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Animal Facts

Can you name these remarkable animals?
Quiz by TheWombat
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Last updated: January 1, 2020
First submittedNovember 17, 2013
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Description
Animal
Eats mostly bamboo
Giant Panda
Spiky egg-laying mammal
Echidna
The other egg-laying mammal
Platypus
Closest living relative to humans
Chimpanzee
Animal that angora wool comes from
Rabbit
Biggest animal that has ever lived
Blue Whale
Animal responsible for the most
human deaths (besides other humans)
Mosquito
Largest lizard
Komodo Dragon
Camel with two humps
Bactrian Camel
Largest freshwater fish; its eggs
are an expensive delicacy
Beluga Sturgeon
Fastest land animal
Cheetah
Description
Animal
Lizard, named for a biblical
character, that can run on water
Jesus Christ Lizard
Longest snake
Reticulated Python
Heaviest snake
Green Anaconda
Bird with the greatest wingspan
Wandering Albatross
Nocturnal flightless parrot
of New Zealand
Kakapo
Animal with the largest eyes
Colossal Squid
Tallest animal
Giraffe
Biggest fish
Whale Shark
Species of Lonesome George
Galápagos Tortoise
Only marsupial found in
the United States
Virginia Opossum
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Level 78
Jan 16, 2014
Want more? Fastest Animals
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Level 20
Jan 16, 2014
suprised wombat was not on here; the quiz is by TheWombat :)
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Level 74
Jan 21, 2014
One doesn't like to big up one's self TD :o)
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Level 63
Jan 16, 2014
LOL, the Jesus Christ Lizard?! Is that its real name? That's awesome! Also - f'ing mosquitos.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2014
The other name of the Jesus Christ Lizard is basilisk - yes, the same as the one in Harry Potter. (Un)fortunately, the real one doesn't have the same abilities as the fictional one. :)
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Level 78
Jan 17, 2014
I typed in basilisk first and that works.
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Level 48
Jan 16, 2014
I laughed at that one too. Although, I've never seen the lizard walk on water....only run.
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Level 61
Dec 26, 2016
It also turns water into wine.
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Level 76
Aug 10, 2017
I just ordered one.

I also just got a Brita filter.
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Level 60
Aug 21, 2018
I typed basilisk and I didn't.... did it get removed??
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Level 56
Jan 16, 2014
It saddens me that they have to specify 'besides other humans'... :(
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Level ∞
Dec 25, 2017
It doesn't sadden me. Can you imagine if there were giant lizards or other terrifying creatures capable of killing over 100,000 people every year?
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Level 23
Jan 16, 2014
a kakapo flies a kiwi is the answer
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Level 74
Jan 17, 2014
Have you seen a Kakapo?! There's no way that fat little fella is getting airborne! And a Kiwi isn't a parrot. Interestingly, the Kakapo also has the loudest call of any bird; it can be heard up to 7km away. It's also by far the fattest parrot, can live for as long as 120 years and apparently they smell REALLY nice.
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Level 76
Aug 10, 2017
Okay, that was completely uncalled for....and absolutely hilarious!!!
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Level 79
Jan 18, 2014
Oops... I wonder if anyone else read it as "Curious George!?" No kind of monkey species worked at all.
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Level 63
Jan 13, 2017
I did! Then I remembered.
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Level 76
Aug 10, 2017
Same...exact...thing.
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Level 40
Aug 20, 2014
Colossal Squids have bigger eyes than blue whales? I did not know that. I kind of figured that as the biggest animals the whales would have the biggest eyes....
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Level 74
Aug 22, 2014
Nope, but according to a programme I watched yesterday it's because of whales that the big squids have such big eyes (much larger than the next largest eyes in the animal world, and second only to ichthyosaurs out of all animals known to have existed). Apparently, when sperm whales dive to hunt giant squid they disturb tiny bioluminescent animals as they swim. This causes the whale to be surrounded by a feint blue glow and the giant squid has evolved those huge eyes to detect that glow while it still has a chance to bugger off.
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Level 57
Dec 31, 2017
I'd suggest you marry one, but I don't believe in polygamy.
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Level 39
Jun 26, 2018
...i tried octopus, didn't work...
