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The animals in these quizzes have something in common about where they live - it may be that they all swim in the sea, or that they only live in the wild in one part of the world - you get the idea.
14 quizzes and 140 trivia questions.
Find My Home
  Find My Home    
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Animals have all sorts of different homes they make for themselves and lots that we make for them when we keep them as pets or on a farm. All you have to do here is match the animal with the picture of the place it lives in
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Midget40, Dec 29 23
Very Easy
Midget40 gold member
Dec 29 23
455 plays
Australian Animals For Kids If you are lucky enough to live in or visit Australia, you are sure to see some amazing animals. This quiz asks you to identify just 10 of them.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, stedman, Dec 25 20
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6
Very Easy
stedman editor
Dec 25 20
718 plays
Swimming Through the Sea
  Swimming Through the Sea   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The Caribbean Sea holds a very diverse population of marine animals. While some swim around on their own, others may have to be viewed by human divers. Come along and see what we can find!
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 06 22
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10
ponycargirl editor
Jul 06 22
1090 plays
  African Fauna   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Africa is home to some amazing birds and animals. How much do you know about these incredible creatures from the land, sometimes called the "Dark Continent"?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Oct 26 22
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9
Very Easy
pollucci19 gold member
Oct 26 22
328 plays
  Aussie Fauna editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia is home to some pretty special animals. How much do you know about these unique creatures from the land down under?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, JCSon, Jun 15 22
Very Easy
JCSon gold member
Jun 15 22
416 plays
Endangered African Animals
  Endangered African Animals    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz is about animals from the African continent which have been on the endangered list. The hard part will probably be deciphering my hand-drawn clues! Good luck!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Sep 08 23
Recommended for grades: 1,2,3
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Sep 08 23
766 plays
Need a Bite
  Need a Bite?    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the animals of the Everglades in Florida, USA, and what they eat. There are many of them. Do you know these animals?
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Oct 13 18
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8
Oct 13 18
623 plays
  Where Do I Call Home? Part 2   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
We hear countries sing and play their national anthems and see them fly their national flags. Did you know that some countries are also identified either officially or unofficially with certain animals? See if you can make the correct match!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 05 17
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6
Very Easy
ponycargirl editor
889 plays
Where Am I From
  Where Am I From?    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
We can see animals from around the world in zoos, but many species are native to quite small parts of the world. Can you tell in which country you could see these ten in the wild?
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Aug 29 15
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11,12
EnglishJedi gold member
824 plays
  What do you know about Australian Animals for Kids?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia is full of wonderful creatures, big and small. Can you name them? Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Redwallcrazy, Feb 15 10
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
1416 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Like many animals that live in snowy weather, what color is the endangered Beluga whale?

From Quiz "Endangered in Canada"

  Let's Go on an African Camera Safari!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The continent of Africa is home to some of the world's most beautiful animals. Come join me on a camera safari and explore some of these wonderful creatures.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Nov 04 11
Recommended for grades: 3,4,5
Very Easy
1262 plays
  Animals of the Rain Forest   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Your family takes a trip to the rain forest in South America! While there a guide takes you around and shows you some animals. Let's see what they are!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Aug 16 16
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6
Very Easy
stephgm67 gold member
584 plays
  Found Underwater    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are so many animals in this world. Let's see how many of these animals you can identify, all of whom can be "found underwater"! Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Jan 27 19
shuehorn gold member
Jan 27 19
470 plays
  Endangered in Canada    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are 10 questions on endangered species in Canada. It will explore the animals themselves and the causes behind their problems.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, May 24 12
874 plays

Where They Live Trivia Questions

1. How does an ostrich get around?

From Quiz
African Fauna

Answer: Run

The ostrich cannot fly, but boy can it run. It stands around 2.7 metres (almost 9 feet) in height, which is about a metre (3 feet) taller than the average human being, and it uses its long legs to power across the African savannah and open woodland areas. They have been known to reach speeds as high as 70 kilometres an hour (about 44 miles per hour) and can cover five metres (16 feet) with a single stride. This amazing creature is the world's largest bird and, as you have probably guessed, it has really powerful legs. These are handy for more than just running fast, they are also extremely useful as a self defence weapon. One powerful kick from this bird has the power to kill a predator. This question was written by Phoenix Rising's pollucci19 who would love to see a race between an ostrich and a giraffe... he reckons it will be neck and neck all the way.

