When it comes to animal trivia, you could fill an entire library with questions. If you love animal trivia, you will really appreciate this set of 200 animal trivia questions and answers for your leisure. As with most science-related questions, the answers can change over time, so we did our best in writing questions using the most contemporary information available to us as of 2021.
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With close to 9 million species of animals having being identified to exist on planet earth, the amount of knowledge about them is seemingly infinite, making the topic of animals perfect for trivia. From water to air and land, the variety of living creatures that exist on mother earth are beyond vast. The diverse qualities and varying nature of these organisms are nothing short of a miracle.
Here is the list of 200 animal trivia questions. Use them for entertainment, to test your animal knowledge, and quite possibly, to learn new interesting facts about animals.
200 Animal Trivia Questions
1. Do tigers have striped skin or striped fur?
2. A black panther is actually a black version of these two other big cats?
Leopard or Jaguar
3. According to scientificamerican.com, how long have honey bees been living on earth?
Around 130 Million Years
4. What are considered to be the dumbest dogs based on their lack of instinctive, adaptive, working, and obedient intelligence, according to psychologytoday.com?
5. How many muscles does a normal cat have in each ear?
6. How fast can a hippo run, according to stlzoo.org?
Up to 30 Miles Per Hour
7. How long does it generally take for a baby horse to start walking?
About 30 Minutes
8. According to seaworld.org, which penguin can jump the highest out of water?
The Adélie Penguin
9. According to illinois.edu, how many turkeys are cooked and eaten in the U.S. on Thanksgiving?
More Than 45 million
10. What are a collective group of kittens called?
11. How much weight can a baby whale gain every day, according to nationalgeographic.com?
About 200 Pounds
12. How many vocals sounds do cats have?
13. How many vocal sounds do dogs have?
14. According to cheetah.org, how long can a cheetah live in the wild?
Up to 12 Years
15. What is generally accepted as the smallest deer in the world?
16. According to discoverwildlife.org, this animal is the most efficient predator, with a 38% hunting success rate of kills?
17. What is generally accepted as the smallest breed of dog in the world?
18. According to sciencedaily.com, how many species of animals are there on earth?
19. Up to what length can the Antarctic blue whale grow to, according to fisheries.noaa.gov?
About 110 Feet
20. What is known to be the fastest land animal on earth?
21. Which bird is known to have the fastest dive of all birds, clocking in ay 242 mph, according to guinnessworldrecords.com?
