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Animals that Start with M

Name these animals that start with the letter M.
This quiz is not based on scientific taxonomy!
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Last updated: June 6, 2018
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First submittedOctober 10, 2012
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Clue
Animal
Largest type of deer
Moose
Insect that spreads malaria
Mosquito
Blind, burrowing mammal
Mole
Butterfly relative
Moth
Donkey-horse hybrid
Mule
Larva of a fly
Maggot
Sea cow
Manatee
Female horse
Mare
Huge ocean ray
Manta Ray
Large Arctic animal
that forms defensive circles
Musk Ox
Common type of duck.
The males have green heads
Mallard
Clue
Animal
Cougar
Mountain Lion
Ice age relative of elephants
Mammoth
Arthropod that should have 1,000 feet
Millipede
Sure-footed animal of the Rockies
Mountain Goat
Mammal known for killing venomous snakes
Mongoose
Not a creature was stirring, not even a ...
Mouse
Tiny arthropod that thrives in mattresses
Mite
Well-known orange and black butterfly
Monarch Butterfly
Class of animal that nurses its young
Mammal
Huge flightless bird of New Zealand -
hunted to extinction by Māori
Moa
Songbird that mimics
the sounds of other animals
Mockingbird
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Level 78
Oct 14, 2012
Musk ox.
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Level 44
Jun 8, 2015
Musk ox.
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Level 57
Nov 2, 2015
Musk ox.
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2015
I hate you musk ox! Lol
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Level 57
Nov 4, 2015
Musk ox....
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Level 67
Apr 23, 2017
Musk. Ox.
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Level 52
Jul 14, 2017
wtf is a musk ox
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Level 24
Oct 22, 2017
musk ox
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Level 52
Oct 23, 2017
Musk ox.
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Level 49
Nov 9, 2017
m.u.s.k.o.x
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Level 56
Jun 19, 2018
.xo ksuM
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Level 76
Jul 3, 2018
Ovibos moschatus

