Can You Identify These Fluffy Animals?

By: Amanda Monell
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can You Identify These Fluffy Animals?
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About This Quiz

If you're a fan of all things furry, you'll be pretty familiar with this situation. You've decided to take on a home project and after a few failures, you decide to consult the almighty Internet for guidance. The next thing you know, you're looking at YouTube, and instead of looking at guidance videos on woodworking or food prep, you're stuck in the YouTube hole, watching videos of animals doing their thing and in some cases, wearing clothes. OK, who are we kidding? It is preferred that they're wearing clothes. In our opinion, baby animals look extra cute wearing clothes or near-human items. We have four words for you to prove our point: baby pigs in boots. Seriously, check them out!

Have you had a hard day at work? Have no fear, several nonprofit organizations have given us what we want. Fuzzy babies 24/7. Big Cat Rescue, a nonprofit sanctuary for wild cats that people took in as pets, offers videos of their kitties doing the same things that a pet feline would do. In addition to this awesomeness, they'll often have live videos of their kitties being kitties.

If we've established that you love fluffy animals, let's see if you can guess what these cute creatures are by taking this quiz.

Penguin What baby bird has breeds emperor, Gentoo and Adelie as part of its family?
Chicken
Hawk
Eagle
Penguin
If you want an example of shared parenting, take a look at the emperor penguin. Shortly after the egg is laid, the female leaves it with the father to get some food. While she's away, the male balances the egg on his feet, protecting it with a pouch.

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Highland We all know that cow's milk is what many people drink or put in their cereals, but which of these cows are known for their stylish bangs?
Highland cow
With a home like Scotland as their native country, Highland cows would need a longish coat for the weather. They have a double coat to keep them warm and their horns aren't just ornamentation: They use them to dig for food during the winter.
Belgian blue cow
Shorthorn cow
White park cow

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Goat We're not kidding around! Quick, do you know what animal calls its babies kids?
Sheep
Humans
Goats
If you're looking for a fun way to get your exercise in, check out baby goat yoga. While you are working on your poses, baby goats are released into the class for petting and at times scaling students because they look like perfect ledges.
Foxes

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Guinea pig These little fluff balls are often used in classrooms as the class pet. What pet is it?
Rabbit
Kitten
Guinea pig
Most fur-bearing pets require their claws to be clipped once in a while, however when you own a Guinea pig, you may have to spend some money to get your pet's teeth filed. This usually happens if they don't have enough chew toys.
Puppy

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Polar Bear What bear lives in the Arctic?
Panda bear
Black bear
Grizzly bear
Polar bear
If you were ever to come across a hairless polar bear, be prepared. Even though their fur is white, their skin is black. Why? Their white fur helps them hide in the snow and their darker skin absorbs the sun's heat.

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Cheetah When these big cats are cubs, they have spotted fur that looks like it was styled into a mohawk. What punk cat are we thinking of?
Leopard
Cougar
Cheetah
Almost every parent on the planet needs a little me time. For the female cheetah, this alone time doesn't happen until her cubs are 1 1/2 – 2 years old. After her cubs leave, the female lives alone until mating season.
Puma

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Sheep One of the animals used in many Easter decorations is these woolly animals. Which barnyard animal is it?
Cow
Pig
Sheep
In 2015, a new Guinness World Record gave a sheep named Chris a new title. He was the sheep who produced the most wool in a single shearing. His 45-minute shearing produced 90 pounds of wool!
Goat

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Wolf This canine was reintroduced to Yellowstone Park to help control animal populations.
Hyena
Dingo
Coyote
Wolf
Even though wolves are sometimes seen hunting down elk, deer and other big prey animals, they aren't above eating other things. In Canada, wolves have been known to take a dip in the water to gather fish and other marine goodies.

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Yak This cousin of the cow lives in Tibet. What pack animal are we thinking of?
Yak
Just like some of our pets, yaks shed their winter fur in the summer. Nomads will often be seen brushing the long hair out of the yak's coat, which becomes woven into rope or tents.
Bison
Water buffalo
Llama

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Alpaca Which of these animals is considered the smallest member of the camel family?
Cama
Llama
Alpaca
What do humans and alpacas have in common? Both humans and alpacas have spaces in their habitats designated as a bathroom. On top of this, males could be seen using the restroom alone, but females will often go together.
Dromedary camel

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Shetland Pony This horse is considered the smallest naturally occurring horse. What pony is the most petite?
Arabian horse
Shetland pony
If you thought that Shetland ponies were only used in petting zoos, you'd be wrong. In Europe, the Grand National Race features the Shetland with children as jockeys, which helps introduce kids to horse riding.
Fell pony
Dartmoor pony

