So you may be a species identification wiz, but how much attention have you paid to your favourite animal’s feet? Do you know those toes? Could you spot that sole a mile off? If you get a kick out of quizzes then why not put your best foot forward and have a guess at the owners of these fancy feet.
Study each image and make sure you ‘paws’ for thought before clicking on the photo to reveal the answer!
No clues for this easy starter – who could this foot belong to?
Despite looking rather chilly these feet have a rich network of veins in the webbing that produce heat to incubate this species’ eggs – but whose feet are they?
Thousands of microscopic hair-like hooks on the feet of this species allow it to walk up the slipperiest of surfaces.
The particularly long ‘foot’ of this antipodian is specially adapted for the species’ peculiar means of locomotion.
These funny-looking feet belong to a water-loving species common across Europe and Asia with a closely related species widespread in North America.
This little nocturnal animal spends almost all its time in the trees and, uniquely among its relatives, uses the raised nails on its hind feet for grooming.
This well-known species undertakes a long north-south migration over several generations and spends the winter hanging in the trees in central Mexico.
Another character with sticky feet, this animal has permeable skin and likes a moist environment.
This unusual marine species deals with excess salt absorbed while eating seaweed by sneezing salt crystals.
This last one is a little tricky – the venomous spur at the back of the foot is a particular clue.
How many did you get right? Step up and share your score!
- 0 – 3 Pull your socks up! Your identification skills need a little work.
- 4 – 6 You’ve got your foot in the door but you need to try harder to make a real impression.
- 7 – 10 What a talon-ted individual you are! Time to put your feet up for a well-earned rest!