What what is the larget flightless bird of Australia?

What whale with long flippers is known for its whale-song?

What kind of animal is noted for having one large claw?
What is the world's smallest bear?
What is the tailless ape that lives in Gibralter?
What animal is know as the "cobra killer?"
What is the giraffe's smaller African relative?
What South American animal is the smallest member of the camel family?
What is the world's largest fish?
What South American tree-dweller is also a name for one of the Seven Deadly Sins?
What long-haired Hymalayan bovine is one of the largest members of the cow family?
What type of bird talks the best?
What animal has the largest eye?

What is this large venomous lizard of the southwest United States?
What insect is known for causing African sleeping sickness?
What is the world's largest amphibian?

What bird was sacred to ancient Egypt?
What horse was on the cover of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated in 1973?
What pit viper is the Western Hemisphere's most venimous snake?
What type of horse was frist bred by the Nez Perce Indians?

Animal Kingdom

Classifications of Animals:                                                       Example
Kingdom.................................................................................. Animal
Phylum....................................................................................Cordate
Class.................................................................................... Mammal
Order..................................................................................... Primate
Family...............................................................................Hominoidea
Genus............................................................................Homo sapiens
Species............................................................................Human being

Animal Facts:

World’s tallest animal............................................................... Giraffe
World’s second-tallest animal.................................................. Elephant
World’s fastest animal............................................................ Cheetah
World’s second-fastest animal.................................. Pronghorn antelope
World’s fastest two-footed animal ............................................. Ostrich
Longest living animal...................................................... Giant tortoise
Longest living mammal................................................................ Man
Second-longest living mammal................................................ Elephant
Largest living animal........................................................... Blue whale
Toothless whale with two blowholes........................................... Baleen
Whale with long flippers...................................................... Humpback
Whale with unicorn-like projection............................................ Narwhal
Orc or orca....................................................................... Killer whale
Deepest-diving whale...................................................... Sperm whale
Lowest animal in food chain................................................... Plankton
“Sea cow”............................................................................ Manatee
Manatee relative.................................................................... Dugong
Sea lion, seal, and walrus family............................................. Pinniped
Largest pinniped.............................................................Elephant seal
Male and female pinniped which have tusks................................ Walrus
“Mud puppy” and “hellbender”............................................ Salamanders
Largest amphibian............................................... Japanese salamander
Number of hearts in an octopus.................................................. Three
Freshwater crustacean ............................................ Crayfish (crawdad)
Oyster, clam, and mussel class............................................... Bivalves
Freshwater pearl source.......................................................... Mussels
“Blue point” bivalve................................................................. Oyster
“Cherrystone” bivalve................................................................. Clam
Stone and snow sea creatures.................................................... Crabs
Animal with largest eye..................................................... Giant squid
Sea hedgehog.................................................................... Sea urchin
Crab with one big claw....................................................... Fiddler crab
Crab that uses a discarded shell.......................................... Hermit crab
Crab and scorpion family....................................................... Arthropod
Cone gastropod......................................................................... Snail
Best-swimming bear............................................................ Polar bear
Largest bears................................................... Polar and Kodiak bears
South America’s only bear............................................... Speckled bear
Animals of Australia........................................................... Marsupials
Eucalyptus-eating marsupial...................................... Koala (not a bear)
North America’s only marsupial................................. Opossum (possum)
Baby kangaroo............................................................................ Joey
The kangaroo’s smaller relative................................................ Wallaby
Marsupial with the strongest jaws................................ Tasmanian Devil
“Hairy nosed” marsupial......................................................... Wombat
Symbol of the World Wildlife Fund.....................................(Giant) Panda
North American panda relative.................................................. Racoon
South American raccoon relative...................................................Coati
Source of mohair........................................................................ Goat
Camelopard a.k.a..................................................................... Giraffe
Giraffe’s smaller African relative.................................................. Okapi
Himalayan ox.............................................................................. Yak
Wooly ox of northern Canada and Greenland.............................. Musk-ox
