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Animal Sounds Quiz

By Madikwe Hills on May 18, 2021

Do you consider yourself to be a pro when it comes to identifying different animal sounds while on safari? It’s time to put your skills to the test! Take our latest quiz and discover just how good (or poor!) your bush-hearing is.

What antelope does this 'bark' belong to?

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One of the shiest antelope out there, Kudu use their large radar-like ears to detect danger. The bark you hear in this clip is used to alert other members of the herd to any danger.

This medium-sized antelope emits grunts, snorts and roars. What is it?

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Impala are the most common antelope of the bushveld regions of South Africa. At signs of predators, they have been known to leap 3 metres high and 12 metres long.

These small mammals live in packs of 6-40 individuals. What are they?

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Members of the Herpestidae family, mongooses live, travel, forage and fight together as a team. Throughout the day, they chatter incessantly to one another, and combine discrete units of sound quite similar to human speech to communicate.

Predator or herbivore? You decide!

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The grumpiest member of the Big 5, the African buffalo is found in southern and eastern regions of the continent. With few predators aside from lions and large crocodiles, they communicate through various vocalizations: grunts, growls, bellows and croaks.

What animal does this echoing cry belong to?

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Baboons are some of the most vocal primates out there. They use over 30 vocalisations to communicate, including screams, grunts and barks. They also communicate by a number of non-vocal gestures, including shrugs, yawns and lip smacking.

The sound of nightmares! What creature emits these bone-chilling sounds?

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A lion's roar can be heard from up to 8 km away. They also emit purrs, grunts, growls, hums, meows, and moans.

Who emits this deep growl to call others?

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The most widely distributed wild cat in Africa, Leopards are solitary animals, preferring to live alone for most of their lives. However when growing up, or during mating season, they communicate with growls, hisses, meows and grunts.

What medium-sized mammal makes this strange noise?

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Unlike other carnivores such as lions and leopards, cheetah are mainly active during the day. A vocal felid boasting a wide array of sounds and calls in their repertoire, they chirp, churr, purr, meow (yes!) and hiss.

Animals Sounds Quiz
Nature Novice

Not good at all! Either you need your ears cleaned out or you need an urgent trip to the bush to learn all about the different sounds of the wild. Visit our Specials Page for a list of current offers and book your trip to the Madikwe Game Reserve today.
Not Bad!

You're familiar with the African bush and all of its beautiful sounds, but you're definitely in need of a refresher course. Book a stay at Madikwe Hills in the Madikwe Game Reserve to get caught up!
Bush Baby

Nice work! Your ears are finely tuned to all the sounds of the unforgettable African wilderness. Whether it be the call of a fish eagle, the laugh of hyena or the scream of a vervet monkey, your wildlife call identification is spot on.

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