2. How do kangaroos prefer to move?

From Quiz Aussie Fauna

Answer: Hop

The kangaroo is, arguably, Australia's best known native creature. It represents the country by being, alongside the emu, on its Coat of Arms. These two were chosen because they cannot go backwards, indicating that Australia is, forever, moving forward. The kangaroo can hop at a speed of 35 miles (56 kilometres) per hour and it uses its long tail as a means to balance itself while moving. Because it generally lives in areas that can be short on water, it has evolved its hopping ability as an efficient way of travel without a great loss of fluid. What is generally not known is that it is also a good swimmer, and it will happily jump into water in an effort to get away from predators. This question was introduced by a hopping mad pollucci19 for Phoenix Rising.

3. Perfect for a photo, what is the name of the animal that is a member of the horse family and has beautiful black and white stripes?

From Quiz Let's Go on an African Camera Safari!

Answer: Zebra

There are several species of zebra, but all have the beautiful striping that is used for camouflage. They live in large herds and have never been truly domesticated like other members of the equine (horse) family.

4. This unusual Australian creature lives in water and on land. The male has a pair of spurs behind its leg which can produce venom. What is this animal?

From Quiz Australian Animals for Kids

Answer: Platypus

The platypus is a monotreme, which means it is a mammal that lays eggs. It is the animal emblem of New South Wales and you can find one on an Australian 20 cent coin. When it was first discovered by Europeans, a sketch of one was sent to England. The English scientists first thought it wasn't real, and they would not believe that it existed until they saw a live one.

5. How do emus usually get around?

From Quiz Aussie Fauna

Answer: Run

Emus are very large birds which are incapable of flight, so they have to rely on running around instead. Luckily, they have a lot of stamina and are also capable of running extremely quickly - they can make it up to around 30 miles per hour (which is nearly 50 kilometres per hour). They are also capable of swimming but it's definitely not their main means of getting from place to place. These birds can be found in the wild across most of mainland Australia as well as on one side of the country's coat of arms. Other subspecies of emu that lived on some of Australia's islands sadly became extinct during the 19th century. This question was walked into the quiz by Phoenix Rising's Fifiona81.

6. Like many animals that live in snowy weather, what color is the endangered Beluga whale?

From Quiz Endangered in Canada

Answer: White

The Beluga whale is a small white whale that lives in the far northern regions near the Arctic Circle. The populations are endangered by global warming and pollution. At one time many of these gentle animals were captured for use in public aquariums, which is now illegal.

7. One of the animals that we might try to get a photo of is the tallest animal in the world. What is the name of this beautiful animal?

From Quiz Let's Go on an African Camera Safari!

Answer: Giraffe

While all of these animals live in Africa, the worlds tallest animal is the giraffe. An adult male can be 16-20 ft (5-6 meters) tall. They have extremely long necks and legs and have round spots on their fur. They obtain most of their food from the tops of the thorny acacia tree.

8. This is the largest bird native to Australia. It cannot fly and it cannot move backwards. They can be farmed for meat, oil and leather and they are very closely related to cassowaries. What is this bird?

From Quiz Australian Animals for Kids

Answer: Emu

The emu was chosen as one of the two animals on the Australian coat of arms because it cannot move backwards, symbolising that Australia is a forward moving country. Emus live all over Australia except for Tasmania.