Long-horned European member of goat family................................. Ibex
Burchell’s animal....................................................................... Zebra
Thompson’s animal.................................................................. Gazelle
South African gazelle............................................................ Springbok
World’s largest antelope............................................................. Eland
Gnu a.k.a......................................................................... Wildebeest
“Ship of the desert”.................................................................. Camel
One-humped camel............................................................ Dromedary
Two-humped camel................................................................ Bactrian
Smallest member of camel family.........................Vicuna (South America)
South America’s largest member of camel family........................... Llama
Llama relative raised for wool................................................... Alpaca
Narrow-snouted crocodile of Asia............................................... Gavial
World’s largest snake.............................................................. Python
Western Hemisphere’s largest snake...................................... Anaconda
Adder and rattlesnake family....................................................... Viper
Western hemisphere's lasgest pit viper.................................Bushmaster
Africa's most lethal snake.................................................Black momba
Egyptian cobra............................................................................. Asp
World’s longest poisonous snake (Southeast Asia)................... King cobra
Cobra killer..........................................................................Mongoose
Suricate, a.k.a........................................................................Meerkat
Turtle shell..........................................................................Carapace
World’s largest lizard................................................... Komodo dragon
Western hemisphere’s largest lizard........................................... Iguana
Small lizard with suction cup feet................................................ Gecko
Lizard of Galapagos Islands............................................. Marine iguana
Venomous lizard of US southwest....................................... Gila monster
Great apes............................ Gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobo
Two types of gorilla............................................. Mountain and lowland
Dominant male gorilla.......................................................... Silverback
Great ape of Borneo and Sumatra.......................................... Orangutan
Pan family great ape......................................................... Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee’s close relative...................................................... Bonobo
Monkey of Madagascar............................................................... Lemur
Tailless macaques of Gibraltar .......................................... Barbary apes
Monkey with red nose and blue cheeks....................................... Mandrill
Asian monkey used in research....................................... Rhesus monkey
Monkey that can be heard for several miles...................... Howler monkey
Long-armed monkey with prehensile tail........................... Spider monkey
Long-armed ape of Southeast Asia............................................. Gibbon
Small new-world monkey....................................................... Marmoset
Smallest monkey....................................................... Pygmy marmoset
Slow, hanging tree-dweller of South America.................................. Sloth
South American long-snouted mammal.......................................... Tapir
South American fur-bearing rodent......................................... Chinchilla
The hippopotamus’ smaller relative........................ Pygmy hippopotamus
Only venomous mammal......................................... Duckbilled platypus
Egg-laying mammals.......Duckbilled platypus and spiny anteater (echidna)
Flying mammal............................................................................ Bat
Blood-sucking bat............................................................ Vampire bat
Navigational method of bats............................................ Echo location
African cat-like mammal............................................................. Civet
“Golden” African predator................................................ Golden Jackal
Spotted “laughing” carnivore ..................................................... Hyena
World’s largest rodent.......................................................... Capybara
North America’s largest rodent.................................................. Beaver
“Golden” chubby-cheeked rodent................................... Golden hamster
Arboreal rodent...................................................................... Squirrel
Rodent from Mongolia............................................................... Gerbil
“Suicidal” rodent from Antarctica............................................. Lemming
Ermine, ferret, and badger family.............................................. Weasel
Largest member of deer family................................................... Moose
Only deer family member where both sexes have horns................ Caribou
Thompson's graceful antelope................................................... Gazelle
Prairie wolf............................................................................. Coyote
Cow-like................................................................................. Bovine
Goat-like................................................................................ Hircine
Bear-like...................................................................Caprine or Ursine
Fox-like................................................................................. Vulpine
Wolf-like................................................................................ Lupine
Sheep-like............................................................................... Ovine
Pig-like.................................................................................. Porcine
Group of moose........................................................................ Lodge
Caudal vertebrae in animals.......................................................... Tail

Birds:

