92% of People Can't Match the Animal to Its Habitat! Can You?

By: Kennita Leon

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When we were younger, we were taught about animals and the different habitats they lived in. Getting older for some means that information may have been forgotten. So can you match these babies to the places they inhabit?

This long-tusked mammal tends to stay in the shallow areas of the Arctic Ocean, and it spends most of its time laying in the ice in groups that can exceed over one hundred walruses.

The majestic elephant is the largest land mammal on the planet, and some types weigh as much as 8 tons. The African elephants live in the grasslands of west and central Africa while the Asian can be found in grasslands and tropical evergreen forests.

There are over 30 types of whales, and they can be found which can all be found in the marine habitat across the planet. Their diet ranges from small plankton to larger marine mammals.

This powerful gorilla shares almost 99% of its genetic code with humans and it is also related to orangutans and chimpanzees. They tend to dwell in lowland tropical rain forests, but they can also be found in montane and bamboo forests.

The jellyfish have been swimming through the oceans for millions of years, and they can be found in all different temperatures of water from the depths of the ocean to the coastline. They are mostly known for their painful and sometimes deadly stings.

The cheetah, found in the eastern and southern grasslands of Africa and the Middle East, is the fastest land mammal and it can reach speeds as fast as 70 miles an hour.

Many of these flightless birds, penguins, live in the Southern Hemisphere near Antarctica while a few can be found on the tropical Galapagos Islands. They spend most of their time in the water but go on land to raise their young.

These fun and cute animals can be found in wetland regions all over the world. They have webbed feet which they use for swimming, water repellent coats and insulated underfur which keeps them warm.

This small nocturnal animal, the Fennec fox, is found in the deserts of North Africa and Asia, and its hearing is so sensitive that it can hear creatures moving underground. They are very social creatures and some people keep them as pets.

Rabbits can be found in many different habitats but mostly in the grasslands of the world. Their fur coats range in color from brown to black to white, and different species can weigh up to 10 lbs.

Named after one of the seven deadly sins for its less than active lifestyle, sloths reside in the rain forests of Central and South America and they love hanging upside down.

Dingos look like a normal dog to the untrained eye but they are very dangerous, especially to farmers and their livestock, and the kangaroo population. They can be found in the deserts of Australia and live in packs that mate only once a year.

The reindeer, also known as caribou, have been made famous by Santa Claus but these animals really do exist. They can be found in the arctic and subarctic regions of Siberia, North America and Europe.

There are over 300 species of squid, some of which are bioluminescent or transparent, and others may be as large as 30 feet long. We’ve seen them recreated in many movies and these predators have been known to attack humans.

The chimpanzee falls into the same group as great apes along with the gorillas and bonobos. Found in the rain forests of Sub-Saharan Africa, they walk on all fours, swing from branch to branch and they even walk upright like us.

Lemmings are found in the Tundra biomes of the Arctic. Rumors have been circulating for years that these animals commit suicide (by jumping off cliffs to their deaths) as every few years, their populations drop extremely close to extinction and shoot back up.

Alligators can be found in wetlands of Africa, America, Asia and Australia, and some species can grow to over 20 feet long and over 2200 lbs. These deadly creatures have one of the strongest bites and many have lost their lives to them.

Oysters come from the mollusc family and they live in marine habitats. These creatures have been harvested for their pearls and are considered a delicacy by many people around the world.

Related to the horses and the donkeys, these beautiful animals can be found in the grasslands of Africa. While all zebras have stripes, they are all different and are as unique as the human finger print.

While many people may not like rogs, they play a necessary role in our environment. Mostly found in wetlands all over the world, they have been known to appear in some of our backyards.

While seals can be found in many different habitats around the world, most of them are found in the northern and southern polar regions. There are many different types and their sizes range from as small as 3 feet (the Baikal seal) to as large as 16 feet (the elephant seal).

The Arctic fox is a native of the northern polar hemisphere and it can survive in temperatures lower than -60 degrees F. It has beautiful white fur, which provides camouflage for this little animal.

The ostrich is one of the heaviest and also tallest birds in the animal kingdom, so much so that it is not able to fly. In one stride, this bird, which lives in the desert, can run up to 40 miles an hour.

There are over 100 million sharks on this planet and they come from over 500 species, most of which are from the marine habitat. Some of them grow to 40 feet in length and usually reside at a depth of 2,000 meters.

