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13 Animal Trivia Questions That Will Test Your Smarts

How many noses does a slug have? Do you know which animal cannot jump? Test your knowledge with our animal trivia.

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Animals are truly wonderful. With all the unique behaviors and characteristics that every species has, it’s hard not to be amazed by them. Whether you think there’s a lot more you could know about animals, or think you know all there is to know about them, putting your knowledge to test can’t hurt. Try out 13 animal trivia questions to see how knowledgeable you are about animals. Maybe read up on the 60 fun facts about animals you probably didn’t know before

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How long can a snail sleep?

Snails have very particular sleeping habits. According to Sleep Advisor, snails like to hibernate and their hibernation periods go up to three years. If they feel like they’re in dangerous conditions, they’re also known to sleep until they pass. Check out the 27 “facts” about animals you have all wrong.

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Which animal never sleeps?

While snails are spending years sleeping, there is an animal that never sleeps. According to a 2008 study in the journal PLoS Biology, bullfrogs never go into a state that fits the definition of being asleep Instead, they have long resting periods during the day to conserve energy. 

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Which animal lives the longest?

Bowhead whales live the longest of all animals and can live up to 200 years. “It makes sense, since the marine mammals live in chilly waters,” Don Moore, director of the Oregon Zoo in Portland, tells National Geographic. “A cold environment causes a low body temperature, which in turn means slow metabolism—and thus less damage to tissues. Here are 10 scary facts behind the world’s most adorable animals.

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a platypus floating in a creek on the Eungella National Park , Queensland, AustraliaFrank Fichtmüller/Getty Images

Are there mammals that lay eggs?

Mammals do not lay eggs—except for two. The spiny anteater and the duck-billed platypus are the only two animals that lay eggs, according to LiveScience.com. Check out the animals who love the beach more than you do.

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What is the fastest flying bird in the world?

The answer is the peregrine falcon. With the ability to dive at almost 200 miles per hour, the peregrine falcon is not only the fastest flying bird in the world, but also the fastest animal on earth, according to  Now that is pretty fast! 

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Flying Green violetear hummingbird, Colibri thalassinusOGphoto/Getty Images

How many times can a hummingbird flap its wings per second?

A total of 80 times! This causes an audible humming sound, hence the name “hummingbird”. Due to the unique structure of their wings, hummingbirds can fly left, right, up, down, backwards, or even upside down, according to the World of Hummingbirds. Check out 19 other jaw-dropping facts about hummingbirds.

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Striped pink shrimp underwater in the St. Lawrence Estuary in CanadaRLSPHOTO/Getty Images

Where’s the heart of a shrimp located?

A shrimp’s heart is located in its head. That might sound like an odd location but actually comes with a lot of advantages. The head is covered with a thick substance and thus can keep the heart safer.

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Which animal’s fingerprints are indistinguishable from humans’?

Yes, you read that right. There’s an animal whose fingerprints are exactly the same as a human’s—and that’s the koala. In fact, they have on occasion been confused at a crime scene, according to The Dodo. For more animals that have human-like characteristics, check out these 11 monogamous animals that mate for life.

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How many noses does a slug have?

Slugs have four noses, which does sound a bit excessive. However, each of those have different functions. Two are for seeing and smelling, and they can be operated independently, while the other two are for touching and tasting. Now that’s pretty impressive, and so is predicting the weather—check out the 13 animals that can do that.

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What’s a rhino’s horn made of?

If you said bones, you’re wrong. A rhino’s horn is actually made of hair. Well, they’re actually made of keratin which is the protein that makes up hair. The horns of most animals have a bony core covered by a thin sheath of keratin, but the rhinos are unique in that their horn is made entirely of keratin, according to Science Daily.

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Which animal can’t jump?

Elephants can’t jump, because they simply don’t have to. Most animals jump primarily to get away from predators, according to Sciencemag.org. Elephants keep themselves safe in other ways, and even if they didn’t, the bones in their legs are all pointed downwards, preventing a “spring” motion that is necessary to jump. For more elephant content, check out the reasons elephants have such big ears.

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Dumpy frog on green leaves, Dumpy frog sitting on branchAulia Maghfiroh/Getty Images

How can you hypnotize a frog?

This might sound unbelievable, but you really can hypnotize a frog. All you have to do is to put it on its back and gently stroke its stomach, according to The Dodo. Now frogs are pretty harmless, but still, read up on the 22 animals that are deadlier than sharks.

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How long does it take for a sloth to digest food?

It can take up to a month—but that’s not that surprising. They are known to be pretty slow, after all. Their diet includes fruits, leaves, insects and small lizards. Next, find out more about innocent-looking animals that are actually dangerous.