Can You Name All of These Animals From Just an Image?

By: Bri O.
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The Animal Kingdom, the creatures with which we humans share planet Earth is as diverse as it is mysterious.  Unlike human beings, who are limited to spending the majority of our time on land, animals are found on land, in the air, and in the sea.

While we are extrememly familiar with and can recognize domesticated species like dogs and cats, other species, especially those that are unique to continents and countries outside of which we live, may not be as easy for us name.  Add to that the fact that some animals may look like those we recognize, but yet are from a completely different species.  For example, you might be looking at a bison, but think it's a buffalo. Furthermore, within each category of animals, dozens of subscpecies exist.  Take the Eagle, for example.  There are roughly 60 species of this marvelous creature on earth!

So, how good is your knowledge of the animals on earth?  Do you consider yourself an animal lover?  Does your knowledge of animals rival that of the best veterinarians? 

Do you think you have what it takes to name an animal from just one image?  There's only one way to find out.  Take the quiz now!

In 2016, the American bison became the U.S. national mammal. Before being overhunted, tens of millions of bison populated North America, but this number has since been reduced to about half a million, and at one point in the 19th century, the species faced near extinction.

There are roughly 60 species of Eagle, including the Bald Eagle. North America is home to just two of those species: the Golden Eagle and the Bald Eagle.

The smallest miniature horse ever documented was named Little Pumpkin. He was just over a foot tall at 14 inches, and weighed in at 20 lbs.

Dolphins are in the same family as species of toothed whales, including orcas and pilots. Three species of dolphin are listed as endangered: the largest dolphin species - the orca or killer whale, the Indus River dolphin, and the Chinese River dolphin.

Out of all shark attacks worldwide, great whites are responsible for between one-third to one-half of them. Fortunately for humans, these attacks are largely non-fatal. It seems great whites have a habit of 'sample' biting out of pure curiosity. A sort of catch and release, if you will.

Often referred to by its endearing nickname "Frenchie," the French bulldog originated sometime in the 1800s as a result of breeding between dog species from Paris and England. The Frenchie is a mellow, low-maintenance breed and is usually happy to spend the day inside with humans, requiring minimal exercise to stay fit.

Parakeets are members of the Parrot family and are properly referred to as budgies. When it comes to talking, male budgies are most likely to pick up the skill, whereas females typically don't. This isn't true of all parrot species.

Also known as the Siamese Fighting Fish, betta fish are often kept as household pets largely because of their vibrant, bold aesthetic. In captivity, the fish can live to be about five years old. They are noted for being extremely territorial, getting worked up enough to attack their own mirror reflections.

The Siamese cat originated in Thailand and averages between six to 10 pounds. These cats are easily recognized by their bright blue eyes and cream coat.

Corn snakes typically grow to lengths between 4 and 5.5 feet long and can live well into their 20s with proper care. They are one of the most popular species of pet snakes.

Apes are easily distinguished from monkeys by their lack of tail and include species such as the orangutan, gorilla, chimpanzee, and gibbon. Apes are considered the primate species most closely related to homo sapiens (humans).

The modern cow was first domesticated around 5,000 years ago and only just made its way to North America in 1611, when colonists imported cows to the Jamestown colony. Cows are intelligent animals with complex emotions and refined senses, including the ability to smell odors from up to five miles away.

Recently, Charlotte Lindqvist, a research scientist from the State University of New York at Buffalo, uncovered elusive answers surrounding 'Yeti' or 'Bigfoot' D.N.A. Lindqvist analyzed the D.N.A. of nine supposed Yeti specimen and found that they match the genomic sequences of currently living bear subspecies, including Tibetan brown bears, Himalayan brown bears, and Asian black bears.

One of the major distinctions between hares and rabbits is that rabbit fur color doesn't change throughout the year and seasons, while hare fur turns white in the winter and returns to gray or brown in the summer. Hares are usually larger than rabbits with distinct behavioral traits.

Wolves have a sense of smell that is 100 times stronger than the human sense of smell. Gray Wolves are the closest ancestors to the modern domestic dog.

Lobsters are crustaceans or arthropods. Crayfish, crabs, barnacles, and shrimp are all also crustaceans.

Lions live, hunt, and travel with their family in a pride of around 15 lions. Prides can range in size from anywhere between three and 40 lions.

Unlike the circular pupils in humans, goats have rectangular-shaped pupils. There are more than 300 species of goats, all originating in southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

The largest living species of cat (felid family), the tiger is an apex predator. Tigers are endangered and three subspecies, which were around in the early 1900s, have already gone extinct. Those species include: the Caspian tiger, the Javan tiger, and the Bali tiger. The South Chinese tiger no longer exists in the wild, but there are some in captivity.

