109 Animal Riddles for Kids

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Kids Animal Riddles

Kids love animals! So what better way to keep your kids entertained and stimulate their minds than with our collection of animal riddles for kids? Whether you are planning a long car trip or your kids have planned a pyjama party, these riddles will come in handy and are sure to bring about a lot of fun and laughter. Let’s get it started!

This article should help anyone who is looking for:

  • Animal riddles for kids and adults
  • Animal riddles in general
  • Animal riddles for fun driving games
  • Kids animal riddles just for laughs

Full list of animal riddles for kids – 109 items

animal riddles for kids

1. Turkey

There’s lots 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.

2. Lion

I am known as a king

The jungle’s where I reign

It is hard to tame me

And I have a large mane.

3. Cow

They live in a field

Milk is what they make

They help give us leather

And a juicy steak.

4. Elephant

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. 

5. Giraffe

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.

6. Dog

One of my favorite things

Is to run around the park

If I am unhappy

Then you might hear me bark.

7. Frog

I like to hop around

By using my four feet

But sadly it’s my legs

Which the French like to eat.

8. Cat

It’s a very common pet

A baby is called a kitten

The number of lives it has

Is said to be one less than ten.

9. Shark

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.

10. Lion

This is a brave animal

And we know this because

He has a courage medal

From the Wizard of Oz.

11. Butterfly

I am a type of insect

You might see flutter by

I have wings so colorful

I am a…

12. Fish

If you go out on a boat

And stay there until it’s late

What is it that you might catch

With a rod, hook and some bait?

13. Bear

I am big and fluffy, and a little bit scruffy.

I live in the woods and give big hugs.

If I live on your bed, you might call me Ted.

14. Snail

I slither around,

With my home on my back.

I’ve never been rich,

But I leave silver tracks.

I love this riddle because it’s:

  • Funny
  • Witty
  • Simple to understand

15. Bee

I am an insect

A hive is my home

I eat some pollen

To make honeycomb.

16. Chicken

I am covered in feathers and I cluck.

You might get called my name if you are scared.

17. Centipede

Oh how I love my dancing feet!

They stay together – oh so neat.

And when I want to walk a line,

They all stay together and do double time.

I count them up, ten times or more,

And race on-off, across the floor.

18. Peacock

The strangest creature you’ll ever find: 

Two eyes in front and many more behind.

19. Snake

Creeping on its belly, curled into a ring,

Eyes forever open, beware its lethal sting.

20. Elephant

I am a large animal

Some might say I’m jumbo

I was once in a movie

Which had the name Dumbo.

21. Lizard

What peels like an onion but still remains whole?

22. Spider

I move without wings, between silken strings, 

I leave as you find, my substance behind. 

What am I?

23.  Kiwi

I am a bird, I am a fruit, I am a person. 

What am I?

24. Rhinoceros

What has a horn but does not work?

25. A donkey and a monkey

What two keys can’t open any doors?

26. Horse

I have four legs and a long furry tail.

 I eat oats and hay. 

I love to run fast. 

I let people ride on my back.

 Who am I?

27. Zebra

I am a type of animal

You might see on a safari

I’m covered in black and white stripes

I’m part of the horse family. 

28. Reindeer

What rains at the North Pole?

29. Cat

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?

30. Giraffe

I have four legs but I’m not a chair

I have a long tongue but I’m not a frog

I eat trees but I’m not a koala

I live in Africa but I’m not a lion

I have a long neck but I’m not a bottle.

31. Bat

I am partly blind but can still see. 

I have legs but only use them for sleeping. 

What am I?

32. Eagle

I am gold and can be black and white, 

I’m a symbol for a nation, when freedom took flight. 

What am I?

33. Horse

What animal always sleeps with its shoes on?

34. Hip Hop

What kind of music do rabbits like?

35. Mosquito

For me, I slap you. 

Because of you, I slap me.

Hitting your skin, My blood flows. 

Who Am I?

36. Cricket

 What is an insect’s favourite sport?

37. Tortoise

I have four legs and a tail. 

I have no teeth. 

I can swim and dive underwater. 

I carry my house around with me. 

I am a…

38. Easter Bunny

When it is Easter

I go hopping around

Leaving lots of eggs

Which then need to be found.

39. Dragon

It’s a scary reptile

A giant lizard with wings

Because it can breathe fire

Great fear is what it brings.

40. Dog 

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.

41. Parrot

If you ever hear an echo

Another voice that can be heard

Take a look around you because

It might be this colorful bird.

42. Pig

What is it that has a power socket on one end and a corkscrew on the other?

43. Polar bear

I am big and white and furry

And I like to swim and run

I eat seals for my meals

And weigh about half a ton. 

44. Catfish

What kind of fish chases a mouse?

45. Worm

I have no eyes, no legs or ears 

And I help move the earth. 

What am I?

46. Goose

What can honk without a horn?

47. Bear

He’s big, old and fluffy,

And looking rather scruffy.

He always needs a shave.

It’s best to just avoid him,

And leave him in his cave.

48. Kangaroo

I jump when I walk and sit when I stand. What am I?

49. Octopus

I live in the ocean.

I like to eat crabs.

I can change colours.

My eight legs are called tentacles.

I am an…

50. Frog

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.

51. Spider

With no hammer or any kind of tool I build my house so quickly. What am I?

52. Bird

I can sing, but I can’t talk.

