiz.
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level 72
Jul 20, 2015
pretty easy got 100% with 2:17 leftover. need to add some more obscure animals
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level 49
Feb 19, 2018
Ferret, weasel, mink, ferret, stoat, polecat... could think of ermine xD
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level 73
Feb 23, 2018
I've never heard of this earwig myth. From what part of the world does it hail?
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level 75
Feb 27, 2018
I grew up in the American south, and I definitely heard that rumor growing up.
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level 66
Sep 14, 2018
That is how the 'Earwig' got it's name, it was thought at one time that the earwig burrowed down peoples ears and laid eggs in the brain.......... (old wives tales)
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level 58
Feb 24, 2018
Great Quiz and got 'em all with 2:31 remaining. More please!
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level 52
Sep 14, 2018
100%. Too easy except for ermine.
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level 41
Sep 14, 2018
Earthworm Jim :)
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level 60
Sep 14, 2018
Thought of worm but it doesn't begin with E - only one I missed
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level 46
Sep 14, 2018
Knuckles is an echidna? You learn something new every day.