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Poodle These dogs are highly intelligent with curly hair. Which hound are we thinking of?
Poodle
Contrary to popular belief, poodles did not originate in France, but in Germany. The breed's name originated from the German word pudel, meaning puddle or splash. And with the French, the poodle made a splash; they loved its personality and intelligence.
Golden retriever
Chihuahua
Dalmatian

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Bison This massive creature has babies nicknamed red dogs. What animal is it?
Water buffalo
Yak
Bison
In May of 2016, the American bison was named the national mammal of the United States. This is with good reason; the American bison has lived in North America since prehistoric times.
Donkey

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Camel Related to the alpaca, this animal comes with one or two humps. What creature is it?
Vicugna
Llama
Camel
Camels are known for their humps, which are filled with fat and help them store water and help them keep going in the desert sun. When it does come to replenishing their water supply, a camel can drink up to 40 gallons in one sitting.
Guanaco

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Ostrich Which of these birds is considered the largest in the world?
Elephant bird
Cassowary
Ostrich
Ostriches are considered the largest birds on Earth, with an average height of between seven and nine feet. Their legs are incredibly strong, and when they're running they can cover between 10 and 16 feet in a single stride.
Emu

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Llama Peru Many people confuse this animal with its cousin the alpaca. What animal are we thinking of?
Cama
Vicugna
Llama
As the only pack animal in South America, a llama can carry between 50 and 75 pounds and they are able to travel around 20 miles a day. However, if you push them too hard, a llama can throw a fit, kicking and spitting until the weight is taken off them.
Guanaco

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rabbit What pet has breeds including the Flemish giant and English flop?
Gerbil
Guinea pig
Rabbit
If you get a pet bunny and the next day you find that it suddenly falls over, don't freak out! It isn't playing dead, but showing you that it is happy. Many aficionados will call this a bunny flop.
Mouse

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Panda Bear These bears feed off of almost 30 pounds of bamboo a day. What creature is it?
Giant panda bear
Giant panda bears are considered vulnerable in terms of population. However, in its current state, the giant panda is increasing in numbers. This is mostly because of conservation efforts and better monitoring methods.
Polar bear
Grizzly bear
Black bear

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Raccoon Do you know what kind of animal Groot's best friend Rocket is in "Guardians of the Galaxy"?
Beaver
Possum
Squirrel
Raccoon
When it comes to housing, raccoons are creatures of opportunity, meaning that instead of building their own homes, they'll often find an available space. This could include the hollow of a tree or in an urban setting ... maybe even someone's attic.

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Red panda A neighbor of the giant panda, these creatures are about the size of a house cat with a long bushy tail. What animal is it?
Lemur
Beaver
Red panda
If you want to classify a red panda, good luck! Scientists have been baffled by this species and they can't come to a decision whether the red panda is related to the giant panda or if they're similar to raccoons.
Raccoon

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Orangutan These primates are known for their shaggy orange coats. What ape is it?
Gibbon
Gorilla
Chimpanzee
Orangutan
Unlike many animals, orangutans are very considerate of each others' spaces. All males are solitary and when they're looking to relocate, they'll rumble and howl to let the others know that he's coming and to get out of his way.

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Chimpanzee What primate is the closest relative to humans?
Lemur
Chimpanzee
Aside from sharing 98% of the genetic blueprint, chimpanzees share several behaviors that humans have. Chimpanzees can use tools, employing sticks to dig out some tasty bugs for a meal.
Gorilla
Orangutan

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Duck Move over Octomom! In 2018, one of these birds was swimming with 76 of these fluffy babies. What animal mama are we thinking about?
Duck
Sometimes a gal needs some time away from her kids, and female ducks completely understand this. They will often leave their young in the care of an older and wiser female who watches over them like a ducky day care.
Swan
Goose
Crane

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Emu Related to the ostrich, this bird is the largest in their native Australia. What are we thinking of?
Kiwi
Emu
Even though penguin dads rock, emu dads are gold star parents. They build nests for the eggs, warm them until they hatch and then protect and teach them how to hunt for 18 months.
Cassowary
Elephant bird

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Gorilla Which ape was the focus of Dian Fossey's research?
Gorilla
What do gorilla moms and human moms have in common? They both use baby talk! In 2011, scientists observed that the elder gorillas would nonverbally communicate with their young differently than they would their peers.
Chimpanzee
Baboon
Orangutan

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Fox These creatures identified by their fluffy red tails are known for their cunning nature. What critter is it?
Opossum
Rat
Raccoon
Fox
Foxes share a lot of similarities to our feline friends. They will often use their tails (or brushes) to cover themselves up in inclement weather and will communicate with others by signalling with it.

