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Posted on Jan 2, 2017

Can You Tell These Commonly Confused Animals Apart?

No cheetahing!

  1. Is this an alpaca or a llama?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Alpaca

    Fun fact: Alpacas are much smaller than llamas! Their average weight is around 150 pounds while some llamas can weight up to 400 pounds!

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  2. Which one of these is an opossum?

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    Wrong! 

    Fun fact: Opossums are found in North America while possums are most commonly found in Australia.

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  3. Is this a cheetah or a leopard?

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    Leopard

    Fun fact: The best way to tell the two apart is by looking at their spots. Cheetah spots are solid black while leopard spots are more complex clusters of black and brown.

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  4. Which of these is a sea lion?

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    Wrong! 

    Fun fact: A quick way to tell seals from sea lions is to look for ears! Sea lions have small flaps for outer ears while seals have tiny holes that are only visible close up!

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  5. Is this an alligator or a crocodile?

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    Wrong! 

    Alligator

    Fun fact: The easiest way to tell an alligator from a crocodile is by looking at the shape of its nose! Alligators have wide, U-shaped snouts while crocodiles have pointier, V-shaped ones.

    Via Mickrick / Getty
  6. Which one of these is an anteater?

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    Wrong! 

    Fun fact: Both aardvarks and anteaters like to eat ants, but aside from that, they're actually really different. For one thing, anteaters are native to Central and South America whereas aardvarks are native to Africa.

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  7. Is this a dolphin or a porpoise?

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    Wrong! 

    Porpoise!

    Fun fact: You can tell a porpoise from a dolphin by looking at its beak. Dolphins tend to have much longer noses!

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  8. Which one is a tortoise?

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    Wrong! 

    Fun fact: Tortoises can't swim! Turtles, on the other hand, spend most of their lives in water.

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  9. Is this a butterfly or a moth?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Butterfly

    Fun fact: You can tell a butterfly from a moth by looking at its antennae. A butterfly's antennae are club-shaped with bulbs at the ends while a moth's tend to be feathery or saw-edged.

    Via en.wikipedia.org
  10. And finally, which one is an Asian elephant?

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    Wrong! 

    Fun fact: Because Asian elephants live in cool jungle areas, their ears are much smaller than those of African elephants.

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