Quiz: Can You Identify These Animals That Are Native to the UK?
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Can You Identify These Animals That Are Native to the UK?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
Image: Daniel Hernanz Ramos / Moment / Getty Images

About This Quiz

Animal lovers, get ready! Here are some magnificent examples of the abundance of fauna throughout the UK!

An amazing array of birds can be found all over the United Kingdom. Some are there year-round while other are seasonal visitors who make the UK their breeding ground or winter home. Many are quite distinct with brightly colored beaks, feet or feathers, while others are noted for their size or their peculiar behavior. The UK's collection of feathered friends certainly provides bird watchers with all the eye candy they need!

Plenty of reptiles and amphibians also call the UK home.  They can be found in wooded areas, grassland, near pools and rivers, as well as on several of the outlying islands. Speaking of which, it is remarkable how different species and subspecies of animals on these islands have developed over the course of millennia in their relative isolation.

Some of the species have been named for the islands they inhabit. Can you think of any examples of them? Some are waiting in the quiz. See if you can find them!

Zoologists could fly through this quiz with the greatest of ease, but you don't have to be one to completely ace it. Prove your love and knowledge of all things wild in UK - start the quiz, now!

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Can you name this animal which enjoys soaring and gliding?
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Which animal also known as the Highlands tiger is shown here?
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Can you identify this animal by its narrow pointed snout?
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Which animal named for the bands along its body is shown here?
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Which animal named for a Scottish island is shown here?
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Which animal, often mistaken for a sea serpent, is shown here?
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Which animal distinguished by its long beak is shown here?
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Can you identify the croaking amphibian in this image?
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What is the name of this legless relative of the snake?
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Which spiky garden visitor is shown in this photo?
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Can you name this animal which is often seen atop telegraph poles?
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Do you recognize this animal, which is also known as a harvestman?
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Which animal named for the jagged line down its back is shown here?
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Which close relative of otters and weasels is shown in this photo?
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What is the name of this widespread grazing animal?
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Can you name the island rodent shown in this photo?
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Do you recognize the wetland inhabitant in this photo?
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What is the name of this stocky, short-legged reptile?
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What is the name of this wart-covered jumper?
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Which member of the Rodentia order of animals is shown here?
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What is the name of the aquatic animal in this image?
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Which water-loving animal is shown here?
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What is the name of this creepy crawly creature?
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Do you know the name of the amphibious animal shown here?
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Which woodland resident is shown in this photo?
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Which venomous but shy animal is shown in this image?
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Can you name this animal whose tail is more than half its body length?
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Can you correctly identify this tree-dwelling animal?
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Which animal, easily identified by its colorful bill, is shown here?
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Do you know the name of this burrowing animal?
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Can you identify the hopping amphibian shown here?
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Can you name this animal which dines on mussels and cockles?
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Can you correctly identify this aptly named arthropod?
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Can you identify this animal named for a Scottish island?
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Do you know the name of this gigantic aquatic animal?
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Do you recognize this close relative of the goose?
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Which slithering animal with glossy scales is this?
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Can you identify this close relative of the black-footed ferret?
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Do you know the name of this iconic grazing animal?
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Can you identify this animal which makes use of echolocation?
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