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Quiz: How well do you remember these 2019 animal stories?

From the death of internet legends to rats in bread, it was a big year for the animal kingdom.

IT WAS A big year for the animal kingdom. 

Humans may have dominated the headlines but animals had their share of newsworthy moments too, helping to distract from what was happening elsewhere in the news. 

But how much of it do you actually remember? Are you more of an elephant or a goldfish when it comes to animal stories from this year? 

In September, this rat became an online sensation after crawling out of a loaf of bread at an Applegreen store in Dublin... but what type of bread did they crawl out of?
Brennans Catering Pan (White)
Brennans Catering Pan (Brown)

Pat The Baker Catering Brown Pan Super Thick Sliced Pan
BFree Sliced White Loaf (gluten free)
In October, what animal did the Green Party call for the reintroduction of, not long after a podcast by looked in-depth at whether it would be possible?
Brown bears
Woolly mammoths

Komodo dragons
People thought they had spotten a coypu in the Royal Canal in March, but what was it actually?
An otter
A mink

A ferret
A glazed ham
Guinness World Records declared in September that Fungie is the oldest dolphin living alone. In what year was he first spotted?

A rampaging cow damaged cars after breaking free from Ennis Mart in July. Where did gardaí say the cow had reached by the time it was apprehended?
Dunnes Stores

Circle K
The same Applegreens that the rat was spotted in
This celebrity cat shuffled off this mortal coil in May. What was her name?
PA Images
Grumpy Cat
Angry Cat

Furious Cat
Very Angry Cat
This celebrity dog, often dubbed 'the cutest' in the world, also died, getting the year off to an awful start back in January. What was his name?

US president Donald Trump tweeted a 'declassified' photo of a dog used by the US Army in a raid in which Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Badhdadi was killed. How did Trump describe the dog in October?

All of the above
This madra captured the hearts of the nation after he made a 28km solo journey from Kildare to Dublin on a train in April. Irish Rail employees dubbed him Hamish, but what his was real name?
Hamish, by an amazing coincidence

What type of bird was blown across the Atlantic to Ireland by Storm Lorenzo?
Least Bittern
Most Bittern

Brown Marsh Heron
Reed Piper
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