The Peregrine Falcon
22. What is believed to be the fastest swimming fish, swimming up to 68 mph?
23. What is generally accepted as the world’s slowest moving animal?
The Three Toed Sloth
24. What is statistically, the deadliest animal in the world to humans?
25. What is the genetic percentage difference between humans and bonobos, according to humanorigins.si.edu?
26. What is generally accepted as the largest species of monkey known to man?
27. What do Penguins typically use as currency?
28. According to nationalzoo.si.edu, how long do pandas spend eating per day?
10 to 16 Hours Per Day
29. What is the only known animal that can live forever?
The Immortal Jellyfish or Turritopsis Dohrnii
30. How long can the female mayfly, the Dolania americana live for?
31. What is the most venomous spider to man, according to guinnessworldrecords.com?
The Sydney Funnel Web Spider
32. What is generally accepted as the largest species of Elephant known to man?
The African Elephant
33. What are a collective group of elk called?
34. What is the only mammal known to be capable of self sustained flight?
35. What is believed to be the furthest migrating bird in the world?
The Arctic Tern
36. Which known animal remains pregnant for the longest period of time, at 95 weeks of gestation?
37. What are a collective group of rhinoceroses called?
38. What is believed to be the furthest migrating land animal?
39. What are generally believed to be the furthest migrating fish?
The Dorado Catfish
40. Which animal has the most color receptive cones in their eyes?
The Mantis Shrimp
41. What is the only animal that has been confirmed to see in black and white?
42. What is the name of the snake that can glide up to 100 meters through the air?
Chrysopelea or Flying Snake
43. According to sciencefocus.com, which animal has the strongest bite force of 5,000 PSI?
The Nile Crocodile
44. What are a collective group of clams called?
45. What type of frogs are generally considered to be the most poisonous frogs on earth, to man?
Poison Dart Frogs
46. According to bbc.co.uk, how long do elephants typically sleep for, when in their natural habitat?
About 2 Hours a Day
47. How many stomachs do cows have?
48. Which animal can, within a few milliseconds, accelerate to a velocity of nearly 1000 body lengths per second?
49. According to aquaticsciences.org, which frog can leap the farthest?
South African Sharp-nosed Frog
50. According to npr.org, which insect can leap the farthest?
The Spittle Bug
51. How many hearts do most species of squid have?
52. What is the only bird that is known to be capable of flying backwards?
53. Which animal has the longest memory known to scientists, according to bbc.co.uk?
54. What are a collective group of iguanas called?
55. Compared to its body weight, what is the strongest animal in the world known to man?
The Dung Beetle
56. A male lion and a female tiger would breed what kind of animal?
57. A female lion and a male tiger would breed what kind of animal?
58. Considered the strongest biological material ever studied, which spider can spin the strongest silk?
Darwin’s Bark Spider
59. What is the first known non human mammal that was able to keep a beat?
A Sea Lion
60. According to researchers, up to how many times can a woodpecker peck in a second?
61. By comparing DNA and bone structure, what are the two closest living relatives of the Tyrannosaurus rex?
Chickens and Ostriches
62. It has been disputed as to which country the French poodle has originated from; which two countries have claimed origination of this breed?
Germany and France
63. What color are Dalmatians when they are born?
64. Which animal produces the loudest sound on earth that can be naturally processed and heard by man?
The Blue Whale
65. What is the only animal known to man, where the males give birth?
66. According to nationalgeographic.com, how far can a flying fish fly?
67. What are a collective group of rattle snakes called?
68. In what part of the body is a shrimp’s heart located?
69. What is the biggest fish on the planet, according to oceanservice.noaa.gov?
Rhincodon Typus or the Whale Shark
70. What is the largest snake in the world according to nationalgeographic.com?
The Green Anaconda
71. What is generally accepted as the largest lizard in the world known to man?
The Komodo Dragon
72. Which type of tortoises are believed to have the longest lifespan, of an estimated 255 years?
The Galápagos Tortoise
73. What is believed to be, the largest type of living turtle known to man?
The Leatherback Turtle
74. What is the largest known reptile that exists on planet earth?
The Saltwater Crocodile
75. Which animal can go its entire life without directly drinking water?
The Kangaroo Rat
76. According to honeyassociation.com, how many miles do bees fly to make 1 pound of honey?
77. How many bones does an octopus have in its body?
78. When mating, which male fish attaches itself to the female, and lives out the rest of its life attached to its partner, until they both die?
79. What is generally accepted as the most venomous male mammal on earth?
80. What are a collective group of bees called?
A Bike of Bees
81. What is the only known animal that can survive in outer space?
82. What animal is generally believed to swallow stones to aid in digestion and possibly, to stay underwater longer?
83. Which insect makes the loudest sound relative to its size, compared to all the animals in the animal kingdom?
The Water Boatman
84. Which animal is known to have a four headed penis?
85. What are a collective group of caterpillars called?
86. According to nationalgeographic.com, what is believed to be the largest type of spider in the world?
Goliath Birdeater Tarantula
87. What is the name of the transparent third eyelid present in some animals that can be drawn across the eye for protection and moistening?
The Nictitating Membrane
88. What are a collective group of sardines called?
89. According to the abcbirds.org, how many known species of woodpeckers are native to the United States of America?
90. What is believed to be the biggest known bird on planet earth?
The Common Ostrich
91. What are a collective group of cats called?
92. What is considered to be the deadliest bird to humans in the world, according to loc.gov?
93. What is the most venomous fish to humans, which can inject a venom that is capable of killing an adult person in less than an hour, according to ocreana.org?
94. Which animal secretes a reddish oily fluid sometimes called “blood sweat” from special glands in their skin for cooling, water repelling, moisturizer, and for antibiotics?
