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Can You Pass This Basic Zookeeper's Test?

You're going to have to know your animals.

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  1. 1. Eric the echidna has escaped from his cage! Quick, can you find him?

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The others were a white eared opossum, a potoroo, and a mole.

  2. 2. Can you tell the visitors what type of parrot this is?

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    Duchess lorikeet
    Moluccan king parrot
    Scarlet macaw
  3. 3. A group of children really want to meet Alice the aye-aye. Can you show her to them?

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The others were a ring-tailed lemur, a crowned aifaka, and a wombat.

  4. 4. Can you pick out the African elephant? The other is an Indian elephant.

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  5. 5. This is Felix. What type of big cat is he?

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    Jaguar
    Leopard
    Puma
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's a pantanal jaguar.

  6. 6. Can you pick out Polly, the proboscis monkey?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The others were a pygmy marmoset, a mandrill, and a black howler monkey.

  7. 7. Can you identify this animal?

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    Jerboa
    Colugo
    Lemming
  8. 8. Which is the American alligator? The other is a saltwater crocodile.

  9. 9. Can you spot Callie the caracal in her enclosure?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The others were an Iberian lynx cub, an ocelot, and a Pallas' cat.

  10. 10. It's time to feed Amelia the armadillo. What do you give her?

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    A dead vole
    Worms
    Lettuce
  11. 11. The label has come off this guy's enclosure, can you tell the visitors what type of animal it is?

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    Jackson's mongoose
    Fossa
    Falanouc
  12. 12. Time for a quick trip the aquarium. Can you point out Raymond the electric ray?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The others were a bluespotted ribbontail ray, a stingray, and a largetooth sawfish.

  13. 13. Can you tell everyone the name for these adorable baby meerkats?

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    Pups
    Cubs
    Kittens
  14. 14. This animal has just turned up at the zoo, can you identify it?

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    Galago
    Tarsier
    Pygmy slow loris
  15. 15. Which of these bears is a grizzly bear? The other is a cinnamon black bear.

  16. 16. And finally, can you pick out Archie the axolotl?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The others were a blobfish, tiger salamander, and an Argentine horned frog.

Can You Pass This Basic Zookeeper's Test?

Please never go near a wild animal, because we're genuinely scared you might die.

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You probably shouldn't be let out to look after the elephants or tame the tigers just yet.

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You pass! You'd make a pretty good zookeeper, as long as zookeeping only involving identifying animals on the internet.

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Congratulations, you'd make a great zookeeper! Now just to spend years studying how to handle and properly care for the animals (unless you're actually a zookeeper already).

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