Millions of wild pigs have taken over the southeastern United States, invading a whopping 39 states so far. They've made their way into four Canadian provinces as well. About half of the approximate 5 million wild pigs live in Texas, where they inflict around $400 million worth of damages every year.

There are more than 200 species of owl. Most are nocturnal and have powerful talons. A pack of owls is called a parliament.

Ducks are omnivores, meaning they eat both vegetation and meat. Males are referred to as drakes and females as hens.

There are six species of swan, and each species preforms a version of the trademark mating dance that includes the swans placing their heads together to form a heart. Swan species include: the Australian black swan, Eurasian Bewick's swan, Eurasian whistling swan, and the North American trumpeter swan.

The 37 species of falcons worldwide all belong to the raptor family. Falcons can be found pretty much everywhere, except Antarctica.

Found in southwestern China and the eastern Himalayas, the red panda is also referred to as the red bear-cat, the lesser panda, and the red cat-bear. While the species shares a name with giant pandas, the two are not closely related.

The emu is a member of the ratite family, a group of birds that are incapable of flight but very capable of running. Other members of the family include: the ostrich, rhea, kiwi, and cassowary.

There are roughly 1,240 different species of bat across the globe. Despite common beliefs, bats are not closely related to rodents. They form their own order, and make up the second-largest order of all mammals, just after rodents.

Wombats are part of the marsupial family, which is a group of mammals characterized by raising their developing young in pouches outside the womb. Other marsupials include: the kangaroo, koala, Tasmanian devil, wallaby, and opossum.

The king penguin is one of the largest penguin species, coming second in size to the emperor penguin. King penguins have been observed diving to depths of 300 meters to hunt for prey.

Despite female pheasants' casualness and aloofness, male pheasants are known to fight to the death in hopes of courting a female, who couldn't care less about the blood bath that ensued. There are about 50 species of pheasant.

Sea Lions are distinguished from seals by their ears. Sea lions have ears but seals don't. There are six species of sea lions throughout the Pacific Ocean.

The bullfrog is named as such because of its loud call, which sounds a bit like a cow. It's one of the most commonly found species of frog in North America.

Chipmunks are part of the rodent order, which is the largest order of mammals. There are upwards of 1,500 species of rodent.

There are roughly 15 magpie species found throughout the globe. The birds can live up to 15 years and usually mate for life.

There are about 15 species of hedgehog, and all of them are insectivores, meaning they eat insects as their main food source. There are roughly 450 species of insectivore mammals, including some varieties of mole,

The platypus is a member of the monotreme family and often referred to as duckbill. There are only five species in the monotreme family. Monotremes are the only mammals that, rather than giving live birth, lay eggs.

Seventy-one species of Antelope roam the African continent, whereas just 14 species consider Asia home. The majority of females also have horns.

There are four species of anteater, all of which are toothless insect-eaters. Anteaters are a member of the sloth family and are native to South and Central America.

There are more than 25 billion chickens worldwide, making them the largest population of bird species. In 2004, the chicken became the first bird to have its genome sequenced.

In order to preserve energy and keep predators off their scent, sloths usually only poop about once a week.They are so slow moving that algae can grow on their fur.

A group of humpback whales is called a pod. These magnificent beasts of the sea can grow to 62 feet and weigh 40 tons. Humpbacks spend about 90 percent of the time under water.

The alpaca is native to the Andes Mountain range in South America. Alpacas, along with llamas, are a domesticated species and are no longer found in the wild.

The muskrat is a member of the rodent family and lives a semi-aquatic life. The species is native to North America, but has been introduced in other continents, including Europe, Asia, and South America.

While its razor-sharp teeth might imply otherwise, the Green Iguana is a herbivore, meaning it eats vegetation as its main source of food. Members of the species can live up to 20 years in the wild and hold their breath for up to 30 minutes at a time.

In order to survive, a mole needs to eat the equivalent of its body weight every day. To keep themselves going in the winter, moles spend the fall harvesting and stocking up on earthworms. Despite common belief, moles are not blind, although their eyesight is poor and limited.

There are six different species of caiman found throughout Central and South America. This particular species is the most commonly found out of all crocodilian species. They can grow up to six feet and have been introduced to North America.

If the sheer electrical force behind your wall outlet concerns you, then the electric eel, which has a bolt 5 times stronger than the standard outlet, is a creature you'll definitely want to avoid. These creatures are able to charge up to 600 volts and are most commonly found in the Amazon River.

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