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50 Animal Trivia Questions + Animal Picture Round

These animal quiz questions are guaranteed to test your knowledge of all creatures great and small. From fastest birds to unusual critters, how much do you know about the animal world?

You may love animals, but can you identify unusual species? Do you know facts about your favourite creatures? What about scientific names for them, or the names of animals from movies and books? How many hours does a snail sleep for? How many hearts does a beetle have? It’s time for the ultimate animal challenge!

Giraffe
Challenge yourself with these animal quiz questions

Over the last few years we’ve all developed a passion for quizzing. Our knowledge has expanded and we’re enjoying soaking up random facts about everything from celebrities to cheeses.

Animal quizzes are always good fun, so I decided it was only right to challenge you guys with some animal trivia questions. Coming up are 50 animal trivia questions, including a really fun printable animal quiz round.

You can use these questions to host your very own virtual pub quiz with your friends, or simply play along at home right now as you scroll down the page. 

Time to find out if you’re the animal lover you think you are, or you need to get your head back in an encyclopaedia! 

BRAND NEW: Check out my other fun quizzes including one all about food, another about capital cities, a challenging art and literature quiz and my 50 world geography trivia questions. There’s even a brand new logo quiz. They’ll keep you busy! 

Right, time for the quiz. No cheating, fingers on buzzers… here we go!

Parrots
If you’re looking for animal quizzes for adults, you’ll enjoy these rounds!

The Best Animal Quiz Questions

Round 1: Animal Trivia Questions – General Knowledge 

Time to test your general knowledge with these wildlife quiz questions. Good luck!

1. What is the fastest bird in the world?
2. Which bird do you associate with peace?
3. What is a female deer called?
4. What kind of creature is a Portugese Man O War?
5. Which animal is associated with the star sign Taurus?
6. Hakuna Matata is a song in The Lion King… but what does the phrase mean?
7. Belted Galloway and Belgian Blue are breeds of which animal?
8. What is the only bird that can fly backwards?
9. Which bird’s eye is bigger than its brain?
10. What is the fastest land animal?

Zebra
Do you know your famous animal trivia? 

Round 2: Famous Animal Quiz Questions and Answers

Do you know your Disney animals from famous creatures from literary history? This is a fun trivia round for any animal fanatic!  

1. Who is Shrek’s best friend?
2. Dick King Smith wrote a book about a pig raised by sheep. What is the name of it?
3. “Call me Ishmael” is the opening line in which famous book?
4. Leonardo and Donatello are two characters from which series?
5. What kind of fish is Nemo?
6. Who wrote the book War Horse?
7. Kaa is a character in which famous story?
8. What is the name of the dog in The Wizard Of Oz?
9. Po is the main character in which film series?
10. Which famous book features a mole, rat, toad and badger?


Round 3: Animal Picture Quiz

Everyone loves a picture round! See if you can guess the animal in the picture…

This is a printable animal picture quiz so you can save it to your desktop and make copies for anyone playing your quiz at home!

Animal Trivia Quiz

Round 4: Animal Trivia Questions – Animal Groups

You might know a school of fish and a swarm of bees, but do you know the collective names for these creatures?

1. Crows 
2. Wolves 
3. Bees 
4. Elephants 
5. Giraffes 
6. Lions 
7. Jellyfish 
8. Owls 
9. Porcupines 
10. Camels 


Round 5: Animal Trivia Questions And Answers – Family Names

A female deer is called a doe and a baby swan is a cygnet… but what are these called?

1. Female Fox 
2. Male Horse 
3. Female Pig 
4. Baby Deer 
5. Female Zebra 
6. Baby Goose 
7. Female Donkey 
8. Male Sheep 
9. Baby Leopard 
10. Female Koala 

Meerkat
I love these fun trivia questions! Are you ready for these animal trivia quiz answers?

Animal Trivia Quiz Answers

Round 1: Animal Trivia Questions And Answers – General Knowledge 

Time to see how you got on…

1. What is the fastest bird in the world?
Peregrine Falcon

2. Which bird do you associate with peace?
Dove

3. What is a female deer called?
Doe

4. What kind of creature is a Portugese Man O War?
Jellyfish

5. Which animal is associated with the star sign Taurus?
Bull 

6. Hakuna Matata is a song in The Lion King… but what does the phrase mean?
No Worries

7. Belted Galloway and Belgian Blue are breeds of which animal?
Cow

8. What is the only bird that can fly backwards?
Hummingbird

9. Which bird’s eye is bigger than its brain?
Ostrich

10. What is the fastest land animal?
Cheetah


Round 2: Famous Animal Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Who is Shrek’s best friend?
Donkey

2. Dick King Smith wrote a book about a pig raised by sheep. What is the name of it?
Babe

3. “Call me Ishmael” is the opening line in which famous book?
Moby Dick

4. Leonardo and Donatello are two characters from which series?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

5. What kind of fish is Nemo?
Clownfish

6. Who wrote the book War Horse?
Michael Morpurgo

7. Kaa is a character in which famous story?
The Jungle Book

8. What is the name of the dog in The Wizard Of Oz?
Toto

9. Po is the main character in which film series?
Kung Fu Panda

10. Which famous book features a mole, rat, toad and badger?
The Wind In The Willows

Shark
How did you get on with these animal trivia questions?  

Round 3: Animal Picture Quiz Answers

1. Red Panda
2. Walrus
3. Sea Urchin
4. Wombat
5. Pangolin
6. Komodo Dragon
7. Bison
8. Ferret
9. Hyena
10. Alligator


Round 4: Animal Trivia Questions And Answers – Animal Groups

There are collective terms for lots of animals. e collective term for a group of these animals:

1. Crows – A Murder
2. Wolves – A Pack
3. Bees – A Swarm
4. Elephants – A Parade
5. Giraffes – A Tower
6. Lions – A Pride
7. Jellyfish – A Smack
8. Owls – A Parliament
9. Porcupines – A Prickle
10. Camels – A Caravan

Sloth at Lapa Rios, Costa Rica (Photo: Lapa Rios)
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Round 5: Animal Trivia Questions And Answers – Family Names

1. Female Fox – Vixen
2. Male Horse – Stallion
3. Female Pig – Sow
4. Baby Deer – Fawn
5. Female Zebra – Mare
6. Baby Goose – Gosling
7. Female Donkey – Jenny
8. Male Sheep – Ram
9. Baby Leopard – Cub
10. Female Koala – Joey

Monkey
I hope you enjoyed this animal quiz questions. Don’t forget to try out my other quizzes!

So how did you get on with these challenging animal trivia questions? Did you get 50 out of 50, or have you still got lots to learn about the wildlife out there?

If you enjoyed this funny animal quiz, check out all my general knowledge quizzes, which cover geography, music, food, art, culture and more! 

General Knowledge - Questions and Answers

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