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Quiz: Can you identify these weird and unusual animals?

Can you guess the unusual creature from just one picture? Identify cute, quirky, weird and wonderful animals from around the world with our fun and challenging quiz…

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Right now, we’re all missing the world’s wildlife – but fortunately, the planet’s weird and wonderful creatures, big and small, will be waiting for us when the world reopens.

For now, let’s celebrate some of the slightly unusual species we see less often than the Big Five, perhaps because they’re so elusive, or there’s just a small number of them left in the wild.

How many of these quirky, adorable and slightly strange animals can you correctly identify? Let’s find out…

1. Can you name this cute wild cat?

Margay

Ocelot

Eurasian lynx

Serval

2. Can you name this unusual amphibian?

Tiger salamander

Axolotl, aka Mexican walking fish

Xenopus clawed frog

Nice try! This isn’t a real animal

3. Can you name this dog-like creature?

Mexican wolf

African wild dog

Aardwolf

Indian jackal

4. Can you name this star-nosed animal?

Star-nosed mole

Star-nosed badger

Star-nosed raccoon

Nice try! This is a CGI animal

5. Can you name this adorable mammal?

Collared pika

Mexican cottontail rabbit

Chilean chinchilla

Peruvian guinea pig

6. Can you name this bug-eyed buddy?

Marmoset

Sunda colugo

Flying squirrel

Philippine lemur

7. Can you name this rare, colourful primate?

Delacour’s langur

Udzungwa red colobus

Golden snub-nosed monkey

Red-shanked douc

8. Can you name this spotted feline?

Serval

Jaguar

Ocelot

Caracal

9. Can you name this spiky little fella?

Madagascan hedgehog

Streaked tenrec

Crested porcupine

Mouse lemur

10. Can you name this popcorn-scented creature?

Binturong

Raccoon dog

Sun bear

Jaguarundi

11. Can you name this American mammal?

Kinkajou

Asian palm civet

Fossa

Coatimundi

12. Can you name this otherworldly animal?

Naked mole rat

Pichi

Pink fairy armadillo

Nice try! That’s not a real animal

13. Can you name this baby long-nosed mammal?

Capybara

Springbok

Anteater

Tapir

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