Can You Solve These Animal Vocabulary Puzzles?

By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

As you probably know, especially if you took animal biology or zoology classes in high school or college, there's a whole different vocabulary for describing animals and their properties. Sometimes, these terms refer to their special characteristics (only a horse has "withers," while insects have "antennae.") But there's also a special nomenclature for the males, females and young of different species. Sometimes, too, the names are shared by more than one species.
  
For example, you probably knew that cattle are called "bulls" when male, "cows" when female, and "calves" when young. But do you know which aquatic animal shares those names? And do you know which species has different names for its male young and female young? This isn't true of dogs or cats, but there is a kind of livestock animal for which we make this distinction. (Hint: It becomes important in racing). 

Perhaps you're a whiz at animal names and terms. So just to make things a little more complicated, we've "encrypted" the questions, to make them more like riddles. For example, that last phrase would read, "... T0 M4K3 TH3M M0R3 L1K3 R1DDL3$." Note to computer programmers: Yes, we know that's technically not "encryption." Sorry if we just made your brain hurt. To everyone else, good luck! 

WH4T K1ND 0F 4N1M4L H4S L4MB$?

WH4T K1ND 0F 4N1M4L H4$ K1TT3N$?

1N$T34D 0F LUNG$, F1$H H4V3 ______.

4 F3M4L3 H0RS3 IS 4 _____.

TH3 B4B13$ 0F A B34R 4R3 C4LL3D _____.

WH1CH 0F TH3S3 I$ N0T A L1V3$T0CK 4N1M4L?

4 Y0UN6 M4L3 H0R$E I$ C4LL3D 4 ____.

"C4N1S" 1S TH3 SC1ENT1F1C T3RM F0R 4 ____.

WH4T AR3 TH3 Y0UNG 0F PL4TYPUS3S C4LL3D?

WH1CH 4N1M4L H4S TH3 M0ST V4R14T10N 4M0NG SP3CI3S?

WH4T 1S 4 M4L3 WH4L3 C4LLED?

WH3N 4 D0G F4TH3RS A L1TT3R, H3 1S C4LL3D 1TS _____.

4 H0RS3'S H31GHT 1S M34SUR3D 1N ______.

SN4K3S 4ND TURTL3S 4R3 3X4AMPL3S 0F _______.

WH4T I$ 4 G3LD3D 8ULL C4LL3D?

TH3 H0RN$ 0F 4 D33R 4RE C4LL3D ______.

WH4T 1S 4 B4BY G00$3 C4LL3D?

4N 4N1M4L TH4T N0 L0NG3R 3X1STS 1S C4LL3D _______.

B4BY GU1N3A P1G$ 4R3 C4LL3D _____.

4 B4BY 4NT3L0P3 1S C4LL3D 4 ______.

WH4T 4R3 B4BY F0X3S C4LL3D?

D33R AND G04TS H4V3 _______ H00V3S.

"EQU1N3" 1S 4 T3RM THAT D3SCR1B3S ______.

4 C4M3L W1TH 0N3 HUMP 1S C4LL3D 4 _______.

WH4T 1$ 4 GR0UP 0F D0LPHIN$ C4LL3D?

B4BY B4T$ 4R3 C4LL3D _____.

"F3L1D4E" 1S TH3 F4M1LY 1NCLUD1NG _____.

4N1M4LS TH4T 34T M34T 4R3 C4LL3D _______.

4N 4N1M4L TH4T 34TS FRU1T 1S C4LL3D _________.

4N 3ND0TH3RM1C 4N1M4L IS ____-BL00D3D.

4 C0LD-BL00D3D 4N1M4L 1S C4LL3D _________.

WH4L3S W1TH0UT T33TH 4R3 C4LLED ______ WH4L3S.

WH4T 1S A B4BY C4M3L C4LL3D?

4N 3L3PH4NT'$ H0RN$ 4RE C4LL3D _____.

4 "CUR$0R14L" 4NIM4L 1S 0N3 TH4T D03$ WH4T?

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