The study of birds............................................................ Ornithology
Largest bird, with largest eggs (flightless)................................. Ostrich
Large, flightless South American bird........................................... Rhea
Large, flightless Australian bird................................................... Emu
Fastest bird............................................................. Peregrine falcon*
Name for New Zealand flightless bird and native fruit..................... Kiwi
Adelie, emperor, and king bird.............................................. Penguins
Snow, Canadian, and blue breeds.............................................. Geese
North Atlantic “sea-parrot”........................................................ Puffin
Brown and white “Fishhawk” bird.............................................. Osprey
Nocturnal singing bird....................................................... Nightingale
Only North American bird that hibernates.......................... Whippoorwill
North America’s most common dove............................... Mourning dove
“Gooney bird,” unlucky to sailors.......................................... Albatross
Trumpeter, mute, coscoroba and whistling................................. Swans
Sandhill and whooping birds.................................................... Cranes
Tallest bird of North America...................................... Whooping crane
Redwing and grackle birds.................................................. Blackbirds
Golden and bald type of bird..................................................... Eagle
Bird that mimics other birds............................................ Mocking bird
Ruby-throated bird, only bird that can fly backwards...........Hummingbird
Smallest bird......................................................... Bee hummingbird
South American vulture............................................... Andean condor
South American bird with largest bill....................................... Toucan
“Laughing jackass” of Australia......................................... Kookaburra
Shangri-la bird.......................................................... Bird of paradise
Largest member of crow family................................................. Raven
“Scarlet” parrot..................................................................... Macaw
Purple-black Asian bird that mimics humans........................ Mynah bird
Yellow songbird................................................................ Gold finch
Downy duck that can dive to 180 feet......................................... Eider
Black-footed and red-footed sea bird........................................ Booby
Arizona bird that can run 18.6 miles per hour...................... Roadrunner
Sacred Egyptian bird.................................................................. Ibis
Mythical bird that rose from the ashes.................................... Phoenix
Bird that migrates from arctic to antarctic............................ Arctic tern
Most common domesticated bird............................................ Chicken
Young swan......................................................................... Cygnet
Young pigeon........................................................................ Squab
Pigeon extinct since 1914........................................ Passenger pigeon
Large penguin-like bird, extinct since 1850........................... Great auk
Large, flightless extinct land pigeon........................................... Dodo
First known feathered bird to become extinct.................. Archaeopteryx
Flying dinosaur............................................................... Pterodactyl
Legendary bird encountered by Sinbad.......................................... Roc
*Some sources list the split-tailed swift as the fastest bird

Cats

World’s largest cat..................................................................... Tiger
The Americas’ largest cat.......................................................... Jaguar
Most popular breed of domesticated cat..................................... Persian
“Clouded” cat............................................................. Clouded leopard
Pointed-eared cat...................................................................... Lynx
Lynx North American relative with short tail................................ Bobcat
Tailless cat named for an island.................................................. Manx
Other names for cougar......................................... Mountain lion, puma
Ethiopian domestic cat....................................................... Abyssinian
Nearly-hairless cat.............................................................. Sphinx cat
Cat with “tiger” coat................................................................. Tabby
Southeast Asian domestic cat................................................. Siamese
Fever caused by parvo-virus................................................. Distemper
Swollen lymph nodes ................................................. Cat scratch fever

Dogs

Tallest dog................................................................. Irish wolfhound
Smallest domestic breed..................................................... Chihuahua
Most common registered breed ................................. Labrador Retriever
Dog of the Netherlands........................................................ Keeshond
Non-barking African dog.......................................................... Basenji
Chinese royal dog............................................................... Pekingese
Chinese wrinkled-skin dog...................................................... Shar-pei
“Lion dog” of Chinese nobles.................................................. Shih tzu
Ancient Chinese dog with lion-like mane.............................. Chow chow
Mediterranean island lap dog................................................... Maltese
Stag hunting dog............................................................... Deerhound
Loose skinned dog used in finding people............................ Blood hound
Tibetan dog...................................................................... Lhasa apso
Fluffy white Siberian sled dog..................................................Samoyed
Sled dog with blue eyes................................................. Siberian husky
Japanese guard dog................................................................... Akita
Whippet breed................................................................... Greyhound
Queen Victoria’s dog.................................................................. Collie
French “butterfly” dog............................................................. Papillion
St. John’s dog........................................................... Labrador retriever
Russian wolfhound.................................................................... Borzoi
Dog named after eastern U.S. bay..................... Chesapeake Bay retriever
South African-bred dog........................................... Rhodesian ridgeback
South African wild hunting dog.................................... Cape hunting dog
Large dog from Swiss Alps.................................................. St. Bernard
Australian wild dog.................................................................... Dingo
African wild dog.........................................................................Jackel
World’s premier sheep dog................................................ Border collie
Silky and Yorkshire breeds......................................................... Terrier
Largest terrier ............................................................. Airedale terrier
Irish, Gordon, and English breeds................................................ Setter
“Toto’s” breed (from Wizard of Oz)...................................... Cairn terrier
Richard Nixon’s dog............................................................... Checkers
FDR’s dog.................................................................................. Fala
Lyndon Johnson's beagles..................................................Him and Her
George Bush’s dog..................................................................... Millie
Barack Obama's dog......................................................................Bo
German Shepherd with TV show........................................... Rin Tin Tin
Dog from Petticoat Junction who later made movies....................... Benji
George Jetson’s dog.................................................................. Astro
Sgt. Preston’s dog........................................................... (Yukon) King
Dog in Call of the Wild .............................................................. Buck
RCA trademark dog.................................................................. Nipper
Top American dog show ................................. Westminster Kennel Club
Number of breeds recognized by AKC............................................. 167
World’s longest dogsled race.................................................. Iditarod

