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What Is This?

National Wildlife magazine's animal photo guessing game

  • NWF Staff
  • May 15, 2015
December/January 2016



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: When threatened, this small Madagascar mammal erects the colorful barbed quills on its body and drives them into its attacker. 

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October/November 2015



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: This widespread Caribbean gastropod shares its common name with a large pink bird and relies on its unpleasant taste to discourage predators in its coral-reef habitat. 

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August/September 2015



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: This small fish is a lousy swimmer. 

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June/July 2015


Do you know what animal this is? Hint: These expandable pleats enable this marine mammal to consume prodigious amounts of food.
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April/May 2015


Do you know what animals these are? Hint: These newly hatched nymphs will morph into adults that are known for their foul-smelling excretions.

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February/March 2015



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: This Pacific Coast marine animal's striking colors warn predators to stay away or risk being poisoned.

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December/January 2015



Do you know what animal this is? Hint: This marine creature can inflate when threatened.

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