When was the last time you played a game of trivia? Trivia is a perfect way to spend an evening with friends. You can have a great time playing while brushing up on some interesting facts. Animal trivia is even better. You’ll find out which of your friends knows the most about animals, you might learn a strange fact you never knew, and you’ll leave with more interest in the animal kingdom. These 50 animal trivia questions are perfect for family game night, a gathering of friends, or to pass time on a road trip.
How to Use This Quiz
These questions are perfect for use in a variety of settings. Be creative with them, and you’ll have a ton of fun.
Fun Family Game Night
Gather your family and spend the evening answering these trivia questions. Everyone from the toddler to grandma will have a great time. Keep score on a piece of paper, or just play for fun.
Animal-Themed Birthday Party
Having an animal-themed birthday party? These questions are perfect to use with your guests. Divide into teams or play as individuals. An animal-themed prize for the winner will add interest. You could give the winner a stuffed animal, a gift card to Rainforest Cafe, or a bag of animal crackers.
Ice Breaker Game
Trivia questions are a great ice breaker game for any crowd. Whether in the classroom, at a summer camp, or with co-workers, these animal trivia questions will help everyone get comfortable with each other.
It’s Time for Trivia!
Below are fifty animal questions ranging from fairly easy to killer hard. Play as individuals or split into teams. Let’s see who the real animal experts are.
Question: How do polar bears greet each other?
Answer: By touching noses
Question: What do you call a female peacock?
Answer: A peahen
Question: What American president kept raccoons in the White House?
Answer: Calvin Coolidge
Question: What do Toucans toss back and forth with their beaks as part of their mating ritual?
Answer: A piece of fruit
Question: What is the only species where the male gives birth?
Question: How many times per second can a honey bee flap its wings?
Question: What is the only primate besides humans that can have blue eyes?
Answer: Blue-eyed black lemurs
Question: A “Pandemonium” is a group of what kind of animals?
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Question: What is the largest species of bird?
Answer: The common ostrich
Question: What color is polar bear fur?
Answer: Polar bear hair is colorless.
Question: What animal has 300 teeth?
Question: What do you call a group of crows?
Answer: A murder of crows
Question: What is the only type of animal that has the ability to live forever?
Answer: A type of jellyfish
Question: What two types of farm animals have accents?
Answer: Goats and cows
Question: What possession do otters keep their entire lives?
Answer: A pebble, which they use to open mollusks
Question: What is the only kind of animal (other than man) that is known to have rituals around death?
Question: Where do butterflies have their taste buds?
Answer: In their feet
Question: How do sea otters keep from drifting apart while they sleep?
Answer: By holding each others paws
Question: What kind of sea creature can be broken in five pieces and still survive?
Question: How many legs do shrimp have?
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Question: How do cats show they trust someone?
Answer: By headbutting
Question: What kind of animal can only eat upside down?
Question: How do prairie dogs greet each other?
Answer: By kissing
Question: What animal gives birth upside down, then catches the baby in their wings?
Question: How do honeybees tell each other where they found the best pollen?
Answer: By dancing
Question: What kind of animal uses a pebble to propose?
Question: What body part on a dog can be used for identification (like a human fingerprint)?
Answer: Their nose
Question: How do seahorses stay with their mate while floating?
Answer: They hold each other’s tails
Question: How do male penguins carry eggs?
Answer: With their feet
Question: What animal is known by the nickname “sea cow?”
Question: What do you call a female dragonfly?
Answer: A damselfly
Question: What type of farm animal has best friends?
Question: What is the national bird of the USA?
Answer: The bald eagle
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Question: What color are Giraffes’ tongues?
Answer: Dark Purple
Question: What does the color of mane signify on lions?
Answer: How old the lion is
Question: In what part of a shrimp’s body is his heart?
Answer: In the head
Question: How many noses do slugs have?
Question: What is the only animal that can’t jump?
Question: What animal has nine brains?
Question: What is the only mammal that can fly?
Question: How do tigers show affection and contentment?
Answer: By closing their eyes
Question: How long does it take a sloth to digest its food?
Answer: Two weeks
Question: What is the largest land mammal in North America?
Answer: Adult Bison
Question: About how many glasses of milk does a cow produce in its lifetime?
Question: How many seconds was the longest recorded chicken flight?
Answer: Thirteen seconds
Question: What is the only kind of bird that can move backwards without help from the wing?
Question: What are the only two places where lions live in the wild?
Answer: Africa and India
Question: What type of big cat has the loudest roar?
Question: What color are flamingos when they are born?
Answer: White, then they turn grey.
Question: What animal can sleep for three years?