16 Animals Are Hiding in This Photo. If You Can Spot Over 4, Count Yourself a Genius!

July 27, 2019 Updated: July 28, 2019

Are you up for a challenge today? We love these mind-bending brainteasers, and this one’s so hard to figure out that we’re sharing it with you (you’re welcome).

Call it two parts entertainment, one part exercising your mental faculties, and one part wildlife appreciation. This interesting image seems, at first glance, to show four animals layered on top of one another, but since when have brainteasers been that easy? Think again!

Illustration – Shutterstock | LightField Studios

The image has social media users the world over completely baffled because nobody can truly agree on how many animals they see. Some can’t see more than four, some see six, and some (okay, so there are a few geniuses out there) see way, way more than that.

So, are you still up for that challenge? Just take a good look at the picture below and decide for yourself: How many animals can you see?

The clever creators of this inventive illustration have added an extra layer of devilish trickery, too; the picture is entirely in black and white, so there are no colors to help you differentiate between the animals. Still, we don’t see you getting deterred. Give it your best shot!

It’s tricky, so how about we throw you a bone? Prepare to have your mind blown, because this image actually hosts a whopping 16 different animals!

It’s pretty safe to assume that you all see an elephant, a donkey, a dog, and a cat, but there are 12 additional animals lurking among them. What (and where) are they?

Illustration – Pixabay | GiselaFotografie

The Daily Mail shared this intriguing image with its readers and clocked that some puzzle fanatics saw animals that other people couldn’t see at all. If you’ve tried and all you can see is the elephant, donkey, dog, and cat, then pat yourself on the back for meeting the minimum. But if you see others, then you’re not alone!

In case you’re still a bit confused, offer your thanks to TipHero because they have compiled a comprehensive list of every single critter in the collage. Take a look at the list below and then rev up for Round Two.

Illustration – Pixabay | Tumisu

Here’s what you’re looking for:

Elephant (check)
Donkey (check)
Dog (check)
Cat (check! Are you still with us?)
Bird’s head
Shrimp (yes, really)
Mosquito (okay, now the challenge is really amping up!)
Swordfish (bonus points if you get this last one)

Illustration – Unsplash | Andre Guerra

How did you fare? Still struggling to find them all? Well, we’re feeling generous so we’re going to throw a second bone your way; the answers are also in a video.

If you’re still having trouble locating every member of this wild menagerie, then watch the video below for a detailed description of what’s in the picture and where. Every single crease and crevice has been put toward creating part of a different animal, and some are more obvious than others.

If you found all 16 on your own, then hats off to you; you are a bonafide genius! If you enjoyed the complexity of this wonderful wildlife brainteaser, then be sure to share it with your friends.

But maybe keep the answers to yourself for an hour or two, just for fun!


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