Quick, find a kid who's not in love with some kind of animal. Not an easy task, huh? It seems that every kid always has an animal closest to their heart - be it rabbits, horses, or slugs - and becomes obsessed with them. Now, we know that if you're a parent of such a kid, this obsession can become quite boring quite soon, and if you're searching for ways to make it more interesting for you, we've collected a list of animal riddles for kids. This way, you can occupy your little spawn for at least five minutes and cater to their infatuation, all while changing the course of their obsession for something a bit more interesting.

There's probably no need to say that riddles for kids are actually genuinely good for their brains, right? Solving these animal riddles or any other age-appropriate and easy riddles teaches the little ones about problem-solving and critical thinking. Start 'em young, we say! Not to mention that riddles for kids are an excellent way to entertain them and not only in the instances when you're searching for the last resort. All in all, these simple riddles aren't only good for your youngsters but good for your sanity, too. 

We know that you probably do not have that much time for reading introductions, so let's just skip to the easy animal riddles, shall we? Once you've read them and your seedling is now satisfied with the amount of amusement, share these kids' riddles with other parents! 

#1

I creep and crawl with no eyes, legs or ears but I can move the earth with my peers. What am I?

Answer: An earthworm.

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#2

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

Answer: A crow.

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joeyxfriends
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3 days ago

HAHA

#3

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

Answer: A kangaroo.

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joeyxfriends
Community Member
3 days ago

Aussie Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!

#4

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

Answer: An anteater.

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joeyxfriends
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3 days ago

noice

#5

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. What am I?

Answer: A giraffe.

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#6

I have horns but I can’t beep. I like to bleat but I’m not a sheep. What am I?

Answer: A goat.

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#7

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

Answer: A spider.

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#8

I might be tiny but I can lift things that are about 5000 times my weight, if I want to climb a tower that is tall and mighty. What am I?

Answer: An ant.

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#9

I’m one of the most beautiful birds you’ll find with two eyes in front and hundreds behind. What am I?

Answer: A peacock.

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#10

What color chicks would hatch from brown and white rooster eggs?

Answer: They won’t, because roosters don’t lay eggs.

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J Baker
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3 days ago

Cockatrices are generally black, aren't they?

#11

What animal is shy and always trying to hide from flying objects?

Answer: A duck.

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J Baker
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3 days ago

Hamsters, rabbits... Basically anything that is just one step above grass on the food chain and smaller than a dog.

#12

I am a big, beautiful bird with a loud cry. I like to fan out my colorful feathers to get attention. What am I?

Answer: A peacock.

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#13

I have about 5,000 feathers and Benjamin Franklin wanted to make me the national bird of the United States over the bald eagle. What am I?

Answer: A turkey.

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#14

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?

Answer: A fish.

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J Baker
Community Member
3 days ago

A cold

#15

If you ever hear an echo, another voice that can be heard take a look around you because it might be this colorful bird. What kind of bird is it?

Answer: A parrot.

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#16

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. What animal am I?

Answer: A chicken.

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#17

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. What am I?

Answer: A squirrel.

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#18

I live upside down. I see with my ears and don’t use my eyes, and on Halloween, I’ll give you a big surprise. What am I?

Answer: A bat.

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#19

I’m born pink in color but then change to black and white. I’m easy to feed, as my favorite food is bamboo. What animal am I?

Answer: A panda bear.

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#20

I have a hole in my back and legs I lack. I live where I can’t breathe and I eat without teeth. What am I?

Answer: A whale.

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#21

Cupid without a bow, Donner with no kebab, one who dances, one who prances, all dragging present-giving dad. What am I?

Answer: A reindeer.

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#22

I am the worlds fastest animal but cannot climb a tree. What am I?

Answer: A cheetah.

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J Baker
Community Member
3 days ago

Peregrine falcon

#23

I stand on four legs and a wagging tail at the end, I bark when I see strangers or my friend. What am I?

Answer: A dog.

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zxracat
Community Member
3 days ago

Okay but the barking part really gave it away

#24

I live on a farm and I’m pink. I go around saying “oink...oink.” If you come close, you’ll realize I stink. What am I?

