25 Unique Animal Trivia Questions To Test Your Knowledge

Posted by , Updated on May 24, 2024

Are you an animal enthusiast? Do you think you have a solid understanding of the natural world? If so, we think you’ll excel at our animal trivia challenge, which we’ve tailored just for you today. Give it a try and check your answers at the end of this list! Presenting 25 Unique Animal Trivia Questions to Test Your Knowledge!



How fast can the ostrich run?

ostrich Source: speedofanimals.com

Where does the Dalmatian dog breed come from?

DalmatianSource: dogtime.com

What food do China's endangered giant pandas subsist on almost entirely in the wild?

giant pandaSource: nationalgeographic.com

What color is the polar bear's skin?

polar bearSource: nationalgeographic.com

How fast can the hummingbird beat its wings?

hummingbirdSource: guinnessworldrecords.com

What order does the feared camel spider belong to?

camel spiderSource: camelspider.org

What are the only two mammals that lay eggs?

eggsSource: scientificamerican.com

What is the largest sea turtle species?

sea turtleSource: nationalgeographic.com

What are the star-nosed mole's tentacle-liked receptors called?

star-nosed moleSource: nationalgeographic.com

How much electricity can the electric eel discharge?

electric eelSource: msn.com

Can cockroaches fly?

cockroachSource: pest-control.com

What makes the sea horse different from almost all other species of the animal kingdom?

sea horseSource: telegraph.co.uk

What essential thing can the kangaroo rat go its entire life without?

kangaroo rat Source: nationalgeographic.com

What is the world's largest living crocodile?

saltwater crocodileSource: nationalgeographic.com

How old is the world's oldest living tortoise?

Galapagos tortoiseSource: dailymail.co.uk

What unique ability is the South American basilisk lizard famous for?

South American basilisk lizardSource: nationalgeographic.com

What is the most dangerous and aggressive ant species?

bulldog antSource: guinnessworldrecords.com

What is the loudest animal on Earth?

blue whaleSource: nationalzoo.si.edu

How many words can a parrot learn?

parrotSource: petyak.com

Why is the scarlet jellyfish known as the eternal jellyfish?

scarlet jellyfishSource: cnn.com

What marine animal has been known to break fish tank glass with the strike of its powerful claws?

mantis shrimpSource: sciencealert.com

What insect is capable of hunting small snakes and even turtles?

giant water bugSource: bbc.co.uk

How long does it take for a saltwater pearl to form?

saltwater pearlSource: funtrivia.com

What behavior, originally thought to be human-only, was recently discovered in the Humpback whale?

Humpback whaleSource: mnn.com

What bird has the best sound-mimicking ability?

lyrebirdSource: nationalgeographic.com

Answers: 25 – up to 70 km/h (45 mph), 24 – Dalmatia Province, Croatia, 23 – bamboo, 22 – black, 21 – up to 200 times per second, 20 – Solifugae (neither spiders, nor scorpions), 19 – spiny anteater and duck-billed platypus, 18 – leatherback, 17 – Eimer’s organs, 16 – 600 volts of current, 15 – some species of cockroach (such as American and Australian cockroach) can fly, but most of them cannot, 14 – male pregnancy, 13 – water, 12 – saltwater crocodile, 11 – 185 years, 10 – walking on water, 9 – bulldog ant, 8 – blue whale (188 decibels), 7 – about 2,000 words, 6 – once old, it can morph back into its infant state and start a new life, 5 – mantis shrimp, 4 – giant water bug 3 – up to 20 years, 2 – altruism, 1 – lyrebird



Photos: 25. NicorOstrich Ngorongoro 05CC BY-SA 3.0, 24. Heinz Höfling, Dalmatiner 2CC BY-SA 3.0, 23. Rob (Flickr profile), Atlanta Zoo PandaCC BY 2.0, 22. Alan Wilson, Polar Bear – AlaskaCC BY-SA 3.0, 21. pixabay (public domain), 20. gailhampshire from Cradley, Malvern, U.K, Camel spider Solifugae sp – Flickr – gailhampshireCC BY 2.0, 19. User:MoondiggerSnapping turtle eggs mdCC BY-SA 2.5, 18. Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE, Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) (10630312543)CC BY-SA 2.0, 17. gordanramsaysubmissions via flickr, CC BY 2.0, 16. Steven G. JohnsonElectric-eelCC BY-SA 3.0, 15. publicdomainpictures.net (public domain), 14. pixabay (public domain), 13. wikimedia commons (public domain), 12. fvanrenterghem, Saltwater crocodileCC BY-SA 2.0, 11. Mfield, Matthew Field, http://www.photography.mattfield.comGalapagos giant tortoise Geochelone elephantopusCC BY-SA 3.0, 10. Marcel Burkhard/ Cele4, www.tierlexikon.ch, Plumedbasiliskcele4 editCC BY-SA 1.0, 9. Patrick_K59, Black-headed Bull-Ant (Myrmecia nigriceps)CC BY 2.0, 8. noaanews.noaa.gov (public domain), 7-6. pixabay (public domain), 5. prilfish from Vienna, Austria, Mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)CC BY 2.0, 4-3. pixabay (public domain), 2. Whit Welles Wwelles14Humpback stellwagen editCC BY 3.0, 1. CSIRO, CSIRO ScienceImage 10356 Superb LyrebirdCC BY 3.0