Double-Letter Animals
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“Double-Letter Animals,” Friend, Apr. 1991, 23

Double-Letter Animals

Complete each rhymed couplet by filling in the name of the correct animal.

  1. __ __ E E __ __ __ has captured the record for speed.

    __ __ B B __ __ likes carrots, and hops off to feed.

  2. A A __ __ __ __ __ __, called “earth pig,” finds ants good to eat.

    __ __ __ __ R R __ __ hoards nuts for a long winter’s treat.

  3. __ __ C C O O __ scrounges dinner and wears a black mask.

    Huge __ __ P P __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ wallows and basks.

  4. __ D D __ __ is an arithmetical snake.

    __ __ __ Z Z __ __ bear growls, and we all start to shake.

  5. L L __ __ __ bears burdens where empires were won.

    __ __ __ __ __ __ O O hops under the hot outback sun.

  6. __ T T __ __ goes sliding, a sleek, furry clown.

    __ __ __ S S __ __ plays dead and hangs out upside down.

  7. Tough-skinned __ L L __ __ __ __ __ __ rules in the swamp.

    Happy-hearted __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ E E loves to swing and romp.