Can You Distinguish a Llama from an Alpaca?

There a millions of animal species on Earth, so it’s not surprising that some of them look a bit too similar, even if they’re not related. Salamanders and lizards, for one, look very alike, save the skin texture difference, but the first is amphibian, whereas the second one is a reptile. The reason for these deceiving similarities is relatedness, as well as a process called convergent evolution when two species develop similar traits without being closely related. Your task in this quiz is to use your knowledge about the animal kingdom and observation skills to distinguish between several commonly confused pairs of animals. Get ready for some animal fun!
ape monkey
Which of these photos shows an ape, and which depicts a monkey?
1 in an ape, 2 is a monkey
1 in an monkey, 2 is an ape
Both are apes
Both are monkeys
It this a squid or an octopus?
echidna hedgehog
Which one of these is a hedgehog, and which is a echidna?
Photo 1 shows a hedgehog, 2 shows an echidna
Photo 1 depicts an echidna, and photo 2 shows a hedgehog
Both of these are hedgehogs
Both of these are echidnas
Is this a bee or a wasp?
manatee walrus
Which of these photos shows a manatee, and which depicts a walrus?
1 is a walrus, 2 is a manatee
1 is a manatee, 2 is a walrus
Both are manatees
Both are walruses
Is this a llama or an alpaca?
lemur sugar glider
Which one of these is a lemur, and which is a sugar glider?
1 is a sugar glider, 2 is a lemur
1 is a lemur, 2 is a sugar glider
Both are lemurs
Both are sugar gliders
Is this a turtle or a tortoise?
duck goose
Which one of these photos shows a duck, and which one depicts a goose?
1 is a duck, 2 is a goose
1 is a goose, 2 is a duck
Both are geese
Both are ducks
moth butterfly
Is this a moth or a butterfly?
alligator crocodile
Which one of these pictures shows a crocodile, and which shows an alligator?
1 is an alligator, 2 is a crocodile
1 is a crocodile, 2 is an alligator
Both are alligators
Both are crocodiles
Is this a picture of a toad or a frog?
dolphin porpoise
kuribo/ Flickr
Which of these pictures shows a dolphin and which shows a porpoise?
1 is a dolphin, 2 is a porpoise
1 is a porpoise, 2 is a dolphin
Both are dolphins
Both are porpoises
seal sea lion
Which one of these photos depicts a sea lion, and which - a seal?
1 is a seal, 2 is a sea lion
1 is a sea lion, 2 is a seal
Both are seals
Both are sea lions
glass lizard
Peter Paplanus/ Flickr
What animal is this?
A lizard
A snake
leopard jaguar
Which one of these two is a jaguar and which is a leopard?
1 is jaguar, 2 is a leopard
1 is a leopard, 2 is a jaguar
Both are leopards
Both are jaguars
sad seal
Convergent Evolution Has Fooled You
As we warned you at the beginning, these animals look very similar to one another. Unfortunately, you weren't able to guess most of our questions correctly, but at least you had fun and hopefully also learned a lot of new information about animals. To learn even more, look at the correct answers below.
confused penguin
Pretty Good!
You managed to answer most of our questions in this quite complicated quiz correctly, you must know a lot about the animal world. Unfortunately, some of these animal doppelgangers did manage to fool you and you missed some questions. Try your luck again, or check out the answers to learn what you've missed.
happy dolphin
Excellent Job!
You're one of the best, there's no denying it. You know everything there is to know about the commonly confused cases in the animal world and managed to apply this knowledge right away! Applause to you!
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