Mother Nature has left no stone unturned to fill our Earth with beauty – the definition of which lays beyond any dictionary humans can ever comprehend and create.

The sheer diversity of lifeforms leave us awestruck. From microbes to gigantic animals – everyone is place – designed to do a specific task. Sometimes we do feel that we humans are just a bad code in the grand software of nature. Sometimes we feel that we are misplaced. But that’s a thing we can set aside for discussion sometime later.

The question here is, how much aware are we about the animals we live with? Are you aware enough? Why don’t you take this basic fauna quiz and find out just little you know about the nature?

This is just a basic fauna quiz based on the years of knowledge accumulated through scientific studies on the animal kingdom. Don’t worry, the quiz is easy enough. Hopefully, you will pass it. But if you don’t, you need to explore the nature even more. So, take some time and appreciate the beauty of creation that envelops us from all possible dimensions.

Which is the largest living bird in the world?

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Ostrich is the largest living bird in the world. It has a height of 6 feet and weighs 150 kilograms.

Which of the following is not an ape?

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Gorilla, gibbon, and orangutan are all apes. Langur is a monkey.

Which animal helps in controlling mosquito population by killing eggs in ponds and wells?

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Gambusia fish. It is informally called mosquito fish because the larvae of mosquitoes form the major part of their diet.

Which animal lays eggs and doesn’t produce offspring directly?

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Echidna is oviparous i.e. an oviparous animal produces young ones by laying eggs first and then hatching them.

What is the name of the first cloned sheep?

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Dolly was the first cloned mammal. She was born on 5 July 1996 and died on 14 February 2003, living a life of 6.5 years.

Which snake’s major part of the diet consists of snakes?

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King Cobra, along with the King snakes and the Cribo feed on snakes. One of the reasons behind eating snakes is that in a way it helps in the mobility of a large snake like King Cobra.

In which species does the male have mammary glands to feed milk to its young?

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Male lactation occurs in few species like Dayak fruit bat, Bismark masked flying fox etc. In some cases, lactation is seen in male goats as well.

Which of the animal fasts for 8 months in a year and fasts when it gives birth and during nurturing the young one?

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Polar bears can go on fasting for months because of 2 reasons. The first reason the non-availability of food when the sea is frozen and the other reason is when the female polar bear is pregnant. Else the polar bears are active all-round the year.

Which enzyme is unique to digestive system of cattle?

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The symbiotic bacteria in the gut of cattle produce cellulose. This enzyme is used to break down cellulose present in the grass, leaves and young stems of the plant.

World famous pashmina shawl is made from the hair of which animal?

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Pashmina shawl is made from the hair of Cashmere goats. India has one of the rarest species of these goats.

In which animal black stripes start from the inner corner of the eye and travel till mouth?

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Cheetah has stripes from inner corner of the eye and travel till mouth. These stripes are called tear lines.

Which bird is of the smallest size in the world?

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Bee humming bird is the smallest bird in the world. It weighs mere 2 grams or 0.07 oz and is around 5 centimeters or 2 inches in length.

In which species does the voice box called syrinx is present?

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Syrinx is a bony structure which is the vocal organ of birds. It is present at the lower end of trachea and it enables some birds like parrots, mynas etc. to mimic human voice.

Which animal of the following is warm-blooded animal?

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Whale is a warm-blooded animal. Warm-blooded animals are those who can maintain almost same temperature all the time and cold-blooded animals’ temperature fluctuates with the environment.

Which of the following is not a marsupial?

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Badger is not a marsupial. Marsupials are considered as pouched mammals/animals. They give birth to premature babies who get into the pouch where nipples are present; the premature babies then grab onto the nipples and continue to grow in the pouch.

How many times the largest fish in the world is larger than the world’s smallest fish?

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Whale shark (Rhincodon) is the largest fish in the world and Paedocypris progenetica is the smallest fish in the world. Rhincodon is 1,800 times larger than Paedocypris.

Which one of the following animals swims in upright position?

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Sea horse swims in upright position. Though it is a fish, it lacks dorsal and ventral fins and hence can’t swim like other fishes.

What is a quetzal?

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A quetzal is a very colorful bird. It is mostly seen in forests of Mexico and southernmost parts of United States of America.

Flamingos eat which of the following?

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Flamingos eat seafood like crustaceans, diatoms, brine shrimps etc.

Which one of them is significant physical feature of a pelican?

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The bill of an Australian pelican is around 15-20 inches. It acts as a net while hunting. However, the pouch is not used for long-term storage.

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