I mean Musk Ox, dammit

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Level 23
Apr 23, 2020
Musk ox.
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2020
What's with this thread?
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Level 60
Aug 21, 2021
Musk ox.
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Level 42
Apr 8, 2022
Musk ox
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Level 42
Oct 22, 2022
musk ox
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Level 78
Jul 13, 2017
Musk ox.
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Level 80
Dec 3, 2017
Musk ox.
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Level 55
Jan 17, 2018
mUsK oX
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Level 78
Feb 13, 2018
musk ox?
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Level 24
Apr 16, 2018
muskox
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Level 28
Jul 25, 2018
Elon Musk Ox
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Level 59
Dec 7, 2018
Musk ox.
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Level 87
Dec 7, 2018
How is n hell is no one getting musk ox?
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Level 91
Jan 15, 2019
There's one I struggled with and thought I must aks someone...
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Level 73
Aug 9, 2020
Musk Ox.
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2020
xo ʞƨυM
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Level 34
Jan 17, 2022
muskox
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Level 59
Apr 27, 2013
Anyone else guess "milf" for cougar?
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Level 38
Apr 27, 2013
See? Comments like that is why we need a thumbs-up option.
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Level 52
Jun 7, 2022
Click on the heart.
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Level 70
Apr 28, 2013
I didn't, but your comment made my day so far!
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Level 67
Apr 28, 2013
It's what I came to the comments to say haha!
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Level 33
Jul 21, 2014
what is a milf?
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Level 67
Jul 14, 2017
muskox i like forgot
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Level 55
May 22, 2022
Mother I’d like (to fornicate with)
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Level 70
May 18, 2015
Nice!
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Level 49
Jan 28, 2016
haha
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Level 62
Dec 9, 2018
I tried Mellencamp.
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2020
What does this mean?
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Level 84
Apr 27, 2013
"mature woman" should also be accepted for cougar. Got everything except for mountain goat.
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Level 59
Apr 27, 2013
I was thinking Mynah Bird for the last one- I think that could be another valid answer as they do mimic! Good quiz.
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Level 41
Apr 29, 2013
Same here.
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Level 51
Sep 27, 2014
Not, of course, a songbird.
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Level 71
Aug 21, 2015
Both the Australian Mynah like the Canary are Passeriformes, as are many other birds that sing or talk or mimic.
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Level 52
Nov 2, 2015
Mynah should definitely be accepted. I kept thinking I was spelling it wrong.
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Level 51
Nov 2, 2015
Still not a songbird, which are a subset of passerines. Mynas are more closely related to starlings.
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2017
Wrong ColoHarpare.........It may seem surprising, but the question of whether or not a bird is considered a “songbird” is not determined entirely by a demonstrated ability to sing. There are parrots that can sing along with Sesame Street (personal observation), but they are not songbirds. Ravens rarely sing at all, but they are songbirds nonetheless. Starlings do sing with their squeaky little voices, and they are indeed songbirds as is the Myna......http://www.second-opinion-doc.com/the-reasons-starlings-are-considered-songbirds.html
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Level 36
Nov 24, 2018
Mynah's here are related to magpies that are commonly known as 'songbirds' not very nice songbirds but nonetheless songbirds.
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Level 71
Dec 7, 2018
The Australian Magpie has a whole range of songs. Early morning and evening they sing with lovely flute like calls in set patterns that change from time to time.
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Level 78
Apr 27, 2013
Elephants are huge, whales are huge; the musk ox, not so much. Large, but not huge.
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Level 38
Sep 28, 2014
You are right. Wikipedia says musk oxen range from 400-900 lbs. Whereas beef cattle can go from 1000 - 3000 or even 4000 lbs.
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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2015
Changed huge to large.
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Level 56
Aug 20, 2015
If you musk ox, it's none of your business.
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Level 71
Nov 2, 2015
Deus +1
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Level 59
Nov 11, 2016
Courage!!!
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Level 8
Apr 27, 2013
for a second the Hunger Games confused me with Mockingbird, in The Hunger Games they have mockingjays
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Level 52
Nov 2, 2015
first thing i tried...
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2015
Sadly me too
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Level 81
Apr 30, 2013
Magpies are also known for their mimicry.
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Level 51
Sep 27, 2014
But they're not known for their singing. It says "songbird".
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Level 36
Nov 24, 2018
Yes they are ... often on farms you are woken up by magpies

'singing' its almost a yodel.

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Level 66
Dec 7, 2018
Songbirds are a taxonomic group that is not actually classified by their ability to sing melodiously, despite their name. Magpies are songbirds.
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2022
I agree that magpie should be accepted as it fits the clue
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Level 56
Aug 20, 2015
Yeah, definitely not known for their singing.
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Level 59
Nov 28, 2016
Check Wikipedia. The Australian magpie has a beautiful song.
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Level 78
Jul 13, 2017
But the songs of others...?
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Level 72
Dec 7, 2018
How about a mynah bird? They are amazing mimics.
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Level 77
May 9, 2013
Mastodon should be accepted along with mammoth.
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Level ∞
May 9, 2013
It is accepted. Who do you take me for? :)
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Level 77
Feb 20, 2015
Someone who cannot spell mastodon!
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Level ∞
Jun 6, 2018
Wow, five years later I am chastened. Mastodon will work now. Although, in truth, mastodons are not closely related to elephants, having diverged 27 million years ago.
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Level 58
Dec 7, 2018
they are also an awesome band, listen to Blood Mountain, Crack the Skye and The Hunter for proof
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Level 14
Oct 31, 2013
No monkey?
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Level 49
Jan 28, 2016
that's what I thought
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Level 28
Apr 21, 2014
Millipedes are not insects.
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Level 48
Apr 25, 2014
Close enough.
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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2015
Changed insect to arthropod.
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Level 31
Jul 18, 2014
Meerkat and Monkey should be added. Maybe even Mink and Mantis. Cool quiz tho, Thanks!
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2018
Yes, I tried mantis, when it didnt accept, I guess it must be something else, so tried moonfish, and all sorts of combo trying to remember mola mola (which is actually called moonfish is dutch, but isnt the same as the above moonfish)

And meerkat definitely should be accepted, I thought I was going crazy trying all types of spelling. (Mongoose, have heard the name before but if you would ve said it was a type of moose I would ve believed you...)

