210 Best Animal Trivia Questions And Answers (2024)

Fun animal trivia questions will teach you fascinating facts with answers.

After a recent petting zoo visit with my kids, they could not stop talking about the animals! It’s awe-inspiring to discover new creatures. There’s much to explore!

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How to Play Animal Trivia

Trivia can be played anywhere and at any time.

Try this funny animal trivia quiz…

  • on your next road trip
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Animal trivia questions for kids or adults
After the milk was gone, the goat munched on her shirt! She was shocked!

Wild Animal Trivia Questions and Answers

First, start with easy and hard animal trivia questions about wildlife.

1. What animal can hop up to 30 feet horizontally and 10 feet vertically in one leap?

A kangaroo

2. Which reptile can go through 4,000 teeth in a lifetime as they get lost and re-grow?

A crocodile

3. What animal only comes down from its tree once a week to go to the bathroom? (Hint: it’s slow)

A sloth

4. Which animal can clean its ears with its 18-inch-long tongue?

A giraffe

5. What animal with a bill and webbed feet is one of the few mammals that lay eggs?

A platypus

6. This animal has black and white stripes that are unique to each individual (like a fingerprint). What animal is it?

A zebra

7. What has venomous saliva and is the largest lizard in the world?

Komodo dragons

8. What animal gets their pink color from the food they eat?

A flamingo

9. What animal can run up to 75 miles per hour?

A cheetah

10. Which large predator mammal sleeps up to 15-20 hours per day?

A lion

11. What animal can hold its breath for up to 5 minutes underwater?

A hippopotamus

12. What are the only mammals that can’t jump?


13. This animal has white fur, but it’s skin is black. What animal is it?

A polar bear

14. What animal is similar to a weasel and is one of the few animals that can eat venomous snakes?

Honey badgers

15. What arctic mammal is nearly invisible under infrared photography because their fur doesn’t give off heat?

Polar bears

16. What is the fastest animal on Earth with a diving speed of up to 240 miles per hour?

The Peregrine Falcon

17. What is the largest species of penguin?

A) Adélie Penguin

B) King Penguin

C) Emperor Penguin

D) Gentoo Penguin

C. Emperor Penguin


Easy and hard animal trivia quiz for kids or adults

19. Which animal can change color to match its surroundings?


20. What tall animal has the same number of bones in their neck as a human?


21. What mammal on the planet lives the longest?

Bowhead whales can live for over 200 years. (The longest lifespan creature on the planet? The immortal jellyfish)

22. What is the largest species of bear?

A) Grizzly Bear

B) Polar Bear

C) Black Bear

D) Brown Bear

Answer: B) Polar Bear

23. Which animal can not regrow lost body parts?

A) Salamander

B) Starfish

C) Glass frogs

D) Axolotl

C. Glass frogs (source)

24. What animal can move quickly from side to side, but cannot walk backward or forward?

A Kangaroo

25. Which wild animal has the most powerful bite?

A) Nile Crocodile

B) Hippopotamus

C) Polar Bear

D.) Bull shark

Answer: A. Nile crocodile (Sciencefocus.com)

26. There’s only one big cat that doesn’t roar. Which is it?


27. What bird’s eye is bigger than its brain?


28. What color is a hippo’s sweat?


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Animal Picture Trivia Quiz

Name these random and strange animals for this trivia quiz with images.

animal trivia picture quiz. Can you guess the animal?

Sea otter



alpaca, ferrett, sloth




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platypus, jaguar, capyabara




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A zonkey (It’s a donkey and zebra hybrid, also called zebroid)


Mexican mole lizard

King Cobra

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Hammerhead shark

Ocean Animal Trivia For Kids or Adults

Next, “explore the 7 seas”, as my 4-year-old would say!

49. Which cute marine mammal uses unique whistles and sounds to identify each other?


50. What crustacean has the ability to see colors that the human eye can’t?

A. Mantis shrimp

B. Hermit crab

C. Lobster

D. Tiger prawn

Answer. A. Mantis shrimp

51. Which octopus is only 4-6 inches long but is extremely venomous?

The blue-ringed octopus

52. What small sea creature doesn’t have a brain but can regenerate?

A starfish

53. What is a baby oyster called?

A) A spat

B) A pebble

C) A cub

D) A kid

Answer: A) A spat

54. What is the largest animal in the world?

A whale

55. What can a shark detect (even just a drop) in 25 gallons of water?


56. Which crustacean growls when warding off its enemies?

Ghost crab

57. What type of whale’s heart weighs up to 1300 lbs and is the size of a small car?

A blue whale

58. For this sea creature, the male is the one who gives birth to offspring. What is it?

A seahorse

59. What sea creature is the most venomous marine animal on earth?

The Australian box jellyfish

60. The tongue of a blue whale is so large that it can weigh as much as what large land animal?

An elephant


multiple choice trivia quiz about ocean animals

Answer: c) Whale Shark

62. What is the fastest water animal?

A) Flying fish

B) Swordfish

C) Mako shark

D) Black marlin

Answer D. Black marlin at 82 miles per hour! (source)