95. How do frogs drink water?
They Absorb it Through Their Skin
96. What are a collective group of sharks called?
97. According to bbc.com, what is the biggest known earthworm in the world?
The Giant Gippsland Earthworm
98. Which animal can only eat with its head upside down?
99. How much can a gorilla eat per day, according to discoverwildlife.com?
Up to 40 Pounds
100. Which lizard shoots blood out of its eyes, as a way to thwart off predators?
The Short Horned Lizard
101. How many hearts does an octopus have?
102. How many times does a blue whale’s heart beat when it dives for food, according to newscientist.com?
103. What does a giraffe use to clean its own ears?
104. According to nature.com, what is the smallest known reptile on the planet?
The Jaragua Lizard
105. What is generally accepted as the largest living known species of wild cat on earth?
The Siberian or the Amur Tiger
106. What is generally accepted as the largest known species of wild dog on earth?
107. Which turtle is known to have the strongest turtle bite strength of 1,000 pounds and body weight of up to over 200 pounds?
The Alligator Snapping Turtle
108. What is the largest and tallest type of deer known to man?
109. Which currently living bird has the largest wingspan of all known birds?
The Wandering Albatross
110. According to nationalgeographic.com, which scorpion has the deadliest sting of all scorpions?
The Indian Red Scorpion
111. What is the largest known butterfly in the world, according to scientificamerican.com?
The Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing
112. According to nationalgeographic.com, what is the smallest butterfly on the planet known to man?
The Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly
113. What is believed to be the worlds most poisonous butterfly, having no known enemies due to its toxicity?
The African Giant Swallowtail
114. What are a collective group of walruses called?
115. According to nationalgeographic.com, what are believed to be the largest currently existing rodents on earth?
116. How many muscles does the common caterpillar have in its head?
117. What part of the body does a butterfly taste with?
118. Where are a starfish’s eyes located?
At the End of Their Arms
119. According to audubon.org, what is the smallest bird in the world?
120. How many eyes does a box jellyfish have?
121. How fast does the Peacock Mantis Shrimp punch, according to nationalgeographic.com?
122. How many brains does a starfish have?
123. Which known animal has the fastest snapping jaw, moving at 145 miles per hour?
The Trap-jaw Ant
124. Which known animal has the most powerful and directional sonar signal of any species?
125. What are a collective group of hamsters called?
126. What color is a polar bear’s skin?
127. Which known animal has the thickest fur in the animal kingdom?
The Sea Otter
128. What is commonly believed to be the largest caterpillar in the world?
Hickory Horned Devil
129. What is believed to be the largest known moth in the world?
The Atlas Moth
130. What is believed to be the deadliest known caterpillar in the world?
Lonomia Obliqua or the Giant Silkworm Moth
131. How many colors can a bat see?
None, they are Colorblind
132. What is the only known bird in the world, with nostrils at the end of its beak?
The Kiwi Bird
133. According to nature.org, what is the fastest swimming turtle in the world?
The Leatherback Sea Turtle
134. What is the largest extinct insect ever discovered?
135. What lizard is believed to have the fastest sprint of all lizards?
136. Which turtle uses its worm like tongue to lure in and capture fish?
The Alligator Snapping Turtle
137. Which bird throws a leaf or stick into water, luring fish to the surface to eat?
The Striated Herring
138. How many hearts does a jellyfish have?
140. Which reptile is also known as the flying dragon?
The Draco Lizard
141. What is believed to be the largest living amphibian species in the animal kingdom, according to newscientist.com?
The Chinese Giant Salamander
139. How many brains does a jellyfish have?
142. What is commonly believed to be the smallest vertebrate in the world?
The Paedophryne Amauensis
143. What is believed to be the fastest amphibian in the world, moving at 15 mph?
The Andean Salamander
144. What is known to be the largest nocturnal primate in the world?
The Aye Aye
145. What bird is also known as the Sea Parrot, because of its colorful bill, and its black and white body?
146. What do many monkeys use to wash their hands and feet?
Their Own Urine
147. While the male peafowl is known as the peacock, what is the female peafowl called?
148. How do prairie dogs determine if they recognize one another?
They Touch Teeth
149. While it is commonly accepted that flamingos turn pink because of their diets of brine shrimp and algae, what color are they really?
150. What is the only known vertebrate that uses a second set of jaws to both restrain and transport prey?
The Moray Eel
151. Which type of knife fish, can discharge an electric shock reaching as high as 860 volts, the most powerful of any animal known to science?
