Can You Answer These Fun Animal Riddles?



By: Stella Alexander

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

He calls in the morning, the day to renew. If his owner get hungry, he'll be turned to stew. What is he? If you answered rooster, you're ready for this quiz! Forget everything about the man going to St. Ives. Rather than classic riddles, we're here to test if you can think outside the box when it comes to animals! 

In both history and fiction, riddles seem to be quite a dramatic question. One might be faced with a sphinx as they try to come up with an answer. Others are trying to make it over the bridge and past the troll. While these questions might seem difficult at first, once you get one answer, it opens up your mind to thinking outside the box.

It's easy to recall that while penguins and zebras are only ever black and white, animals like dogs, bears, and birds can vary in color. Colors might help you for some, but others will cause you to think outside the norm. What do they eat? How do they act? It rows quickly with four oars but never comes out from under his own roof. What is it? Answer: A turtle. Are you getting it now? Let's find out! Challenge your friends and let's see who's more in touch with animals!

I like to hop around. I'm a tadpole when I'm young. I am green and I croak. And catch flies with my long tongue.

First in the form of eggs, frogs spend weeks as tadpoles before becoming a full frog.


10 fish are in a bowl but 4 drown. How many fish are left?

There would be 10 fish left because fish can't drown, and even if they did, they're still in the bowl.


This is a type of animal of which Nutkin was a male. They climb trees and collect nuts, and they have a bushy tail.

Nutkin was a squirrel from the 1903 children's book by Beatrix Potter. Squirrels are also known for collecting nuts.


The cow is my cousin. If you see my name, you'll know what I mean. What am I?

Called a moose in North America or an elk is Europe and Asia, a moose is a species in the deer family.


It's a very common pet. A baby is called a kitten. The number of lives it has is said to be less than ten.

A kitten is a baby cat and cats are said to have nine lives.


What king can you make if you take the head of a lamb, the middle of a pig, the hind of a buffalo, and the tail of a dragon?

The lion is considered the king of the jungle. By looking at the letters of the words in the riddle, it would spell out lion.


I'm a pet that has four legs, and a tail at the end. You might hear me barking, and I'm known as man's best friend.

Dogs are one of the most popular household pets. There are approximately 74.8 million dogs around the world owned as pets.


My name is spelled similar to a type of alcohol and like a drunk, I can sleep for a long time. What am I?

Bears are mammals that come in many different species. They range from black and brown bears to grizzly bears and polar bears.


They live in a field. Milk is what they make. They help give us leather and a juicy steak.

Cows are farm animals that end up having many uses. While they produce milk, people use their skin to create leather or their meat for food.


There's lot of me at Thanksgiving, but you don't want me to be wasted. Because my meat's really juicy just so long as I have been basted.

Turkeys are a bird that you might find many enjoying for Thanksgiving. Most species of turkey are native to North America.


Some types slither on the ground, and some can live up in the trees. Adders, vipers and cobras, what kind of animals are these?

Snakes are reptiles. While some are harmless like a garden snake, many others are dangerous. A reticulated python named Medusa is the longest snake at around 25 feet long.


My first is in window but not in pane. My second's in road but not in lane. My third is in oval but not in round. My fourth is in hearing but not in sound. My whole is known as a sign of peace. And from Noah's ark won quick release.

For this riddle, you have to look at the letters. Also, doves are well-known as a sign of peace.


I like to use my long tongue to eat leaves from tops of trees. I don't have to climb up though. With my long neck, it's a breeze.

Giraffes are an African species and the tallest land animal in the world.


Where do rabbits go to enjoy their breakfast, lunch and dinner?

They would at the International House of Pancakes or IHOP! This is because rabbits are known for hopping.


I am known as a king. The jungle's where I reign. It is hard to tame me, and I have a large mane.

Lions are considered the king of the jungle and have a large mane around their faces.


In a tree you'll find me moving slow as can be. My name is a sin but from them I am free. What am I?

A sloth is a very slow-moving animal and usually reside in trees.


This provides meat that you would eat when breakfast you are makin'. A chicken is what gives the eggs and this is what gives bacon.

Pigs are animals that are usually characterized by their snout and coiling tail.


What animal should you never trust?

You should never trust a cheetah because it sounds like "cheater!"


You might be called this animal if someone thinks that you're afraid. This is something that you might eat as well as its egg that it laid.

A chicken is a farm animal. With over 19 billion chickens around the world, it is one of the most common.


It's small but larger than a bee, and agile as a flea. It hums but does not buzz, and it's not covered with fuzz. It is a small collector of juicy flower nectar. What is it?

Hummingbirds are beautiful birds that are very agile and they make a humming noise. They also collect nectar in their pointy beaks.


My wings are used as flippers, so in water I can flow. Sometimes when on land I slide on my belly in the snow.

Penguins are water-based birds that don't have the ability to fly. They mostly live in the Southern Hemisphere.


I have a cape but I'm not a superhero. I have a comb but never use it for my hair. What am I?

A cape and comb are two things found on a rooster. The cape is found beneath its neck while its comb sits on top of its head.


I travel very slowly when gliding along the ground. Maybe my shell weighs me down. In your garden I am found.

Snails are gastropods that are known for moving very slowly.


Agile on my feet, I drive dogs mad. I flick my tail when I'm angry and hum when I'm glad. What am I?

Cats are known for being extremely agile animals. Cats also purr when they are happy.


What are all these animals? Marmoset and capuchin. Macaque, spider and baboon. A mandrill and tamarin.

Monkeys are thought to be extremely advanced primates in the mammal group.


My first is in ocean but never in sea. My second's in wasp but never in bee. My third is in glider and also in flight. My whole is a creature that comes out at night.

An owl is a nocturnal bird that is known for being a calm animal.


I'm an animal you might love, but I'm too big to be your pet. I have an extremely long trunk, it's said I never forget.

Elephants are large mammals that many believe to have an excellent memory. They can weight up to 13,000 pounds.


I am partly blind but can still see. I have legs but only use them for sleeping. What am I?

A bat is a nocturnal creature that is mostly blind. Bats use echolocation to locate nearby objects.


Some people are scared of this creature because it can have a big bite. So be careful out in the ocean. One of its kind is a great white.

According to National Geographic, great white sharks account for 1/3 to 1/2 of all shark attacks.


One of these is Cupid but it doesn't have a bow. Instead it pulls a sleigh through the air and lands on snow.

Because of Santa's reindeer, many seem to believe that reindeer are fictional. They are often called caribou and are deer with huge antlers.


This is something black and white but it's not an old TV. It's a type of animal that starts with the letter Z.

Zebras are an African species in the horse family. Their stripes appear in different colors, but they are always black and white.


I move without wings between silken strings. I leave as you find my substance behind. What am I?

Spiders are able to move without wings through use of their web or their legs. Their silken strings would be the webs they leave behind.


If you see one when you're camping, it might give you a big fright. They can be black, brown, or grizzly, and pandas are black and white.

There are tons of different types of bears, many of them found in the woods.


I have three letters. Cut one off and I become stronger. Cut two off and I become ten. What am I?

For this riddle, if you take out one letter, "f," you would get an ox which is stronger than a fox. If you cut off two letters, "f" and "o," you would get X, which is the roman numeral for 10.


A stallion's a male. A female is a mare. You can ride on one of these on a carousel at a fair.

This riddle is about a horse. A stallion is a male horse while a mare is a female one.


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