9. Flamingos are usually which colour?

From Quiz African Fauna

Answer: Pink

There's an old saying that says "you are what you eat" and that is certainly the case with flamingos. You see, the flamingo is not born pink, it comes out a white/grey colour. So, how does it become pink? There is a natural pigment in most foods. For example, carrots contain carotenoids, which give them their orange colour. The flamingo feeds on a creature called brine shrimp. The brine shrimp feeds on an algae, that algae also has a colour pigment in it. When the flamingo eats the shrimp, it is also taking in the algae, and it then metabolizes that pigment into its own body, turning its feathers a pink colour. This question was written by Phoenix Rising's pollucci19 who used to be called flamingo, until he put his foot down.

10. Which sea animal that is always found in or underwater, is totally white, is very vocal, always wears a smile, and can swim backwards?

From Quiz Found Underwater

Answer: beluga whale

The beluga whale is a very interesting sea mammal. Though it is warm-blooded, it lives in some of the coldest temperatures in the ocean. It had a layer of blubber under its white exterior that helps it keep warm, and it is a very vocal animal. In addition, it always appears to be smiling. You wouldn't think that it would be as agile and graceful as it is, given its size, but it is the only animal of its kind that can swim backwards! The other options do not fit the bill here. The great white shark is not as white as the beluga (it is actually gray on top and white on the bottom), and it cannot swim backwards. Sharks don't have vocal cords, so they are not vocal either! Polar bears do spend time in the water and they are white, but they do not live underwater. They do growl, however, so they are vocal. The unicorn is not found underwater, and is actually not found at all in the real world, since it is a mythical creature. There are no tales of it being able to swim backwards, either.

11. Another photogenic animal that we might get a glimpse of has a name that means "river horse". What is the name of this very large animal that is usually found standing in the water?

From Quiz Let's Go on an African Camera Safari!

Answer: Hippopotamus

The hippopotamus or hippo is a large plant eating animal that is considered to be the largest land animal other than the elephant and rhinoceros. Hippos are semi-aquatic, which means they love to be in the water and are only found in areas where rivers or lakes are present. They live in family groups which consist of mothers and their babies and one adult male.

12. This marsupial can only be found in Tasmania. It is a carnivore, which means it only eats meat. What is this animal?

From Quiz Australian Animals for Kids

Answer: Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian devils are loud, but small. Despite its small size, it is the largest surviving carnivorous marsupial in Australia. They are endangered, which means there aren't many left in the wild. The Looney Tunes character Taz is a Tasmanian devil.

13. A scorpion has how many legs?

From Quiz African Fauna

Answer: 8

Scorpions have eight legs, just like spiders, ticks and mites, making them arachnids. They evolved on Earth well before the dinosaurs, look like small lobsters, and are between 5-20 centimetres long (2-8 inches). Over half of a scorpion's length is due to its tail. They eat mainly insects, which they grab with their front pincers, then whip their poisonous tail tip against the trapped insect killing it. When obtaining food is difficult, scorpions can slow their metabolism down to one third of normal. Because of this, they can live in very harsh environments as long as there is free soil for them to burrow into. This means that scorpions cannot live in permafrost environments like the Antarctic. This question was written by Phoenix Rising Team member 1nn1.

14. What does a taipan do to move from place to place?

From Quiz Aussie Fauna

Answer: Slide

A taipan is one of the most dangerous snakes found in Australia. There are three main species: the coastal taipan, the inland taipan and the Central Ranges taipan, the last of which was only discovered in 2007. They are all highly venomous and capable of killing humans with a single bite, so it is definitely best to avoid them if you ever spot one slithering around. In fact, the inland taipan is believed to be the most venomous snake in the world. Hopefully this question by Phoenix Rising's Fifiona81 didn't bite you!

15. The rain forest guide tells you to listen and you can hear the howler monkey. It's very loud! It has a tail that is almost as long as its body. What does it use it for?

From Quiz Animals of the Rain Forest

Answer: Grabbing onto branches

The howler monkey often hangs on branches by its long tail. It lives in groups of up to twenty monkeys and walks from tree to tree through the forest. It does not eat meat and when it yells its voice can be heard over two miles away!

16. What is the name of the wild cat that we are hoping to get a picture of that is the fastest land animal?

From Quiz Let's Go on an African Camera Safari!

Answer: Cheetah

The cheetah is by far the fastest land animal on the planet. It can reach speeds of 75 mph (120km/h) in short spurts. It can climb trees easily and often stores the food it catches high in the branches so that other large animals, such as hyenas and lions, are unable to steal it from them. The beautiful cheetah is an endangered animal as it does not adapt well to change.

17. This marsupial is perhaps the most well known Australian animal. It has a large tail and its baby is called a joey. What is this animal?

From Quiz Australian Animals for Kids

Answer: Kangaroo

Kangaroos hop everywhere and they have a pouch to keep their babies safe. They are herbivores, which means they only eats plants and vegetables. They love to box and they can sometimes attack humans. They are often hit by cars by accident and they can be found on the Australian 1 dollar coin. A kangaroo is on the Australian coat of arms along with the emu because neither of them can move backwards. There are many different types of kangaroo, such as the eastern grey kangaroo and the red kangaroo.

18. What part of the eucalypt do koalas prefer to eat?

From Quiz Aussie Fauna

Answer: Leaf

One of Australia's most iconic animals, the koala is often labelled as "cute", but beware, they have sharp claws, are not social animals and will defend their territory. Their diet consists, predominantly, of gum leaves (eucalypts) and they also get their water from the moisture within the leaves. This is the reason why they are most comfortable living in trees and will come to ground only to change trees or during times of drought when there is insufficient water in the leaves. Habitat loss is their biggest danger. As Australia's population continues to grow and invade their territories, they are losing those trees that are vital for their survival. This question was brought to you by Phoenix Rising's own dancing bear, pollucci19.

19. What sea animal sounds like it would be a good addition to the flavor of a peanut butter sandwich, but would actually be just the opposite?

From Quiz Found Underwater

Answer: jellyfish

A jellyfish is a gelatinous organism that can be big or small and lives in the ocean. It is very beautiful, because of the colors it can be, but it can be poisonous and its sting can be very painful. It would definitely not be good on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Of the other options listed, two are made up (jammer and marshmallow fish) and the last is a fish, but it wouldn't be good on a peanut butter sandwich, the swordfish. Its snout, which looks like a long knife or sword, sounds like it might be useful for cutting a sandwich, however!

20. The rain forest guide points to a caiman lying on the river edge to sun itself since it is a cold blooded reptile. It has a long mouth full of pointed teeth and scaly skin. What is it related to (and looks like)?

From Quiz Animals of the Rain Forest

Answer: Crocodile

The caiman lies in the water and waits for its food to come near it. When the animal, insect, bird, or fish is close then the caiman lunges out of the water and eats it. The babies make short gulping sounds to talk to their parents.

21. If I wanted to get a photograph of the ferocious crocodile, where should I be looking?

From Quiz Let's Go on an African Camera Safari!

Answer: In the rivers

Crocodiles are very large reptiles that make their homes in the rivers and lakes in many parts of Africa. They feed on the large mammals that come to the water to drink and have some of the strongest jaws of any animal on earth. Crocodiles are among the oldest animals on the planet and are closely related to dinosaurs.

22. This curious creature looks like an anteater with spikes on its back. These animals are monotremes, which means they are mammals that lay eggs. What is this animal?

From Quiz Australian Animals for Kids

Answer: Echidna

Echidnas are small, spiny creatures which are named after a monster in Greek mythology. They can also be found in New Guinea. They eat ants and termites, which they catch using their long, sticky tongue. Their spines act as protecting from the creatures that try to eat them. When it feels it is in danger, it curls up into a ball with the spines facing outwards. There are many different types of echidna, such as the western long-beaked echidna and the Sir David's long-beaked echidna.

