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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!
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Last updated: September 6, 2018
First submittedOctober 10, 2012
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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 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 56
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 76
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 82
May 30, 2014
It took my brain a while to move on from osama bin laden.. :)
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level 58
Jul 21, 2015
Yup.
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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 82
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 40
Jul 20, 2015
why have only 29% of people remember earthworms?
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level 76
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 68
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 58
Nov 17, 2015
The clue apparently sounded German at first to a lot of us, so there's that!
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level 70
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 71
Aug 14, 2018
I had 'edgehogs stuck in my head for a few seconds! ;)
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level 63
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 77
Jul 20, 2015
pretty easy got 100% with 2:17 leftover. need to add some more obscure animals
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level 57
Feb 19, 2018
Ferret, weasel, mink, ferret, stoat, polecat... could think of ermine xD
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level 76
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 77
Feb 27, 2018
I grew up in the American south, and I definitely heard that rumor growing up.
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level 67
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 76
Dec 2, 2018
It goes back quite a ways. At least to Old English "earwicga". It's the same in French (perce-oreille). So I'm guessing Northern Europe? It's different in Italian so I'll speculate that the Romans didn't bring the word. I wonder if it started as a kenning.

Here's the etymology of earwig
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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 57
Sep 14, 2018
100%. Too easy except for ermine.
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level 44
Sep 14, 2018
Earthworm Jim :)
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level 67
Sep 14, 2018
Thought of worm but it doesn't begin with E - only one I missed
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level 49
Sep 14, 2018
Knuckles is an echidna? You learn something new every day.
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level 21
Feb 10, 2019
I actually thought that earth worm was the the one that would crawl into your ears and I got compost bin denizen which doesn't even look like an English word yay
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level 36
Dec 3, 2019
"Large type of deer" In the USA, we call the largest species of deer a "moose". We have another species of large (though smaller than a moose) deer called an elk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose