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Animal Decoder

Guess these animals. Then combine the first letter of each answer to make a common animal-related saying.
Except for the quote, all answers are a single word.
Quiz by Kestrana
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Last updated: August 16, 2016
First submittedDecember 21, 2015
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Clue
Answer
D
Porpoise relative
Dolphin
O
Orange ape native to Indonesia
Orangutan
N
Salamander
Newt
T
Large hairy spider
Tarantula
P
Mountain lion or shoe brand
Puma
U
Fictional horse with a brilliant horn
Unicorn
T
Detroit baseball mascot
Tiger
T
In bowling, three strikes in a row
Turkey
H
Spiny pet
Hedgehog
E
National animal of Albania, Egypt
Eagle
C
Has one hump, or two
Camel
A
Small llama, bred for its wool
Alpaca
R
Has been called a "trash panda"
Raccoon
T
Froot Loops mascot
Toucan
B
Winged mammal
Bat
E
Babar or Horton, e.g.
Elephant
 
Clue
Answer
F
Fly-catching amphibian
Frog
O
Killer whale
Orca
R
It quoth, "Nevermore"
Raven
E
Very large species of deer
Elk
T
Slow-moving reptile
Turtle
H
Dangerous African "River Horse"
Hippopotamus
E
Largest native bird in Australia
Emu
H
Scavenger known for "laughing"
Hyena
O
Babe was a blue one of these
Ox
R
Bird seen with the return of spring
Robin
S
Jaws
Shark
E
Heron with white or buff plumage
Egret
 
Quote
Don't put the cart before the horse.
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2016
I love the Nevermore and Laughing clues :)
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Level 76
Aug 16, 2016
"National animal of Albania, Egypt"

You know, if you put the USA, I would've gotten this :P.

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Level 83
Sep 26, 2016
Arguably the eagle is a little overused. Besides those mentioned, it is also symbolic of: Austria, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Indonesia and Kazakhstan, as well as a number of Arab countries, believed to stem from its use as the symbol of Saladin: UAE, Iraq, Libya and Yemen as well as Egypt. Many Kurdish groups also use it as a symbol for the same reason (Saladin was in fact of Kurdish, not Arabic descent). And of course traditionally the eagle has been employed in the heraldry of many nations and noble houses in Europe, such as Prussia (and later the German Empire), the French Empires and the Holy Roman Empire. These uses all stem from its use by the Roman legions. Of course the type of eagle varies, for example, where America obviously uses the bald eagle, Mexico uses the golden eagle and Kazakhstan uses the steppe eagle.
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Level 66
Nov 30, 2016
Also Zambia (Fish Eagle) and some would say Zimbabwe, hut we aren't quite sure what the carving that represents the nation is, with some contending that it is an eagle.
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2017
The amount of research that went into this post is most impressive.
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Level 72
Nov 8, 2016
At first I misunderstood the clue to imply that there was a city called Albania in Egypt
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Level 52
Nov 30, 2016
well its on both the flags so that shoulda made it a bit more obvious
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Level 82
Aug 17, 2016
I liked the less well known clue for eagle - just to add some difficultly! The one that stumped me was "trash panda" - never heard that before, and it seems like kind of a stretch.
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Level 76
Aug 19, 2016
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Level 61
Nov 30, 2016
It's a very common Redditism.
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Level 58
Dec 1, 2016
Am on imgur. Can confirm.
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Level 76
Sep 8, 2016
Who would have a hedgehog as a pet?
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Level 71
Nov 30, 2016
Spike Milligan
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Level 46
Nov 30, 2016
Just lost my coffee through my nose :) :)
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Level 67
Nov 30, 2016
Beatrix Potter
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Level 60
Nov 30, 2016
anyone who likes strange looking exotic pets.
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Level 61
Nov 30, 2016
I have three friends who have/had hedgehogs as pets. It's something that seems to be becoming more popular. They make very good pets although they require a lot of care.
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2020
They would make lovely pets, they are adorable. But I am for letting nature be nature, so I wouldn't get one as a pet (or my house would be filled with all sort of wildlife! )

But I have hedgehog buddies. A few summers now, if I have my backdoor open after dusk, they wander in and see if there is anything of interest for them. And on quite a few occasions They'd have a (really loud !) snore underneath my couch.

I dont life in a rural area at all, my house is 5,50m wide smushed in between other houses. My garden is a bit longer than wide, so I guess it is 5,5x8 meters. But more green and trees than the enitre neighbourhood, a mini forest. And under my window I have a pile of stuff from pruning (mainly light stuff like, buddleja/butterfly bush and hibiscus and laurel, wisteria, some hedera etc) and for years I think hedgehogs are hybernating there

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Level 63
Nov 30, 2016
the clue for newt should have been scamander instead of salamander
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Level 64
Nov 30, 2016
Hedgehogs are NOT pets.
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Level 60
Nov 30, 2016
please look up "African pygmy hedgehog". I owned one for 6 years.
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2019
Any animal can be made a pet... whether you should do so or not is another question. I once saw a documentary of a couple that had a not, sure, buffalo or bizon as a pet... it was walking around in their living room... (could walk out too) and in other cases a hippo, that was raised after it had lost its mother and stayed with the humans.