Answer: A pig.

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#25

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

Answer: A goose.

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#26

I never leave water, but I breathe air. What am I?

Answer: A dolphin.

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Down With Agent Hedgehog!
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3 days ago

That could technically be whales too…

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#27

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. What am I?

Answer: A bear.

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#28

I am an animal that holds the distinction of being the first word in many English dictionaries. What am I?

Answer: An aardvark.

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#29

It’s a scary reptile. A giant lizard with wings. Because it can breathe fire, great fear is what it brings. What is it?

Answer: A dragon.

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zxracat
Community Member
3 days ago

“Giant lizard with wings “ and “Breathe’s fire” really have it away

#30

The alphabet goes from A to Z but I go Z to A. What am I?

Answer: A zebra.

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zxracat
Community Member
3 days ago

Smart

#31

I carry my home with me, whether I’m in water or on land. What am I?

Answer: A turtle.

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J Baker
Community Member
3 days ago

A snail

#32

When they are caught, they are thrown away. When they escape, you itch all day. What is it?

Answer: Fleas.

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#33

The height of my legs — usually around 6 feet — is taller than most humans. What animal am I?

Answer: A giraffe.

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#34

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. What am I?

Answer: An elephant.

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#35

I hang upside-down on trees. I sleep and sleep, I’m very slow, and on each foot, I have three toes. It takes me two weeks to digest food, but then again, I’m not noted for being fast. What am I?

Answer: A sloth.

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#36

I have two long ears, and I don’t walk, I hop. What am I?

Answer: A rabbit.

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#37

I have wings but I am not a bird. I am small, colorful, and beautiful. I live in gardens and fields and forests. I used to be a caterpillar. What am I?

Answer: A butterfly.

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#38

My name sounds like something you might use on your hair or eat for dessert. What am I?

Answer: A moose.

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#39

I’m spotty and speedy, but not at all greedy. I look like a leopard but don’t try to play me at cards. What am I?

Answer: A cheetah.

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#40

I’ve got lumps on my back and I live on the sand. I’m strong and I carry you over the land. What am I?

Answer: A camel.

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#41

Play me with a ball and bat or hear me chirp in a top hat. What am I?

Answer: A cricket.

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#42

I have a mane but I’m not a lion and I wear my shoes to bed. What am I?

Answer: A horse.

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J Baker
Community Member
3 days ago

A depressed man.

#43

I wear a tuxedo in the snow and skate on my tummy across the ice. What am I?

Answer: A penguin.

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#44

I live in the woods. I am very big and furry. I like to eat fish and berries. I love honey as much as you do. What am I?

Answer: A bear.

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#45

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. What am I?

Answer: An elephant.

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#46

I like to hop around, and I’m a tadpole when I’m young. I am green and I croak and catch flies with my long tongue. What am I?

Answer: A frog.

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#47

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. What am I?

Answer: A hummingbird.

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#48

I’m able to turn my head around 270 degrees and I’m noted for being quiet in flight. What bird am I?

Answer: An owl.

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#49

I’m the only mammal that can’t jump. What animal am I?

Answer: An elephant.

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#50

What peels like an onion but still remains whole?

Answer: A lizard.

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#51

I live in the ocean and move slowly. I eat clams and have five arms. What am I?

Answer: A starfish.

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#52

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

Answer: A queen bee.

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#53

My start goes on toast, and my end’s how birds move. My baby eats leaves but I drink flowers. What am I?

Answer: A butterfly.

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#54

I fly in the air. I eat seeds and worms. I say “Tweet, Tweet.” What am I?

Answer: A bird.

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#55

I live in a bowl. I can swim. I have a tail. I also have fins and big eyes. What am I?

Answer: A goldfish.

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#56

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. What animal is it?

Answer: A zebra.

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#57

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. What am I?

Answer: A horse.

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#58

I look like you except I have a tail, I am a good tree climber. I can mimic you very easily. I eat fruits, insects and flowers. My favorite food is bananas. What am I?

