Animals that Start with C

Name these animals that start with the letter C.
This quiz is not based on scientific taxonomy!
Quiz idea: MitchellDavid
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: February 18, 2018
First submittedDecember 9, 2012
Times taken65,596
Average score70.8%
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Clue
Animal
Closest living relative to humans
Chimpanzee
Domestic animal worshipped
by the Egyptians
Cat
Humped, desert-dwelling animal
Camel
Bright red bird of the Americas
Cardinal
Coal mine safety bird
Canary
Reindeer
Caribou
Fastest land animal
Cheetah
Arthropod that should have 100 legs
Centipede
By far the world's most populous bird
Chicken
Alvin, Simon, etc...
Chipmunk
Mountain lion
Cougar
Venomous snake with a hood
Cobra
Clue
Animal
Commonly used in "fish and chips"
Cod
Largest flying bird in the Americas
Condor
Animal domesticated from the aurochs
Cattle
What the Great Barrier Reef is made of
Coral
Animal that people say will survive
the nuclear apocalypse
Cockroach
A group of these is called a murder
Crow
Be "wary" of this flightless Australian bird
Cassowary
Animal "hunted" by Steve Irwin
Crocodile
Bird that tricks others into raising its young
Cuckoo
Relative of squid and octopuses
Cuttlefish
It becomes a butterfly or moth
Caterpillar
Bivalve mollusc
Clam
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Level 57
Nov 25, 2012
"Venemous" should read "Venomous," and the plural of octopus is octopi.
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Level 55
Nov 25, 2012
Nope, octopuses.
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Level 50
Jan 16, 2017
Apparently, it's actually octopodes for no reason whatsoever.
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Level 60
Aug 21, 2018
I vote for octopites
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Level 56
May 11, 2022
I believe it is "octopodes" due to its Greek origins. It is only grammatically correct to add an "i" to the end of a word to make it plural if the word has Latin origins, such as in the word "cacti."
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Level ∞
Nov 25, 2012
Fixed the spelling of venomous, but octopi is not the preferred nomenclature:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus#Etymology_and_pluralization

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Level 28
Nov 26, 2012
nomenclature.... LOVE IT!
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Level 65
Nov 6, 2014
Technically, 'octopodes' is most correct, as the original word is derived from Greek. Sadly, this version is not commonly used - perhaps a revival is in order?
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Level 74
Nov 25, 2012
I didn't realize the cuckoo tricked other birds into raising its young. Maybe that's because it's mainly a Eurasian bird so I don't encounter too many of them in Kansas. I know that around here the cowbird does the same thing.
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Level 18
Nov 25, 2012
Yeah, same! Only one I didn't get. A cowbird lays its eggs in another bird's nest and the bird raises it, so I think that should be accepted too.
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Level 21
Dec 3, 2013
In Illinois we call them Generation Y
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Level 77
Aug 17, 2018
The cowbirds come to our feeders in late winter with the Brewer blackbirds. I don't mind the blackbirds but I can't stand the brown headed cowbirds.We have hanging flower baskets on our patio where wrens nest each year. I watched a wren last week constantly feeding a young bird perched on the edge of its nest with its mouth continually open. I was thinking that the young bird looked bigger than its parent, and then I realized it was a baby cowbird. I'm guessing the young wrens had already starved.
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Level ∞
Dec 9, 2012
Cowbird will work now.
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Level 57
Nov 25, 2012
Good quiz, only missed 3, but they are the ones most people have missed. Quite happy with what I got.
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Level 79
Nov 25, 2012
In desperation I tried cocoon for "It becomes a butterfly or moth", and got cuckoo instead! (I'll take 'em any way I can get 'em....) 23/24; tripped up on cassowary.
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Level 56
Jul 5, 2021
Cocoon is only moth. Chrysalis is butterfly.
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Level 50
Nov 25, 2012
Never heard of a cassowary before.
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Level 56
Jul 5, 2021
Just saw one at the Safari Park in San Diego the other day.
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Level 6
Nov 25, 2012
I congratulated MitchellDavid for having this brilliant quiz idea!!
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Level 11
Nov 26, 2012
thanks jetpunk for using my quiz for ideas
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Level 90
Nov 26, 2012
Got stuck on the octopus/squid relative--couldn't get past calamari...
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Level 28
Nov 26, 2012
me too! lol
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Level 43
Apr 21, 2020
Hahahaha! Spent about 2 minutes trying to figure out if "calamari" is the plural and what might be the singular. Cuttlefish never occured to me.
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Level 20
Nov 27, 2012
Hehe cassowaries are like so deadly. From my memory they kick with their claws which can be fatal... (They look like a emu but more colourful)
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Level 53
Nov 28, 2012
"cockle" should be accepted for bivalve mollusk as well.
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Level ∞
Dec 9, 2012
Cockle will work now.
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Level 41
Dec 29, 2012
16. pleased to get cassowary
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Level 28
Apr 13, 2013
Tried every spelling of chrysalis and cocoon then thought oh wait...caterpillar *facepalm*
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Level 62
Jul 6, 2018
me too but I didn't get to caterpillar. sigh
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Level 44
Apr 20, 2013
actually it's just a myth that cockroaches would survive a nuclear apocalypse. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/11/cockroaches-would-not-survive-an-extreme-nuclear-fallout/
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Level 75
May 13, 2013
I'd like to thank my 4 year old daughter for watching Octonauts on Disney...that's the only way I would have ever heard of a cuttlefish.
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Level 26
Jun 22, 2013
Relative of squid and octopuses, I put "Craken" I think this should be an acceptable answer. Anyone else?
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Level 52
Apr 20, 2014
...maybe if it was under "Animals that start with 'K'"...
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Level 68
Feb 5, 2020
*fictional animals that start with k
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Level 30
Nov 7, 2018
it's spelled Kraken
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Level 44
Aug 15, 2013
why won't you accept cock of the rock?

