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There are many ways to use these questions to play a game of trivia with the kids (or adults).
You can nominate someone to read the questions from this page, with each trivia-ee (person playing) taking a turn to answer a question.
Or you can print out these questions and cut them into strips. Put the strips into a bowl, and give each person a turn to choose a strip and ask a question to the group. The first one to give the correct answer wins a point!
Animal trivia questions for kids
Question: How many eyes do most spiders have?
Answer: Eight! (some have six or less, but they’re always an even number)
Question: What is a group of wolves called?
Answer: A pack of wolves
Question: Which bird is a symbol for peace?
Answer: The dove
Question: Sea turtles lay their eggs on beaches. What decides if a baby boy or baby girl turtle hatches out of its shell?
Answer: The temperature of the sand. If the egg is exposed to warmer temperatures, a baby girl will develop. If the sand is cooler, a baby boy turtle will grow inside the egg.
Question: What do you call the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo?
Answer: The Big Five
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Question: What are baby kangaroos called?
Question: How many legs does a spider have?
Question: Where is a shrimp’s heart?
Answer: In its head
Question: How many years can a snail sleep for?
Answer: Three years
Question: When bats fly out of a cave, do they turn left or right?
Answer: They always turn left
Question: What color is a polar bear’s skin under their white fur?
Answer: Black skin
Question: What animal is said to have 9 lives?
Question: What is the only big cat that can’t roar?
Question: Do fish have spines?
Answer: Yes! All fish live in water and have a spine
Question: What is bigger – an ostrich eye or an ostrich brain?
Answer: An ostrich eye
Question: Which animal is known as man’s best friend?
Question: What is the only animal that can’t jump?
Answer: The elephant
Question: How many toes does a cat have on each back paw?
Answer: Four. Cats have five toes on each front paw and four toes on each back paw.
Question: What do you call a group of fish?
Answer: A school of fish
Question: What do you call an animal that sleeps during the day and is awake at night?
Question: Where is the only place on their bodies that dogs can sweat?
Answer: Under their feet
Question: If an owl has yellow eyes, when does it hunt for food?
Answer: During the day! Owls with dark brown or black eyes hunt at night. Owls with red or orange eyes hunt at twilight. And owls with yellow eyes like to catch their food during the day
Question: What color is a flamingo when it’s born?
Answer: Gray! The shrimp and algae they eat dye their feathers pink
Question: What is a kakapo?
Answer: A parrot! This parrot cannot fly. To stay safe, the kakapo stays in its nest in a hole in the ground or under a tree during the day, and only goes out at night
Question: Who does most of the hunting for the family – male lions or female lionesses?
Answer: Lionesses do 90% of the hunting work
Question: What do snakes use to smell?
Answer: Their tongue
Question: Why do frogs close their eyes when they swallow?
Answer: To help push food down their throats. Their eyes are pushed deeper into the sockets to help the food move down the throat
Question: Why do otters hold hands when they sleep in water?
Answer: To stay together, otherwise they would float away
Question: What color is a reindeer’s eyes in winter?
Answer: Blue! Their eyes change color to help them see better in winter light
Question: What color is a reindeer’s eyes in summer?
Answer: Gold / brown! Their eyes change color to help them see better in summer light
Question: Which are the only birds that can fly backwards?
Question: What does a snake shed a few times a year?
Answer: It’s skin
Question: How many hearts does the giant Pacific octopus have?
Answer: Three hearts – two pump blood to their gills and one pumps blood to the rest of their body
Question: How many brains does the Pacific octopus have?
Answer: Nine – one central brain and one small brain in each arm
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