Four Letter Mammals Quiz

Name the words for mammals that are only 4 letters long.
Not counting words for young, male, or female animals
Not counting breeds
Based on words that appear in the Scrabble dictionary. Excluding some regional and archaic terms
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: October 13, 2017
First submittedOctober 13, 2017
Times taken9,291
Average score22.6%
Rating3.76
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Mammal
Anoa
Bear
Boar
Cavy
Cony
Deer
Euro
Eyra
Mammal
Gaur
Goat
Hare
Ibex
Kudu
Lion
Lynx
Mink
Mammal
Mole
Mule
Orca
Oryx
Paca
Pika
Puma
Saki
Mammal
Seal
Sika
Titi
Unau
Vole
Wolf
Zebu
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Level 73
Oct 13, 2017
What about bull?
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Level 81
Oct 13, 2017
"Not counting words for young, male or female animals"
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Level 75
Oct 13, 2017
How about 'oryx?'
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Level 73
Oct 13, 2017
A lot more difficult than the 3 letter mammal quiz
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Level 81
Oct 13, 2017
I'm generally quite knowledgeable about animals but there are ten on there I have not heard of at all. So now I'm going to enjoy looking them up and learning. Thanks, a very tough quiz
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Level 60
Mar 8, 2018
12 for me. Only four I heard of and missed, but it's tough to think of these without clues.
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Level 66
Oct 13, 2017
What about plurals like dogs, cats and oxen?
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Level 63
Oct 13, 2017
No Sika?
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Level 82
Oct 13, 2017
Quizmaster probably considers it to be a breed of deer??
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Level ∞
Oct 13, 2017
Sika and oryx have been added
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Level 83
Oct 13, 2017
I want a pony!
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Level 83
Oct 13, 2017
It's not a breed*, it's not necessarily young, it's not necessarily male, it's not necessarily female. *Wikipedia: "There are many different breeds."
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Level 75
Oct 15, 2017
Yes, I was surprised not to see pony as well.
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Level 67
Mar 7, 2018
Agree
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Level 75
Oct 13, 2017
Thar? (the Wikipedia author seems to prefer spelling it tahr, although here in New Zealand, where it roams in the high country, it's definitely spelt thar)
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Level 74
Mar 7, 2018
I'm from NZ and I spell it Tahr. I think we are trying to get away from the Thar spelling.
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Level 67
Oct 5, 2019
Thar we go...
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Level 70
Oct 14, 2017
Would coon count for this quiz? There's nothing in the description ruling out slang, and coon is a legitimate shortening of raccoon.
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Level 58
Mar 7, 2018
That's a racial slur so...
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Level 78
Jul 6, 2018
It's only a racial slur if you are a racist and in your ignorance choose to use it that way. For the rest of us it is JUST a shortening of the word raccoon, but for the quiz I don't think it should be included for the same reason that I don't think possum should be included on the six letter quiz. Every region has its own slang and it would be impossible to cover all of them so let's just stick with the actual name.
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Level 67
Oct 5, 2019
Coon shouldnt be on for the same reason doge (or doggo..) shouldnt be on
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Level 79
Oct 14, 2017
What about Topi, Pudu, Oyan and Boky.

No offense it's just these quizzes are very hard to make because the full list is very extensive

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Level 70
Oct 15, 2017
I looked at a heck of a lot of the answers and thought "WTF is one of them." If you got full marks first time, you're either a zoologist or you cheated. Lol
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Level 90
Jan 17, 2018
Or a cruciverbalist. Obscure 4 letter words are our bread and butter.

That said, can we get some love for the spelling variant Cebu?

