# Updated :Math Puzzle : One rabbit saw 6 elephants while going towards River.

### Updated 21/04( Many Thanks for comments):

Case 1: Best Case Scenario ( minimum animals to make the statement true)

1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while going to river. So, its only rabbit going to river and not the elephants.

Every elephant saw 2 monkeys going to river. So, it could be same 2 monkeys seen by all the elephants. So there are 2 monkeys going to river.

Hence, total = 1+2 = 3

Case 2: Worst case scenario ( treating all as animals. i.e. max number of animals to make the statement true)

1 Rabbit

6 Elephants

6*2=12 Monkeys

Each monkey has 1 parrot in hand so 12 parrots.

Total = 1 + 6 + 12 + 12 = 31

Case 3: Treating Birds as Animals.

1 Rabbit, 2 Monkeys, 2 Birds

So total of 5.

## 483 thoughts on “Updated :Math Puzzle : One rabbit saw 6 elephants while going towards River.”

1. guna says:

Parrot is not an animal, its a bird

Updated ( Corrected the comment):

1. Nitish says:

One more possivle answer is 1 rabbit 2monkeys 2parrots… Total 5

1. Hannah says:

The rabbit SAW six elephants – they’re not going anywhere

Two monkeys and two parrots – answer is 5

1. Deepak Kumar Sreeramula says:

Parrot is not a animal

2. Karthik says:

Parrots not animal, it’s bird

3. Axel says:

And each elephant saw 2 monkeys. There’s 12 monkeys not 2 >.<

4. Selina says:

that’s what i thought as well. parrots are animals too!

5. eyewriterr says:

2+2=4

2. Deepak Kumar Sreeramula says:

Parrot is not a animal

1. Devesh Agarwal says:

Birds are very much within the Kingdom Animalia, Phyllum Chordata.

2. Types of animals
*birds
*insects
*fish
*Mammals
*Etc

3. Anonymous says:

What is it then you idiot unless its vegetable or mineral it lives and breathes its a bird still an animal !

4. Anonymous says:

Birds are classified in 6 different animal groups

5. Fucking dopes! Animals aren’t just organisms that walk on four legs. Bugs, jellyfish, and even sea sponges are all animals. In kingdom Animalia, there are nine phyla, or subdivisions, of animals. Phyla are organized from the least evolved, porifera, to the most evolved, chordata.

6. Judessa Mai says:

A bird is an animal. LOL. They still belong to Kingdom Animalia.. Known to be aerial.. Please study taxonomy.. Or even just simple biology

7. Any living thing is an animal. Animal definition; a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.

8. Anonymous says:

A parrot is a bird, but it’s still an animal. Just the same as an elephant is a mammal but still an animal!

9. Anonymous says:

Matalino ka nga!

10. You need to go back to school. Birds are a species in the Animal kingdom. Whoever told you birds aren’t animals is equally as misinformed as you are

11. Anonymous says:

All birds r animals wtf u on about take the time to google all living life its broken into 5 groups plants animal blah blah blah birds r in the animal kingdom

12. Cori Wood says:

BIRDS ARE ANIMALS. WTF? humans are animals. Snakes are animals.

13. Anonymous says:

a living organism which feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.

14. Anonymous says:

Yes it is.

3. arun says:

parrots are not animals, they are birds

1. knowledgesponge says:

The stupid is strong with this one.

2. Anonymous says:

youre a moron lmao

Even the people Re also part of animals as a biologu study says
So the bird is a part of animal

4. zyvre says:

they belong to the kingdom animalia…so they are still classified as an animal… please study taxonomy…that will help you a lot… 🙂

5. There are 6 basic ANIMAL groups. Those 6 being amphibians, reptiles,fish,invertebrates mamals, and BIRDS! Omg I can’t believe there’s people who think birds aren’t animals.

4. Anonymous says:

Parrot is not a nimal

1. Anonymous says:

Yes it is look it up,

5. Anonymous says:

Bro parrots are birds

1. Rob says:

Bro, how can people think birds are not animals!!!!!!!!! There are many different animal classes and every animal in the world belongs to one of them. The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians. They are all part of the phylum chordata — I remember “chordata” by thinking of spinal chord.

6. Minime says:

1 rabbit 2 monkeys and the monkey hole a porrot in there had which they have 2 hands so it would be 5 but it did said the monkey were seen heading 2 the river it didn’t say they were going so the answer is 1

1. Fah_Queen says:

If you read the puzzle line by line you will notice that its the rabbit going towards river
(One rabbit saw 6 elephants while going towards River).
Now there are two monkeys also going towards river
(Every elephant saw 2 monkeys are going towards river, its the same two monkeys seen by every elephant)
Now puzzle also says that every monkey holds one parrot
(Every monkey holds one parrot in their hands)
that means parrots are also, obviously, going towards river. So we need to count two parrots as well.
So in total we have 5 animals going towards river : 1 Rabbit, 2 Monkeys and 2 Parrots.

2. Anonymous says:

Why one?rabbit only saw not going.the question is how many animals are going towards to the river.

7. Michael says:

I get 25 – 6 elephants (didn’t say elephants were going to the river) saw 2 monkeys going to the river = 12 monkeys / each monkey had a parrot = 12 parrots / plus the rabbit = 25 animals going to the river / parrots ARE TOO animals.

1. Anonymous says:

Me too!

2. Robyn says:

That’s how I read it. As the rabbit was GOING TO THE RIVER saw 6 elegants who REACH saw 2 monkey’s going TOWARDS Zthe river with a parrot in there hands. THE QUESTION IS HOW MANY ANIMALS ARE GOING TOWARDS THE RIVER. 24.

3. j says:

Each elephant saw the same pair of monkeys. They didn’t see six different pairs of monkeys. Only two monkeys total.

8. Or 7, if each monkey has a parrot in their hands, since each monkey has two hands.

1. j says:

Doesn’t say “each monkey carried a parrot in each hand” it said “each monkey carries one parrot in it’s hands” — between it’s two hands, it carries one bird. Two monkeys = two parrots. Plus the rabbit makes a total of 5 animals in all going toward the river.

9. awesome anon says:

Um, but technically the parrots were BROUGHT to the river. They didn’t go to the river.

1. j says:

the parrots change in geographic location includes them. it doesn’t specify their intent to go, nor their means of going, just that they are, in fact, “going towards”. The two parrots are therefore included with the 1 rabbit and 2 monkeys for a total of 5 animals in all going TOWARDS the river.

2. Tim Conway says:

How do you get two parrots? Just like when it says every elephant saw two monkeys and you know that means every elephant saw the same two monkeys, every monkey holds one parrot means that every monkey holds the same one parrot in it’s hands. One rabbit, two monkeys, and one parrot. 4

2. I agree with the second statement but the Elephants should not be added in as it doesn’t say they are going to the river. Also, birds are an animal just a specific classification of the animal Kingdom therefor 25 animals

3. Anonymous says:

But the question did it say the elephants were going to the river just that the rabbit saw them! So take away six.

4. Anonymous says:

You post the question and give two possible answers, neither one is correct.

5. Guna is not right. A bird is an animal. I think you and Guna are thinking of the term mammal….?

1. Teresa Carroll says:

I agree it’s 5..no one said the Elephants were going to the river. They were just saw by the rabbit as he went toward the river.

