Can You Identify All These Hoofed Animals From an Image?



By: Lauren Lubas

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Animals come in all shapes and sizes, and they all have specific features that help us identify them and put them into classes. Some have horns. Some resemble humans, and some have hoofs (or hooves ... They're all the same). When it comes to identifying animals that have hoofs, we might immediately be able to call out the ones that are obvious: horses, goats, deer. However, you'd be surprised to know that the animal kingdom is full of animals that we would never think to classify as hoofed. These are the ungulates. 

While many think that they can spot an ungulate from the sound it makes when it walks, they might not be able to call them out from a single image. As you take this quiz, it's important to remember that there are two kinds of ungulates: the even-toed ungulates and the odd-toed ungulates, and these ungulates put the entire weight of their bodies onto their toes ... Yes, even the rhinos. Ungulates are the ballerinas of the animal kingdom, even if they don't see as graceful. 

What are you waiting for? It's time to test your skills to see if you can identify all of these ungulates from a single image.

Which animal is actually very clean, despite its reputation?

Just because they like to roll around in the mud and they eat food that is known as "slop" doesn't mean that pigs are dirty. They actually roll in the mud to cool down on hot days.


What is this hoofed animal that produces milk?

These days, some people find that drinking cow's milk doesn't agree with them, but for centuries, humans have been using their milk to make various products, including milk, cheese and butter.


These animals are often hunted for their meat. What are they?

If you live in an area where deer are common, you might be a little relieved when hunting season rolls around. Deer tend to jump out in front of cars that are driving very fast. It never ends well.


Which animal is used mainly for labor on farms?

Despite what some people think, a donkey is not a mule. You can tell the difference by which one can reproduce. A mule is a mix between a horse and a donkey, and it cannot reproduce.


Can you name this animal that you would find in the desert?

Watch out, they spit! Camels fare well in hot and arid climates because they can retain water well. Despite what you've seen in cartoons, camels do not have tanks of water under their humps, but the humps function almost in the same manner.


What herbivorous hoofed animal is this?

The tapir looks like some odd mix between an anteater and a wild boar. They can be found in the rain forests, mostly in South America and Southeast Asia, and they can live up to 30 years.


Can you name this "clip-clop" animal that people love to ride?

The human race has used horses for centuries. They're strong animals that are sure-footed. They make for an efficient form of transportation and can bare a lot of weight, so they're good for work.


Can you name this armored animal with hooves?

It may look as though a rhinoceros has toes, but actually, each of those toes has a hoof on it. Several species of these large and frightening animals are on the verge of extinction.


Do you recognize this animal that listens to dogs?

A female sheep is known as a ewe. A wild sheep will be larger than a domesticated one, but they will both produce wool, which is sustainable.


This is one of the largest species of deer. What is it?

A male elk can reach up to 730 pounds. They are mostly found in North America, and they are often hunted for their pelts, meat and antlers. While they look very much like moose, they are just a little smaller.


What is this stripped animal?

Everyone knows that zebras have stripes and are found in Africa. A zebra's stripes are much like a fingerprint; no two have the same markings. Many believe that a zebra's stripes are meant for camouflage.


Can you name this animal that surprisingly has hoofs?

Yes, a hippopotamus has hoofs, even if they look like toenails. A hippo can actually go three weeks without eating, and despite their "gentle giant" look, they are actually very territorial creatures.


Which hoofed animal has a long neck and is generally found on a farm?

The llama has been getting a lot of attention lately because they are adorable creatures (as long as you don't have to smell them). They can be found on materials and craft products.


This creature inspired Disney's Pumbaa character. What is it?

While a warthog is only about three feet in height, it can weigh up to 330 pounds. That's a pretty dense beast if we do say so ourselves. You can identify the warthog by the two small tusks protruding from its smile.


Do you know what this beastly hoofed animal is called?

If you were wondering how a giraffe can exist when a unicorn is a mythical creature, just think about how strong they are. A single kick from a giraffe's leg can kill a lion with ease.


This hoofed animal has a deceiving name. What is it?

Yes, this animal really exists. It may just look like a common deer from afar, but when you get closer, you realize that this animal has tusks. Those aren't whiskers; they're extra-long teeth protruding from its mouth.


These animals are used for their milk and meat. What are they?

Goats are a pretty common animal, but few know that goats were one of the first animals that humans actually tamed. They are used for milk, meat and lawn care services (they eat a lot of grass).


What is this little piggy known as?

A peccary is a small pig-like creature that lives in the Americas. They only weigh about 45 to 50 pounds, but they have an elaborate social structure with herds of over 100 individuals.


Can you name this hoofed animal related to antelope?