Answer: A monkey.

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#59

I live in the ocean. I have very sharp teeth and I eat meat. What am I?

Answer: A shark.

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#60

I have arms that are longer than my legs. I have been taught sign language to communicate. Who am I?

Answer: A gorilla.

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#61

I like to stay awake at night and sleep during the day. Who am I?

Answer: An owl.

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#62

I have whiskers and live as a pet at home. Who am I?

Answer: A cat.

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#63

I am called the king of the jungle and it’s hard to tame me. Who am I?

Answer: A lion.

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#64

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

Answer: Cows.

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#65

I am the biggest reptile living in the water and have a shoe named after me. Who am I?

Answer: A crocodile.

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#66

When in water, I use my flippers to glide and on snow, on my belly I’ll slide. What am I?

Answer: A penguin.

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#67

Without me Thanksgiving and Christmas are incomplete, when I’m on the table everyone tends to overeat. What am I?

Answer: A turkey.

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#68

I have no legs so I crawl on my belly. I sleep with my eyes open and curl into a ring. But, don’t disturb me because I have a lethal sting. What am I?

Answer: A snake.

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#69

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

Answer: A turtle.

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#70

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

Answer: A donkey.

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#71

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. What am I?

Answer: A goat.

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#72

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

Answer: A duck.

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#73

What do you call a cat wearing shoes?

Answer: Puss in boots.

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#74

I slither around, with my home on my back. I’ve never been rich, but I leave silver tracks. What am I?

Answer: A snail.

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#75

I plough fields, but never sow. I’ve a corkscrew tail and snuffly nose. What am I?

Answer: A pig.

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#76

I have four noses and thousands of teeth. You can hold me in your hand, although most folks do not want to, because I am slimy. Some of my brothers can break off a piece of their tail if they are attacked by a predator. What am I?

Answer: A snail.

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#77

My bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball. I am one of the biggest land mammals and like to eat meat, but about ¾ of my diet is berries, leaves, and nuts. What am I?

Answer: A grizzly bear.

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#78

I cannot taste sugar, because I do not have sweet taste buds. But, I’m a very popular pet and have been for a very long time. What am I?

Answer: A cat.

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#79

I am a fruit, a bird, and a person. What am I?

Answer: A kiwi.

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#80

I am an insect, a hive is my home. I eat some pollen to make honeycomb. What am I?

Answer: A bee.

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#81

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. What am I?

Answer: A centipede.

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#82

I am a type of animal you might see on a safari. I’m covered in black and white stripes and I’m part of the horse family. What am I?

Answer: A zebra.

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#83

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?

Answer: A cat.

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#84

I am gold and can be black and white, I’m a symbol for a nation, when freedom took flight. What am I?

Answer: An eagle.

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#85

What kind of music do rabbits like?

Answer: Hip Hop.

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#86

For me, I slap you. Because of you, I slap me. Hitting your skin, my blood flows. Who Am I?

Answer: A mosquito.

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#87

When it is Easter I go hopping around leaving lots of eggs, which then need to be found. What am I?

Answer: An Easter Bunny.

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#88

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. What am I?

Answer: A polar bear.

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#89

I live in the ocean. I like to eat crabs. I can change colours. My eight legs are called tentacles. What am I?

Answer: An octopus.

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#90

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

Answer: A Llama.

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#91

A warrior amongst the flowers, it bears a thrusting sword. Able and ready to use, to guard its golden hoard. What is it?

Answer: A bee.

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#92

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. What is it?

Answer: A whale.

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#93

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

Answer: The shadow of an elephant.

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#94

Black and scary, small and hairy. In the night you hear it preach, through its noisy high pitched screech. What is it?

Answer: A bat.

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#95

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. What is it?

Answer: A werewolf.

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#96

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

Answer: A plankton.

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#97

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

Answer: A lion.

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#98

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?

Answer: A crocodile.

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#99

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

Answer: A tadpole.

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#100

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

Answer: A bull.

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#101

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. What is it?

Answer: A shark.

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