23. What type of creature is a kookaburra?

From Quiz Aussie Fauna

Answer: Bird

Kookaburras are little birds with large heads and pointed beaks ranging from Australia to New Guinea. The largest species, called the laughing kookaburra, is native to the eucalyptus forests of Eastern Australia. You may have been introduced to it in the song, "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree" (eucalypts have gummy sap). Kookaburras are members of the kingfisher family, but they aren't particularly good fishers, and in fact they rarely eat fish. Their diet is mostly carnivorous though, and they commonly eat small rodents and reptiles, insects, and the young of other birds. The word 'kookaburra' is an onomatopoeia (a word imitating the sound it describes) based on the bird's call. This question was given flight by Phoenix Rising's JCSon.

24. Which sea animal looks a bit like an animal you could ride in an underwater race, if only you were tiny enough and could breathe underwater?

From Quiz Found Underwater

Answer: seahorse

The seahorse got its name because it does resemble a horse, at least in terms of its head. It is an interesting sea animal in that the male of the species is the one that carries the fertilized eggs in its tail or in a pouch in its body (depending on the species) until they hatch. The sea anemone is an underwater predator that looks like a flower, which is where it got its name. The wolffish is a fish that has very large teeth that stick out of its mouth, even when it is closed, which is how it got its name. The sea robin is a deepwater fish that has beautiful wing-like fins that are multi-colored and move as if the fish were flying along the bottom of the sea. It wouldn't be much of a racing animal, but it is beautiful.

25. The rain forest guide points out a Honduran white bat. It is fluffy and white and hangs in the trees. Like other bats, what is something this mammal can do that other mammals cannot?

From Quiz Animals of the Rain Forest

Answer: Fly

Like other bats, the Honduran white bat can fly! It makes little tents with leaves on the rain forest tree and hangs there to protect itself from rain and sun. This bat eats fruit so you do not need to worry about it sucking your blood!

26. Sometimes seen eating in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, what kind of animal is a leatherback?

From Quiz Endangered in Canada

Answer: Turtle

The leatherback sea turtle is the largest sea turtle in the world. They are often seen feeding on jellyfish in Canada's coastal waters. This magnificent animal is endangered for a variety of reasons that include low birth rates and its eating of plastic pollutants.

27. If I want to take a photo of the "king of the jungle" which beautiful maned cat should I be looking for?

From Quiz Let's Go on an African Camera Safari!

Answer: Lion

The lion has long been known as the "king of the jungle". Adult males sport a beautiful long mane of hair around their neck and head. Lions live in groups of related females and their babies with one adult male who provides protection for the pack. In the world of lions while the male provides protection it is the females who do the hunting.

28. This marsupial digs burrows to live in. Their pouch faces backwards so that when they are digging the babies don't get dirt all over them. What is this animal?

From Quiz Australian Animals for Kids

Answer: Wombat

Wombats are short legged creatures that are strong enough to knock an adult human to the ground. Early settlers used to call them badgers because of the size and habitat of this creature. They have quite a large brain, unlike most Australian marsupials. There are three different types of wombat, the common wombat, the northern hairy-nosed wombat and the southern hairy-nosed wombat. Despite being cute and cuddly, they would not make good pets.

29. Which sea animal found underwater with five appendages sounds more like something you would find in the night sky?

From Quiz Found Underwater

Answer: starfish

The starfish is one of the most recognizable sea creatures. It indeed resembles a five-pointed star, and it has five appendages that can be regenerated when they are lost. Though the moonfish sounds like a heavenly body, it doesn't have appendages like the starfish. It is round and thin, which must be the reason it got its name, looking like the shiny moon when seen from the side. I made up the planetfish and the sea meteor.

30. What animal should I be looking for if I want to take a photograph of the world's largest land animal?

From Quiz Let's Go on an African Camera Safari!

Answer: Elephant

I need to be looking for an elephant. These magnificent animals usually live in small herds of related females and their babies. Elephants are among the smartest of animals and are a symbol of wisdom in some cultures. Some elephants have been trained to work for the local peoples.

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