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Level 60
May 18, 2015
Admit it, who tried Mockingjay for the last one?
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2018
Me.
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Level 76
Dec 7, 2018
Me, too...although I knew it was wrong. Took me a beat or two to remember the real animal.
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Level 72
Nov 2, 2015
Cougar = Mellencamp!
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Level 52
Nov 2, 2015
what about mynah
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Level 5
Nov 5, 2015
Geez, I know my animals really well but this quiz didn't give very analytic details
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Level 24
Nov 6, 2015
Great quiz.

Please add: "fictional, yellow characters from Despicable Me" (Minions). It would be so funny.

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Level 56
Dec 8, 2018
No. No it would not.
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Level 28
Nov 12, 2015
they forgot the muna whale
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Level 78
Dec 1, 2015
If we're going to be literal about language it would be 1000 feet, not legs
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Level ∞
Jun 6, 2018
Good point. Changed the clue to that.
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Level 45
Jul 9, 2016
I guessed Macaw for the last one.
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Level 22
Sep 17, 2016
Can you accept mozzie (for mosquito) please??? Some Australian do play this game.
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2017
One or two can actually spell Mosquito.
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Level 67
Nov 2, 2016
minah bird?
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Level 52
Dec 14, 2016
Great to see moa in there!
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Level 45
Oct 3, 2017
I wish marmot was on there.
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Level 64
Dec 18, 2017
I was really hoping you would've accepted "Mock yeah ing yeah bird yeah
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2018
I'll have you know that I have the reflexes of a cat and the speed of a mongoose. Throw it. I DARE YOU!

--Ace Ventura; Pet Detective

Amen

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Level 56
May 4, 2018
Can you accept mastodon for the mammoth one?
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Level 28
Nov 23, 2018
For the duck hint can you also accept "Merganser"? The males of the Common Merganser also have green heads.
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2018
I think the “common” in the clue is supposed to hint at Mallard and it's what should come to most people's mind first. But if the Quizmaster really wants to make sure, he could change it to “most common” (this is true worldwide), seeing how there are quite a few duck species with green-headed males.
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2018
I agree with the other comments regarding the mockingbird. There are tons of songbirds out there that imitate other animals' calls, certainly not an exclusive trait to mockingbirds. How about changing the clue to “Songbird named after its ability to imitate other animals' calls” or something like that?
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2018
Surprised at how few people got moa and how many got mallard. I only know the word mallard from the english quiz pointless.
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2018
Now I am wondering how many/few people would know dodo.

Like, there arent that many flightless birds (extinct or not)

I guess dodo would be atleast a bit higher because of alice in wonderland

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Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
100% pips
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Level 56
Jan 22, 2020
Mungo should definitely be accepted for mongoose as it is a subspecies.
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Level 53
Jun 24, 2020
94% guessed mosquito? I must be dumb....
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Level 65
Jun 27, 2020
Would you consider accepting myna bird for the mimicking bird question? They seem more widespread than mockingbirds.
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Level 78
Jan 20, 2021
I'd just like to say musk ox. Thanks.
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Level 52
Apr 25, 2021
Starts with C: Hint = Mountain Lion; Answer = Cougar

Starts with M: Hint = Cougar; Answer = Mountain Lion

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Level 59
Jul 5, 2021
No meerkat?
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Level 61
Apr 12, 2022
Marmot?
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Level 68
Aug 4, 2022
Can meerkat be accepted as mongoose? Its a subspecie and more people use the word meerkat than mongoose.
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2022
But they are different animals. Meerkats might catch venomous scorpions, but rarely snakes.
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Level 50
Jan 31, 2023
please accept mynah bird for mimic