200 Animal Trivia Questions to Test Your Wildlife Knowledge

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?

Both

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?

Afghan Hounds

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

Thirty-two

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?

A Kindle

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?

Over 100

13. How many vocal sounds do dogs have?

10

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?

The Pudú

16. According to discoverwildlife.org, this animal is the most efficient predator, with a 38% hunting success rate of kills?

The Leopard

17. What is generally accepted as the smallest breed of dog in the world?

The Chihuahua

18. According to sciencedaily.com, how many species of animals are there on earth?

8.7 Million

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?

Cheetah

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?

The Sailfish

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?

The Mosquito

25. What is the genetic percentage difference between humans and bonobos, according to humanorigins.si.edu?

1.2%

26. What is generally accepted as the largest species of monkey known to man?

The Mandrill

27. What do Penguins typically use as currency?

Stones

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?

5 Minutes

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?

A Gang

34. What is the only mammal known to be capable of self sustained flight?

Bats

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?

The Elephant

37. What are a collective group of rhinoceroses called?

A Crash

38. What is believed to be the furthest migrating land animal?

The Caribou

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?

Skates

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?

A Bed

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?

Four

48. Which animal can, within a few milliseconds, accelerate to a velocity of nearly 1000 body lengths per second?

Copepods

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?

Three

52. What is the only bird that is known to be capable of flying backwards?

The Hummingbird

53. Which animal has the longest memory known to scientists, according to bbc.co.uk?

The Dolphin

54. What are a collective group of iguanas called?

A Mess

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?

A Liger

57. A female lion and a male tiger would breed what kind of animal?

A Tigon

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?

20 Times

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?

White

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?

Seahorse

66. According to nationalgeographic.com, how far can a flying fish fly?

1312 Feet

67. What are a collective group of rattle snakes called?

A Rhumba

68. In what part of the body is a shrimp’s heart located?

The Head

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?

90,000 miles

77. How many bones does an octopus have in its body?

Zero

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?

The Anglerfish

79. What is generally accepted as the most venomous male mammal on earth?

The Platypus

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?

Tardigrades

82. What animal is generally believed to swallow stones to aid in digestion and possibly, to stay underwater longer?

Crocodiles

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?

The Echidna

85. What are a collective group of caterpillars called?

An Army

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?

A Family

89. According to the abcbirds.org, how many known species of woodpeckers are native to the United States of America?

23 Species

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?

A Glaring

92. What is considered to be the deadliest bird to humans in the world, according to loc.gov?

The Cassowary

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?

The Stonefish

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?

The Hippopotamus

95. How do frogs drink water?

They Absorb it Through Their Skin

96. What are a collective group of sharks called?

A Shiver

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?

Flamingos

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?

Three

102. How many times does a blue whale’s heart beat when it dives for food, according to newscientist.com?

Twice

103. What does a giraffe use to clean its own ears?

Its Tongue

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?

Gray Wolf

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?

The Moose

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?

A Huddle

115. According to nationalgeographic.com, what are believed to be the largest currently existing rodents on earth?

The Capybara

116. How many muscles does the common caterpillar have in its head?

248 Mucles

117. What part of the body does a butterfly taste with?

The Feet

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?

Bee Hummingbirds

120. How many eyes does a box jellyfish have?

Twenty four

121. How fast does the Peacock Mantis Shrimp punch, according to nationalgeographic.com?

50 mph

122. How many brains does a starfish have?

Zero

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?

The Narwhal

125. What are a collective group of hamsters called?

A Horde

126. What color is a polar bear’s skin?

Black

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?

The Dragonfly

135. What lizard is believed to have the fastest sprint of all lizards?

The Perentie

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?

Zero

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?

Zero

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?

The Puffin

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?

A Peahen

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?

White

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?

The Alligator

154. Which eel is believed to have the most vicious bite to humans?

The Moray Eel

155. How many teeth do anteaters have?

Zero

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?

Mudskippers

165. Which known animal has fingerprints that are most similar to humans?

Koalas

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?

The Narwhal

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?

The Vicuña

170. What is known to be the fastest domestic dog breed in the world?

The Greyhound

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?

A Tooth

173. What are commonly considered to be, the largest of the true domestic cat breed in the world, according to omlet.co.uk?

Maine Coons

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?

Sea Otters

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?

Dolphins

180. What is the only known species of animal that poops cube shaped feces?

The Wombat

181. What currently living animal is the manatee most closely related to, according to doi.gov?

The Elephant

182. Like much of human hair and finger nail composition, what are rhinoceroses horns made of?

Keratin

183. How many jaws do leeches have?

Three

184. How many ears does a praying mantis have?

One

185. How many brains do leeches have?

Thirty-two

186. Where is the praying mantis ear located?

Its Chest

187. When bears hibernate, what is the lighter state of sleep used to conserve energy called?

Torpor

188. How many hearts do leeches have?

Two

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?

Eighteen

192. According to an ancient story of Rome being attacked by the Gauls, what was the first bird to be domesticated by man?

The Goose

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?

Polar Bears

198. Based on the number of scent receptors, which animal has the best sense of smell of all terrestrial mammals? 

Black Bears

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

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