it is aslo another red bird that lives in the americas

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Level 55
May 12, 2014
I thought they're orange.
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Level 15
Dec 17, 2013
let me just say that i tried every imaginable version of comet and/or cupid for reindeer…..
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Level 80
May 7, 2014
made my day
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Level 34
Apr 21, 2014
As pointed out before, centipedes are NOT insects. "Creepy crawly" or "arthropod" might be better phrasings, alternatively the clue could be made into "like millipedes, but carnivores" or something similar.
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Level 21
May 3, 2014
Should have included chinchilla! I have one; he's so cute
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Level 55
May 12, 2014
They used to be my favorite animal.
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Level 51
Jun 2, 2021
SAMEE!!!!!!!!!! :P
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Level 34
Jul 11, 2014
Why not put caracal.
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Level 36
Oct 14, 2014
One should be wary if they run into a wild Cassowary. They're really dangerous and quite vicious
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Level 51
May 11, 2015
I literally work at Caribou Coffee and didn't get caribou
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Level 61
Jun 8, 2015
I typed cocoon before caterpillar :O
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Level 66
Jun 9, 2015
why not calamari?
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Level 68
Feb 5, 2020
That's the name given to a squid when served as food. That would be like accepting "beef" for a question looking for a cow
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Level 55
Jun 9, 2015
I realize they're from New Zealand, but the inclusion of the words "australian" and "flightless" made me guess "conchord" for that clue on the off-chance that a conchord is actually an animal...
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Level 77
Jun 11, 2015
Bonobos are technically as closely related to Humans are Chimpanzees are.
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Level 72
Aug 17, 2018
True, but they don't start with "C."
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Level 61
Feb 12, 2016
Animal "hunted" by Steve Irwin is a "Croc". odile is superfluous. Crikey!
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Level 44
Mar 2, 2017
I typed in both "cocoon" and "chrysalis" before I realized that it wanted the FIRST stage of the butterfly/moth life cycle. Should've been more specific, or cocoon and chrysalis should be accepted.
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Level 83
Aug 10, 2017
Closest living relative to humans = my mother-in-law
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Level 61
Sep 21, 2017
I feel bad for the coyote
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Level 60
May 10, 2018
I remembered cassowary and cuttlefish but not chicken and cattle. I need a better brain.
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Level 43
Aug 17, 2018
Try my first featured quiz....here
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Level 56
Jul 5, 2021
Uh… okay.
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Level 58
Aug 17, 2018
I went with Colossal Squid. I don't feel like that was as poor as guessing calamari at first.
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Level 67
Aug 17, 2018
I would like to thank Quizmaster from the bottom of my heart for using a chimp as the picture for this quiz and not a cockroach.
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Level 68
Aug 18, 2018
So, TIL that American use cod in their fish and chips, not sharks. Interesting.
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Level 30
Nov 7, 2018
It's not spelled mollusc, Its spelled Mollusk
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Level 67
Jun 23, 2019
Man... I got all but chicken... guess it doesnt really register as a bird since I ve never seen it fly past haha.
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2021
Same. Even then, I thought that it couldn't be right, and looked it up. And yep, it's the most common, by far, as stated. Every day's a schoolday.
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Level 65
Nov 27, 2019
Be wary of emus. They are big and aggressive. I think cassowary's are wary of humans.
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Level 43
Mar 9, 2020
We are NOT most closely related to chimpanzees, we are most closely related to bonobos. Look it up!
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Level ∞
Mar 10, 2020
Okay, I just looked it up. The quiz is correct.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimpanzee

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Level 58
Mar 19, 2020
Tried "comet" for reindeer...
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Level 66
Apr 3, 2020
Mollusk is spelt wrong
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Level 58
May 7, 2020
Thank you for accepting catamount for mountain lion, I might have eventually gotten cougar, but catamount was my first thought. That was my first thought even though spell check is even now telling me that is not a word.
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Level 53
Jun 24, 2020
I can't believe cuttlefish was on this . . . I would've guessed Colossal Squid. Hm - no wonder 26% guessed it
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Level 43
Jul 10, 2020
chimps actually aren't our closest relative, it's bonobos
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Level 83
Oct 2, 2021
While probably correct according to the most recent research, you already pointed this out a few months ago.
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Level 69
Sep 25, 2020
69 heck yea
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Level 54
Oct 2, 2021
I was typing caterpillar when I got cat. Gave me a shock.
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Level 38
Jan 12, 2022
The fact that only 63% of people got "Chicken" just scares me.