Head to Head - Animals

We put various animals head to head with each other in a series of stand offs! Can you select the correct animal in each scenario?
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Last updated: January 22, 2021
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1. Which of these are flightless?
The ostrich is flightless, while swans can fly hundreds of miles if necessary
2. Which of these went extinct earlier?
Woolly Mammoths went extinct around 4000 years ago, while Dodo birds were last seen in the 17th century
3. Which of these lives a shorter life (on average)?
Houseflies live for a few weeks, while dragonflies live for a few months to a few years
4. Which of these has an IUCN conservation status of 'Critically Endangered'?
Hippos are considerd "vulnerable" while Orangutans are "Critically Endangered"
5. Which can live to an older age?
Greek Tortoises can live to 125+ years old, while a Blue Whale has a maximum lifespan of around 75 years
6. Which is more numerous in total, ants or fish?
There are an estimated 10 quadrillion ants in the world, whilst best estimates put the total fish in the world at around 3.5 trillion
7. Which of these is a mammal?
All sharks are considered fish, while bats are the only mammal capable of sustained flight
8. Which of these has a longer gestation period?
Giraffes average around 430 days, while Zebras average around 375 days
9. Which of these sleeps longer per day?
Giant Armadillos sleep for around 18 hours per day, while Giant Pandas sleep for only a few hours each day
10. Which of these is a type of fish?
Whilst being known as "walking fish", Axolotls are actually amphibians, whereas a Red Lionfish is a type of fish.
11. Which of these is primarily nocturnal?
Wolves are primarily nocturnal predators, whereas Chimpanzees, much like (most) humans, are diurnal animals
12. Which of these has more than one heart?
An Octopus has 3 hearts. Cockroaches were believed to have 13 hearts, but it is in fact a single heart divided into 13 chambers.
13. Which of these is poisonous to humans?
A common toad has enough toxins in its skin to be lethal to humans. However, most snakes are venomous not poisonous, and so a Python (shown) is neither.
14. Which of these is not a type of bear?
The Spectacled Bear is a type of bear. However the Red Panda, despite their name, are not actually related to Panda bears and are actually a type of their own distinct from bears.
15. Which of these lives in the Arctic?
All species of Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere (except Galapagos Penguins on the equator), whereas Polar Bears are exclusively in the Arctic.
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Level 56
Jan 22, 2021
Only 60%, but great quiz!
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Level 71
Jan 23, 2021
Fun and easy! Great quiz :D
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Level 60
Jan 23, 2021
The octopus looks scary (ʘ言ʘ╬) other than it's a wonderful quiz
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Level 66
Jan 28, 2021
Big fan of these multiple choice picture quizzes, good work!

Nitpicking, the explanations for #12 and #13 are a little bit awkward. Both could do with a full stop or semi-colon before the word "while".

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Level 68
Jan 28, 2021
Fixed thanks!
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Level 68
Mar 28, 2021
I read somewhere that a few days ago 2 tipes of African elephants became "Critically Endangered/Endangered" :(
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Level 68
Mar 28, 2021
It seem you're correct! I have updated that question now, thank you