Do You Know What These Animals Eat?


By: J. Reinoehl

6 Min Quiz

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Everybody has to eat, but some animals are pickier than others when it comes to their dietary intake. Do you know what these animals like to munch on? Find out by taking this quiz.

What does a gray wolf eat?

“Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.” – Alfred Hitchcock


What does a lion eat?

Female lions do most of the hunting, but male lions eat first.


What does a horse eat?

“Oats. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.” – Samuel Johnson


What does a giraffe eat?

Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep every 24-hours. They snort when they are alarmed.


Which animal primarily eats dirt?

“I think we consider too much the luck of the early bird, and [we don’t consider] enough the bad luck of the early worm.” – Franklin Roosevelt


What does an aardvark eat?

The name “aardvark” comes from the Afrikaans language. It means “earth pig.”


What does a honeybee eat?

“The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it” – Jacques-Yves Cousteau


What does a termite eat?

Termites cause over $1 billion in damage each year in the United States, but $2 billion is spent each year controlling or preventing termites.


What does a bullfrog eat?

“She dotes on poetry, sir. She adores it; I may say that her whole soul and mind are wound up, and entwined with it. She has produced some delightful pieces, herself, sir. You may have met with her 'Ode to an Expiring Frog,' sir.” – Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers


What does an Eastern gray squirrel eat?

Squirrels are one of the few mammals that can descend a tree head-first. If they believe an animal is watching when they bury their food for winter, they will pretend to bury it and hide it in their mouth.


What does a chicken eat?

An' Ma ain't nobody you can push aroun' neither. I seen her beat… a tin peddler with a live chicken one time 'cause he give her a argument. She had the chicken in one [hand and] the ax in the other, about to cut its head off. She aimed to go for that peddler with the ax, but she forgot which hand was which, an' she takes after him with the chicken. Couldn' even eat that chicken when she got done.” – John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath


Which animal eats only blood?

“The baby bat screamed in fright: ‘Turn on the dark. I’m afraid of the light!’” – Shel Silverstein


What does a red-headed woodpecker eat?

The red-headed woodpecker is considered a threatened species in Canada and some states in the United States. Red-headed woodpeckers can catch insects while flying or on the ground. They also eat fruits, nuts, berries, seeds, and sometimes the eggs of other birds.


What does a blue (baleen) whale eat?

“By my retentive memory of the hieroglyphics upon one Sperm Whale in particular, I was much struck with a plate representing the old Indian characters chiseled on the famous hieroglyphic palisades on the banks of the Upper Mississippi. Like those mystic rocks, too, the mystic-marked whale remains undecipherable.” –Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, or The Whale


What does an elephant eat?

African elephants weigh 5,000 to 14,000 pounds (2,268-6,350 kg). They can grow to be 13 feet (4 m) tall from shoulder to toe.


What does a pink sea starfish eat?

“…When the tide goes out, the little water world becomes quiet and lovely. The sea is very clear, and the bottom becomes fantastic with hurrying, fighting, feeding, breeding animals… Starfish squat over mussels and limpets, attach their million little suckers and then slowly lift with incredible power until the prey is broken from the rock. And then the starfish stomach comes out and envelops its food.” – John Steinbeck, Cannery Row


Which animal primarily eats carrion (dead animals)?

Many vultures rely solely upon sight to find carrion, but the turkey vulture also uses smell. Turkey vultures defend themselves by vomiting when they are threatened.


What does a rabbit eat?

“Hallo, Rabbit,” he said. “Is that you?” "Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “and see what happens.” – A. A. Milne, Winne-the-Pooh


What does a red kangaroo eat?

Newborn kangaroos (joeys) are about the size of a grape and crawl into their mother’s pouch immediately. The mother pumps milk into the joey once it attaches to her because it is unable to swallow or suckle when it is first born.


What does a giant panda eat?

“Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift... That's why they call it present” – Master Oogway, Kung-Fu Panda


Which animal eats seals?

Great Whites are the largest predatory fish in the ocean, weighing up to 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg). They swim at about 15 mph (24 kph).


What does an American robin eat?

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.” – Emily Dickinson


What does an emperor penguin eat?

Emperor penguins are the only animals that inhabit Antarctica during the winter. Males balance their eggs on their feet and cover them with feathered skin while the females go on a two-month hunting spree. When the females return, the chicks hatch and the females regurgitate food for them and tend to their care while the males hunt.


What does a tiger eat?

“The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the United States reactionaries use to scare people. It looks terrible, but in fact, it isn't.” – Mao Zedong


What does an American bald eagle eat?

Eagles don’t make the piercing scream you hear in movies. The sound they make is more like a weaker scream or even a high-pitched giggle. The red-tailed hawk makes the sound most Hollywood sound editors use in movies.


Which type of feeder is a pig?

“For being good is a fearful occupation; men strain at it and sometimes break in two. I've known a few. You work twice as hard to be a farmer as to be his hog. “ – Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes


What does a koala eat?

Koalas sleep up to 18 hours each day. They eat mostly at night, getting most of the moisture they need from the leaves.


Which animals eat mice?

“And this, too, remember: a serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.” – Ernest Hemingway


What does a garter snake eat?

Garter snakes come in a variety of colors, and they live throughout North America from Canada to Mexico.


Which animal eats insects?

“I take my hat off to you — or I would if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders.” – J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


What does a hummingbird eat?

Hummingbirds have large brains compared to their body size. They can remember the flowers they visit and recognize which humans refill their birdfeeders and which don’t.


What does a praying mantis eat?

Females will eat their mates after, and even during, copulation. Females can lay up to hundreds of eggs at a time.


What does a bison (American buffalo) eat?

“As far as she could tell, Levi had a whole class that was just about buffalo. He seemed like he'd major in buffalo if that were an option. Maybe it was an option….” – Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl


What does a polar bear eat?

Polar bears wait by breathing holes in the ice for seals to resurface. The bear will silently stay there, sometimes for hours, until a seal surfaces.


What does a lobster eat?

“When I got home I peered down at the lobster to see how he was doing. The inner plastic bag was sucked tight around him and clouded up. It looked like something out of an '80s eighties made-for-TV movie, with some washed-up actress taking too many pills and trying to off herself with a Macy's bag.” –Julie Powell, Julie and Julia


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