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14 Question Unusual Animal Quiz

Do you know your armadillo from your axoltyl? Test how well you know the weirdness of the animal kingdom with these unusual creature quiz questions!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:ย  February 16th 2023

We love unusual animals at! Scientists have worked out that there's almost 9 million different types of animals and around 7 million which we don't even know about yet. That's a lot of work to do!

Sure, you've got cats, dogs, rabbits and all the different types of birds. All standard stuff, we think you'll agree. But there are some animals which are awesomely unusual.

Take the humble wombat, for example. They don't poo that often, but when they do, it's shaped like a cube! Or there's a leech, whose bodies are made up of 32 segments. That's pretty unusual, but what do you think about the fact that there's a brain in each part? It's a wonder that they don't appear on more game shows with all that knowledge floating around in their guts.

Some animals have unique ways of protecting themselves from predators. We're looking at you, Californian Sheephead Fish! Did you know that they drench themselves with mucus so they effectively become invisible to their sea enemies. That's not to be confused with anemones, who are unusual in their own right. Did you know they have venomous tentacles which help them stun and eventually snack on other sea creatures?

Some unusual animals have names which really do the job, so you know exactly what they're all about. There's the blobfish, the sarcastic fringehead and the fried egg jellyfish. Good work, animal namers!

So, in summary, the animal kingdom is a WEIRD place. See how well you know it with these very unusual animal quiz questions! Only real animal experts will get a high score!

When you've completed this quiz, you'll probably want to do test your animal trivia even further! Well, you're in luck, because there's something for everyone! Why not check out our Which Gross Animal Are You? quiz, a Wildlife Quiz to Make You Paws for Thought or this Epic Tricky Duck Quiz! The last one is really quackers!


Let's start with a gross one! Where is a cockroach's brain?


What's this cute little animal?


Capybaras can run as fast as... what?


Thousands and thousands of years ago, sloths were as big as elephants. True or false?


Leafcutter ants don't actually eat the leaves they collect. What do they do with the leaves, then?


Why are flamingos pink?


Fill in the blank! Koala's ____ are very similar to humans.


How do ghost crabs growl?


Blue whales are much bigger than elephants. How heavy is an adult blue whale?

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Which of these animals kills the most humans every year?


Different whales around the world have different accents. True or false?


Pigeons aren't as stupid as people think! Which of these things are they surprisingly good at?


Some frogs can freeze solid and survive. True or false?


What colour are giraffe's tongues?

Bah! Never mind - let's try another animal quiz!

Pretty good! Amanda the axolotyl thinks you can do better though - try another animal quiz?

Nicely done! This quiz was tricky and you did well! Can you beat this score on another quiz?

Yahoooooo! Excellent work! You know loads about animals! Can you get another high score on a different quiz?