6. Rea says:

A bird is most certainly an animal! There are 6 groups (in the US, 5 elsewhere) of living things called Kingdoms then Class and further from there. The 6 groups are: Archaea and Bacteria (Monerans in other countries) Protists, Fungi, Plants, and Animals. Birds fall under the kingdom of animals and class called Aves. You are probably thinking of mammals which is in the class Mammalia which are warm blooded, have hair and milk producing mothers.

7. Bonnie Barber says:

The 6 elephants should never count.

8. Anonymous says:

So, at first I got 5 but then when I read it again it said that they “saw” them going but the question is how many “are going” so I got 0 ARE going.

1. Anonymous says:

You got the correct answer. Other answers ate subjective but then again no one can argue with saw vs are. So 0 is the answer.

9. Anonymous says:

A parrot is in the bird category of animals. “a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.”

10. Anonymous says:

Parrots ARE animals geez can’t believe ppl are saying they aren’t!

1. It’s ok. People swear up and down that humans aren’t animals.

11. Praesul says:

Wasn’t your question how many going towards the river not to. If so to and towards are similar not the same

12. Anonymous says:

Parrots are animals. Both monkeys are holding the same parrot. Answer is: 4.

13. Maria says:

Four is also a possible answer…. because if you focus on the question ‘how many are going TOWARDS the river’ it would just be the two monkeys and the two parrots. Because the word towards, if u think of it, is a clearer path or direction from the river and u often use the word towards when they are close together…. for all we know, the rabbit was going to the river but was still somewhere far and just saw the elephants through binoculars. So if u focus on the question, just the two monkeys and their parrots.

14. Anonymous says:

The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians.

15. I dont think you should count the rabbit…the words “to” and “toward” mean two diffrent things. Because you can go Towards something without going To it. So counting the birds as animals and saying each of the six elephants saw two monkeys who where each holding a parrot and going TOWARDS the river its 24 animals.

16. Anonymous says:

In the second case elephants are not going towards river they say monkey’s moving towards river so total animals should be 25 (maximum consideration)

As
1 rabbit
12 monkeys
12 parrots
1+12+12=25
Thank you 😇

17. D Mac says:

6 elephants are going toward the river

18. PARROTS ARE ANIMALS PEOPLE!!! What you mean is that parrots are not mammals, they are birds, but birds ARE in the animal kingdom people…. To back to biology class please……..geesh!!!!!!

19. Anonymous says:

The answer can be 7 as well.
Rabbit – 1
Monkeys – 2
Parrots – 4

Each Monkey got 2 hands, each hand holding one parrots..

birds belong to kingdom animalia… birds are animals. even humans are. i hope u pay more attention in the biology class… 🙂

Lol, yes you are right indeed. Depending on belief you can choose either of the 2 answers we posted. Please like us !!

1. Its science, whether ypu believe it or not. Lol. I dont like you bc you’re dumb.

2. Praesul says:

Your question and your answer makes no sense to and towards have two different meanings you asked how many are going towards(which is direction of) not to towards is 4 going to is one.

2. Raj says:

Then why do they say animals n birds?

3. Anonymous says:

Thank you so much for this response was wondering if I didn’t pay attention in biology class.

4. Anonymous says:

😆😆👍👌

3. Sam says:

As birds belong to kingdom animalia… birds are animals. even humans are.

4. John says:

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

5. dilip says:

bird is an animal according to wikipedia :/

6. Anonymous says:

Every means each rite, then how can you say) same 2 monkeys seen by all the elephants.. There is little difference between all and every

1. Anonymous says:

Every and each can hold their own separate meaning

7. Anonymous says:

a bird is an animal

8. Anonymous says:

The bird group is one of the 6 animal groups

9. Anonymous says:

Birds are animal 😐

10. B.pundari kalyan says:

Absolute answer is 3, and parrots are also animals. But parrots are taken by monkeys..so parrots are not going by itself.

1. Anonymous says:

It didn’t say how many animals are taking themself it said how many are going towards the river

2. Anonymous says:

But they are still going. It doesn’t matter if they flew or the monkey takes them they should be counted

3. Anonymous says:

If you are being carried by somebody or being driven you would still say you are going somewhere. You dont have to be physically moving on your own.

4. Deena says:

You have the most sensible answer

5. Where does it say the animals have to be going by themselves?

6. Bill says:

Haha. So if a car is going east at 60 milesan hour and you are in it does it mean that you are not in it and rhat you too are not going 60 miles an hour?

11. Ramesh says:

Sorry wrong. All living things are classified into 2 major groups ie, plants and animals. So long as parrot does not belong to plants, it can be animal only.

1. Anonymous says:

Thank god someone has some sense!

2. Anonymous says:

Mineral don’t forget mineral !

12. Anonymous says:

All organisms except plants and micro-organisms are animals. Birds, reptiles, insects, amphibians, fishes, molluscans, annelida , etc are included in kingdom ANIMALIA. Fastest animal on this planet is peregrine falcon (a raptor bird).

13. ib says:

Excuse me, but parrots are birds and last time I checked, all birds are part of Kingdom Animalia I.e animals

14. Anonymous says:

15. Ricardo Allen says:

All birds are animals

16. Anonymous says:

A parrot is an animal, it’s not a mammal, but it is an animal

17. Anonymous says:

…and a bird IS an animal. Are you really that stupid? Must be if you honestly think a parrot is NOT an animal. How many times did you fail kindergarten? 7? You, OP, have gone full retard. Never go full retard.

18. Anonymous says:

….. are you actually joking?

19. Sunny says:

birds are 1 of the six groups that comprise “animals”. look it up!

20. Anonymous says:

A bird is part of the animal kingdom

21. The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians. They are all part of the phylum chordata — I remember “chordata” by thinking of spinal chord. There are also a lot of animals without backbones.
Yes a bird IS an animal.

22. Cynthia says:

Parrots are not mammals. Parrots are however animals.
an·i·mal (anəməl)
noun
1.
a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.

23. Actually, the highest order of zoological classification is animalia. The “kingdom” includes all living organisms: animal, plant, fungi, bacteria (single-celled organisms without a nucleus) and protists (single-celled organisms with a nucleus).
PHYLUM – “Chordata“. Phylum furthers categorizes the ranking of those in the animal kingdom. The group “chordata” includes all vertabrate animals (those with spinal chords, including humans). In the animal kingdom there are 36 animal phyla.
CLASS – “Aves“. The aves group includes only birds and indicates that its members have feathers.
ORDER – “Psittaciformes“. Refers specifically to parrots.
FAMILY – “Cacatuidae“. This group includes ALL cockatoos – including the cockatiel.
SUB FAMILY – “Cacatuinae”. This category refers specifically to the white cockatoos.
GENUS – “Cacatua“. The genus refers to a group of birds that have certain defining characteristics in common.
SPECIES – “goffini“. Finally we arrive at the one and only goffins cockatoo – totally unique unto itself. In order to point to the exact classification of this species, you need only two words: cacatua goffini – its “scientific name”.
SUBSPECIES – none.

24. Correction Officer says:

Animal is an umbrella term which encompasses reptiles, fish, birds etc.

25. Anonymous says:

But isn’t a bird an animal? Do vegetarians eat birds?

26. defuq kinda since does that make, you tellin me a Bird is not an animal

27. thats the dumbest thing i’ve ever heard
birds aren’t animals?
everything alive thats not plant is a part of the animal kingdom even humans

28. Anonymous says:

Birds are animals……

29. You might be thinking of mammal. An animal is usually defined something like …
“a living organism which feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli”.

