50 Animal Trivia Questions

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?

Answer: Seahorses

 

Question: How many times per second can a honey bee flap its wings?

Answer: 200

 

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?

Answer: Parrots

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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?

Answer: Leeches

 

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?

Answer: Elephants

 

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?

Answer: Starfish

 

Question: How many legs do shrimp have?

Answer: Ten

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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?

Answer: Flamingos

 

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?

Answer: Bats

 

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?

Answer: Penguins

 

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?”

Answer: Manatees

 

Question: What do you call a female dragonfly?

Answer: A damselfly

 

Question: What type of farm animal has best friends?

Answer: Cows

 

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?

Answer: Four

 

Question: What is the only animal that can’t jump?

Answer: Elephants

 

Question: What animal has nine brains?

Answer: Octopus

 

Question: What is the only mammal that can fly?

Answer: Bats

 

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?

Answer: 200,000

 

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?

Answer: Hummingbirds

 

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?

Answer: Lions

 

Question: What color are flamingos when they are born?

Answer: White, then they turn grey.

 

Question: What animal can sleep for three years?

Answers: Snails

 

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