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Animals that Start with W

Name these animals that start with the letter W.
This quiz is not based on scientific taxonomy!
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
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First submittedJanuary 16, 2015
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Clue
Animal
Humpback, beluga, etc...
Whale
Bird that drums on trees to find food
Woodpecker
Yellowjacket, for example
Wasp
Tusked relative of the seal
Walrus
Canis lupus
Wolf
The biggest species of fish
Whale Shark
X-men character inspiration. A fierce
animal that looks like a small bear
Wolverine
Cute burrowing Australian marsupial
that can weigh up to 35 kg
Wombat
Another name for a groundhog
Woodchuck
Breed of racing dog
Whippet
Clue
Animal
Type of wild pig. Pumbaa is one
Warthog
Smaller version of kangaroo
Wallaby
Beetle that attacks crops such as cotton
Weevil
Has the longest wingspan of any bird
Wandering
Albatross
Domestic bovid commonly found in Asia
Water Buffalo
Freshwater game fish of North America
Walleye
Colorful warm-water fish. Some will clean
the parasites off other fish
Wrasse
Relative of the stoat, ermine, and mink
Weasel
Sea snail
Whelk
Gnu
Wildebeest
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Level 77
Jan 16, 2015
Fish? Tuna! No, that's not a W. Try again. Fish? ???? Tuna! --- need new brain?
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Level 55
Nov 2, 2015
I did the same thing: "Hm...pike! Wait, what letter is this supposed to be? W? Ah. Pike? No. WESTERN Pike??" Those aren't a thing, apparently.
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Level 65
Feb 26, 2016
Largest Species of Fish...Whale (DOH!)
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Level 87
Feb 26, 2016
Whale sharks however, are fish, and not legitimate whales.
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Level 77
Jun 12, 2018
Actually yeah...the Killer Whale...which is actually a dolphin. That's pretty illegitimate.
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Level 76
May 8, 2020
A dolphin is a type of whale though...
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Level 69
Jun 18, 2018
I kept wanting it to be a tuna as well, so I was trying "whitetail", which I think my brain amalgamated from several different types of sushi.
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Level 86
Jan 20, 2015
What about Winkle for "Sea snail"?
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Level 75
Feb 27, 2016
That was my answer. "Winkle is a common name applied to numerous different species of small, round, usually edible, snails. These are often species of sea snails..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winkle
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Level 84
Sep 23, 2016
When I hear "winkle" I don't think of sea snails. :-)
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Level 70
Jan 22, 2017
Also tried Winkle.
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Level 84
Jan 23, 2015
Dangit, I typed wombat first thing. I was certain it was going to be on this quiz.
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Level ∞
Jun 10, 2018
Added wombat :)
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Level 55
Feb 25, 2015
Thanks for accepting "whistle-pig" for the groundhog question, Quizmaster!
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Level 56
Feb 26, 2016
That is a glorious nickname, and I've never heard it before now!
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Level 75
Mar 17, 2019
That's what my cousin in Colorado used to call them and I thought it was just a cute name she made up. (Sorry, Lola, for doubting you.)
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Level 56
Oct 5, 2022
im in colorado and I have never heard that lol. not saying ur lying btw just that thats funny.
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Level 38
Aug 10, 2015
anyone here heard of a WOMBAT? ANYONE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Level 55
Nov 2, 2015
I'm fairly certain @TheWombat has, so there's one.
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Level 65
Dec 31, 2015
And @CrazyWombat :)
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Level 74
Feb 26, 2016
Yes, I've heard of the suave, debonair creature known as The Wombat. A most magnificent beast.
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Level 75
Mar 17, 2019
It was my son's nickname on his college football team. He tried to convince me it was a good thing, but I'm not so sure.
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Level 58
Jan 22, 2017
Frontline Wombat.
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Level 66
Mar 15, 2019
That's the weed-eating wombat.
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Level 71
Mar 4, 2017
wonderful marsupial, they are gentle creatures, quite big over a metre long and live in burrows. One of my favourites.
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Level ∞
Jun 10, 2018
Added wombat.
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Level 56
Feb 26, 2016
Crap, I forgot the "e" at the end of "wrasse." Stupid English and its stupid silent letters.
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Level 79
Jan 19, 2019
Glad you're not on the French version!
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Level 56
Oct 10, 2020
Quizmaster, won't you please accept wrass?
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Level 47
Feb 27, 2016
wheres wombat?
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Level 69
Feb 27, 2016
Probably in Australia, sitting in front of TV with beer ;)
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Level 84
Sep 23, 2016
Man, wombats have the life.
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2016
Why isn't wildebeest spelled with a "beast" at the end? And why do I always think it is? I'm surprised no one has complained about that not being an accepted spelling.
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2016
Jk, apparently it is an accepted spelling. Never mind me.
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Level 77
Jun 11, 2018
Because it's not really English, it's Afrikaans, which comes from Dutch and there it's "beest". It does mean beast though.
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Level 55
Aug 22, 2016
I have a whippet at my feet as we speak...

And, gotta love wombats.

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Level 46
Aug 11, 2017
I highly recommend the picture book "Wombat Divine" by Mem Fox
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Level 71
Aug 12, 2017
Like animal quizzes? try ...https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/double-trouble-animals
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Level 34
Aug 12, 2017
Put wrass, forgot it had e on the end, Doh !
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Level 68
Aug 12, 2017
yeesh. more coffee needed.
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Level 25
Mar 7, 2018
Can you accept wallabee or wallabe
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Level 86
Jun 12, 2018
Great selection here, but I would drop the three two-word entries in favor of wren, wapiti, whippoorwill, etc.
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Level 69
Aug 26, 2018
Or worm, woodlouse, witchetty grub... obviously my brain’s trending creepy-crawlies just now
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Level 69
Aug 26, 2018
I really hope there's a stay-at-home-with-it’s- feet-up albatross
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2019
Tried like 30 different ways of spelling wallaby... one l, double b, walla walle (wallu?) walli, wally, bee,be bi,by. Everything apparently but the right combo. Maybe some leniency on spelling?
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Level 15
May 13, 2020
I was just thinking what kind of albatross has a W at the start of it’s name? And you know what? I tried “wide”😂
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Level 52
Jun 24, 2020
Whelk, wrasse, walleye, weevil, whippet, someone tell me what those are. You had so many choices . . .
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Level 79
Dec 15, 2020
Those are good choices in my opinion.
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Level 77
Apr 13, 2023
I knew most of them, and guessed on another. The only one I missed was whelk. Learned wrasse from crossword puzzles, walleye from a middle school fishing excursion, weevil from reading a Wheel of Time book (bole weevil), and whippet from a neighbor who had one.
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Level 79
Dec 15, 2020
Tell me, how did I forget woodpecker?
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Level 64
Sep 3, 2021
Winkle should be allowed for sea snail
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Level 85
Dec 26, 2021
You should include womp rats. I used to bullseye them in my T-16 back home. They're not much bigger than two meters.
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Level 77
Apr 13, 2023
And I fully expected to see wapiti on here.
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Level 67
May 1, 2023
I have no idea how I came up with whelk I just typed in something random