30. Derik Sarauer says:

Birds are an animal. They are not mammals but one of the six main animal groups.

Ummm so what is a bird if its not an animal? Serriously

32. Anonymous says:

you are dumb

33. Anonymous says:

Birds are one of the major groups of animals… The bird group is one of six basic animal groupsanimal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles.

34. andrwatln says:

Uhhhh, bird is of 6 types of animals. So, yes, the parrot’s count.

35. Christina says:

a bird, by definition, IS an animal.
an·i·mal
ˈanəməl/Submit
noun
1.
a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.
“animals such as spiders”

36. CosMcK says:

Birds are one of the 6 basic animal groups.

37. Anonymous says:

Where did u go to school… the animal kingdom is broken down into 6 types… birds,mammals,amphibians,fish,reptiles and invertibrates…. suggest some touching up

38. Anonymous says:

A bird is an animal.

39. Anonymous says:

1 rabbit going to the river. The six elephants presumably are not in a group or had it been then the quis would state it. Hence, all 6 elephants not altogether saw 2 monkeys each, going towards the river. So, 12 monkeys are also going towards the river. Same 12 monkeys are holding 1 parrot and by “holding” would mean 12 parrots are also going to that rivers. The rabbit plus 12 monkeys and 12 parrots equal 25 animals are going to the river

40. Utot says:

Are birds not animals? Gosh whos your biology teacher?

41. Anonymous says:

A bird is an animal. There is more to the animal kingdom than mammals.

42. All og them are animals just specific race of them birds are also animals animals is the common phrase

43. All organisms except plants and micro-organisms are animals. Birds, reptiles, insects, amphibians, fishes, molluscans, annelida , etc are included in kingdom ANIMALIA.

So parrot is an animal.

Fastest animal on this planet is peregrine falcon (a raptor bird).

44. nev knight says:

its still an animal,its a bird part of the anima kingdom as an elephant is a mammal also part of the animal kingdom hence if you mistreat a parrot the R.S.P.C.A. will get involved.

45. Gail says:

Birds are animals

46. Ragnar says:

Idiot birds ARE animals.WE are animals almost ALL life on Earth is an animal of some shape or form.

47. Anonymous says:

Parrot is an animal. Three kingdoms: plant, animal and fungi. If not animal, then what???

48. Anonymous says:

Sorry have to interject
Animals have 6 sub species one of which is birds.

49. Anonymous says:

Bird is belong to Class of Birds and Considered animals.

50. Mark says:

Birds are animalsd

51. Anonymous says:

birds are animals…look it up

52. Anonymous says:

birds belong to animal kingdom

53. Cori Wood says:

ARE you….trolling? Birds ARE ANIMALS. Wtf?

54. Birds are animals. So are amphibians, fish, and any other living creature that feeds on organic matter. Get a dictionary.

55. Anonymous says:

Parrots ARE animals – animals include: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and ALL the invertebrates (e.g., bugs, worms, clams, coral, sponges, etc.).

56. Ashly says:

Birds are animals weirdos

57. Anonymous says:

A parrot is an animal

58. Anonymous says:

But it is considered as animals Kingdom.

2. Anonymous says:

Answer is 3 they all are watching same 2 monkeys

1. Pavan says:

There is 1 rabbit and 6 elephants and two monkeys total 9

2. Mr N P Jackson says:

1. Tim says:

Two? The riddle only lists one parrot.

3. Vishnu B says:

How about elephants seeing the same 2 monkeys with parrots?

Well, in that case it would come to 21 (1+6+12+2). Its mix of both cases above😋

1. Mr N P Jackson says:

I would have said 4 as the monkeys are the only ones going towards the river with a parrot in their hands rest are on way to river

1. Anon says:

Exactly…. going to and going Towards are different…..you can being anywhere/somewhere….. but going Towards something is in a specific direction

4. Anonymous says:

1 rabbit, 2 monkies are going to river so total: 3 animals are going towards river

1. Anonymous says:

I will agree with you on that but, you are wrong I think your answer would be 5 because each monkey holds 1 parrots so 2 +2+1=5

1. Anonymous says:

I Agree!!!

5. Anonymous says:

1 rabbit +2 monkeys with 2 parrots=5

1. Anonymous says:

parrot is not an animal

1. Nox says:

Parrot is not a MAMMAL it is indeed an animal.

2. Anonymous says:

the monkeys has a pair of hands do 4 parrots

6. Praveen Valluri says:

One rabbit saw 6 elephants while going to river has no special characters
one rabbit saw “6 elephants while going to river”
or “one rabbit” saw 6 elephants while going to river.
Who is going to river in the above sentence the rabbit or the elephants?

1. Anonymous says:

Its not 6 elephants going to river….
Its 6 elephants while going to river… So its very clear that only rabit is going to river..

1. Anonymous says:

Correct

2. Nox says:

Sentence structure tells us the subject of this sentences is the rabbit. WHILE is kinda our linchpin here if it was missing I could get on board with the elephants going toward but since in this sentence we have
Subject: Rabbit.
What subject is experiencing: Saw (X) While (Doing Y)

I can’t get on board with the Elephants in motion based on this.

7. Anonymous says:

One rabit+2 monkeys are going towards river.
So Ans is 3

8. N D Mishra says:

One rabit+2 monkeys are going towards river.
So Ans is 3

1. Anonymous says:

Correct

2. Nope the rabbit is going to the river.. the question is how many are going towards the river so 2 monkeys each with 1 parrot.. hence 4

1. Anonymous says:

2. Greg Van Eyk says:

I agree with 4.

9. Chandrahas P says:

I guess its 3 . Parrot is bird so they are out of the race. Rabbit while going to the river saw 6 elephants. And all the 6 elephants saw same 2 monkeys going to the river. So onluy 2 monkeys and a rabbit are going to the river….

1. Absolute answer is 3,and parrots are also animals..why because human beings and animals are there in our nature,then birds are also animals(some times humans are also animals).. but answer is 3,why because there parrots are taken by monkeys towards the river.. so finally answer is one rabbit and two monkeys going towards the river..

1. Anonymous says:

The correct answer is the two monkeys – they are the only ones described as going towards the river . The rabbits destination may be the river by he is no described as going towards it.

10. Anonymous says:

11. ssubrata dutta says:

Parrot is an animal.Accurate answer is 5

12. answer might be 2 :

as 1 rabbit + 2 monkeys =3 , but 2 monkeys can be count as a single animal ..

Hence rabbit and monkey …

lol !!!

13. Thirumalai srinivasan Iyengar says:

Nowhere it is clear Rabbit is going towards river, and it says “saw”. That means to me, zero animals going towards river

14. Anonymous says:

Wow… you guys are fucking stupid as shit! Are you seriously fucking debating whether a bird is an animal!?!? Really? If it isn’t an animal, what the fuck is it? Please explain this…Wow.

15. Anonymous says:

Interesting answer…didn’t thought the clue hidden inside it

16. Anonymous says:

Ans is 13, cause Elephants are not goings towards river.

17. Candy says:

What If the 6 elephants saw the same 2monkeys ( not each 2 monkeys ) Isn’t this question raise!!
Then it will be 1rabbit+ 2 monkeys

18. Anonymous says:

19. Sathya says:

20. G Suresh Kumar says:

Only eight animal (6 elephants+ 2 monkeys) were going towards river.
– the rabbit only saw not went to river.
– the two monkeys holds one parrot each which are birds not animals.