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Level 77
Oct 23, 2014
Kimodo, Komoda, Kimoda...sigh.
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Level 71
Feb 16, 2018
Did you try Kokomo too? ;)
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Level 73
Jun 26, 2018
He tried it fast, and then he took it slow.
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Level 39
Mar 5, 2016
Largest freshwater fish should also accept Arapaima.
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Level 74
Mar 7, 2016
Arapaima are big, but nowhere near as big as sturgeon. Arapaima can grow up to 3m long, while sturgeon can grow to over 7m.
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2016
Yeah...they've been extinct for 300 million years.
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Level 39
Jun 26, 2018
...the catfish swimming around chernobyl are by far the biggest fish, probably bigger than whale sharks by now...
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Level 71
Sep 6, 2016
Kakapos are pretty adorable, but sadly extremely endangered. That said, its frankly surprising they have survived this long as they're not capable of just about any useful survival technique.
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Level 59
Jun 30, 2017
For a great Kakapo story check out Douglas Adams' (yes, THAT Douglas Adams) "Last Chance to See." His treks to find the Planet's most endangered species. Hilarious and scary at the same time.
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Level 63
Jan 13, 2017
Fun quiz, thanks.
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Level 30
Apr 7, 2017
Blue whale is not the largest animal ever the dinosaur known as the titanosaurus was.
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Level 68
May 8, 2017
The Argentinosaurus is the largest extinct animal to have lived at an estimated weight up to 90 tonnes, which is the average weight of a Blue Whale, a large Blue Whale was recorded at 173 tonnes and other larger Blue Whales (up to 110 ft long) have not been weighed.
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Level 68
Oct 2, 2017
A lot of people lifted it up and each person stood on a scale, then they added up all the weights on the scale and subtracted the weight of all the people.......... easy really.
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Level 65
Dec 26, 2017
Average density of whales can be determined by measuring the weight versus volume of smaller specimens. From there, you can just take the length and several circumference measurements of the big whale and extrapolate.
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Level 56
May 3, 2017
Accept "Kakapu"?
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Level 45
May 29, 2017
Isn't one of the dinosaurs the biggest?
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Level 65
Dec 26, 2017
No, and we'll almost certainly never discover a bigger land dinosaur due to the square-cube law. The legs will need to become relatively thicker and thicker as the dinosaur gets heavier, and they're already burdensome on some of the larger sauropods that have been discovered. Water helps support weight, so the ceiling on size is larger for water-dwelling animals.
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Level 25
Jul 6, 2017
I thought most cause of death of humans are humans... JESUS CHRIST! A LIZARD!
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Level 68
Oct 2, 2017
Probably smoking is the biggest easily prevented cause of death in humans.
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Level 70
Oct 2, 2017
Nice quiz. What does not make sense is I typed opossum which was not accepted but it would accept possum.
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Level 83
Dec 25, 2017
Damn. It wasn't "Comodo Dragon".
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Level 75
Dec 25, 2017
Yeah, please accept it.
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Level 75
Dec 30, 2017
Nor was it 'Kimono Dragon'. Those are pretty big too. http://www.rhcomix.com/toons/KimonoDragon3.jpg
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Level 55
Jun 13, 2018
are kakapos related to dodos?
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Level 68
Aug 21, 2018
I think the Dodo was more related to pigeons / doves, whereas the Kakapo is on the Parrot side:
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Level 60
Aug 21, 2018
Typed Basilisk for the water running lizard. That's what's it's more commonly known as :(
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Level 78
Sep 2, 2018
I think that this used to work but then maybe they changed the clue and gave you part of the answer so basilisk might have been removed as a type-in
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Level 66
Apr 2, 2019
There are two lines
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Level 45
Sep 2, 2018
Pandas are idiots. Just wanted to get that out there.
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Level 66
Apr 2, 2019
They are cute idiots. I love how they tumble off things on purpose, just let them selves fall (granted, it happens not on purpose aswell)
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Level 59
Sep 3, 2018
This is, for me, a textbook JP quiz. Has easy clues, has tough ones, but helps you out with quite generous fill-ins. Thanks thewombat. Pitched perfectly IMO.
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Level 74
Sep 25, 2019
Thanks, but the Quizmaster deserves most of the credit, he made a lot of improvements to my original quiz.