Quiz: Can You Identify 40 of the Heaviest Animals in the World?
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Can You Identify 40 of the Heaviest Animals in the World?
By: Khadija Leon
Image: Elena Eliachevitch/Moment/Getty Images

About This Quiz

There are millions of animals on the planet, all of which come in different shapes and sizes, from the microscopic spider mites to the large and in charge colossal squid. Some animals are very tall and others are so short that you wouldn't notice them unless you looked down. Because they come in different sizes, they all have different weights. The heaviest recorded is a blue whale weighing 190 tons.

Many of the larger animals tend to be mammalian and reptilian, but there are also a few birds and amphibians who made the list. Some of these animals include the blue whale, the African elephant, the giraffe, the elephant seal, the polar bear, and the saltwater crocodile.

How well do you know some of the heaviest animals in the animal kingdom? Whether they are flying up in the sky, swimming through the depths of the ocean, or roaming through the jungles, could you identify some of these animals if you were given an image of them? There is only one way to find out, and that is by taking this quiz!

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The animal shown in the image is the largest animal in the world. What is it called?
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Despite its name, this animal is a docile fish that feeds on plankton. Which of the following is it?
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Which of these creatures is the largest land mammal in the world?
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This animal is the largest in its family. What is it called?
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What is the name of the animal which is the largest member of the Bovini tribe?
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The animal in the image has an appendage that contains more than 100,000 muscles. What is it called?
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Which of these animals is also referred to as the tembadua?
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This large animal has another name besides Lord Derby. Which of the following is it?
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What is the name of the animal which can be found​ in Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Kenya?
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The animal in the image is the largest subspecies of its​ kind in North America. What is it called?
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Which of these animals is the largest invertebrate in the world?
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Found in the tropical waters of the Indo Pacific Ocean is a critically endangered animal which grows to more than 20 feet long. What is it called?
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This animal's names comes from the Greek word for "river horse."
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Which of these carnivorous animals can be found throughout the Arctic Circle?
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What is the name of the animal which is found in the grasslands and savannas of Africa?
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One of these animals is also known as the killer whale. Which one is it?
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This animal's name indicates the shape of its lip. What is it called?
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Which of these animals is able to run at speeds exceeding 40 miles an hour?
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The animal in the photo is also called the Indian bison. What is its original name?
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Because of its long hair, this animal is able to withstand temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius. What is it called?
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Which of these animals is the largest living reptile in the world?
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What is the name of the animal which can be found in the subarctic seas in the Northern Hemisphere?
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This animal can be found in an Archipelago near Alaska. What is it called?
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One of these animals is symbolic of the Great Plains. What is it called?
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Which of these animals is known for its complex song?
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This animal can be found in different southern and eastern African countries. What is it called?
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What is the name of the animal which belongs to the Acipenseridae family?
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Which of these animals lacks a bony shell characteristic of the rest of the animals in the family?
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One of these animals can be found near freshwater rivers and marshes in the southeastern United States. What is it called?
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The animal shown here is a migratory aquatic animal. What is it called?
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Which of these animals can be found in many of the major oceans around the world?
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What is the name of the animal which is also referred to as the dromedary?
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This endangered species is the largest living primate in the world. What is it called?
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Which of these animals is also known as the gavial?
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One of these animals has been listed as vulnerable due to pollution and being caught in nets. What is it called?
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What is the name of the animal which can be found near the Amazon jungle and Orinoco basin?
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This animal is one of the largest of its kind and is also called the cachalot. What is it called?
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Which of these animals can weigh as much as 500 pounds?
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This apex predator is able to run at speeds exceeding 30 miles an hour. What is it called?
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The largest type of this animal ever caught was over 59 feet long. What is it called?
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