63. How many hearts does an octopus have?

3 hearts

64. How many brains does an octopus have?

9 brains!

65. What is the largest turtle species?

Leatherback sea turtle

66. Which creature is often referred to as a “sea cow”?


67. Which ocean animal migrates the farthest?

A) Blue Marlin

B) Leatherback Turtle

C) North Pacific Grey Whale

D) European Eel

Answer: C) North Pacific Grey Whale (12,400 miles round trip) (source)

68. Which sea animal is known for its bioluminescent display of light?

A) Firefly

B) Anglerfish

C) Jellyfish

D) Glowworm

Answer: B) Anglerfish

69. Which creature is often called the “unicorn of the sea” (due to its long, spiraled tusk)?


70. Which sea creature can change its color and texture to blend in with its surroundings?

A) Octopus

B) Starfish

C) Jellyfish

D) Sea anemone

Answer: A) Octopus

71. Where are taste buds located on a crab?

The feet

72. Which ocean creature can switch genders?

A) An oyster

B) A tiger shark

C) A yeti crab

D) Atlantic cod

Answer: A) An oyster


Unique Pet Trivia (Dog and Cat Trivia)

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73. How many muscles does a cat have in each ear?


74. What is the world’s smallest dog breed?


75. Which common pet has three eyelids?


76. True or False: A cat’s sense of smell is 14 times stronger than a human’s.


77. What part of a dog is unique, much like a human’s fingerprint?

A dog’s nose print

78. What is the world’s most popular pet?

A dog

79. True or False: A dog’s sense of smell is 50,000 times more sensitive than a human’s.

False- It’s as much as 100,000 times more sensitive.

80. How old did the oldest known pet cat live to be?

38 years old

81. Cats can make over 100 different sounds, how many can dogs make?

Only about 10.

82. What pet’s tongue is rough enough to strip meat from bones?


83. Cats can run up to how many miles per hour at full speed?

A) 12

B) 18

C) 30

D) 35

Answer: C) 30

84. The average lifespan of a domestic cat is how many years?

A) 15

B) 20

C) 12

D) 10

Answer: A-15


Average lifespan of a dogs

10-13 years (though it varies between breeds and sizes)

86. The world’s most expensive pet was a Tibetan Mastiff. How much did it sell for?

A) $1 million

B) $2 million

C) $3 million

D) $900,000

Answer: B) $2 million

87. What is the world’s largest breed of dog?

The English Mastiff (source)

88. Do dogs have more or less taste buds than humans?

Less! While their sense of smell is 100,000 times stronger than humans, they only have one-sixth the taste buds.

89. How long do hamsters live?

(2-3 years)

90. What is a group of cats called?

A clowder

91. What is the most common pet bird worldwide?


92. How long do goldfish live?

10-15 years

93. What do you call a male cat?

A tom cat

94. What is the most popular rodent to have as a pet?


95. What is the most popular type of snake to keep as a pet?

Ball Python

96. Which pet bird repeats after you?


97. How many toes does a Guinea Pig have total?

14 (4 on each front feet and 3 on their back feet)

98. If your pet lizard is stressed, what may happen to its tail?

It will fall off! (Don’t worry, it will grow back)

Unique Animal Group Quiz

This can be hard animal trivia, but these group names will make you laugh! And if you need help, use the image below as a word bank.

