Can You Identify These British Animals from an Image?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

Usually, when people think of Great Britain, they don't exactly think of its wildlife. They think of castles, royalty and well, tea and biscuits. But that's not all there is to the nation that is made up of four countries. It actually does have quite a few animals that are not found in other places around the world. So, we're going to test your knowledge and see if you can identify these animals from just a picture. 

British wildlife isn't limited to animals that can survive in cold temperatures simply because the countries are known for being on the colder side. Britain also has animals that are found in tropical or more temperate places. Some of these animals include eagles, whales, water buffalos, mice, squirrels, snakes and goats. These animals live in trees, on the ground, in the water, in caves, or a combination of two or more of these habitats.

If you're an animal fan, a vet-in-training, or you're just someone who wants to prove something to yourself or someone else, this is how you do it. So let's get started on this animal identification quiz. Will you be able to call yourself a true Brit by the time you're done? Let's find out. 

Grey squirrels are a species of adaptable squirrels, which since their introduction into Europe, have posed a major threat to the native European red squirrels.

Feral horses are descendants of domesticated horses which escaped, strayed, or were purposely released into the wild.

This species of goats, which lives in herds of up to 500 individuals, is considered to be the ancestor of domestic goats.

Shrews are a family of widely distributed mole-like mammals comprised of 26 species, some of which are venomous.

This family of medium-sized, slender birds includes the European cuckoo, which is known for its ability to mimic the eggs of other birds.

Since facing near-extinction in the early 1900s, this species of beaver is now listed as least concern, having recovered its population through global conservation efforts.

This abundant bat species is identified by its medium-sized body, short, rounded ears and a black or blackish-brown fur coat.

Indigenous to Northern Europe, this small mammal is a member of the mustelid family which includes beavers, wolverines and weasels.

One of the three species of true seals, this mammal is distinguished by its silver-grey skin decorated with black spots.

This plankton-eating shark is the second-largest species of fish, measuring six to eight meters in length.

A member of the Rhinolophus genus, this sedentary species of bat usually travels up to 19 miles between the summer and winter roosts.

The walrus is a flippered marine mammal which is easily identified by its prominent tusks, whiskers, and stocky body.

Palmate Newt is a relatively small species of newt with the females being the larger of the two by one centimeter.

Also known as Bennett's Wallaby, this species of medium-sized macropod marsupials earned its name from the red patches on its shoulders.

The field vole, also referred to as the short-tailed vole, is a species of small rodents that grow up to 10 centimeters in length.

This small European bat, which bears a striking resemblance to Brandt's bats, is easily recognized by its long, disheveled gray-brown fur.

Due to a drastic decline in its population, the conservation status for this common hedgehog species is now listed as endangered.

Sand lizards are lacertid lizards and are characterized by the dorsal strips of eye-shaped markings, dark markings and pale centers on its body.

This species of toad is found in coastal areas and dunes and is distinguished by the yellow stripe down its back and the paratoid glands on both sides.

Also known as the Atlantic seal, this large seal is considered to be a species of true seals and is found on both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean.

These short-legged omnivores are grouped into three sub-families and eleven species within the Mustelidae family.

These common murid rodents are often found in forests, grasslands, and fields where they feed primarily on seeds.

This non-venomous snake is also referred to as the ringed snake due to the distinct yellow collar behind its head.

The European badger, a medium-sized carnivore, is one of the three sub-families of the Mustelidae family of badgers.

The European version of this venomous snake is characterized by its thick body, decorated with a range of light and dark color patterns.

Originating in Wales, this group of closely-related horse breeds is known for its small stature and strong hindquarters.

Also called the Eurasian wild pig, this animal is made up of 16 sub-species and is the ancestor of most domesticated pig breeds.

With a wingspan of more than 6 feet, the eagle owl, identified by its distinct ear tufts, is considered one of the largest species of owls.

The muntjac is a small species of deer native to South Asia that also exist in England in large populations.

Measuring up to 98 feet in length and weighing up to 173 tonnes, this marine mammal is the largest animal known to exist!

This mammal of the Mustelidae family bears a strong resemblance to the weasel, but differs in size, with the stoat being the larger of the two.

The black rat, also known as a house rat, roof rat or ship rat, is a long-tailed rodent of the Murinae sub-family that originated in tropical Asia.

The common kestrel is a species of falcon notable for its ability to hover in the air before swooping down on its prey.

Polecats are solitary mammals of the weasel family and are considered to be ancestors of the domestic ferrets.

Native to Great Britain, this subspecies of red deer is recognized by its dark reddish brown coating with a grayer face and neck.

These large birds of the typical owl family are notable for their nearly all-white plumage in males, while the females are covered in darker spots and bars.

The common buzzard is a medium-sized bird of prey whose plumage ranges from pure white to shades of brown.

Also known as the Eurasian red squirrel, this omnivorous rodent is known for its red coat which changes color throughout the year.

The orca, also called killer whale, is a toothed whale of the oceanic dolphin family noted for its striking black and white coloration.

This semi-aquatic mammal is one of the most widely distributed species of the weasel family and the otter sub-family.

Short-beaked dolphins are a species of medium-sized common dolphin genus found throughout warm, temperate and tropical oceans.

This medium-sized carnivorous mammal is a member of the Phocinae family. It can measure up to 8 feet 10 inches in length.

This large terrestrial rodent is a species of Old World porcupines and is distinguished by its sharp quills decorated in white or yellow stripes.

The bowhead whale is a thick-bodied whale species without a dorsal fin. It can grow up to 59 feet in length.

The least weasel, characterized by its slender body and short legs and tail, is the smallest member of Mustela genus.

The moose, also called the elk in Eurasia, is the largest living species in the deer family, the Cervidae.

The European rabbit is described as a medium-sized grey-brown mammal with long ears, large hind legs, and short, fluffy tail.

Reindeers are a species in the Cervidae family. They are characterized by their large antlers which are grown in both sexes.

Originating in South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia, this species of large bovid is notable for its horns that grow outward and are curved.

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