Can You Name All The Animals In These Kids' Drawings?

J. Scott Wilson

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About This Quiz

Refrigerators have probably displayed more art than all the museums in the world combined.  OK, maybe we exaggerate just a tiny bit.  ut the fact is, if your kids bring home the artistic masterpieces they created in school, there's no better place to display them than front and center in the one place that gets more traffic than any highway at rush hour:  your refrigerator!

And because kids love animals, chances are that the majority of drawings they create are of some kind of creature in the animal kingdom.  In fact, drawings of dogs are at the top of the list of animals kids draw the most.

But let's face it, some kids are more talented than others.  While it may be easy to identify the animals drawn by future Michelangelos, some drawings will leave you "ooohing" and "ahhhing" because you don't want to hurt your children's feelings, but in all honesty, you have no idea what animals they meant to draw!

And that's where this quiz comes in.  We'll give you 40 drawings of animals drawn by kids and challenge you to identify what it is!  Are you ready?  There's only one way to find out.  Ready, set, grab that refrigerator magnet and take the quiz1

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Dogs are one of the most popular topics for kid drawings. If your kid is REALLY talented, you'll even be able to tell the breed!

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There are so many different types of cows that kids will have fun picking a pattern. The really creative kids, of course, make their cows orange and green.

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Ducks can be ill-tempered creatures around children, chasing them mercilessly. Maybe that's why Donald has such an irascible nature.

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Most kids harbor a healthy fear of sharks, even though they're more likely to get hit by a falling tree than bitten by a shark. Drawing them can help calm those qualms!

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Most kids' ideas of mice come from Tom and Jerry and Mickey. The real thing is far less glamorous.

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What kid wouldn't want to be a porcupine? If the class bully messes with you, you fill him full of quills!

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Some kids are lucky enough to grow up with a pet raccoon. They enjoy doing things like washing toys ... in the toilet.

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A horse is a horse, of course, of course. If your kid artist is really talented, his horse won't look like a cow.

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Eagles can be a daunting task for young artists. Sometimes, they just set the wingspan at the width of the paper and fill in the middle.

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Robins are deadly worm hunters. In the spring, they'll hang around when you turn over your compost heap and get the easy munchies.

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Contrary to popular belief, chickens are not stupid birds. Have you ever seen one overdraw a checking account?

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The largest animals on earth, whales have been a source of food and consumer products for centuries. These days, thankfully, almost no civilized countries hunt the gentle cetaceans.

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Deer are largely timid, gentle creatures. They're "fringe" feeders, preferring to feed at the edge of forests and (sadly) on the sides of roads.

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The catfish is one of the ugliest fish in the water. Breaded with cornmeal and fried, however, it's beautifully delicious.

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The platypus is an egg-laying mammal. For believers, this is for some proof that God has a sense of humor.

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If you're tired of mowing your yard, get a goat! They'll keep your grass cut short ... and your shrubs, your roses, your tomatoes ...

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What kid doesn't love drawing sheep? For even more fun, let them glue cotton balls to the paper and make them 3-D.

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Polar bears are the apex predators of the arctic. Global warming has led to shrinking ice sheets, which makes it harder for them to hunt their usual prey.

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Squirrels are perfectly adapted to the suburban environment. They raid our bird feeders, snatch food off our picnic tables and bury their nuts in our well-tilled gardens.

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Grizzly bears are pretty much the kings of the forest. Make sure your kids have a full brown crayon to draw one!

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Swans are always the stars of any gathering of aquatic birds. Unfortunately, they also ACT like stars, with foul tempers.

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Sooner or later, kids want to draw bugs. The ladybug is a favorite, since drawing the spots is fun!

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When you go to the zoo, chimps are always a big hit. If kids watch "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," though, they may get unrealistic expectations of what might happen.

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The hippopotamus is one of the only zoo animals to have its own Christmas song. "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas" is a super earworm!

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The gorilla suit is a longtime favorite Halloween costume. Get in touch with your inner ape and try one sometime!

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Elephants are tremendously social animals, frequently working together to accomplish tasks. Our congress could learn from them ...

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Lions have life pretty easy. The lionesses do most of the hunting, leaving them to defend territory, look great in nature photos and make baby lions (which they occasionally try to eat).

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Alligators were prized by hunters for many years for their skins, which make great leather. In Louisiana, you can even get fried gator bites at drive-throughs.

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Rhinos are famously ill-tempered beasts. If YOU had a horn the size of a tree trunk attached to your head, wouldn't YOU want to use it on things?

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Tortoises are some of the longest-lived animals on earth. There are giant tortoises on Galapagos even older than the ketchup packets in the back of your fridge!

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There are many, many different species of frog, in a wide variety of sizes. The most commonly drawn, though, is the Toddler Crayon Frog, which is uniformly green and may appear lopsided.

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Crabs aren't the most beautiful creatures, but they're delicious. Hermit crabs, which use seashells as homes, are a favorite aquarium pet.

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The lobster is one of the most prized of restaurant entrees. You have to wonder, though, who first had the idea to cook and eat what looks like a giant armored sea insect.

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Even the youngest kid can draw a snake! Of course, they frequently do so by accident ... and on the walls ... but, hey, it's art!

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Wolves were once the apex predator in the American West. Hunting in packs, they could bring down even the largest prey.

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