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  African animals
Updated 23 January 2003, 19.20
A cheetah

 
Which animal's name means 'earth pig' in the Afrikaans language?
  A: Hippopotamus
  B: Aardvark
  C: Tapir
Africa is home to the world's smallest type of squirrel, called the...?
  A: Pygmy squirrel
  B: Shrew squirrel
  C: Bird squirrel
What is the world's fastest land animal?
  A: The puma
  B: The leopard
  C: The cheetah
The giraffe was originally thought to be a cross between which two animals?
  A: A horse and a tiger
  B: A leopard and a camel
  C: A zebra and an antelope
The rhino's horn is actually made from...?
  A: Bone
  B: Matted hair
  C: Wood
The pangolin is a type of...?
  A: Anteater
  B: Fish
  C: Snake
How many species of bat is Africa home to?
  A: 111
  B: 211
  C: 311
In a pride of lions, who does the most hunting?
  A: The males
  B: The females
The dikdik is a type of...?
  A: Horse
  B: Antelope
  C: Monkey
Baby elephants are called...?
  A: Pups
  B: Calves
  C: Cubs


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