word bank for groups

99. What is a group of flamingos called?

A flamboyance

100. What is a group of porcupines called?

A prickle

101. What is a group of ferrets called?

A business

102. What is a group of jellyfish called?

A smack

103. What is a group of crows called?

A murder

104. What is a group of rhinos called?

A crash

105. What is a group of pandas called?

An embarrassment

106. What is a group of hyenas called?

A cackle

107. What is a group of squirrels called?

A scurry

108. What is a group of platypuses called?

A paddle

109. What is a group of rats called?

A plague or mischief

110. What is a group of parrots called?

A pandemonium

111. A group of penguins on land is called a waddle. What are they called in water?

A raft

112. What is a group of raccoons called?

A gaze

113. What is a group of frogs called?

An army

114. What is a group of ravens called?

An unkindness

115. What group is called a confusion?


116. What group is called a dazzle?

A) Zebras

B) Giraffes

C) Elephants

D) Antelope

Answer: A) Zebras

117. What wise group of animals is called a parliament?


118. What group of animals is called a conspiracy?

A. Coyotes

B. Lemurs

C. Raccoons

D. Bats

Answer: B) Lemurs

119. What is a group of camels called?

A caravan

120. What is a group of pigs called?

A drift


Farm Animal Trivia Questions and Answers

Can you guess who these animals are on the farm?

cow face

121. What farm animal forms close bonds with others and gets stressed when they are separated from them?


122. What animal has wide, rectangular pupils that give them a wider field of vision and allows them to see predators better?


123. These farm animals have excellent memories and can recognize up to 50 faces even after years of not seeing them. What animals are they?


124. Contrary to what you may think, these animals are actually very clean and will avoid soiling their living space if they can. What animals are they?


125. What farm animals have full-color vision, can even see ultraviolet light, and can see more colors and shapes than humans?


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126. How many stomachs do cows have?


127. Ducks have a special oil they produce that spreads over their feathers to make them ______?


128. What farm animal can sleep standing up thanks to a locking mechanism in their legs that keeps them stable?


129. This (stubborn) animal has incredible hearing and can hear sounds up to 60 miles away. What is it?

A donkey

130. Llamas and alpacas can become depressed if they don’t have what?

A companion

131. What farm animal has a unique accent based on the herd they’re in and the region they’re from?


132. How many glasses of milk can a cow produce in their lifetime?

A) 200,000

B) 100,000

C) 50,000

D) 25,000

Answer: A) 200,000

133. What farm animal is so intelligent that it could be trained to play video games?

Pigs! (source)

134. What animal has such excellent peripheral vision that it can see behind them without turning its head?


135. What animal is the closest living relative to the T-rex?

A chicken!

Good farm animal trivia questions and answers

136. How fast can a chicken run per hour?

9 mph

137. What farm animal cannot throw up?

A) Pigs

B) Goats

C) Chickens

D) Horses

Answer: D) Horses

138. True or False: Adult pigs can run faster than chickens.

True- They can run up to 11 miles per hour.

139. What farm animal has soft, warm wool that can be used to make clothing and blankets?

Llamas or alpacas

140. What animal is known for their incredible balance and can climb steep cliffs of over 60 degrees without slipping?


141. How do cows communicate with one another?

Through a wide range of vocalizations and body language.

142. True or False: Pigs like to sleep alone and away from other pigs.

False: Pigs will often cuddle up together and sleep nose-to-nose.

143. What animal group has a natural instinct to flock together for safety and companionship?


144. What animal has a special organ called a “gizzard” that helps them grind up their food for digestion?


145. How fast can an average horse run up to?

40 mph

146. How long is the longest recorded flight of a chicken?

A) 24 seconds

B) 37 seconds

C) 13 seconds

D) 54 seconds

Answer: C) 13 seconds


multiple choice farm animals trivia quiz

Answer: C) Ducks

148. What is a male chicken called?

A rooster

149. What do you call a female horse?

A mare

150. How many toes do sheep have on each foot?


151. Why is it that it seems like goats eat everything?

Goats are very curious, they are browsers, and they eat a lot (hay and grass are low in calories, so they need a lot of it). They also have a four-chambered stomach that can break down tough material (source).


Animal General Knowledge Quiz

Next, these animal trivia questions explore insects, wildlife, amphibians, and more!

152. What animal’s fingerprints are so similar to humans that they have been confused at crime scenes?


153. What insect can live for several weeks without its head?

A cockroach

154. What mammal can eat up to 1,000 insects in an hour?

A bat

155. What beautiful flying creatures taste with their feet?


156. What annoying pest has a buzz in the key of F major?

A housefly

157. What is the world’s smallest mammal, which weighs in at less than a penny?

The bumblebee bat

158. What can the eyes of a chameleon do?

Move independently of each other.

