30 Basic GK Questions on Animals with Answers for Kids

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Every day there are new animals that are growing in the animal kingdom and people become curious to know about them. With such huge animals in our country, it becomes difficult to remember each of them and therefore Animal GK comes into the education of children. Teaching children about carnivores and omnivores at a young age is important because it teaches them how to be kind and loving toward animals. Teaching kids GK about animals at young age grows their knowledge about animals around them. Each and every carnivores and omnivore have a different role, different eating habits, different way of conveying, and more that contribute a lot to the ecosystem. These GK questions on animals will help children to get prepared in advance for their tests, inter-school competitions, assignments, and debates. Every kindergarten love to play with animals and teaching them this topic would be fun.

30 General Knowledge Questions on Animals for Children

Here we have added the top 30 interesting questions on animals for pre-schoolers and other class children to learn about world animals. Since the animal kingdom is vast and teaching each and every carnivore will be lengthier. So, it is always best to start teaching children from basic to advanced. Basic categories animals like Cats, dogs, rabbits, etc, and coming to the next level which they haven’t seen like Lion, Giraffe, etc. Each and every carnivore has its own fun facts which will make them remember that particular animal so well. This General knowledge questions will help kids to know about animals and thereby will make them confident to clear any questions in real life and exams.

Let’s look at the few questions on Animals for class 1, 2, and 3 kids:

Q1. Which water animal is fastest?

a) Flying Fish
b) Sailfish
c) Porpoise
d) Tuna

Q2. Which animal has the longest canine teeth which belong to cat species compared to body size? 

a) Clouded Leopard
b) Siberian Tiger
c) Indian Tiger
d) African Lion

Q3. What is the scientific name of the Bengal Tiger?

a) Panthera Tigris Altaica
b) Panthera Tigris Amoyenis
c) Panthera Tigris Corbetti
d) Panthera Tigris Tigris

Q4. What do we call the small baby rabbit?

a) Mare
b) Kit
c) Cow
d) Doe

Q5. What do we call to Kangaroo baby? 

a) Fawn
b) Calf
c) Cub
d) Joey

Q6. What does a caterpillar consume the first thing after its birth?

a) Grass
b) Cheerios
c) Its own eggshell
d) Bugs

Q7. From the following which is the smallest dog breed?

a) Dachshund
b) Chihuahua
c) Poodle
d) Pomeranian

Q8. In which country do tigers and lions are found? 

a) India
b) The USA
c) China
d) Japan

Q9. Which animal has the longest life span?

a) Tortoise
b) Tiger
c) Greenland Shark
d) Giraffe

Q10. What do we call female elephants?

a) Sows
b) Dams
c) Mares
d) Cows

Q11. Which colour do zebras have?

a) Black and white in stripe form
b) Red and White
c) Only black
d) None of the above

Q12. Who makes a hissing sound?

a) Pig
b) Horse
c) Snake
d) Donkey

Q13. How many legs does a spider have? 

a) 8
b) 4
c) 2
d) 6

Q14. Name the animal that eats animals and plants.

a) Herbivores
b) Omnivores
c) Carnivores
d) None of these

Q15. From the following which of them is an omnivore? 

a) Cow
b) Lion
c) Crow
d) None of these

Q16. Name the animal that can be kept as a pet.

a) Tiger
b) Cow
c) Cat
d) None of these

Q17. Which animal has 2 legs and wings? 

a) Tiger
b) Hen
c) Dog
d) Elephant

Q18. Which animal has the longest neck? 

a) Tiger
b) Cat
c) Giraffe
d) Lion

Q19.  From the following which animal’s hair can use for making wool? 

a) Sheep
b) Kiwi
c) Panda
d) Tiger

Q20. From the following which is the national animal of India?

a) Fox
b) Monkey
c) Deer
d) Tiger

Q21. Name the mammal which cannot jump.

a) Deer
b) Rhino
c) Fox
d) Elephant

Q22. Which is the biggest mammal in the ocean?

a) Blue Whale
b) JellyFish
c) Sea Horse
d) Dolphin

Q23. Name the number of hearts that octopuses have.

a) 9
b) 2
c) 3
d) 5

Q24. From the following which is the largest snake in the world?

a) Black Mamba
b) Anaconda
c) Reticulated Python
d) Puff Adder

Q25. How many wings do bees have?

a) 4
b) 2
c) 1
d) 3

Q26. Name the animal that shows the logo of the world wildlife fund.

a) Zebra
b) Lion
c) Panda
d) Giraffe

Q27. Which country has the largest population of tigers?

a) India
b) Africa
c) Australia
d) New Zealand

Q28. Name the animal that takes a breath from the skin.

a) Lion
b) Panda
c) Frog
d) Crocodile

Q29. Name the snake that builds the nest.

a) Python
b) King kobra
c) Anaconda
d) Black Mamba

Q30. How many stomachs does a giraffe have?

a) 8
b) 1
c) 4
d) 3


Here are the answers for the above top 30 questions on animals for classes 1, 2, and 3 kids. You can check how many of them they have answered correctly and if they answered a few of them correctly teach them again the remaining one and repeat the same until they answer properly. Once they answer it properly give them chocolate:

Ans 1) b 2) a 3) d 4) b
 5) d 6) c 7) b 8) a
 9) c 10) d 11) a 12) c
 13) a 14) b 15) c 16) b, c
 17) b 18) c 19) a 20) d
 21) d 22) a 23) c 24) c
 25) 3 26) c 27) a 28) c
 29) b 30) c

General knowledge plays an important role in children’s life. It helps them to grow their knowledge at a young age and helps them in their education and in real life. This topic is vast and we have covered a few basic questions and answers for all kid’s ages that will be helpful for them to know about animals and some of their attributes. We hope this animal GK would have defiantly helped children to have a deep idea about their pets and wild animals from around the world.

Suhana Dessai

Suhana holds a master's degree in computer and from the University of Goa. She has around 3 years of experience in various fields of writing and editing. By profession, she is a freelancer Content Writer. As an associate editor at SudivGuide, Suhana edits and ensures the articles are aligned with the website's editorial standards.