Quiz: Can You Identify the Animal by Its Nose?
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Can You Identify the Animal by Its Nose?
By: Monica Lee
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About This Quiz

Although not the prettiest of appendages, the nose has a very important role to play in the animal kingdom. Each nose you see in this quiz has evolved in response to the environment. Whether the surroundings are cold, hot, arid, or moist, the nose knows how to survive on land and sea. 

Take a good look at the noses in each picture. Some with scales or spots might be easy to recognize. But you can also get a hint as to the environment of the animal by the shape of its nose. For instance, one of the many functions of the nose and nasal cavity is to act as an “air conditioner.” A longer nose allows the air an animal breathes to be made warm and humid enough to avoid damaging the delicate lining of the lungs. The nose can also be used as a tool to burrow into narrow places or to bring food to an animal's mouth. And it is especially useful for sensing prey and detecting danger. 

Now don't get your nose out of joint if you find this quiz challenging. While you're playing, you'll also learn a bit about the different types of schnozes out there. Take the quiz now ... just don't blow it!

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Does this nose look familiar? What animal is it?
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The nose pictured here tends to be moody. What animal nose is it?
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What's the name of the animal who has this cute nose?
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Get a load of this schnoz. What is the name of the animal who owns it?
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What is the name of the animal who has this nose?
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What's the name of the animal who has this cute nose?
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What animal belongs to this muzzle?
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What's the name of the animal that owns this nose?
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This nose belongs to a king. Which animal is it?
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Check out this nose. Which animal does it belong to?
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Get a load of this snout. Which animal is this?
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This one has quite a trunk on it. What animal is it?
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The proboscis is legendary on this one. What animal is it?
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I'm sure your answer will be right on the nose. What animal is this?
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Check out the beak on that one. What's the name of this animal?
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What a cute smeller that feller has. What's the name of the animal?
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This snoot might be easy to recognize. What animal is it?
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You can't hide a scent from this animal. What is it?
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Sniff around. You might find the correct answer. What's the name of this animal?
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Show us how much you know. What's the name of this animal?
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You'll sniff this one out. What is the name of this animal?
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You may have to root around to answer this one. What animal is it?
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Check out the honker of this one. What's it's name?
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Can you guess the name of this animal?
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We're not brown nosing you. You are so smart, you're sure to know which animal this is. So which one is it?
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Look at the schnozzola on that one. What animal is it?
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It's as plain as the nose on your face. What animal is this?
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What animal is in this picture?
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You'll win it by a nose if you guess this answer correctly. What is the name of this animal?
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What a stinker! We're sure you know the answer to this one. What animal is it?
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Don't thumb your nose at this question. Just answer it politely. What's the name of this animal?
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Would you look at the honker on that animal. What type of animal is it?
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What's the name of this little pungent beast?
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If you nose around for the answer, you'll find it. What is the name of this animal?
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Something smells fishy. What's the animal in the picture.
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Don't get water up your nose following this animal. What's its name?
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What a profile! What's the name of this animal?
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This one will scare the nose right off your face. What's its name?
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Can you smell the end of the quiz coming soon? What's the name of this animal?
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It's the last question so we'll smell 'ya later. What's the name of this animal?
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