There are a lot of hoofed animals related to the antelope, and the pronghorn is one of the most distinctive. Their antlers curve in toward each other, like two question marks.


Can you recognize this incredibly strong animal?

If you've ever heard the saying "As strong as an ox ... and almost as smart," you probably already know quite a bit about oxen. These animals are large, strong and can take on laborious tasks with little issue.


What African beast was put on Earth to feed every other African beast?

Nature's buffet is a giant herd of wildebeests roaming the plains in Africa. In general, predators see wildebeests and consider them the best lunch they can get their teeth sunk into. This is mostly because wildebeest don't fight, they just run ... and not very fast.


What is this odd-looking hoofed animal?

An addax looks like a cross between a moose and a mountain goat, but it's actually more closely related to the antelope. These desert-dwellers were first recorded in 1816 and are now critically endangered.


He may have stripes, but he isn't a zebra. What is it?

Somewhere between a zebra and a giraffe (look at the shape of its spine and neck) lies the okapi. These fascinating creatures are generally found in Central Africa, specifically the Congo.


Can you name this cross between a donkey and a horse?

You've probably heard the word mule, but many don't know that they are a mix between a horse and a donkey. Specifically, the horse is female, and the donkey is a male. Mules can weigh up to 1,000 pounds.


Which creatures love to help Santa one day a year?

Everyone knows the most famous reindeer of them all, but few realize that these gentle giants are excellent helpers in the colder regions of North America, Europe and Siberia ... basically anywhere it snows.


This little guy might look like a longhorn, but he has a specific name. What is it?

An ovis is a domesticated sheep, and many believe that it has common ancestors with wild mouflon that live in Central and Southwest Asia. They are often identified by the way their wool grows and their leg shape.


What is this interesting hoofed creature called?

Depending on the species, chevrotains only get to be about 6 pounds or so, with the smallest species, Java mouse-deer, weighing only about three and a half pounds. Yes, we all want to take one home.


What is this interesting animal called?

If you've ever seen a body-building competition, you might recognize something in this animal. The gaur is a bison but without the long and shaggy hair. Interestingly, they have a specific sound they make to warn others when dangers are near.


Can you name this animal that looks kind of like a reindeer and a moose had a baby?

This interesting-looking creature is known as a Pere David's deer. You may not recognize it, as it can only be seen in a zoo, so no (unfortunately) nature cameos with David Attenborough voice-over for this guy.


Do you know the name of this domesticated hoofed animal?

Yaks are great animals for cartoons because their hair growth makes for an interesting look that calls back to human personality traits. However, yaks have been domesticated and are often used for work-related duties.


This cow relative can be found throughout India. What is its name?

Gayal are one of the biggest land mammals. A male gayal can react up to 1,800 pounds in the wild and grow to nearly nine feet in length. They are very close to the oxen of the world, but they are normally known as cattle of the mountain.


This looks like a mix between a fox and a dog, but it has hoofs. What is it?

These furry-faced adorable creatures are usually identified by their rounded ears and button noses. They are usually found in thick forests of Honshu and are protected in conservation areas because of their smaller population.


Do you know what this bouncy creature is called?

The springbok received its name for seemingly obvious reasons: These small creatures can jump incredibly high. With their tiny frames, they can run from their predators at up to 55 miles per hour.


Can you identify which kind of antelope this is?

The most distinguishing feature of this antelope is its body shape. The curve of their spine is unique, and they stand almost like hyenas. An adult roan antelope can reach up to 500 pounds.


Do you recognize this hoofed animal that is thought to be fast?

Gazelles can run up to 25 mph, putting them at about half the speed of a wildebeest. While they aren't fast, they do have a lot of stamina and travel in large groups to help protect them from predators.


What's the name of this critically endangered member of the bovine species?

Yes, there is a species of cow that is nearly extinct. There is only about 250 kouprey left in the world. They are known as wild cows that live in forest areas, and they're from Southeast Asia.


What kind of antelope has an odd face like this?

This critically endangered species with a face similar to camels has called multiple continents home, but it can mostly be found in near the Carpathian Mountains and Mongolia, if you can find one.


Which species of deer lives in the North Andes?

Taruca have very distinct markings on their face that help people identify them from other animals that are related to deer (as they look very similar to most deer). This marking is generally in the shape of a Y or a V.


This llama relative lives in the Andes. What is it?

Related to the alpaca, these llama-like creatures are generally found in the Andes. They are known as the national mammal of Peru, and their wool can cost as much as $300 per kilo.


Do you recognize this mountain-dweller?

These llama relatives know a thing or two about living in the mountains. They're usually found in the Andes and can live up to 25 years. Their babies are called chulengos.


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