1. Rupak R says:

Read the question again. Rabbit saw the elephant while going toward the river…

21. Samjith says:

Haha only rabbit is going to river so answer must be 1

22. Rupak R says:

Let’s use English here and not math. A rabbit along with a parade of elephants a troop of monkeys and pandemonium of parrots went to the river….
Simple as it is😃😃😃

1. hrh-sd-x says:

23. keriamok says:

1rabbit , 2 monkeys each holding a parrot in handS. hence 4 hands. so 7animals

24. dude says:

Only 5 elephants, because the rest all scared and go back home to watch POGO channel,, ha ha

25. Rinta says:

Elephant’s r not going to the river…

1. Anonymous says:

It didnt say elephants are not going to river. Rabit saw elephants while going. It could be possible elephants are also going to river and rabit saw on the way

26. Anonymous says:

Ans. Is 25
The is 1 Rabbit who is going towards river and saw elephants..
So (consider 1 Rabbit) and

1 elephant saw 2 Monkeys are going towards River
So dere r 6 elephants so (consider 12 Monkeys..)

And every Monkey holds 1 Parrot in hand.. so (consider 12 Parrots)

1 Rabbit + 12 Monkeys + 12 Parrots = 25 Animals

27. Anonymous says:

RABIT IS MAMMAL

28. Mahesh says:

Its 3….. 1 rabbit + 2 monkeys

29. Anonymous says:

Scientifically is five (5) animals but in non-scientific usage is 3 animals

30. Thayaa says:

Answer is 4 : 1 rabbit. 2 monkeys. 1 parrot

31. Cherry says:

Bloody hell there are 2 monkeys only so each can see 2 monkeys so there must be 2 monkeys when an elephant can see only 2 monkeys are the remaining monkeys invisible?for other elephants there are only TWO Monkeys so each can see only two so 1 rabbit+ 6 elephants+2MONKEYS+ 2 Parrots =11(ELEVEN) Onlyyyyyy 😤😡😡😡😡

32. Anonymous says:

Brain teasers require u think out of the box, u need to read every line with understanding. 5 animals were going towards the river. ATU CHIDERA said so. Remember, 1 rabbit saw 6 elephants, the elephants wia not going towards the river, each element saw 2 monkeys, that means there were only 2 monkeys, since each held a parrot, we have 2 parrots, (1+6+2+2=11 animals seen). 11-6elephants since they were not said to be going to the river=5 animals doing road work towards the river. QED!!!

33. paul bassil says:

The elephants just saw 2 monkeys & not parrots,so there is no witness to prove about parrots,is just the writer saying that.(seeing & hearing aren’t the same).I will go to 1 rabbit & 2 monkeys are going forwards to the river.

34. Ashwini dm says:

correct answer is 3 as rabbit and 2 monkeys which come under animal category are going towards river, and most of them will consider parrot but they are birds not animal

35. Rajiv Jerath says:

Well according to me it should be one i.e. only a rabbit is going. As regards monkeys, they cannot walk like humans or apes on two legs holding the parrots. The monkeys are just put in for the sake of confusion.

36. Afua says:

I do have an issue with the statement “And every monkey holds one parrot in their hand”. It does not categorically tell us whether or not they had parrots in their hands..the first two sentences and present continuous but the last one looks like a general statement: this measuring cup holds two cups of flour. It does not mean there is flower in the measuring cup at the time of the observation. So my answer is three; a rabbit and two monkeys; worst case scenario, 5 if we assume the money’s had parrots in their hands at the time.

37. Just a wild thought..why are we ignoring Elephants? Possibility could be that Elephants are also going towards river & since Rabbit is fast so he could hv seen them while going towards river.

38. Chitanshu says:

it’s a 13 animals

39. Krish says:

Answer is One.. As Rabbit is the only one going to the river, as mentioned in the question. Rest all can go anywhere!

40. 31 s the crt ans.
If u don’t understand. again & again u can read

41. kopkka says:

Birds ARE animals.
The answer is 1 rabbit, 2 monkeys, and 2 parrots. Total of 5 animals going towards river.
The other answer of 31 doesn’t make sense, since every elephant essentially saw the same 2 monkeys.
The only correct answer would be 5. Not 31, not 3, it’s 5 animals going towards river.

42. Anonymous says:

Some guys didn’t understand the question. … The question is…” How many Animals are going towards the river “

43. Anonymous says:

The real answer is 3 reason because – in every puzzle, just like magic; there is always the ‘FOCAL’ and the ‘BAIT’. The FOCAL is where the answer lies buy the BAIT is a distraction.
Usually the trick is that, the BAIT is often more frequent than the FOCAL. Here the FOCAL is “animals” and the BAIT is “numbers”. So in all there are 3 animals going to the river aside the Elephant listed above.

So therefore Ans: 3.
*Note the numbers are the BAIT.

1. Gbenga says:

What’s all the Focal and Number Bullshit all about? Not making sense

44. Anonymous says:

DEVESH ; RAJU & ANONYMOUS U GUYS R
CORRECT
PARROT IS ALSO ANIMALIA

45. prakash says:

Rabbit is not going in river as a question is towards going inriver …and parrot is an bird not animal so not count … Next elephant saw 2 monkeys 6 or more elephants can see only 2 monkeys because there 2 monkeys .. Finally answer is 6 elephants and 2 monkeys

46. Sojan says:

1 rabbit & 2 monkeys
Parrots are animals. However they are not going to the river. They are being taken to the river.

47. Jagdish says:

Only Rabbit was certainly going towards river so answer is 1

48. Anonymous says:

Parrot is not animal

49. Anonymous says:

1 Rabbit, Every elephant saw 2 monkeys going towards the river .So the answer is 1+(2*6)=13

50. Anonymous says:

Correct Answer is 3 , it’s about how much not how many.

51. Anonymous says:

parrots are not animal but they are not waling towards river so answer is 3 rabbit and 2 monkeys 🙂 😉

52. Praveen says:

As per the kingdom animalia, animals are classified into two types. Vertebrates and invertebrates.parrot will come under first category.so you have to include parrot also. My frnd

53. Anonymous says:

1 rabbit, 2 monkeys, 2 parrots… = 5… It’s correct one… I believe

54. Akhila says:

1 animal

55. Anonymous says:

One Rabbit saw 6 Elephant going towards river = 1 Rabit = 6 Elephant = 7
Six Elephant saw two monkeys + 2 Monkeys = 2
( Parrots are Birds and not animals)

56. Idrees says:

1 Rabit + 2 Monkeys + 2 parrots = 5 animals going towards the river as 6 elephants are not going towards the river, so shouldn’t be counted. Parrots are also going towards the river as they are in motion with respect to surroundings according to Physics.

57. Anonymous says:

bird comes under family animalia. hence its an animal 😉

58. Prof.C.K.Patel says:

Complicated question.. More than one answer is possible..

59. Debra says:

an·i·mal
ˈanəməl/
noun
1.
a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.
“animals such as spiders”

60. Melinda Jones says:

Completely agree. The rabbit and two monkeys are physically moving themselves closer to the river, while the parrots are stationary and being carried towards the river. I say 3.

61. Mandar says:

Generally if asked what do u say for parrot? Bird or animal?……….Specially for those who said it animal.

62. Rahul says:

Note: parrot is not an animal.
3, if the elephant saw the same monkeys
13, if the elephant saw different monkeys.

