Saturday Quiz – Endemic

Title Photo by By -, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Helmet Vanga, endemic to Madagascar (Title Photo)

Dear Readers, an endemic species is one that is found in only one country or geographic region, and nowhere else in the world. So, for this quiz, can you match the photo of the animal to the country? I will give an extra point if you can name the species, so there’s a total of 30 points to be won. I think this is mega-difficult though, so if anyone gets all the countries right that will be deserve a huge round of applause.  So, if you think photo 1 is from Sri Lanka and that the animal is a flugel hound your answer is 1) A) flugel hound. You might want to check the species though :-).

All answers in the comments by 5 p.m. UK time next Thursday (20th May) please. I’ll post the answers on Friday 21st May. As soon as I see your reply in the comments I shall hide it away so it can’t influence the easily-swayed (like me) but write your answers down first if you don’t want to be affected by the brilliance of others.



A) Sri Lanka

B) Colombia

C) Mexico

D) South Africa


F) New Zealand

G) China

H) Japan

I) Mauritius

J) Ecuador

K) Australia

L) India

M) Madagascar

N) Phillippines

O) Seychelles


Photo One by By JJ Harrison ( - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


Photo Two by By Giovanni Mari - Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0,


Photo Three by By Jorge Obando Nature Photo - Mangrove Hummingbird ♂, CC BY-SA 2.0,


Photo Four by By The original uploader was Wragge at English Wikipedia. - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 2.5,


Photo Five by By @rawjeev / Rajeev B / Rawlife - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Photo Six by By V31S70 -, CC BY 2.0,


Photo Seven by By JialiangGao - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Photo Eight by By Paula Olson, NOAA -, Public Domain,


Photo Nine by By Department of Conservation -, CC BY 2.0,


Photo Ten by By colin houston - originally posted to Flickr as Mauritian (echo) parakeet(Psittacula echo), CC BY 2.0,


Photo Eleven by By Gregg Yan - Low resolution derivative work from original photograph personally provided by photographer., CC BY-SA 3.0,


Photo Twelve by By Maureen Leong-Kee from Boca Raton, FL, United States - file369 Seychelles Kestrel side vies, CC BY-SA 2.0,


Photo Thirteen by By Bl1zz4rd-editor - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Photo Fourteen by By Carlos Delgado - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Photo Fifteen by By Jörg Hempel - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 de,


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