The Electrophorus Voltai
152. What is generally believed to be the largest eel in the world?
The European Conger
153. What is the largest known reptile that can regenerate limbs?
154. Which eel is believed to have the most vicious bite to humans?
The Moray Eel
155. How many teeth do anteaters have?
156. Besides the platypus, what is the only other mammals that lays eggs?
The Echidna or Spiny Anteater
157. According to oregonzoo.com, what is believed to be the largest porcupine in the world?
African Crested Porcupine
158. What is the smallest porcupine in the world, according to livescience.com?
The Bahia Hairy Dwarf Porcupine
159. Which reptile is statistically accepted as the most aggressive towards humans, killing about 1,000 people per year?
The Saltwater Crocodile
160. What is generally considered to be the largest species of squid, due to its weight?
The Colossal Squid
161. According to britannica.com, what is believed to be the smallest squid in the world?
Southern Pygmy Squid
162. What is commonly believed to be the biggest species of octopus on the planet?
The Giant Pacific Octopus
163. What is commonly believed to be the smallest species of octopus on the planet?
The Octopus Wolfi
164. What is known to be the only living fish today, that can walk on land, living 90% of its life outside of the water?
165. Which known animal has fingerprints that are most similar to humans?
166. Honey badgers are part of what animal family?
The Weasel Family
167. What is the name of this chunky, stocky whale, with a small rounded head and a long tusk, which can grow nine feet long in length?
168. Besides humans, what is the only primate that can have blue eyes?
The Black Lemur
169. According to nationalgeographic.org, what is believed to be the smallest species of camel in the world?
170. What is known to be the fastest domestic dog breed in the world?
171. What is known to be the fastest domestic cat breed in the world, according to guinnessworldrecords.com?
The Egyptian Mau
172. What is the Narwhal’s “tusk”, actually?
173. What are commonly considered to be, the largest of the true domestic cat breed in the world, according to omlet.co.uk?
174. What is commonly considered to be the largest domestic dog breed in the world?
The English Mastiff
175. Which lizard waves as a sign of acknowledgement, fear, or submission?
The Bearded Dragon
176. Which cute furry animal, is known to hold hands with its young in the water, to not drift apart while sleeping?
177. Which breed of rabbit is generally considered to be the largest in the world?
The Flemish Giant Rabbit
178. Which breed of rabbit is generally considered to be the smallest and one of the rarest in the world?
The Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit
179. Which water mammals are believed by scientists, to call each other by name, using unique whistles to identify one another?
180. What is the only known species of animal that poops cube shaped feces?
181. What currently living animal is the manatee most closely related to, according to doi.gov?
182. Like much of human hair and finger nail composition, what are rhinoceroses horns made of?
183. How many jaws do leeches have?
184. How many ears does a praying mantis have?
185. How many brains do leeches have?
186. Where is the praying mantis ear located?
187. When bears hibernate, what is the lighter state of sleep used to conserve energy called?
188. How many hearts do leeches have?
189. What is the name of the crab that bears a pattern resembling an angry human face on its shell?
Heikegani or The Samurai Crab
190. Which reptile urinates from its mouth?
Pelodiscus Sinensis or Chinese Soft Shelled Turtle
191. How many testicles do leeches have?
192. According to an ancient story of Rome being attacked by the Gauls, what was the first bird to be domesticated by man?
193. Which spider is believe to be the smallest spider in the world, collected from Rio Digua, near Queremal, Valle del Cauca in Colombia?
The Patu Digua
194. What is believed to be the largest burrowing marsupial known, in the world?
The Common Wombat
195. What is largely considered to be the smallest snake in the world, according to britannica.com?
Leptotyphlops Carlae or The Barbados Thread Snake
196. What is commonly believed to be the largest species of snail in the world, located in Australia, according to qm.qld.gov.au?
The Giant Whelk
197. What is generally considered to be the largest known bear on earth, according to loc.gov?
198. Based on the number of scent receptors, which animal has the best sense of smell of all terrestrial mammals?
199. What species of stingray is believed to be the largest in the world?
The Giant Freshwater Stingray
200. What chicken breed is considered to be the largest on the planet?
The Jersey Giant