159. How long is the lifespan of an adult mayfly?

24 hours

160. Why is it that owls can rotate their heads up to 270 degrees?

The owl has a special bone and vascular structure in its neck and skull. These features keep the blood flowing even when the head is swiveled. (source)

161. What is the difference between frogs and toads?

frog vs. toad

Frogs have long legs which are made for hopping. Toads have much shorter legs and prefer to crawl around rather than hop. Frogs have smooth, somewhat slimy skin. Toads have dry, warty skin.

162. Which snake is actually very docile, and rarely bites? (But when it does, its venom is fatal)

King Cobra

163. How do snakes smell?

By using the roof of its mouth. When a snake flicks its forked tongue, it gathers chemicals from the air. It then “smells” them when it brings its tongue back into its mouth.

164. The electric eel can produce up to ______ volts of electricity.

A. 300

B. 100

C. 600

D. 500

Answer: C) 600 volts of electricity

165. How big is the largest spider species?

The giant huntsman spider can measure up to a foot across (where found)

166. What animal moves so slowly that algae can grow on its fur? (Hint: It’s the slowest animal)

A sloth

167. What animal is the only mammal capable of sustained flight?


168. What is the difference between a reptile and an amphibian?

One key difference is in the skin. Reptiles have scales and dry skin. The skin of amphibians is often moist with mucus which keeps them from drying up. (See more differences here)

169. Are turtles reptiles or amphibians?


170. This animal’s tongue can be up to twice the length of its body. What is it?

A chameleon

171. True or false. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.


172. True or false. A penguin gives their potential mate an egg.

False. He gives a pebble. (Kind of like a proposal!)

173. Which animal is referred to as the king of the jungle? (Even though they don’t really live in the jungle)


174. Which small animal plants thousands of trees around the world?


175. What invertebrate animal has 32 brains? (And 10 stomachs!)


176. What is the most venomous fish in the sea?


177. How do honeybees communicate with each other when they’ve found the best pollen?

They dance

178. Which animal lays the largest egg on earth?


179. What do sea otters do in the water to keep from drifting apart in sleep?

They hold hands. Aww!

180. What is the tallest land animal?


181. Which animal is considered to be the symbol of wisdom?



animal general knowledge quiz

Answer: C) Goliath Frog

183. What is a male swan called?

A Cob

184. What is the deadliest creature on earth?

Mosquito (because it transmits disease far and wide)

185. Which animal has the highest blood pressure?


186. What mammal has the thickest fur?

Sea otter

187. A newborn kangaroo is about the size of ________?

A) A lima bean

B) An apple

C) A squash

D) A strawberry

Answer: A) Lima bean

188. From how far can a wolf smell prey?

Almost two miles!

189. What is a female fox called?

A vixen

190. If a female duck is called a hen, what is a male duck called?

A drake


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Famous Animal Quiz Questions

Finally, these animal trivia questions explore pop culture and the creatures we love as part of society.

191. Which type of animal plays on the PBS show Curious George?

A monkey

192. What type of animal plays “Garflied” in the famous comic strip and tv show?

A cat

193. Which animal is the national symbol of the United States?

The bald eagle

194. What is the name of the famous cat from the children’s books by Dr. Seuss?

The Cat in the Hat

195. What animal was featured in the 1996 movie “Flipper”?

A dolphin

196. Which type of bird is associated with bringing babies to people?


197. What is the name of Charlie Brown’s dog in the classic Peanuts franchise?


198. Which animal is the character of “Hei Hei” in Moana?

A rooster

199. In Mickey Mouse, what type of animal is the grouchy Donald?

A duck

200. What type of animal is Sven from Frozen 1 and Frozen 2?

A reindeer (Related: Frozen Trivia)

201. What type of animal delivers letters and mail in the Harry Potter series?

An owl (Related: Book Trivia Questions)

202. What animal is the famous logo for Aflack?

A duck

203. What is the national animal of Canada?


204. What animal is the mascot for the Baltimore NFL football team?

The Baltimore Ravens (See more NFL football trivia)

205. What is the national animal of Australia?


206. What is the national bird of India?

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Answer: A) Peacock

207. What is the national animal of China? (Hint: It’s big and rare!)

The Giant Panda

208. In the Book Charlotte’s Web, what animals are featured?

Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider. There’s also a goose and her mate, the gander, two sheep, and a rat named Templeton.

209. In the movie The Secret Life of Pets, what cute and cuddly animal is actually an evil mastermind?

A bunny rabbit (Snowball)

210. What type of animal is Sonic in the movie and video game?

A hedgehog (See more: Video Game Trivia Questions)

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