Do You Know What Continent These Animals Are Native To?

Jacqueline Samaroo

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Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side?

Everyone knows about horses, chickens, and cows, but do you know just how diverse the animal kingdom truly is? There are millions of known animal species in the world, and every year there are hundreds, if not thousands, more animal species being discovered. 

When it comes to the seven continents - North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica - it has been observed that each of them have varying levels of diversity. In addition to this, there are quite a lot of animal species that are actually endemic to specific continents and regions, meaning that they cannot be naturally found outside of these locations. Examples of these would be the red kangaroo, the bald eagle, the cheetah, and the emperor penguin. 

In this quiz we've gathered a wide range of animals and ensured that there is a representative handful from each continent. It is now up to you to see if you have what it takes to correctly match them to the continent that they reside in! So, without further ado, let's jump right into this wild quiz and get started!

On which continent can the Bengal tiger be found?

The Bengal tiger is an endangered species of large wild cat that can be found in the Indian subcontinent. It is an apex predator and also the national animal of India.

The cute koala makes its home in which of these continents?

The koala is a species of marsupial that is endemic to Australia. They have been observed to sleep as much as 20 hours a day and their diets consists mainly of eucalyptus plants.

Do you know which of these continents contains the native habitat of the Italian wolf?

The Italian wolf is a subspecies of grey wolf that, as its name suggests, can be found in the Italian Peninsula. Their pack size usually ranges from two to seven members.

Which of these continents serves as the home for the common ostrich?

The common ostrich is a flightless bird that can be found in throughout Africa. It holds the distinction of being the largest species of bird in the world and it also holds the record for fastest land speed of any bird.

The greater rhea can be found on which of these continents?

The greater rhea is a species of large bird that can be found in the eastern reaches of South America. While they are incapable of flight, they do use their wings to maintain their balance while running.

Do you know which continent serves as the home of the strange platypus ?

The platypus is a semiaquatic mammal that can be found in eastern Australia. It is notable for being one of a small number of mammals (order monotremata) that actually lay eggs.

Can you identify the native continent of the spectacled bear?

The spectacled bear is a large terrestrial mammal that can be found in northern and western South America. They are categorized as vulnerable and are notable for being the last remaining short-faced bear species.

What is the name of the continent that the imperial zebra calls its home?

The imperial zebra is a large equid that can be found in parts of eastern Africa including Kenya. It is classified as being endangered, with a drastic population decline in the last few decades.

Which of the continents listed here does the Montseny brook newt call home?

The Montseny brook newt is a species of salamander that can be found in the Montseny mountain range in Spain, as its name suggests. It has been classified as being critically endangered.

The king cobra's native habitat can be found on which continent?

The king cobra is a species of venomous snake that can be found in India and parts of Southeast Asia. It is notable for being the national reptile of India and it is a symbolic creature in the historical culture of the region.

On which continent can this species of beaver be found?

The North American beaver is a species of large rodent that can be found in Canada and the United States of America. It is perhaps most notable for being the national animal of Canada.

The Weddell seal makes its home in which of these continents?

The Weddell seal is a species of semiaquatic mammal that can be found in Antarctica. Their name is a reference to James Weddell, a British sealing captain who discovered them in the 1820s.

Do you know which of these continents contains the native habitat of the Japanese macaque?

The Japanese macaque is an Old World monkey that is endemic to Japan. They are notable for their relatively high intelligence and their complex community configurations.

Which of these continents serves as the home of the spotted hyena?

The spotted hyena is a feliform carnivore that can be found in throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite their callous reputation, they are actually one of the most highly social carnivores in the world (with quite possibly the largest group sizes of all carnivores).

The leopard seal can be found on which of these continents?

The leopard seal is a species of semiaquatic mammal that is native to Antarctic waters. It terms of size, it is notable for being the second-largest species of seal in the region.

Do you know which continent serves as the home of the hardy Bactrian camel?

The Bactrian camel is a species of large mammal that can be found in steppes of Central Asia. Its strength and hardy nature have led to its use as a pack animal for countless years in the region.

Can you identify the native continent of the toco toucan?

The toco toucan is a species of fruit-loving bird that can be found in South America. It is notable for being the largest species of toucan and out of all living birds, it also has the largest bill in relation to body size.

What is the name of the continent that the crabeater seal calls its home?