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Level 68
Mar 1, 2018
Would "mara" be a possible one to add to the list?
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Level 49
Mar 7, 2018
this one makes me feel like an idiot haha
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Level 67
Jul 15, 2019
the average score of 7 says you are not alone..
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Level 74
Mar 7, 2018
Wow - that was really hard! Made me think a lot this morning and have some new animals to look up. Thanks!
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Level 56
Mar 7, 2018
Would you accept Tahr?
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Level 71
Mar 7, 2018
Fun trivia: "sika" is "pig" in Finnish!
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2020
We have zeug in Dutch, which in Old Dutch was soga (and Swedish have sugga). I guess they might be related. Old English had sugu and in in current English you have sow, meaning female pig.
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Level 75
Mar 7, 2018
Also missing the degu, which is a pet rodent.
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Level 77
Mar 7, 2018
Could add the boto, a type of river dolphin.
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Level 87
Mar 7, 2018
Just wanted to throw this out there, should mule be on this list? It's not a true species. If this was a 5 letter mammal quiz would tigon or liger be on the list?
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2021
I think it's OK. It's just a "words for animals" quiz; plus, some of them, eg. wolf, are a genus or whatever, rather than a species.
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Level 26
Mar 7, 2018
"Degu" should be accepted. They are small South American rodents related to chinchillas. See here- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_degu#Prohibited_ownership_in_US_states,_Canadian_provinces,_and_New_Zealand
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Level 77
Mar 7, 2018
Fun quiz and one where apparently there are few experts taking it. My guess is that Scrabble players and crossword puzzle fans have the edge.
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Level 66
Mar 7, 2018
I know you determined a Scrabble criterium, but I think mara and degu should be included. Maybe.
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Level 27
Mar 7, 2018
Scoring a grand total of six on this quiz I cannot claim any expertise on this subject, but is not a boar a male pig? I always thought it was sows and boars based on gender....guess I'll have to look it up.
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Level 27
Mar 7, 2018
I have been proven wrong yet again....LOL. Learn something new every day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_boar
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Level 71
Mar 8, 2018
I still think 'Boar' is not correct. It should be 'Wild Boar' which is not 4 letters. A boar is a male pig.
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Level 67
Oct 5, 2019
Agree, boar is an indication of (uncastrated) male, "wild boar" is a species.

aardvark has boars, armadillo, anteater, guinea pig, sloth, skunk, otter, hedgehog just to name a few, the list is quite long for the animals of which the male is called boar.

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Level 58
Mar 7, 2018
No yeti? Looks like a fake quiz to me. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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Level 64
Mar 7, 2018
Ummm... Duck?
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Level 85
Mar 7, 2018
Not a mammal. I had that same thought at first, too, before I looked more closely at the title of the quiz.
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Level 85
Mar 7, 2018
Fun quiz. Of the 15 animals I missed I only recognized three of them when the answers were revealed.
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Level 81
Mar 7, 2018
Hand up for requesting that topi and degu be added.
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Level 78
Mar 7, 2018
Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica.
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Level 42
Mar 7, 2018
I'm very upset that "dawg" was not included as an answer.
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Level 76
Mar 8, 2018
Pony?
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Level 44
Mar 8, 2018
Boats are male.
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Level 72
Mar 9, 2018
I don't know, most sailors tend to refer to boats as being female.
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Level 72
Mar 9, 2018
How about pudú?
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Level 52
Mar 9, 2018
Would you accept a bunch of random combinations of letters that barely sound like animals? Oh wait, I see you already do.
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Level 54
Mar 12, 2018
No Roan?
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2018
Puku is yet another four-letter African antelope.
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Level 53
Jan 14, 2019
Beat 93% of people, forgot wolf. doh.
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Level 82
Sep 21, 2019
Dzho?
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Level 48
Feb 14, 2020
Isn't there a rodent called a degu?
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Level 72
Mar 2, 2020
Where's Crow?
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Level 63
Feb 2, 2021
Not a mammal.
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2021
Super quiz. I was racking my brain for marine mammals, but still didn't think of seal or orca.
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Level 67
Sep 14, 2021
Agree with previous commenters that mara and degu should be in there. Fun quiz and a good challenge!
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Level 79
Oct 26, 2021
According to the Scrabble Word Finder website 'Degu' is a valid word. https://scrabblewordfinder.org/dictionary/degu