 I can climb a high tree, but can’t run.

 I have very soft hair and a very hard mouth. 

What am I?

53. Llama

I produce wool and spit a lot. What am I?

54. Donkey

What key is the hardest to turn?

55. Bee

A warrior amongst the flowers, 

He bears a thrusting sword. 

Able and ready to use, 

To guard his golden hoard.

56. Horn

I am shared by goats, devils, and unicorns. What am I?

57. Whale

It can be white or blue or black, 

Humped or have a horn. 

And when it talks it sings its menuets, 

As it’s travelling the depths.

58. Leapfrog

What is a frog’s favourite game?

59. The shadow of an elephant

What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all?

60. Giraffe

The height of my legs – usually around 6 feet – is taller than most humans. 

What animal am I?

61. Moose

I am an animal and a hair product. What am I?

62. Bat

Black and scary, small and hairy.

In the night you hear it preach,

Through its noisy high pitched screech.

63. Goldfish

What do you call a rich fish?

64. Friday

Which day of the week do chickens hate the most?

65. Snake

I can sizzle like bacon,

I am made with an egg,

I have plenty of backbone, but lack a good leg,

I peel layers like onions, but still remain whole,

I can be long, like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole.

66. Fleas

When they are caught, they are thrown away.

When they escape, you itch all day.

67. Penguin

Always well dressed, but I never fly.

Black and white, sometimes in a tie.

I swim and slide, and dance and glide,

With one person by my side.

What am I?

68. Turkey

There’s a key that opens no doors but fills your stomach, what key is it?

69. Goose

I travel in a gaggle. What am I?

70. Butterfly

I am a type of insect

But one that is beautiful

I look just like a large moth

But one that is colourful.

71. Lion

I’m a king without a crown.

72. Humming bird

I am a strange creature,

Hovering in the air,

Moving from here to there,

With a brilliant flare.

Some say I sing,

But others say I have no voice,

So I just hum-as a matter of choice.

73. Arctic fox

I’m white and live in icy places. What am I?

74. Bat

What animal is the best at baseball?

75. Cat

Though desert men once called me God, 

Today men call me mad.

For I wag my tail when I am angry. 

And growl when I am glad.

76. Ten tickles

What can make an octopus laugh?

77. Werewolf

If you see this hairy creature

Your first choice should always be to run

Otherwise you had better hope

You have silver bullets in a gun.

78. Plankton

I fall with the waves, rise with the tide, and drift with the current alongside. What am I?

79. Caterpillar

What animal has no wings, but yet will fly?

80. Lion 

I’m the only cat that lives in groups – royal bloodlines deserve a court. 

What animal am I?

81. Frog

Its voice is like a burp,

Will swallow with a slurp,

You’ll never hear it chirp.

Kiss it with a wince,

Might turn into a prince.

82. Baby elephant

What can an elephant make that no other animal can make?

83. Owl

What asks but never answers?

84. Crocodile

Never trust this fellow’s grin. 

His teeth are sharp and course, 

His blood’s as cold as icicles, 

And he’ll show no remorse! 

What is it?

85. Crow

It’s black and every time it speaks it says its name.

86. Squirrel

I hide my treasure in the ground,

My tail is big and fluffy. 

If you spot me in a tree,

Please don’t call me scruffy.

87. Tadpole

They’re swimmers now, but later will make excellent hoppers. What are they?

88. It is raining cats and dogs

What’s happening when you hear “woof…splat…meow…splat?”

89. Slowly

How do snails travel?

90. Elephant

I’m a mammal but I’m the only one in my species that can’t jump. 

What animal am I?

91. Giraffe

Above the kingdom I reign,

Spotted, speckled, with a mane,

I travel in packs,

And if you’re lucky, you’d ride me.

What am I?

92. Bull

In the fields a frightful thing watch it and you will find, it has a pitchfork in the front, and a broom back behind.

93. The outside

Which side of a parrot has the prettiest feathers?

94. Chicken

You can eat its wings

Its breast and its legs

Plus when it’s alive

You can eat its eggs.

95. Snake

This creature is without legs

And a tongue that has a fork

You might hear Parseltongue

If you found one that could talk.

96. Moose

The cow is my cousin. 

If you see my name, you’ll know what I mean. 

What am I?

97. Snakes

Some types slither on the ground, 

And some can live up in the trees. 

Adders, vipers and cobras, 

What kind of animals are these?

98. The other half

What looks like half a cat?

99. Dead fish

There is a kind of fish that can never swim.

What is that?

100. Goat 

I have horns,

But I do not beep.

I like to bleat,

But I am not a sheep.

101. Dog

To you, rude would I never be,

Though I flag my tongue for all to see.

102. Frog

Old Grandpa Diddle Daddle jumped in the mud puddle, green cap and yellow shoes. Guess all your loftiness and you can’t guess these news.

103. Sheep

What goes naked to keep you warm?

104. Sloth

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?

105. Cheetah

Which animal can you never trust? 

106. Penguin

My wings are used as flippers

So in water I can flow

Sometimes when on land I slide

On my belly in the snow.

107. Fox

I have three letters. 

Cut one off and I become stronger. 

Cut two off and I become ten. 

What am I?

108. Tuna

It’s the name of a type of fish

That’s packed in a can so tight

It sounds like the name of someone

Who makes a piano sound right.

109. Zebra

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.