63. Krina says:

There are 9 animals
1 rabbit
6elephants
2 monkeys

64. sasa says:

hahaha nice bro read the question 2 to 3 times

65. sasa says:

no elephant saw monkies going to the river . it doesnt say coming to the river side

66. Anonymous says:

5, if you consider parrot as animal or 3 if you not consider parrot as animal

67. Anonymous says:

CANT ACCEPT CASE 2

68. gojez says:

1 rabbit
2 monkeys… each hand hold 1 parrot… 2 hands = 2 parrot, total 4 parrots
4 parrots

7 🙂

69. Michaelmorin says:

Rabbit going towards River.
River is a park Ranger.
Rabbit was not going towards the same river as the two monkeys and one parrot.

Animals going towards river total 3
2 monkeys
1 parrot.

70. Siam says:

I think it’s only two monkeys with four parrots on each monkeys’ hands which make it 6. And the questions says how many animals are going towards ‘river’ not River.

71. Vaibhav Gupta says:

As monkey are going towards river ; this means parot are also going towards river
Then ans should be 5

72. Anonymous says:

What is all 6 elephants saw 2 different monkeys?
So 12 monkeys are going towards river 1 Rabbit is going
OR to consider Parrots within the answer, though they are birds
12 monkeys will have 12 parrots and 1 Rabbit so 25 can be another answer.

73. Aayush says:

Parrot is not an animal it’s a bird

74. Anonymous says:

The key word is TOWARDS the river.so answer is two

75. Anonymous says:

76. Anonymous says:

No. Birds are not animals

77. Anonymous says:

78. palani says:

1 Rabbit+2 Monkey = 3

79. Anonymous says:

A parrot is an animal so shut the fuck up and start making researches

80. Anonymous says:

Hey
Ain’t bird an animal

81. Henrie youngs says:

But the monkeys where with one bird each
So 1 rabbit +2 monkeys +2 parrots

82. Henrie youngs says:

Therefore
It’s five animals

83. Henrie youngs says:

Hey
I second you
It’s suppose to be five 😀

Are u stupid

85. Yuvaraj P says:

Bird comes under animal category only

86. Anonymous says:

This post is filled with idiots Loooool

The answer is 4…..please note that the riddle is a question involving ENGLISH and MATHS the question asked how many animals are going TOWARDS the river….only the monkeys and parrots are going TOWARDS the river the rabbit saw the elephants WHILE going to the river. Everyone is only looking at this riddle mathematically.

1. Jacquelien says:

You are right! Finally a smart one here 🙂

88. Taiwo says:

Even insects are animals birds are not excluded

89. Neeta says:

7one rabbit n6 elephants

90. Anonymous says:

This is correct. I don’t know why the heck they count the elephants since we don’t know where the elephants are going.

91. ALlan says:

Please tell me you are joking bird is the specie and yes is an animal just like reptiles mammals fish holy Yisus where is the asteroid?

92. Fritzy says:

A parrot IS an animal.

93. Anonymous says:

4 the rabbit saw while headed to…
two monkeys carried two parrots

94. Anonymous says:

Totally agree.

95. Anonymous says:

andddddddddddddd what is a bird boys and girls??? AN ANIMAL!!!!!

96. Anonymous says:

you’re all animals!

97. Holy crap there are a lot of dumb people in this thread. Repeat after me “a bird is an animal” “a bird is an animal” “a bird is a fecking animal”…. Go back to bloody school!

98. Chris says:

Dude. You’re an idiot. Bird is one of 6 groupings of animals.

99. Each monkey holds 1 parrot in their
hands so 1 monkey holds 1 parrot..monkeys are going towards the river holding 1 parrot in their hands.so altogether 4 animal ..2 monkeys n 2 parrots i thik…answer is 4

100. janet Vaughn says:

A BIRD IS AN ANIMAL!!! The bird group is one of six basic animal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates,mammals and reptiles. so my answer is 1 Rabbit + 2 monkeys + 2 parrots = 5 animals going torward the river.

101. janet Vaughn says:

The rabbit is going toward the river if it is going there.

102. Chris says:

You could also say 25 12 monkeys 12 parrots and 1 rabbit for it said thhe elephants say 2 monkeys each heading toward the river.it didnt say the elephants were heading anywhere

1. Nox says:

you assume Every Elephant saw a different set of monkeys it the word problem never said that. I read it four times nowhere did it say more than 2 monkeys only that each elephant saw 2 monkeys headed to the river. assuming the elephants stayed in one spot based on sentence 1 I’m betting they never saw the rabbit but they all saw the 2 monkeys walk by. IMO answer is 5. 1 rabbit + 2 monkeys + 2 kidnapped but traveling parrots.

103. Anonymous says:

I’m assuming your trolling. No one is that stupid!

104. Nox says:

so wait if you are kidnapped and thrown on a plane to australia you not actually going anywhere????? oh i assure you the birds ARE going to the rivver just not willingly. it’s 5 in that cases

105. Jan says:

Birds are animals too yah moron

106. Anonymous says:

Birds are animals. What are you people talking about.

107. Anonymous says:

Every = a collective
Each = individually

1 rabbit saw 6 elephants = 1rabbit
Every elephant saw 2 monkeys = 2 monkeys
Every monkey held 1 parrot = 1 parrot

1. Tim Conway says:

108. Bev says:

It says ‘going towards the river’ which would be 4… 2 monkeys and 2 parrots. Or just two monkeys if parrots aren’t classed as animals. It’s in the wording!

109. Anonymous says:

I agree! All about the wording

110. Anonymous says:

A bird is still an animal although not a mammal.

111. John Salter says:

It’s 25 1 rabbit 12 monkeys and 12 parrots

112. Renata says:

hands means two so the monkeys could have a parrot in each hand.

113. Anonymous says:

Birds are animals

114. A bird is not a “mammal”, but is 100% an animal.
The bird group is one of six basic animal groups…

115. Dele says:

One rabbit saw 6 elephants while going towards River. 1 rabbit
Every elephant saw 2 monkeys are going toward river. 12 monkeys
And Every monkey holds one parrot in their hands. 12 parrots
Every elephant saw 2 monkeys
The answer is simple 25 animal
The question was Now tell us how many animals are going towards river
25 this should not be a debate people come on

116. The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians. They are all part of the phylum chordata — I remember “chordata” by thinking of spinal chord. There are also a lot of animals without backbones.
So yes morons…animals ARE birds.

117. Ben Bayliss says:

Reptiles are animals. Fish are animals. Birds are animals. Parrots are animals.

118. Chubbz says:

Looks like a lot of people needs to go back to school lmao

119. Parrot is an animal – it may not be a mammal or a fish – but it is an animal!

120. Keith says:

If you are including Parrots as Animals then the Answer is 4. As the two Monkeys are holding the same Parrot. so only one Parrot.

1. Carrie says:

I was so confident in my answer of ‘5’ and then this blew my mind! I believe you are correct. (and yes of course parrots are animals. I come from a family of scientists and they laughed so hard at some of the comments)

121. Don Maximus says:

Parrots (BIRDS) are animals. They are not mammals!!! Where the hell do you people get this information. Never-mind, The first sentence gives you the answer. ONE. The Rabbit. It reads he “SAW” these animals “WHILE GOING to the river, it does not say they were going to the river. Since we can infer that the rabbit is the one going to the river, as the sentence doesn’t say, a rabbit saw other animals as “they were all” going to the river. It is a trick question.

1. Don Maximus says:

Sorry was distracted by animal v. mammal caveat. Didn’t remember seeing the 2nd sentence saying the monkey’s were headed to the river, after going on that parrot tangent haha.