Found in the deserts of parts of Africa, meerkats live in families of 20 or more and they are referred to as a mob or clan. Famous for standing in an upright posture, they look out for each other and for food.

Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents that live in the wetlands of the world. These animals are most famous for building dams, homes and canals. Their population has declined significantly as they have been hunted for their fur and various body parts for medicinal purposes.

Some of these birds can live up to 80 years and there are over 350 different types, most of which live in the rain forests of the world. Most of these birds have the ability to mimic voices and sounds and some have been heard imitating dogs and cats.

Dolphins, much like whales and seals, are another type of marine mammals. They are extremely intelligent and with over 40 different types, they can be found all over the world.

These migratory birds normally reside in deserts and fields where it is easy to find prey. They can be found in all different sizes and the females are generally larger than the males. Hawks are known for their sharp vision and their great hunting skills.

Herons are birds found in wetland habitats all over the world. They are known for their long legs and some of them, like the Goliath heron, can reach heights of over 5 feet.

Jaguars are the largest of the South American cats and they are typically found in the rain forests. In the Native American culture, these animals are extremely prominent and the Jaguar God is the lord of the underworld.

The musk oxen, which are found in frozen Arctic region, are named for the strong odor that the males give off during mating season. These animals have an average life span of 12 to 20 years and can weigh up to 800 lbs.

This predatory species helps to keep the deer and elk population balanced and that helps many other animal and plants to thrive. Many of them, especially the gray wolves, live in the polar regions of Alaska.

Stingrays, like sharks, are cartilaginous fish that live in the marine habitat. They have one or more barbed stingers on the tail which are used for protection, and after the death of Steve Irwin, many people have become wary of these peaceful creatures.

Scorpions are invertebrates and are very closely related to spiders and ticks. While they are mostly known for living in the different desserts of the world, some species can be found in the forests of Brazil, and even in the Himalayas.

The lion has been known as ‘The King of the Jungle’, mostly because of its strength and ferocity. Lions hunt in groups and live in prides of 3 to 40 animals.

Snakes have been around from the beginning of time, and these legless creatures live in many different environments, but mostly in the rain forest. While most snakes are nonvenomous, there are a few that do have venom, and they use it to kill their prey and defend themselves.

Crabs come from the crustacean family and they live in fresh water, on land, but mostly in oceans and on beaches. They are prepared and eaten by several cultures around the world.

There are over 250 known species of monkeys and they include everything from baboons to orangutans to apes. These tree-dwelling creatures are very similar to humans in their interactions and one of them has even gone to space.

Eels are elongated fish that can grow up to 13 feet long. Some eels can generate a charge of up to 600 volts, which they use to stun their prey. They can also swim backward, and live as deep as 13,000 feet.

Rhinoceros live in the grasslands of Africa and the southern parts of Asia. These animals are extremely large and can grow to sizes that exceed one ton. They are quite low in numbers due to humans harvesting them for their horns.

Although six of the eight species have gone extinct, there is a decent population of buffalo currently living in North America. To help its survival, it has been cross-bred with cattle and there are less than 50, 000 wild ones grazing the grasslands.

The octopus is a soft, eight-armed mollusc that inhabits many diverse regions of the ocean. They can be found in coral reefs, sea beds and the depths of the sea. In movies, they tend to be portrayed as large sea monsters like the Kraken.

There are over 6000 species in this group of reptiles and they can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Many of them come from the desert, including chameleons and Komodo dragons.

The duck family includes many subfamilies, some of which are swans and geese. Many of them are migratory and tend to fly in flocks during different times of the year. You can find them in ponds, lakes and any other type of wetland habitat.

Camels are even-toed mammals which have distinctive fatty deposits on their back, which they can metabolize when food and water are not available. They live in the deserts of the Middle East, Central Asia and Northern China.

The tiger is one of the easiest animals to recognize and can be found in many habitats all over the world, particularly in the rain forests. There were nine subspecies, three of which are extinct, and the rest are endangered.

Toucans are beautiful birds which make their homes in the tropical rain forests of South America. It has a large colorful bill and is easily recognizable. Their diet mainly consists of fruits but they occasionally eat small insects and lizards.

While many people keep turtles as house pets, they can be found everywhere but mostly in marine habitats across the planet. Many of the species are endangered mostly due to human interference.

Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth, many of them reaching heights of 18 feet tall. They live in the grasslands of 15 African countries and they have been slowly losing their living space as the human population increases.

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