Quiz: Can You Identify these Australian Animals From a Description?
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Can You Identify these Australian Animals From a Description?
By: J. Reinoehl
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About This Quiz

Australia is home to some of the most unusual and unique animals on the planet. Are you familiar with some of the animals that can only be found Down Under? Find out by taking this quiz.

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Which of the following Australian mammals lays eggs?
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Which Australian carnivore has a Looney Toon named after it?
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Which animal became the Sony PlayStation’s mascot, similar to Mario (Nintendo) and Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega)? Crash ________
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Which of the following is a flightless bird found on the Australian coat of arms?
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What kind of animal is a kookaburra?
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Which Australian bird is a popular pet store offering?
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Which of the following Australian animals is a marsupial?
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Which of the following are sometimes called “wild dogs,” although they are closer to wolves than they are to domestic dogs?
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Which Australian animal is one of the most deadly marine invertebrates in the world?
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What kind of animal is a sugar glider?
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Which of the following Australian animals is a dangerous snake?
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What is a feral Australian horse called?
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Which Australian lizard raises on its hind legs, extends a skin flap, and opens its mouth when threatened?
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Which of the following Australian marine animals is venomous?
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Which Australian marsupial is sometimes called a “bear”?
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Which of the following Australian birds resembles an owl?
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Which of the following Australian spiders can kill a human with its venom?
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Which of the following birds found in Australia are NOT commonly sold as pets?
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Which reptile is an Australian monitor lizard and in the same family (Varanidae) as the Komodo dragon?
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Which of the following Australian animals is a marsupial carnivore?
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Which of the following is an Australian species, listed as extinct, that was last officially seen in captivity in the 1900s?
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Which animal is the Australian Easter icon that replaces rabbits?
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Which of the following is a real tree-dwelling Australian animal (the rest are fakes)?
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Which Australian reptile can flatten its body and puff out its neck when threatened?
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Which is a type of Australian marsupial anteater?
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What kind of animal is a thorny devil?
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Which Australian spider is in the same genus (Latrodectus) as the black widow spider?
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Which of the following Australian animals is a flightless bird?
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Which Australian reptile gives birth to live young instead of eggs?
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Which of the following Australian animals has fur?
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