Sea Creatures

The study of fish.............................................................. Ichthyology
Sargasso sea fish........................................................................ Eel
Blood-sucking eel................................................................. Lamprey
Skipjack fish............................................................................. Tuna
Pollock and haddock type............................................................. Cod
“Tiger of the sea”................................................................Barracuda
Mako, tope and nurse types....................................................... Shark
Three types of man-eating shark............Great White, Hammerhead, Tiger
Shark skeletal material........................................................ Cartledge
Largest fish.................................................................... Whale shark
Largest predatory fish................................................Great white shark
Fish that attaches itself to a shark........................................... Remora
South American predatory fish.................................................. Piranha
Fish with fangs....................................................................Viper Fish
Cowled fish..........................................................................Monk fish
"Devil fish"......................................................................... Manta ray
Recently discovered prehistoric fish...................................... Coelacanth
Caviar comes from this fish.................................................... Sturgeon
“Freshwater shark” ..................................................................... Pike
Fish that inflates when threatened........................................ Puffer fish
Brook and rainbow fish................................................................Trout
Sepia ink fish...................................................................... Cuttlefish
Portguese man-o'-war and seawasp...........................................Jellyfish
Full name for “Musky”....................................................... Muskellunge
Muskellunge family..................................................................... Pike
Thai aquarium fish........................................................... Fighting fish
Species that has ability to change color.................................... Grouper
Largest salmon...................................................................... Chinook
Pipe fish relative; male carries young in its pouch.................... Sea horse
Fish that spawn on beach under full moon.................................. Grunion
Most poisonous fish.............................................................. Rock fish
Fish in The Old Man and the Sea................................................. Marlin
Fish disease characterized by white spots........................................ Ich

Horses:

Horse belonging to:
Roy Rogers.............................................................................. Trigger
Dale Evans.......................................................................... Buttermilk
The Lone Ranger......................................................................... Silver
Tonto........................................................................................ Scout
Tom Mix..................................................................................... Tony
Hopalong Cassidy...................................................................... Topper
Sergeant Preston........................................................................... Rex
Gene Autry........................................................................... Champion
The Cisco Kid......................................................................... El Diablo
Robert E. Lee.......................................................................... Traveller
John Tyler................................................................................ General
U.S. Grant............................................................................. Cincinnati
Duke of Wellington............................................................. Copenhagen
Napoleon................................................................................ Marengo
Alexander the Great............................................................. Bucephalus
Don Quixote......................................................................... Rosinante
Wild Bill Hickock..................................................................... Buckshot
El Cid...................................................................................... Babieca
Richard III........................................................................ White Surrey
Caligula................................................................................. Incitatus

Other horse facts:

The horse in George Orwell’s Animal Farm..................................... Boxer
Son of War Admiral............................................................ Man-O-War
First horse to win $1,000,000................................................... Citation
Painted horse............................................................................ Pinto
Bedouin horse......................................................................... Arabian
Smallest British breed............................................................ Shetland
Horse named after Scottish river........................................... Clydesdale
Horse bred by the Nez Perce Indians...................................... Appaloosa
Horse bred in Vienna............................................................ Lipizzaner
Original wild horse of U.S. west............................................... Mustang
Spanish-bred horse used by Conquistadores .......................... Andalusian
Portuguese bred horse............................................................. Lisitano
Tennessee “stepping” horse....................................... Tennessee Walker
Oklahoma City horseshow horse........................................ Morgan horse