1 Rabbit
0 Elephants
2 Monkeys we cannot conclude every/each [synonymous] without implying that all individually encountered their own unique set of monkeys.

Every (collectively) saw two
Each (individually) saw two (still doesn’t imply whether it was the same two or a unique pair)

As to correctly imply that would be to say. Each/Every elephant saw a unique pair of monkey.

and finally 2 parrots.

5 animals is the correct answer.

122. Sol says:

Base answer…5. 1 rabbit, 2 monkeys, 2 parrots (answer asks for ANIMALS…not mammals. google “Are birds animals” if you aren’t sure if they’re animals. birds are one of the six basic ANIMAL groups). But w/ what English words mean, the max answer could also be 19. 1 rabbit, 12 monkeys, 6 parrots. Its uses the words “Every elephant” which implies individually, and as it doesn’t say the 6 elephants are in a herd, then each elephant could be alone and could have seen 2 monkeys each. After all, it says “Every monkey has a parrot”, not meaning all the monkeys are holding the same parrot. But that’s kinda overthought and jacked up on logic, so my easy base answer will stay w/ 5.

123. Parrot is an animal. Just as a human is an animal. Look in a dictionary before you type.

124. Candi Catallo says:

Ahh but it doesnt say that the monkeys are holding a different parrot just that each hold a parrot in their hand. They could be holding one parrot between the two monkeys. So then the answer is 4

125. Anonymous says:

Birds are animals. They may not be classified as a mammal but they are still an animal

126. Your an animal. Look it up. So is the parrot. All living things are classified into 5 kingdoms – animalia, plantae, fungi, protista, and monera. If you don’t think that you are an animal then you must be a plant, a fungus, eukaryotic organisms, or bacteria.

127. Al says:

A parrot is an animal actually…..is a snake an animal or is it a reptile…is a lion an animal or is it a mammal, etc
Birds are not mammals (they don’t have mammary glands) nor reptiles (they are not cold blooded), but instead belong in a grouping all their own. The bird group is one of six basic animal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates,mammals and reptiles

128. Liz says:

birds are animals.

129. Anonymous says:

The bird group is one of six basic animal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates,mammals and reptiles.

130. Tracy says:

Are you being serious???? It’s still an animal 😂

131. Riz says:

It says how many are going “towards” the river, not “to” so it would be 4!… 2 monkeys + 2 parrots are going “towards” the river! The rabbit is going “to” the river

132. Anonymous says:

A bird is a type of animal. Lol

133. Tracy says:

I don’t think I can handle one more moron saying a bird isn’t an animal! How thick are some people!!! Answer is 5.
READ IT there isn’t a bird in each hand!!! Monkeys are holding with hands! Elephants are not going anywhere!!! Gggrrr

134. Sasha says:

It doesn’t matter whether a parrot is classed as an animal are not! The parrots are not going towards the river anyway, they are being carried towards the river!
Hence the answer is 3 (1 rabbit, 2 monkeys)

135. Birds are one of six animal groups. Therefore a Parrot IS an animal. 🙄

136. Birds are still animals… If it’s not human and it’s not a micro organism then it’s an animal.

137. Emily Burquette says:

Isn’t a bird an animal?

138. Mark says:

“Animalia” is a kingdom. Under that fall birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and even invertebrates.

139. Anonymous says:

Of course it’s an animal
We are animals lol

140. Exactly. Who doesn’t know their math or English. Lol. The first answer should have the parrots in it so that would be 5. The second equation……wait. There is no second equation. Lol.

141. Ted says:

A bird is an animal. As are fish, reptiles, mammals etc.
They belong to the vertebrates class of animals (animals with backbones)

142. Tracy says:

Sasha carried or not they are still going towards the river!!! So when your traveling in a car do you not consider yourself to be going towards anything coz your being taken? Omg what has happened to some people’s education

143. Anonymous says:

2 LOL read the question properly >>How many animals going >>Towards

144. Using that logic, the rabbit, elephants and the monkeys are not animals. They are mammals. So the answer would be 0.

145. Kathy Eskew says:

Birds are animals‼️

146. Fwambo says:

1 Rabbit 2 Monkeys. Monkey has 2 hands, so parrot in each hand. 4 parrots. Therefore 1 rabbit 2 monkeys and 4 parrots = 7 animals.

147. Anonymous says:

Birds are indeed animals. They are not mammals, but they ARE animals. Even worms are animals, invertebrate animals.

148. Fwambo says:

4 parrots. One parrot in EACH monkey hand.

149. Angie says:

Technically it is…birds are definitely part of the animal kingdom.

150. Anonymous says:

Animal, vegtable, mineral.
Its not a vegtable or mineral…

151. stupid cunts !!! Parrots are fucking Birds. BIRDS ARE FUCKING ANIMAL STUPID SHIT !!! Than fish are not an animal aswell ??

152. Riz says:

First things first.. there is no such sentence using “every elephants saw” or “every monkey holds” it should be “each”.. birds is an animal.. so to conclude the animals that is going to or towards the river is the 1 rabbit, 2 monkeys and since each of the monkeys is holding 1 parrot so its 2 parrot.. 1+2+2 = 5

153. Anonymous says:

Birds are animals….

154. James says:

So what is it then??

155. Nurul says:

1 rabbit go to the river saw 6 elephants = 1
Every Elephant means every elephant saw 2 monkeys going towards river = 6 x 2 = 12
Every monkey holds 1 parrot = 12 x 1 = 12
Hence, 1 + 12 + 12 = 25 ?

156. Nova says:

How do we know the 2 monkeys weren’t holding the same parrot each with both hands? If so the answer could be minus all parrots but 1.

157. Anonymous says:

It’s either a plant or an animal…flora or fauna. I don’t believe a parrot is a plant.

158. John grey says:

Looks to me like the monkeys are holding the same parrot in ‘their hands’
Do for me its 4
Rabbit, 2 monkeys and a parrot (5 extra parrot at best)

159. Ruzuiko says:

My answer is either 2 or 13 .. 2 – rabbit and monkey .. 13 – 1 rabbit and 12 monkey ..

1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while going to the river .. so only rabbit is going to the river

every elephants saw 2 monkey then 6×2 = 12 monkey

every monkey holds 1 parrot in their hands .. so parrot is not going towards the river..

1. your 3 statement is wrong. that’s like me saying the sisters each have 1 brother. how many brothers are there?
ask each elephants how many monkeys they saw and they’ll say because they all saw the same two monkeys

160. Birds are part of the animal kingdom. I study this in science.

161. Quinn Carlington says:

Unfortunately, despite being it’s own group (birds), the group is considered 1 of 6 “animal” groups

162. Anonymous says:

31 bitch

163. Anonymous says:

Wrong ans bec parrot is not animal

164. The answer is 25 or 5 depending on if the elephants saw the same 2 monkeys or different ones each. Birds are animals for anyone who actually needs to ask that question birds are one of 6 different types of animals birds amphibians, fish, invertebrates,mammals and reptiles. This is basic stuff guys

165. Anonymous says:

A bird is an animal

166. Jeff says:

What about the spelling of school….

167. Trinity says:

It is not two monkeys because 6 ELEPHANTS saw 2 monkeys each

168. L.R. Hackel says:

Birds are members of the animals kingdom, but they are not mammals.

