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Animals that Start with A

Name these animals that start with the letter A.
This quiz is not based on scientific taxonomy!
Quiz idea: MitchellDavid
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Last updated: February 16, 2018
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First submittedOctober 14, 2012
Times taken93,530
Average score62.5%
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Clue
Animal
Crocodile relative
Alligator
African animal that is alphabetically first
Aardvark
Enemy of picnics
Ant
American mammal that eats the above
Anteater
Tasty sea snail with an iridescent shell
Abalone
Venomous snake said to have bitten Cleopatra
Asp
It is bad luck for a sailor to kill this bird
Albatross
Large primate such
as an orangutan or chimpanzee
Ape
Clue
Animal
Variety of "white" tuna
Albacore
Heaviest type of snake
Anaconda
Llama lookalike
Alpaca
Armored American mammal
Armadillo
Type of small, oily fish
Anchovy
Clownfish live inside them
Anemone
Impala, gazelle, dik-dik, etc...
Antelope
Black and white seabird, of which
puffins are a variety
Auk
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Level 43
Oct 14, 2012
What about alcid for: Black and white seabird, of which

puffins are a variety

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Level 23
Apr 29, 2014
Agreed, I tried that first
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Level ∞
Jan 12, 2015
Okay, that will work now.
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Level 20
Oct 15, 2012
Good quiz, I have to admit I've never heard of an auk before.
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Level 15
May 17, 2013
Am I the only one that was thinking about Finding Nemo while typing anenome? And not knowing how to spell it because I could only picture Nemo goes an-an-anonemone? Haha
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Level 68
Jun 10, 2013
With you on that, rae. Disney films taught me a lot about nature!
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2015
I couldn't remember what it was called and had to go through that scene in the movie in my head.
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Level 55
Apr 27, 2015
I know, and I got confused for a second trying to figure out how I was going to spell "amenemenomene."
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Level 55
Sep 8, 2015
I kept thinking that clownfish live inside an aquarium . . .
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Level 86
Mar 2, 2014
I thought anteaters only lived in Latin America. Can you specify that, please?
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Level 51
Apr 20, 2014
It says "American". Those of us who live in North America don't have a monopoly on the word.
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Level 48
May 28, 2014
In the American south you can find dead armadillos EVERYWHERE. That armor isn't really effective against cars.
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Level 75
Apr 27, 2015
Driving through Texas we saw a dead armadillo at the side of the road about every couple of miles, and they were always lying on their backs with their feet curled up in the air. Someone had stopped at every one and put an empty beer can in their (paws?). When I see the word armadillo that is the picture that always comes to mind, an armored animal chugging a beer.
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Level 71
Oct 12, 2015
That is sad.
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Level 25
Mar 5, 2021
so sad
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Level 50
Feb 15, 2023
Also from Texas, I never saw a live armadillo. They'd always be dead on the roadside.
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Level 33
Sep 28, 2014
Good Quiz. 13/16. Never Heard of an Asp in my life and I feel so stupid for forgetting Ape and alpaca
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Level 50
Feb 15, 2023
Alpaca was the first thing that I thought of when I saw the quiz title
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Level 83
Mar 7, 2015
I think Alewife should be accepted for small, oily fish. I did get to Anchovy eventually.
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Level 25
Mar 14, 2015
my anaconda dont want non
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Level 65
May 17, 2015
Unless you got buns, hun.
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Level 78
Aug 10, 2015
Really...
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Level 62
May 7, 2019
Yes really
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Level 50
Feb 15, 2023
This was a funny comment
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2015
Ahh... baloney!!
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Level 65
Apr 13, 2016
The mechanic said I had blown a seal. I said fix the thing and keep my private life out of it.
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Level 82
Feb 8, 2020
5 years later and my comment helped me get 100% on this.
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Level 25
Apr 28, 2015
Axolotl
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Level 71
Jan 12, 2021
Yes!, this!
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Level 50
Feb 15, 2023
plsss
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Level 77
Jan 16, 2016
Honestly, half my time was wasted because I kept not putting the second 's' on albatross, because I'm more accustomed to the french version, with is just albatros. I'd type 'albatros' and be confused as to why it wasn't correct, because it looked right to me.
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Level 72
Jul 20, 2018
Same here! I've been advocating for the single S to be accepted in all the comment sections of quizzes where albatross is an answer (and there are quite a few). Keep fighting!
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Level 69
May 3, 2016
For "clownfish live inside them", all I could come up with was "aquarium"!
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Level 50
Feb 15, 2023
If this weren't an animal quiz, this would have to be an acceptable answer
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Level 68
Jan 23, 2017
I don't think of abalone as sea snails but shellfish. In New Zealand we call them paua, and they are delicious and their polished shells are gorgeous.
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Level 71
Feb 9, 2017
Here in South Australia Abalone are harvested, as you mention, they are delicious.
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Level 71
Jun 29, 2017
multi-million dollar industry in Tasmania.
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Level 12
Feb 3, 2017
I had trouble with aardvark for some reason...
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Level 71
Mar 20, 2017
I'm trying to imagine a Seal wrestling an Aardvark .......
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Level 14
Mar 4, 2017
Great Quiz!! I just made an animals that start with Z, good luck :)
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Level 51
Apr 20, 2017
SMH Quizmaster talking about a tasty snail...keep your personal bias out of this! Your politics have no place on JetPunk!
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Level 34
Mar 13, 2018
Anchovies are disgusting I can't even right now
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2021
I'd rather eat an anchovy than chicken that is too spicy.
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Level 53
Jun 2, 2023
I think that would be a cardinal sin.
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Level 66
Jul 20, 2018
Took me quite a while to understand what the title picture shows. Up until that point I kept seeing a snipe's head, facing towards the left, stuck in concrete or something.
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Level 82
Jul 20, 2018
Surprisingly difficult
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Level 72
Jul 20, 2018
So... Technically, anemones are terrestrial plants, not animals. It's sea anemones that are animals. (I have way too much time on my hands...)
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Level 74
Jul 20, 2018
Even though I knew it would be incorrect, I still had to type "aquarium" for the clown fish question.
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Level 37
Dec 5, 2018
when you laugh at the word dik-dik
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Level 65
Dec 7, 2018
missed an s with albatross :(

And said alk, not auk, did try alck... but didnt know the word in english..

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Level 62
May 7, 2019
What aardwolf and axolotl
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Level 52
Jun 23, 2020
Can't believe I missed anaconda, more or less anchovies don't matter to me, and I've never ever heard of an asp, abalone, or an auk - even with my wide range of knowledge of wildlife.
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Level 65
Oct 2, 2020
Can "ahi" be accepted for the white tuna? It's a different species of tuna, but its specific name "albacares" means "white meat."
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Level 59
Jul 5, 2021
I think you forgot to click the check mark. I just did it.
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Level 35
Oct 19, 2020
Really though, Albatros is Albatros without a second S, please fix Albatros and Albatross mixup plz
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Level 59
Jul 5, 2021
I recommend changing abalone to something else. I’m vegetarian, so i had no clue what you were talking about.
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Level 58
Sep 3, 2023
and they should take Brazil off of the Countries of the World quiz because I've never been there
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Level 58
Oct 6, 2021
Is it bad that when I saw "enemy of picnics" I though Yogi Bear.
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Level 18
May 21, 2023
Great quiz!!!! I got 9/16, missed armadillo and there are so many bc I live in oklahoma