Learn about some of the strange and unusual facts and terms in the animal kingdom.

The Ultimate Animal Quiz

Furry or fragile, swift or slovenly, airborne or cave dwelling, animal is the generic name of a vast and varied group of creatures on our planet Earth. How are these creatures similar and in what ways are they different? Test your knowledge about animals by taking this quiz.

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  • Brachiopod


    A brachiopod is a clamlike animal that inhabits the bottoms of oceans. Brachiopods are also called lampshells because they have shells that typically resemble ancient oil lamps. See more »

  • Butterfat or Milkfat

    Butterfat or Milkfat

    Butterfat, or milkfat, is the natural fat of milk. It is the chief component of butter. See more »

  • Chicago Zoological Park

    Chicago Zoological Park

    Chicago Zoological Park, or the Brookfield Zoo, is the zoo in Brookfield, Illinois. It covers 215 acres (87 hectares) 14 miles (23 km) west of downtown Chicago. See more »

  • Chordates


    Chordates refers to members of the animal phylum Chordata, which includes all mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. See more »

  • Courtship and Mating

    Courtship and Mating

    Do you think courtship is dead? Read on to learn about animal courtship. See more »

  • Fish Culture

    Fish Culture

    Fish culture is the breeding, rearing, and distributing of fish. Fish culture, also called aquaculture, fish farming, and pisciculture, is important in maintaining the supply of food and game fishes, and in extending the area in which they may be caught. See more »

  • Fodder


    Fodder is food for livestock, specifically the dried stalks and leaves of corn and sorghums. See more »

  • Forage


    The word forage refers to when animal feed that consists primarily of leaves and stalks of plants. Such plants as grasses and legumes are most commonly used. See more »

  • Hermaphrodite


    A hermaphrodite is an organism that has both male and female reproductive organs. For some species, hermaphroditism is normal. See more »

  • Hibernation


    Hibernation refers to the long winter sleep of certain animals. In hibernation there is a considerable lowering of body temperature, along with a slowed rate of breathing and heartbeat. See more »

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