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1 Maine Coon cat What cat breed is known for its fluffy coat and mellow attitude?
Scottish fold
Maine coon
In addition to being an ideal pet for kids, Maine coons make great companions because they get along with pretty much everyone, including dogs. They also can be taught tricks similar to a dog.
Persian
Chartreux

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Donkey These pack animals are often referred to as burros. What kind of animals are they?
Horse
Donkey
In addition to being called a burro in Spanish-speaking countries, it is called an asino in Italy and a donkey in America. And if you ever needed to differentiate between the genders, a male donkey is a jack and a female donkey is a jenny.
Mule
Pony

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Squirrel Known for their curled puffy tails, these rodents are experts at dodging cars. What creature is it?
Mouse
Rat
Gerbil
Squirrel
Even though they look defenseless, the North American grey squirrel is an invasive species. When they were introduced in Great Britain in the 1870s as a fashionable addition to gardens, the grey squirrels almost drove the red squirrels to extinction.

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Ferret Coming in sable, silver, cinnamon and chocolate, these pets are related to minks. What critter are we thinking of?
Gerbil
Ferret
While they are considered exotic, ferrets have actually been household pets for a while. Like cats, ferrets were domesticated by the ancient Greeks to help hunt down and eliminate vermin.
Hamster
Guinea pig

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Chinchilla In South America, these fluffballs are nearly extinct due to poaching, however up in the U.S., they're kept as pets. Which fur baby is it?
Sugar glider
Hedgehog
Capybara
Chinchilla
Just like any other pet, grooming is essential to keep a chinchilla's coat shiny and healthy. However, the method that a chinchilla uses to keep clean seems a little backward; they need to take a dust bath because it helps absorb any extra oils.

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Swan What elegant bird has babies called cygnets?
Duck
Swan
Just like humans, swans will often court their mates before committing to a long-term relationship. They are believed to mate for life and given that they have a lifespan of between 20 and 30 years, their romance can last longer than some marriages!
Goose
Chicken

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Girl holding pet hamster Do you know what household pet includes breeds like the dwarf and Syrian?
Gerbil
Hamster
What do humans and hamsters have in common? There are some breeds that are extroverted (like the dwarf hamster) and some that are more comfortable isolated (like the Syrian hamster).
Mouse
Rat

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Capybara This rodent is native to South America and is considered the largest in its family. Do you know what it is?
Hamster
Chinchilla
Capybara
When they're fully grown, a capybara stands two feet tall and is around five feet in length. They enjoy each other's company; the size of a herd can reach 40 capybaras at one time.
Gerbil

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Three-Toed Sloth One of the seven deadly sins shares its name with these cuddly looking creatures. What do you think it is?
Capybara
Three-toed sloth
The three-toed sloth is considered the slowest mammal on Earth. When they are awake (they sleep between 15 and 20 hours a day), they will probably chill out in the trees eating fruit shoots and leaves.
Chinchilla
Beaver

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Chicken When these farmland animals are babies, they look a lot like Peeps candy. What animal is it?
Duck
Turkey
Chicken
After 21 days of incubation, chicks hatch using something called an egg tooth. An egg tooth is a small hornlike protrusion that forms on the top of the chick's beak and helps it break through the shell of its egg.
Goose

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Kiwi Which of these birds is considered the smallest relative of the ostrich?
Kiwi
Kiwis are small flightless nocturnal birds native to New Zealand and just like humans, they have a policy when it comes to visitors: Only spouses and other family members are allowed in its nest.
Emu
Cassowary
Rhea

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Wolverine As the largest member of the weasel family, this animal is a relentless predator. What creature are we thinking of?
Mink
Wolverine
Wolverines aren't picky when it comes to food. They'll eat fruit and berries during the summer months, but a lot of their diet consists of meat. And that could mean eating carrion or taking on prey that is twice its size.
Ferret
Stoat

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Prairie dog These impish creatures are native to America's prairies and grasslands. What cuties are they?
Marmots
Beavers
Squirrels
Prairie dogs
If you come across a prairie dog peering at you, don't be surprised if it stands up on its hind quarters and starts to chirp, don't be alarmed. That's just their way of telling other residents of the town that someone is near.

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Caribou What animal shares its name with a coffee brand?
Deer
Caribou
If you've ever wondered what breed of deer Santa's reindeer are, look no further than the caribou. They take place in the largest migration for larger animals, trekking over 600 miles with the females leading the way.
Elk
Moose

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