The crabeater seal is a species of semiaquatic mammal that can be found in Antarctic waters. Its primary source of food is the plentiful Antarctic krill that can be found throughout its habitat.

Which of the continents listed here does the Mexican kingsnake call home?

The Mexican kingsnake is a colubrid snake that can be found in Mexico and North America, particularly throughout the Sonoran Desert. They are relatively resistant to venom but they lack any of their own, instead using their strong body to asphyxiate their prey.

The gaur's native habitat can be found on which continent?

The gaur is a grazing animal that can be found in parts of Southeast Asia and South Asia. It holds the distinction of being the largest bovine in the world.

On which continent can the bobcat be found?

The bobcat is a predatory species of cat that can be found throughout North America. They are relatively small, being only twice the size of the average domestic cat.

The Ross seal makes its home in which of these continents?

The Ross seal is a semiaquatic mammal that can be found in Antarctica. It is notable for being the smallest seal in its native region and the only member of their genus.

Do you know which of these continents contains the native habitat of the piranha?

The piranha is a freshwater fish that can be found in South America. While they are technically omnivores, they have earned a reputation worldwide as being extremely deadly predators.

Which of these continents serves as the home for the emu?

The emu is a flightless bird that can be found in mainland Australia. It holds the distinction of being the second largest species of bird in the world.

The common chimpanzee can be found on which of these continents?

The common chimpanzee is a great ape that can be found in parts of Africa. They are prolific users of simple tools and one of the closest living relatives to modern humans.

Do you know which continent serves as the home of the emperor penguin?

The emperor penguin is a larges species of bird that can be found in Antarctica. While they are incapable of flight, they are notable for being extremely skilled swimmers.

Can you identify the native continent of the llama?

The llama is a domesticated grazing animal that can be found in South America. Both their domestication and characteristics are very similar to the camels of Africa and Asia; a fact that is fitting since they belong to the same biological family.

What is the name of the continent that the Sydney huntsman spider calls its home?

The Sydney huntsman spider is a species of arachnid that can be found in Australia (as their name suggests). They are notable for being one of the largest huntsman species in Australia.

Which of the continents listed here does the Goliath beetle call home?

The Goliath beetle is a genus of insects that can be found in tropical habitats in Africa. They hold the distinction of being some of the largest insects in the world, surpassing lengths of 4 inches.

The perentie's native habitat can be found on which continent?

The perentie is a monitor lizard that can be found in arid areas of Australia. Able to reach over 8 feet in length, it is the fourth-largest lizard in the world.

On which continent can the bald eagle be found?

The bald eagle is a bird of prey that can be found in throughout North America, primarily the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It is one of the most symbolic animals in the United States and the official national animal of the country.

The cheetah makes its home in which of these continents?

The cheetah is a large wild cat that can be found throughout Africa. It is a prolific hunter and holds the record for being the fastest land animal in the world.

Do you know which of these continents contains the native habitat of the doctor bird?

The doctor bird is a species of hummingbird that is endemic to Jamaica. It is also known as the red-billed streamertail and is the national bird of Jamaica.

Which of these continents serves as the home for the Amazon river dolphin?

The Amazon river dolphin is an aquatic mammal that can be found in the Amazon basin and surrounding areas. It is notable for being the largest species of river dolphin in the world.

This animal can be found on which continent?

The red kangaroo is a large marsupial that can be found in Australia. It is the national animal of Australia and he largest mammal that can be found in the country.

Do you know which continent serves as the home of the giant panda?

The giant panda is a species of large bear that can be found in south central China. It is peculiar for having a diet that consists primarily of bamboo (over 99%) while still being a part of the order Carnivora.

Can you identify the native continent of the Texas brown tarantula?

The Texas brown tarantula is a large species of spider that can be found in the southern United States. Relatively recently, there have been reports of this species of tarantula being spotted as far south as Mexico.

What is the name of the continent that the common seadragon calls its home?

The common seadragon is a species of marine fish that can be found in Australian waters. It is closely related to the seahorse and is the marine emblem of the Australian State of Victoria.

Which of the continents listed here does the Scottish red deer call home?

The Scottish red deer is a large mammal that can be found in throughout Great Britain. It is actually technically regarded as a subspecies of red deer

The green anaconda's native habitat can be found on which continent?

The green anaconda is a non-venomous snake that can be found in in South America. It is the heaviest snake in the world and also one of the longest.

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