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What is This?

National Wildlife magazine's animal guessing game

  • Roger Di Silvestro
  • Sep 18, 2012
October/November 2012



There’s something fishy going on here. Do you know what animal this is?

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August/September 2012



Look but definitely don’t touch if you see this creature in a Costa Rican forest. Do you know what animal this is?

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June/July 2012



You’re face to face with an arboreal serenader. Do you know what animal this is?

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April/May 2012




E pluribus unum could be said of this high-in-the-sky configuration. Do you know what animals these are?

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February/March 2012



Whether you call it a bear or a tiger is all the same to this crawling creature. Do you know what animal this is?

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December/January 2012



Do you know what this is? Here's a hint: It will often wade into water to eat succulent plants.

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