169. Anonymous says:

Dum dum give me gum gum

170. CHARLIE BUSSEY III says:

The question asked how many animal are going “Towards” the river. Only means that due to the way the question was worded there could only be 2 animals going towards the river and that would be the monkeys. Not the 1 rabbits that was going “To” the river or the Parrots that were “in the monkeys hands” if you pay attention to details.

171. CHARLIE BUSSEY III says:

The question asked how many animal are going “Towards” the river. Only means that due to the way the question was worded there could only be 2 animals going towards the river and that would be the monkeys. Not the 1 rabbits that was going “To” the river or the Parrots that were “in the monkeys hands” if you pay attention to details.

172. Amanda says:

The bird group is one of six basic animal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates,mammals and reptiles.
So yes, the bird is an animal.

173. alicorndreams says:

so, birds aren’t animals? Huh… guess they were rock parrots

174. Brett Kenyon says:

Ummm…Yes they are.Birds are neither mammals (they don’t have mammary glands) nor reptiles (they are not cold blooded), but instead belong in a grouping all their own. The bird group is one of six basic animal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates,mammals and reptiles.

175. Anonymous says:

So at first I got 5 but then when I read it again it said that they “saw” them going and the question asked how many “are going” so I got that 0 ARE going.

176. it's me a***i* b*io* says:

tang-ina mo!! bobo!! animal ka gago!!

177. Anonymous says:

178. CHARLIE BUSSEY III says:

Everyone. Please read it does not say the rabbit went towards the river it says went to the river. The only animals described as going towards the river is the monkeys. The birds, it doesn’t matter if they are animals or not because it never described them as going towards the river it speaks of them being in the monkeys hand. The focus is “Towards” not “To”, not “With”, not ” Seeing, Looking, or Watching” the focus is ” Going Towards” the river therefore​the monkeys were the only ones detailed as doing such. Therefore you have the battle or English V/S Mathematics.

179. Anonymous says:

Its still an animal. Its not a mamal

180. nev knight says:

People that think parrots are not animals are morons,ever heard of a game called animal,vegetable or mineral.Maybe you people are thinking of a carrot instead of parrot.

181. Anonymous says:

You guys are a cluster fuck of idiots, morons, and retards. 1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while it was going towards the river (1 rabbit going towards the river). Every elephant saw 2 monkeys going to the river. Be aware that you can’t go to the river if your not moving towards it. Towards- in the direction of… (the 6 elephants aren’t going anywhere. They don’t travel alone, they travel in herds. They are together standing still. Every one (6) saw the same 2 fucking monkeys). So, that’s 2 monkeys going towards the river. Every monkey holds 1 parrot in their hands (the monkeys are holding 1 parrot with both hands, not each of their hands = 2 hands with 1 parrot). 2 parrots are going with the 2 monkeys towards the river. Yes, like it or not they are going too. Now 1 rabbit, 2 monkeys, and 2 parrots going towards the river = 5 fucking animals going towards the river. This is the only answer. There can’t be 2. And yes u brainless mitochondria, parrots are indeed animals. You must be your father’s brother to have such a thought. Your welcome. Glad I could help

182. Anonymous says:

24 animals towards the river.
Conclusion….
The rabbit just saw a 6 elephants while each elephants saw 2 monkeys ( 6×2=12)
So.there’s a 12 monkeys towards the river while each monkey holds a 1 parrot in their hands (12+12=24)

1. Anonymous says:

Birds are neither mammals (they don’t have mammary glands) nor reptiles (they are not cold blooded), but instead belong in a grouping all their own. The bird group is one of six basic animal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates,mammals and reptiles.

183. No Name says:

Answer is 4. Read the question carefully, it say EVERY monkey hold 1 parrot, they r holding the same parrot together! Just like EVERY elephant saw 2 monkey, its the same monkey! So 1 rabbit, 2 monkey, 1 parrot

184. Anonymous says:

6 elephants saw the same 2 monkeys… so there were only ever two monkeys.

185. Anonymous says:

Birds are neither mammals (they don’t have mammary glands) nor reptiles (they are not cold blooded), but instead belong in a grouping all their own. The bird group is one of six basic animal groups, with the others being amphibians, fish, invertebrates,mammals and reptiles.

186. Gomar says:

A rabbit saw 6 elephants while going to the river.
Therefor, just the rabbit was going to the river. 1
Each elephant saw 2 monkeys going to the river. There were 6 elephants. 6 x 2 = 12
Elephants only saw the monkeys going towards the river.
Each monkey held a parrot in their hands. There were 12 monkeys. 12
1 + 12 + 12 = 25

187. Anonymous says:

Birds are animals, they aren’t mammals.

188. Harry says:

all are animals ok?
so 12 monkeys + 12 parrot +1 rabbit = 25 animals towards to the river

189. BirdIsAnAnimal says:

that why this is a “puzzle”. they wrote it that way to trick your mind. Birds are animals. Guess your always on Science classes..

190. Any living thing is an animal. Animal definition; a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.

191. What planet are you people on? A parrot is an animal! Hell a spider is an animal! They are not Mammals but they definitely are ANIMALS! Get a dictionary morons!

192. aj says:

every monkey holds one parrot in their hands so this can be both their hands have parrot.

193. Anonymous says:

A bird is an animals its not a human nor allien

194. derydrick says:

The parrot is a medium sized group of birds, with the parrot being best known for it’s extremely brightly coloured feathers, and the ability of some parrot species to talk, as these species of parrots are able to mimic sounds made by other animals such as humans.

195. derydrick says:

a parrot is not a animal its a bird
duuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh

196. Casey Shapcott says:

You see, you could go all technical saying only 4 because the question asks ‘How many animals are going TOWARDS the river?’ and the rabbit is going TO the river 😛

197. DeanT says:

The fastest animal on the planet (albeit for a very short time) is the rabbit that the peregrine falcon is chasing. 😂

198. Michael says:

You could argue that the answer is 5 if the GROUP of 6 elephants saw 2 monkeys going to the river, with each monkey carrying a parrot = 2 monkeys + 2 parrots + the rabbit = 5 animals going to the river

199. Lynsey says:

I see it as 1 rabbit, 6 elephants, 2 monkeys, because all 6 elephants saw the same 2 monkeys, and 4 parrots making that 13 animals because lets face it the average person will lump the bird in with the term animal.

200. Andy says:

The rabbit was not going to the ‘river’, it was going to a place called ‘River’, notice the capitalized word making it a proper noun

201. Anonymous says:

202. Becca says:

The animal kingdom contains birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and even invertebrates. Therefore a Parrot is infact an animal.

203. Robyn says:

Animals have a vertabray birds do too so class as animal.

204. Gerald says:

Look up how many animal kingdoms there are

205. Anonymous says:

as per grammer.. its 13 1rabbit n 12 monkey.. its not 3 or 25.. or u are all wrong..
parrot is a bird n will remain bird.. 13 is true n correct answer.

206. Anonymous says:

if the ansewr 3 was so easy why u people are grabbing hairs n pulilng it off.. its not that simple.. the answer is not 3. its not 25

207. Anonymous says:

4 animals are going towards the river. The rabbit it going to the river, the destination. the 2 monkeys carrying 1 parrot each, are going towards the river, towards being direction.

1. Anonymous says:

Sorry for the typos…fat fingers little keyboard. LOL

208. Na banda says:

You are all wrong. The puzzle is grammatically wrong. It can be 1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while IT WAS going to the river or it can be 1 rabbit saw 6 elephants while THEY WERE going to the river. The predicate is missing who is going to the river

209. Anonymous says:

The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians.

