Animal Riddles

We have collected only the best animal riddles for children and adults. Compete with your friends and try to guess each animal!

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Animal Riddles for Kids

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.
What am I?

He's small but he can climb a tower.

What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?

I’m an animal you might love But I’m too big to be your pet
I have an extremely long trunk. And it’s said I never forget.

I am an animal named after the animal that I eat.

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.

With four oars it swims but it is always at home.
Its back is like armor, tougher than chrome.
What is it?

I sleep by day and fly at night, but I have no feathers to aid my flight.
What am I?

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

A king without a crown.

The strangest creature you'll ever find: two eyes in front and many more behind.

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.

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Farm animal riddles

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.

I am a type of animal.
Some say that I have a long face.
I’m very good at running fast.
So, people ride me in a race.

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

I can honk without using a horn.
What am I?

I stink in living but when dead smells good.
What am I?

It's grey, but it's not a wolf,
Long-eared, but not a rabbit,
With hooves, but not a cow.
What is it?

You might be called this animal If someone thinks that you’re afraid.
This is something that you might eat As well as its eggs that it laid.

I live on a farm. I am pink.
I have a little tail.
My nose is called a snout.
And I say “Oink, oink”.
I am ….

I am farm animal. I can live on a farm or in the mountains. I like to kick.
I also give milk and people can make yummy cheese from it.

I am yellow and have webbed feet. I can swim in the water.

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Funny Animal Riddles

What kind of music do rabbits like?

What did the leopard say after finishing his meal?

Imagine this: A swarm of bees are going to attack you.
You are running as fast as you can, running for your dear life.
They are closing in about to sting. How can you escape from them?

I can fly, I can walk and I can swim but I don’t get wet.
What am I?

What kind of mouse do cats dislike eating?

What kind of can never needs a can-opener?

Why do cats make good soldiers?

I have the exact same size and shape as a hippo but I weigh nothing.
What am I?

What did the turkey say to the rooster when he challenged him to a fight?

Why do turkeys get full on Thanksgiving?

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

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Hard Animal Riddles (for Adults) and Kids with Parents

What goes in the water black and comes out red?

I have no sword, I have no spear,
yet rule a horde which many fear,
my soldiers fight with wicked sting,
I rule with might, yet am no king.
What am I?

My name is spelled similar to a type of alcohol, and like a drunk,
I can sleep for a long long time.
I also rhyme with the thing humans need the most.
What am I?

I can jump, I can swim, I swing from tree to tree and I make a house much bigger than myself.
What am I?

A prickly house a little host contains;
The pointed weapons keep back from pains,
So he, unarmed, safe in his fort remains.

Stealthy as a shadow in the dead of night,
cunning but affectionate if given a bite.
Never owned but often loved.
At my sport considered cruel but that's because you never know me at all.
What am I?

If a man would carry my burden he would break his back
I am not rich But leave silver in my track.

What peels like an onion but still remains whole?

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.

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?

A man walks out of a house that has four walls all facing north.
A bird walks past him. What is it?

Full of dark, filled with everything Both on my skin they color
With my pack, I am always Afraid of the cat.
What am I?

I have three heads. Cut off one, I become stronger.
Cut off two, I become ten. What am I?

John Lennon sang about being this toothy creature.

A pet shop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said
"Parrot repeats everything it hears".
A young man bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot.
How can this be?

A boy stands on one side of a river, his cat on the other.
The man calls his cat, who immediately crosses the river without
getting wet and without using a bridge or a boat.
How did the cat do it?

A horse walks a certain distance each day.
Two of its legs go 30 miles each day and the other two legs go nearly 31 miles.
The horse is normal, so how is this possible?

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