Can You Identify These Following Extinct Animals? Quiz

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Here is an Extinct Animals Quiz. Our planet, Earth is very old. It is billions of years old. That means that there have been millions of animal species that no longer exist. Some by nature, some because of the deeds of humans, and some because of other factors. Can you name the animals in this "Identify Extinct Animal Quiz?" Try to recognize as many as you can. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is this zebra-like animal?

    • A.

      White striped zebra

    • B.

      Black-striped zebra

    • C.

      Quagga

    • D.

      Kuagga

    Correct Answer
    C. Quagga
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Quagga. The Quagga is a zebra-like animal that was native to South Africa. It had a unique appearance with only the front part of its body being striped, while the back part was brown. The Quagga became extinct in the late 19th century, but efforts are being made to revive its species through selective breeding.

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  • 2. 

    This little boy?

    • A.

      Flying penguins

    • B.

      Big Auk

    • C.

      Blackbeak penguins

    • D.

      Great Auk

    Correct Answer
    D. Great Auk
    Explanation
    The Great Auk is the correct answer because it is a species of flightless bird that was native to the North Atlantic region. It is known for its distinctive appearance, with black feathers and a large beak. The Great Auk became extinct in the mid-19th century due to overhunting, making it a rare and significant bird in history. The other options, such as Flying penguins or Blackbeak penguins, do not exist in reality and are likely fictional or incorrect choices.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the species of elk from the picture?

    • A.

      British elk

    • B.

      Irish elk

    • C.

      Icelandic elk

    • D.

      Nordic elk

    Correct Answer
    B. Irish elk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Irish elk. This species of elk, also known as Megaloceros giganteus, lived during the Pleistocene era and became extinct around 7,700 years ago. It was one of the largest deer species ever to exist, with males having enormous antlers that could reach up to 12 feet in width. Despite its name, the Irish elk was not exclusive to Ireland but had a wide distribution across Europe and Asia.

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  • 4. 

    Which animal is this?

    • A.

      Woolly mammoth

    • B.

      Big mammoth

    • C.

      Sabertooth mammoth

    • D.

      Siberian mammoth

    Correct Answer
    A. Woolly mammoth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Woolly mammoth because it is a well-known extinct species of mammoth that lived during the Ice Age. It was characterized by its long, curved tusks and a thick coat of fur that allowed it to survive in cold environments. The other options provided are not accurate names for this specific animal.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of this big bird?

    • A.

      Emu

    • B.

      Moa

    • C.

      Ostrich

    • D.

      Dodo

    Correct Answer
    B. Moa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Moa. The question is asking for the name of a big bird, and out of the given options, Moa is the only one that fits this description. Emu, Ostrich, and Dodo are also big birds, but Moa is the correct answer because it is the only option provided that specifically refers to a big bird.

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  • 6. 

    And this bird?'

    • A.

      Moa

    • B.

      Emu

    • C.

      Dodo

    • D.

      Alk

    Correct Answer
    C. Dodo
    Explanation
    The Dodo is the correct answer because it was a flightless bird that became extinct in the late 17th century. It was native to the island of Mauritius and was known for its large size and inability to fly. The Dodo is often used as a symbol of extinction and is a well-known example of the impact of human activity on the natural world.

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  • 7. 

    And this fellow?

    • A.

      Japanese Honshu Wolf

    • B.

      Smilodon

    • C.

      Australian tiger

    • D.

      Tasmanian tiger

    Correct Answer
    D. Tasmanian tiger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tasmanian tiger because it is the only option that is a real animal. The Japanese Honshu Wolf is extinct, Smilodon is a prehistoric saber-toothed cat, and Australian tiger is not a recognized species. The Tasmanian tiger, also known as the thylacine, was a carnivorous marsupial native to Tasmania, Australia, and New Guinea. It became extinct in the 20th century due to hunting and habitat loss.

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  • 8. 

    Which type of cat is this?

    • A.

      Mountain lion

    • B.

      Sabertooth tiger

    • C.

      Tasmanian tiger

    • D.

      Javan tiger

    Correct Answer
    A. Mountain lion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mountain lion because it is the only option that is a known species of big cat. Sabertooth tiger, Tasmanian tiger, and Javan tiger are either extinct or not recognized as true tigers.

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  • 9. 

    One of the most recent extinct species...

    • A.

      East African Black Rhinoceros

    • B.

      West African Black Rhinoceros

    • C.

      South African Black Rhinoceros

    • D.

      North African Black Rhinoceros

    Correct Answer
    B. West African Black Rhinoceros
    Explanation
    The West African Black Rhinoceros is considered one of the most recent extinct species. This subspecies of the Black Rhinoceros was once found in several countries in West Africa, including Cameroon, Chad, and Sudan. However, due to poaching for their horns and habitat loss, their population declined rapidly. The last confirmed sighting of the West African Black Rhinoceros was in 2006, and it was officially declared extinct in 2011. This extinction is a tragic loss for biodiversity and highlights the urgent need for conservation efforts to protect endangered species.

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  • 10. 

    What is the name of this snake in the picture?

    • A.

      Agalta Mountain forest snake

    • B.

      Anaconda

    • C.

      Titanoboa

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Titanoboa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Titanoboa because the picture shows a snake that closely resembles the Titanoboa, a prehistoric snake species that lived around 60 million years ago. The snake in the picture is large and has a similar body shape and coloration to what is known about Titanoboa from fossil evidence. Therefore, Titanoboa is the most likely name for this snake.

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