Triple Crown Winners:

1978.................................................................................... Affirmed
1977............................................................................... Seattle Slew
1973................................................................................. Secretariat
1948..................................................................................... Citation
1946..................................................................................... Assault
1943................................................................................ Count Fleet
1941................................................................................. Whirlaway
1937...............................................................................War Admiral
1935..................................................................................... Omaha
1930............................................................................... Gallant Fox
1919................................................................................. Sir Barton


Horse racing’s triple crown events:
Kentucky Derby (The Run for the Roses) ...........Churchill Downs; Louisville
Preakness (The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans)..............Pimlico, Maryland
Belmont Stakes (Run for the Carnations).......Belmont Racetrack, New York
Horse Racing’s most winning jockey....................................Russell Blaze
Horse Racing’s second most winning jockey.....................Laffitt Pincay, Jr.
Youngest Triple Crown winning jockey................................Steve Cauthen
First woman jockey in Horse Racing Hall of Fame..................... Judy Krone
He rode Whirlaway and Citation to the Triple Crown............... Eddie Arcaro

Insects:

Study of insects................................................................. Entomology
Giant green darner................................................................ Dragonfly
World's largest butterfly................................Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing
“Regal” migrating insect.............................................. Monarch butterfly
Hair insect................................................................................ Louse
Insect fiber.................................................................................. Silk
Causes African sleeping sickness .......................................... Tse-tse fly
Egyptian sacred beetle.............................................................. Scarab
“Pious” predator insect................................................... Praying mantis
Cellulose-digesting insect........................................................ Termite
These were a Biblical “scourge”................................................. Locusts
Cotton bowl-eating insect.................................................... Boll weevil
Cause of malaria ................................................... Anopheles mosquito
First domesticated insect...................................................... Honey bee
South American fungus-growing ant.................................. Leaf-cutter ant
European beetle with powerful pincers................................... Stag beetle
Mexican jumping bean larva.......................................................... Moth
Chemical ants use to communicate........................................ Pheromone
Butterfly collector............................................................. Lepidopterist
Insects studied by Thomas Hunt Morgan................................... Fruit flies

Animal Groups:

Apes.........................................................................................Troop
Ants........................................................................................Colony
Bears.......................................................................................Slouth
Bisons.....................................................................Obstinacy or Herd
Cheetahs..............................................................................Coalition
Chickens...................................................................................Brood
Clams.........................................................................................Bed   Cockroaches..........................................................................Intrusion
Crows ....................................................................................Murder
Dogs.........................................................................................Pack
Eagles.............................................................................Convocation
Emus..........................................................................................Mob
Finches....................................................................................Charm
Gorillas......................................................................................Band
Grasshoppers.............................................................................Cloud
Hippopotamuses.........................................................................Bloat
Hornets......................................................................................Nest
Jellyfist....................................................................................Smack
Kangaroos.................................................................................Troop
Larks..................................................................................Exaltation
Leopards....................................................................................Leap
Lions.........................................................................................Pride
Lizards...................................................................................Lounge
Locust.....................................................................................Plague
Mice......................................................................................Mischief
Mosquitoes.............................................................................Scourge
Mules.........................................................................................Pack
Nightingales.............................................................................Watch
Owls...................................................................................Parliment
Oxen........................................................................................Team
Parrots................................................................................Company
Pelicans......................................................................................Pod
Penguins.................................................................................Colony
Porcupines...............................................................................Prickle
Prairie dogs.............................................................................Coterie
Quail........................................................................................Covey
Rabbits...................................................................................Warren
Raccoons...................................................................................Gaze
Rats..........................................................................................Pack
Rattlesnakes..........................................................................Rhumba
Rhinoceroses.............................................................................Crash
Salamanders.........................................................................Congress
Salmon.......................................................................................Run
Seals..........................................................................................Pod
Sharks......................................................................................Shiver
Skylarks..............................................................................Exultation
Squirrels.....................................................................................Dray
Stingrays...................................................................................Fever
Tigers....................................................................................Ambush
Turtles.......................................................................................Bale
Vultures...................................................................................Venue
Zebras.......................................................................................Zeal