People keep the strangest animals for various reasons, some more selfish than others.

There are also quite a lot of cases where animals adopt the humans. like a deer that allways comes visiting, but does keep going back to its fellow deer. well tons of examples.

I actually have a hedgehog that visits me... If I leave the backdoor open after dawn, it comes walking in looking for spiders I guess, or if my cats were sloppy eaters and dropped some food. he has taken a nap here a few times... luckily each time he leaves before I go to bed (was close several times, but I didnt have to wait for him for too long)

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Level 66
Nov 30, 2016
Great quiz, it helped when I guessed the quote cause then I knew the first letter so I could make an educated guess. That being said, Babe for me is a pig (does this give away my age), so when I saw o, all I could think of was oink :)
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Level 67
Nov 30, 2016
Yep, Babe is a pig.
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Level 77
Nov 30, 2016
But he is not blue. It refers to an American tall tale of the giant woodsman, Paul Bunyan, and Babe, his blue ox.
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2019
never heard of all of that, babe the pig yes, and something with a baseballplayer..
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Level 31
Nov 24, 2020
Only one I didn't get was the Babe one. Never heard of babe the ox only ever as Babe the pig. I dont think its got anything to do with your age cos I'm 14. XD
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Level 77
May 31, 2021
Not sure that American tale made it much beyond America. Babe the pig, much more widely known.
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Level 67
Nov 30, 2016
I understand that we should be looking for the most common answers, but 'slow moving reptile' beginning with T could also be a Tuatara.
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Level 67
Nov 30, 2016
Actually young tuatara can move very fast over short distances.
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Level 33
Nov 30, 2016
A couple of questions are a bit localised, Robins here (UK) stay put in winter and I've never even heard of fruit loops!
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2016
Agreed - robins are associated with Christmas in the UK and often frequent gardens in winter :)
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Level 80
Nov 30, 2016
From Wikipedia:

European robin – "Irish and British robins are largely resident but a small minority, usually female, migrate to southern Europe during winter, a few as far as Spain. Scandinavian and Russian robins migrate to Britain and western Europe to escape the harsher winters. "

American robin / Turdus migratorius (!) – "While robins occasionally overwinter in the northern part of the United States and southern Canada, most migrate to winter south of Canada from Florida and the Gulf Coast to central Mexico, as well as along the Pacific Coast"

In my country swallows are among the first birds to return in spring

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Level 67
Jul 5, 2019
turdus? haha> Isnt the saying about swallows and summer?
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Level 78
Jul 26, 2019
German robins stay put as well. Apart from swallows, geese and cranes are typical migrant birds, symbols for spring and fall as they can't be overheard when they're overhead in long-flight formation.

Storks and some others become more and more resident as winters become warmer and migrating is not really necessary any more.

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Level 57
Nov 30, 2016
i got the quote but missed raccoon, robin, and egret.
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Level 67
Nov 30, 2016
Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus?
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2016
Did anyone else spend ages trying to think of types of pig beginning with O? I thought "Babe" referred to the fictional pig..
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Level 44
Nov 30, 2016
Yep, I only figured out the ox one thanks to the Simpsons. Not American so I sure didn't know much of the Paul Bunyon/Bunyan/whatever it's spelled as folklore.
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2016
Too many sports questions in this animal quiz. :|
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Level 40
Dec 1, 2016
Not having hedgehogs in Australia made that last Q a little difficult haha (let alone as pets!).
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2019
yea though their might be people out there that háve them as pet. Describing them as pets does not seem right. Some people have monkeys as pets.. but a question starting what pet... would be weird to have monkey as an answer...

May I suggest what insecteater.

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Level 31
Nov 24, 2020
You dont have hedgehogs in Aussie??? I thought you guys brung em over to us in NZ. But I'm probably wrong. XD Just about to look it up......
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Level 31
Nov 24, 2020
..... Just looked it up and am shocked that you Aussies dont have hedgehogs!!! You learn somthing new everyday!😜 We got our hedgies from somewhere in Europe btw.
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Level 68
Dec 22, 2017
Make an Animal Decoder#2! This is a really good quiz!
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Level 63
Mar 3, 2018
Great quiz! I got the quote with the letters DONTPU idk how, just thought of a quote that has to do with an animal
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Level 78
Aug 8, 2018
Robins are more of a winter / Christmas visitor in these parts.
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Level 53
Jun 23, 2020
There are so many birds that are seen with the return of spring, and it was a robin? I would've guessed stork.
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Level 58
Dec 2, 2020
I got "Don't (p)ut" and immediately knew the quote..
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Level 53
Mar 15, 2021
NEWTS ARE NOT SALAMANDERS. Change the quote to "similar to a salamander" or something