Small Animal Riddles, Can You Guess It Right? (Part 25)

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Welcome to another installment of our small animal riddles series! Today's riddle is particularly interesting and unique. Let's see if you can figure out which animal we're describing with these clues:

  1. A ship in the desert, carrying mountains, 
    沙漠一只船,船上载着山, 
    shā mò yī zhī chuán, chuán shàng zài zhe shān,
  2. From afar it looks like a pen rack, up close it's covered in wool.
    远看像笔架,近看一身毡。 
    yuǎn kàn xiàng bǐ jià, jìn kàn yī shēn zhān.

Let's break down this riddle and see if you can guess the answer!

  • 沙漠一只船,船上载着山
(shā mò yī zhī chuán, chuán shàng zài zhe shān)
    
This line describes an animal that is like a ship in the desert, carrying mountains. This refers to an animal known for its ability to traverse the desert and its distinctive humps.
  • 远看像笔架,近看一身毡(
yuǎn kàn xiàng bǐ jià, jìn kàn yī shēn zhān
)
    This part tells us that from a distance, it looks like a pen rack, and up close, it is covered in wool. This fits the description of an animal with a distinctive shape and thick fur.

If you guessed a 骆驼 (luò tuó) camel, you are correct! The camel, known for its humps and ability to survive in the desert, fits this description perfectly.

Key Sentences:

  1. Camels are known as the ships of the desert. 
    骆驼被称为沙漠之舟。
    luò tuó bèi chēng wèi shā mò zhī zhōu.
  2. Camels have humps that store fat. 
    骆驼的驼峰储存脂肪。 
    luò tuó de tuó fēng chǔ cún zhī fáng.
  3. Camels can endure long journeys in harsh conditions. 
    骆驼能在恶劣条件下长途跋涉。 
    luò tuó néng zài è liè tiáo jiàn xià cháng tú bá shè.

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