85 Perfect Penguin Riddles

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What’s black and white and who lives in Antarctica? A penguin, of course! For the penguin fan, the animal fan, or the fan of all things winter, these penguin riddles will hit the spot.

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Break out these fun penguin riddles after watching your favorite penguin-themed movie, after a trip to the zoo, or just whenever the kids complain of boredom.

Riddles can be used for all sorts of activities. For example, you could send your kids on a “quest” where they have to answer a riddle in order to advance to the next step! Of course, you can always use these penguin riddles to connect in the car, around the dinner table, or anytime you want to bond with your kids. 

Don’t forget to have fun along the way when solving riddles together! For more frozen fun, check out Christmas Riddles and Ice Cream Riddles

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Penguin Riddle

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  • Q: What do you call a penguin in the desert? Lost
  • Q: Who is a Penguin’s favorite pop star? Seal.
  • Q: There are 99 penguins in a boat the boat turned upside down how many penguins were left? 66 because turn 99 topside down what number it makes 66
  • Q: Where do penguins go to the movies? At the dive-in!
  • Q: Why don’t you see penguins in Britain? Because they’re afraid of Wales!
  • Q: How does a penguin make pancakes? With its flippers!
  • Q: Who’s the penguin’s favorite Aunt? Aunt-Arctica!
  • Q: Why do penguins carry fish in their beaks? Because they don’t have any pockets!
  • Q: Which side of a penguin has the most feathers? The outside
  • Q: Who’s the head of the penguin navy? Admiral Byrd!
  • Q: How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together!
  • Q: It’s cold and icy where we live so we have to huddle in tight. We have wings but we cannot fly so we cant soar to a great height. We are? Penguins
  • Q: What do penguins eat for lunch? Ice burg-ers!
  • Q: Where do penguins go to dance?  The snow ball
  • Q: Even though I have two wings. I’m a bird that cannot fly. I often like to swim though and on ice is where I dry. Who am I? Penguin
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  • Q: What’s black & white and goes round and round? A penguin stuck in a revolving door.
  • Q: What’s black, white, orange, and waddles? A penguin with a jack-o-lantern.
  • Q: What do penguins wear on their heads? Ice caps!
  • Q: Where does a penguin keep its money? In a snow bank!
  • Q: What do you call a penguin with a machine gun? SIR
  • Q: Where do penguins go when they have a dance? A Snowball
  • Q: Who is a penguin’s favorite aunt? Aunt Artica
  • Q: What do penguins sing at a birthday party? Freeze a jolly good fellow!
  • Q: What is black and white and red all over? A penguin with a sunburn
  • Q: Why don’t polar bears eat penguins? They can’t get the wrappers off.
  • Q: What shoes do penguins wear on the ice? Slippers
  • Q: What does Cinderella penguin wear to the ball? Glass flippers
  • Q: How do penguins get to school? They ride their icicle…
  • Q: What does a penguin order at Mcdonald’s? An iceberger
  • Q: What is black and white, black and white, black and white? A penguin rolling down a hill.
  • Q: My wings are used as flippers so in water, I can flow sometimes when on land I slide on my belly in the snow. What am I?
  • A penguin
  • Q: I’m usually black and white but I’m not a newspaper. I have wings but I’m not an airplane. I lay eggs but I’m not a chicken. I eat fish but I’m not a whale. I appeared in the movie Madagascar but I’m not a zebra. What am I?
  • A penguin
  • Q: Why are penguins good race drivers?
  • Because they’re always in the pole position.
  • Q: Why did the penguin cross the road?
  • To go with the floe!
  • Q: What’s a penguin’s favorite salad?
  • Iceberg lettuce!
  • Q: What do penguins have for lunch?
  • Icebergers!
  • Q: What do you get when you cross a penguin and an alligator?
  • I don’t know, but don’t try to fix its bow tie!
  • Q: How do penguins drink?
  • Out of beak-ers!
  • Q: What do you call fifty penguins at the North Pole?
  • Really lost, because penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere!
  • Q: I am known for my natural tuxedo and marching. What am I?
  • Penguin
  • Q: A man walks out of a house that has four walls all facing north a bird walks past him. What is it? A penguin.
  • Q: Which bird always gets first place? A peng-win
  • Q: What do penguins wear on their feet at night time? Slippers
  • Q: Why should you not write a book on penguins? Because writing a book on paper is much easier
  • Q: When I meet new people I always talk about my giant pet penguin… It’s a good ice breaker!
  • Q: Why do polar bears and penguins not get along? Because they are polar opposites!
  • Q: What do you call a penguin with no eye? Pengun!
  • Q: Why didn’t the penguin jump off of the iceberg? He got cold feet!
  • Q: How do penguins know when there’s something wrong? It smells a bit fishy
  • Q: How do a group of penguins make a decision? Flipper coin!
  • Q: What kind of fish do Penguins catch at night? Starfish!
  • Q: What do Penguins like to eat? Brrrrritos!
  • Q: How does a Penguin build a LEGO house? Igloos it together!
  • Q: Why don’t penguins fly? Because they’re not tall enough to be pilots!
  • Q: What did one penguin say to the other? Nothing, he gave him the cold shoulder!
  • Q: What do you get when you cross a penguin and an alligator? I don’t know, but don’t try to hug it!
  • Q: Why did the penguin cross the road twice? To prove he wasn’t chicken.
  • Q: What did the penguin say after he went shopping? Put it on my bill.
  • Q: When a penguin has no money, what does it tell the waiter? Put it on my bill.
  • Q: What do you call a happy penguin? A Pen-Grin!
  • Q: What do penguins wear to the beach? A beak-ini.
  • Q: How do you get in touch with a penguin? Give him a wing.
  • Q: So why don’t penguins like rock music? They only like sole.
  • I had a latte with a penguin the other day. He said he would have preferred a fish…
  • Q: What does penguin who does magic say to his audience? Pick a cod, any cod.
  • Q: What does a penguin do when it loses its tail? It goes to a re-tail store.
  • Q: What do you call a cold penguin? A Birrr-d.
  • Q: What do you give to a penguin that’s ill? Some medical tweetment.
  • Q: Why did the two penguins jump when they first met? They were trying to break the ice.
  • Q: What does a penguin eat on its birthday? Fish cakes!
  • Q: Why would a penguin cross the road twice? To prove he isn’t a chicken.
  • Q: How did the penguin pass his driving test? They winged it.
  • Q: Why do penguins wear glasses? To help their ice-sight.
  • Q: Why are penguins so good at using the internet? Because they have web feet!
  • Q: What do penguins drink in the summer? Iced tea!
  • Q: What is a penguin’s favourite film? Frozen.
  • Q: Why are penguins so difficult to get along with? Because they’re always fishing for compliments.
  • Q: Why was the penguin’s head so cold? Because he was wearing an ice-cap.
  • Q: What was the name of the emperor’s penguin? Julius Freezerrr.
  • Q: Why was the penguin so popular? Well, he was an ice guy!
  • Q: What kind of fish do penguins eat at night? Star fish.
  • Q: Where does a 500 pound penguin sit when he’s resting? Anywhere he wants!
  • Q: Have you ever heard of the Fight of the Penguins? Well, it’s a whale of a tale.
  • Q: What is smarter than a talking penguin? A spelling bee!
  • Q: What’s a penguin’s favorite place to swim? The South Pool.

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