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Can you name the African mammals?
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Aug 29th, 2011 at 04:04 GMT
Having done Birds and Insects and Marsupials and Rodents and Primates, I've been meaning to do a more general 'Mammals' quiz but couldn't think how to get so broad a group into a quiz. Today it hit me- separate quizzes by continent. So... here's Africa. I'll do North America next and then Asia, etc. Enjoy!
Aug 29th, 2011 at 05:19 GMT
@Hejman- good idea! (have fun with Antarctica?)...also, is there a reason for "buffalo" not being accepted? Or is African buffalo its common name?
Aug 29th, 2011 at 11:45 GMT
@MasterPenguin- No reason at all. I'll add it.
Aug 31st, 2011 at 19:32 GMT
Do you think honey badger cares that most people can't identify him?
Aug 31st, 2011 at 21:10 GMT
@trivial- It appears that the honey badger would happily gnaw the arms off of those people.
Aug 31st, 2011 at 22:26 GMT
Water buffalo? And maybe just mongoose.
Aug 31st, 2011 at 23:35 GMT
Great Quiz! I've had some ideas for picture quizzes, but i could never find out how to do them :( Oh , well.
Sep 1st, 2011 at 00:34 GMT
Thanks for accepting Pumbaa. It gave me a giggle.
Sep 1st, 2011 at 00:48 GMT
@slamb- Just 'mongoose' is already an accepted answer. The water buffalo is actually a different animal native to Asia (bubalus bubalis) while the cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is African and is pictured here. @myb555- Email me. I'd be happy to walk you through putting together a picture quiz.
Sep 1st, 2011 at 03:18 GMT
I typed in white rhino and got nothing. Its a small thing, but maybe make it an alternative? Aside from that I really like this one.
Sep 1st, 2011 at 05:47 GMT
@Dirk- I had rhino and white rhinoceros, but have added white rhino. Thanks for catching that.
Sep 1st, 2011 at 12:54 GMT
@Hejman, well it only occured to me after i made that comment to check the FAQs (I can't believe i didn't go there immediatly) and i know how. But thank you for the offer.
Sep 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 GMT
You gdidn't gaccept gnu for wildebeest! I gwish I could gnash my teeth at you!
Sep 4th, 2011 at 01:17 GMT
Oh gnosh! How could gnot have igncluded the gnu! It's added gnow.
Sep 4th, 2011 at 17:35 GMT
I wouldn't have gotten a Damara Dik Dik in a million years...
Sep 5th, 2011 at 12:01 GMT
http://www.sporcle.com/games/sufradley/hakuna_matata Hejman, I'm concern you are my alter ego...
Sep 5th, 2011 at 13:29 GMT
Yikes! Sorry, sufradley, I did a bunch of searches under "mammals" but not generally under "animals".
Sep 5th, 2011 at 20:51 GMT
Please accept both brown hyaena and hyaena - Just been on a research project in South Africa specifically studying them and that was the preferred spelling :)
Sep 6th, 2011 at 03:29 GMT
I love it when I learn something from my own quiz! Thanks, Moldemort!
Sep 20th, 2011 at 04:52 GMT
Honey Badger does what he wants
Dec 28th, 2011 at 19:34 GMT
Great quiz! But I would suggest that "galago" be accepted as an alternate for the bushbaby. And in case anyone is curious, the baboon belongs to the "olive" baboon species (Papio anubis).
Dec 29th, 2011 at 18:22 GMT
Galago is added, thanks.
Jan 5th, 2012 at 19:34 GMT
Great quiz, Hejman! Animal quizzes are probably my favourite and I do like a challenging one like this. I'm planning on taking a safari guiding course after uni and working in Botswana, and this has really helped my withdrawal syptoms from the bush!
Game published: Jan 25th, 2012 at 18:03 GMT
Jan 25th, 2012 at 18:17 GMT
Glad you accepted Ratel for Honey Badger, ( although I guessed Skunk first! )
Jan 25th, 2012 at 18:31 GMT
It's caught in between a ferocious lion and a man eating hippo, but the honey badger doesn't care. Honey badger dont' give a $%!%
Jan 25th, 2012 at 18:32 GMT
it's the cast of the lion king!
Jan 25th, 2012 at 18:33 GMT
I totally want a giraffe for a pet. Wouldn't that be awesome, just having a giraffe wandering around your back yard and nibbling on the neighbors trees? Everybody else out walking their dogs and you out walking your giraffe. I would definitely have a sign in the front window that said, "Beware of the guard giraffe."
Jan 25th, 2012 at 18:34 GMT
I lol'd when I saw the honey badger :D
Jan 25th, 2012 at 18:36 GMT
I also love how you accepted Pumbaa for warthog :D
Jan 25th, 2012 at 18:36 GMT
That's a wildebeest? Who gnu?
Jan 25th, 2012 at 18:41 GMT
Honey Badger don't care about being on this quiz.
Jan 25th, 2012 at 18:49 GMT
I went to school with Damara Dik Dik, but I don't want to talk about it.
Jan 25th, 2012 at 19:11 GMT
This quiz is seriously lacking a bit of Timon, you can't leave poor Pumbaa on his own
Jan 25th, 2012 at 19:16 GMT
@evandervox: He's not alone - Simba is with him.
Jan 25th, 2012 at 19:22 GMT
I was waiting for "human"... :P
Jan 25th, 2012 at 19:23 GMT
6,2% did not recognize lion..
Jan 25th, 2012 at 19:29 GMT
I feel like you should've accepted water buffalo for African buffalo too. Great job though! :)
Jan 25th, 2012 at 19:40 GMT
@Not_Shirely- 'Human' is in the previously published Primates quiz so I didn't want to reuse the answer. @sarahg678- Water buffalo are 'Bubalus bubalis' and found only in extreme northern Africa (and much more commonly in Asia). The animal shown here is 'Syncerus caffer'. Different genus, different species.
Jan 25th, 2012 at 19:42 GMT
Accept Tyrann Mathieu as an answer? :D
Jan 25th, 2012 at 19:49 GMT
I was also going to make a Lion King/Tyrann Mathieu joke, but there are plenty of those already, so I'll just say that the Hippo is a wannabe Baboon.
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