Have a good time trying to solve animal riddles. Usually these riddles give some description and it is up to you find which animal is the answer to the riddle.
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.
I am a food made from the pressed curds of milk. I come in American, swiss, sharp and many other flavors. What am I?See answer
In all the world, none can compare, to this tiny weaver, his deadly cloth so silky and fair.See answer
What is the only animal without the ability to fly but still does?See answer
In the fields a frightful thing. Watch it and you will find, it has a pitchfork in the front, and a broom back behind.See answer
My treasures are golden and guarded by thousands amongst a maze no man can enter. What am I?See answer
It's 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.
I stink in living but when dead smells good. What am I?See answer
It is probably the most laid-back member of the animal kingdom.See answer
I carry my home on my back. I am not rich, but I leave silver in my track. What am I?See answer
What creature starts yellow inside and white outside, then becomes its first five before becoming the whole?See answer
It is a cat but not a kitty,
You'll never catch on in a city.
Its fangs are huge and so its claws,
A death machine with paws and jaws.
In its own way a royal fellow,
Striped with black and clothed in yellow.
Face with a tree, skin like the sea. A great beast I am. Yet vermin frightens me.See answer
It has plenty of backbone but doesn't have a let. It peels like an orange but it comes from an egg.See answer
While I did live, I food did give, which many one did daily eat.
Now being dead, you see they tread me under feet about the street.
With no hammer or any kind of tool I build my house so quickly. What am I?See answer
I am a activity dogs are very good at when a ball is thrown. What am I?See answer
I hop around and deliver eggs at Easter. What am I?See answer
My parents are singers, and while my father has red hair I am pale and completely bald.See answer
A reaction to being spooked that takes its name from waterfowl.See answer
Holding two swords and eight spears. Dressed in a cow-leather tunic. He peeks through a hole in the door.See answer
What key is the hardest to turn?See answer
It sat upon a willow tree, and sang softly unto me.
Easing my pain and sorrow with its song. I wished to fly, but tarried long.
And in my suffering, the willow was like a cool clear spring.
What was it that helped me so? To spend my time in my woe.
He is not the skinniest of felines.See answer
A horrid monster hides from the day, with many legs and many eyes.
With silver chains it catches prey. And eats it all before it dies.
Yet in every cottage does it stay. And every castle beneath the sky.
What has armor but is not a knight, snaps but is not a twig, and is always at home even on the move?See answer
Golden treasure I contain, Guarded by hundreds and thousands. Stored in a labyrinth where no man walks, Yet men come often to seize my gold. By smoke I am overcome and robbed, then left to build my treasure anew.See answer
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 is that which, while it lives, constantly changes its habit, that is buried before it is dead, and whose tomb is valued wherever it is found?See answer
Canine children. What am I?See answer
What animal has feet on the head?See answer
I have four legs but no tail. Usually I am heard only at night.See answer
What kind of dog has no tail?See answer
What animal gives away money and says moo?See answer
Though it is not an ox, it has horns; Though it is not a donkey, it has packed-saddle; And wherever it goes it leaves silver behind.See answer
I am white and I am black. I am fast and I am not fat. I confuse many people with my style. Who am I?See answer
I destroy your home from inside out. What am I?See answer
A muttered rumble was heard from the pen, and I, in my walking stopped to look in. What was this I saw? A massive beast, hoofed, and jawed. With spikes upon its mighty brow, I watched as he struck the turf and prowled. And yet for all of his magnificence, he couldn't get out of that wooden fence.See answer
What kind of dog chases anything red?See answer
We dwell in cottages of straw,
and labor much for little gains;
sweet food from us our masters draw,
and then with death reward our pains.
This is the most famous bank where children keep their assets.See answer
A stellar five-limbed sea creature.See answer
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?See answer
I carried by mad animals. What am I?See answer
How a big, hibernating mammal would show affection.See answer
I produce wool and spit a lot. What am I?See answer
I travel in a gaggle. What am I?See answer
Though it be cold, I wear no clothes, the frost and snow I never fear; I value neither shoes nor hose, And yet I wander far and near: My diet is forever good, I drink no cider, port, nor sack, what Providence doth send for food, I neither buy, nor sell, nor lack.See answer
It is a path of cow juice spread across the sky but cannot be seen by the naked eye.See answer
I wiggle and cannot see,
sometimes underground and sometimes on a tree.
I really don't want to be on a hook,
and I become a person when combined with book.
What am I?
This noble creature has the embarrassing inability to get up once it's been flipped onto its back.See answer
Cows do this to salt and humans do it to ice cream.See answer
I am very afraid of doing scary activities. What am I?See answer
What is the largest living ant on earth?See answer
I am the home for feathery animals. What am I?See answer
I am shared by goats, devils, and unicorns. What am I?See answer
What lives where it cannot breathe and has a hole in its back?See answer
If a dog were filling out a resume, he might list his mastery of this game under "skills."See answer
I am an animal and a hair product. What am I?See answer
A king without a crown.See answer
What animal dwells in water and best known for its work ethic?See answer
What follows a dog wherever it goes?See answer
What is green, has four legs, no tail, and usually heard at night?See answer
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.See answer
What does a cat have that no other animal has?See answer
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.See answer
With four oars it swims but it is always at home.
Its back is like armor, tougher than chrome.
What is it?
Microparasite expert at sucking the blood of mammals and birds.See answer
Black and scary, small and hairy.
In the night you hear it preach,
Through its noisy high pitched screech.
I can honk without using a horn. What am I?See answer
A blackbird similar to, but much bigger than a crow.See answer
The homes of tiny creatures that collect in corners if you aren't vigilant about dusting.See answer
I don't forget! What am I?See answer
How do snails travel?See answer
I give milk and have a horn but I'm not a cow. Who am I?See answer
What animal has no wings, but yet will fly?See answer
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?See answer
Which bird does not belong in this group? Finch, gull, eagle, ostrich, or sparrow?See answer
It has a long neck,
A name of a bird,
Feeds on cargo of ships,
It's not alive.
What am I?
If a man carried my burden, he would break his back.
I am not rich, but I leave silver in my track.
What am I?
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.
What am I?
I come in many colors, some are blue and white.
While some people annoy me, I am not much for the fight.
I live where people rarely tread,
but you will find me close to bed.
What am I?
I fall with the waves, rise with the tide, and drift with the current alongside. What am I?See answer
Although my cow is dead, I still beat her. What a racket she makes!See answer
When they are caught, they are thrown away.
When they escape, you itch all day.
What goes in the water red, and comes out black?See answer
From that which comes within itself,
It builds its table on my shelf.
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 has a coat? Hugs you not in sympathy?
Whose smile you'd rather not see?
Whose stance is a terrible thing to see?
Who is it that brave men run away from?
Whose fingers are clawed?
Whose sleep lasts for months?
And who's company we shunt?
When it was young, it had a tail. When it grew up, it had knees.See answer
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?
Tall when seated, short when standing.See answer
What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?See answer
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?
The strangest creature you'll ever find: Two eyes in front and many many more behind.See answer
I ate one and threw away two.See answer
For our ambrosia we were blessed,
By Jupiter, with a sting of death.
Though our might, to some is jest,
We have quelled the dragon's breath.
Who are we?
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 cannot hear or even see,
But sense light and sounds there may be,
Sometimes I end up on a hook,
I can be combined with a book.
What am I?
There is a kind of fish that can never swim. What is that?See answer
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