210. Anonymous says:

They are birds but birds are also animals

211. Franz says:

…and that is the answer: 0. The question was not ‘How many animals CAN WE ASSUME going towards the river?” If we do make assumptions, the answer can include the rabbit (if it went TO the river, probably it was going TOWARDS the river as well), the elephants (because the elephants could be visiting the river as well), the monkeys (because the elephants SAW them, and elephants were probably seeing them alright, why wouldn’t they), and even the parrots, which were not walking or flying at all, but being brought by the monkeys, but heck, the elephants SAW them in the hands of the monkeys, so we can probably safely say that the parrots were going toward the river as well.

212. NYerJay07 says:

If you say anything other than 2, you’re wrong. Going to and towards are completely different so the rabbit is out. It doesn’t say where the elephants are going so they’re out. It says every elephant not each, so as a group they saw 2 not 12. It also doesn’t say where the parrots are going, so for all you know the parrots could fly off before they go towards the river. That only leaves the 2 monkeys going towards the river. As for the people saying that parrots are birds and not animals, everything that isn’t plant life is an animal. We’re all animals.

213. Kelly duggan says:

Use r all morons!! What if the parrots fled before they got to the river, huh? Didn’t think did use? Nah lmfao

214. Mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians – and invertebrates as well – are members of the Animal Kingdom (as opposed to Plants, fungi, bacteria, etc.).

215. Gideon says:

Another option. Answer could be 4. If you’re going with every elephant saw 2 monkeys meaning it could be the same monkey, then every monkey holds 1 parrot could also be the same parrot they are holding. Every was used in both cases. No ‘each’ was used.

216. Anonymous says:

You’re all geniuses. It’s 25!!!!!

Every elephant saw 2 monkeys. 6 elephants and each elephant sees 2 monkeys = 12 monkeys, 12 monkeys plus 12 parrots = 24 plus the rabbit = 25. Rabbit counts because to go to the river is to go towards it, you aren’t going away from the river to get to the river. Birds are animals!! Humans are animals!! I think you’re getting confused with mammals.

217. Tim says:

Except it doesn’t say EACH monkey, it says EVERY monkey.

218. Tim says:

So why doesn’t your each/every argument apply to the monkeys as it does to the elephants? Every monkey, as a group, is holding ONE parrot. And just because the parrot may choose at some point in the future to fly in a different direction (assuming it’s able) doesn’t change the fact that it is, at the specific time in question, traveling in the monkeys’ hands toward the river.

Also, please explain how it’s possible for the rabbit to go TO the river unless it goes TOWARD the river.

The only logical answer, barring absurdity, is 4.

219. Tim says:

Both wrong. The only logical answer is 4.

220. Tim says:

Not only it another option, but it’s the only correct one.

221. Anonymous says:

The World is falling apart and you’re arguing over Birds and Animals …. Hahaha

222. Anonymous says:

There is no EACH in the paragraph

223. Greg Van Eyk says:

How many animals are going towards the river? 4.
1 rabbit, 2 monkeys holding 1parrot.

224. Greg Van Eyk says:

A bird is an animal, just like Jellyfish and platypus

225. Greg Van Eyk says:

226. Tim Conway says:

You give detailed reasoning for why there are two monkeys but no reasoning as to why there are two parrots instead of the one that’s listed…

227. Tim Conway says:

How can you go TO the river if you don’t go TOWARDS the river? Kind of impossible…

228. Anonymous says:

Nobody seems to notice that the word “saw”” is past tense. The question states ARE GOING.
Maby no animal at all in presejnt time.

229. Anonymous says:

It says EVERY monkey holds 1 parrot… It’s only 1 parrot not 2…that’s 4 animals going toward the river

230. Fool Child says:

The path going to the river can meander, and may not always point towards the river. The birds aren’t, themselves, doing anything; they’re sitting still. The elephants are also standing still; seeing doesn’t mean they’re moving. The rabbit “saw” (past tense), while the question asks “are going” (present tense), so not currently going. The answer is two. “2 monkeys are going toward” the river.

1. But they were holding parrots, so they were going towards the river as well, though not by choice.

231. Anonymous says:

A bird is an animal. It is not a mammal.

232. Anonymous says:

Firstly, the question almost definitley has mistakes. Look on the web and you will see elsewhere the question says the rabbit is going towards the river. Not “to”. Not “River” and includes the word “the”. Second let me talk about ‘animals’. By the scientific definition, parrots are animals as often quoted here. But there is an old English usage whereby there are 3 main categories: birds, fish and animals. When I was a child this is what I and all my fellow pupils were taught even at school. At senior school the scientific definition was taught. The question has ambiguities like this. If the rabbit is going “to” the river, it is probably going towards the river rather than by a circuitous route but only on probability and not defnitely.Finally, as “every” here means ‘the group’, then I believe the answer is 4 i.e. 1 rabbit + 2 monkeys + 1 parrot assuming the parrot is regarded as an animal. Finally, I find it amusing that people who fail to spell or use grammar correctly are spouting forth about the meaning of words!

1. Rhexs says:

this is correct because the monkeys are only holding 1 parrot

233. Gram says:

To and towards have different meanings. The rabbit was going “to” the river and saw 6 elephants. The elephants each saw 2 monkeys (could be the same 2 monkeys or 12 monkeys in all) going “towards” the river. The monkeys each carry 1 bird. So it is the question is How many animals are going “towards” the river. The elephants could all be standing still as the rabbit was going “to” the river. The monkeys were going “towards” the river carrying 1 bird. So the answer is either 4 or 24. 2 monkeys and 2 birds or 12 monkeys and 12 birds.

1. Anonymous says:

4 or 24? Dont you mean 5 or 25. The rabbit was going to the river too

234. Anonymous says:

235. Motmer kash says:

Case4: it is given as 1 rabbit while going to river saw 6 elephants…… So it may also be considered that…. The rabbit is stationary whereas the elephants are going… And rabbit saw them going to river….

236. Tim says:

One rabbit, two monkeys, and one parrot. The answer is FOUR.

237. Anonymous says:

238. Wendy says:

No because it don’t say the rabbit was going it says the rabbit was watching so 6 +12+12=30

239. Vijaya lakshmi says:

3 is the correct answer …its make sense

240. Rhexs says:

birds are animals

241. Rhexs says:

1 rabbit, two monkeys and 1 parrot.
every monkey holds 1 parrot in their hands.
so only one parrot

242. Rekha says:

No,only one animal is going towards the river.
Other animals where seen by the rabbit.

243. Of course a parrot is an animal:

Kingdom: Animalia (That’s Latin for “Animal”)
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves (Latin for “bird”)
Order: Psittaciformes

244. Lee McPherson says:

The only place in this that’s says any animal is going TOWARDS the river is the 2 monkeys

245. there are many different animal classes and every animal in the world belongs to one of them. The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians. They are all part of the phylum chordata

246. Edwin G Thomasson says:

In classical thinking there are animals, minerals, and vegetables, and of the living entities – only Animals and Vegetables (plantlife) are living beings. Birds are animals. Thus:
The answer is 4. 1 rabbit, and 2 monkeys = 3, but ‘every monkey hold’s 1 parrot in their hands’. Literally this imply’s 1 parrot being held for a total of 4 animals. It does not imply that every elephants see’s two different monkeys as it does not imply that every monkey is holding different parrots.

247. Anonymous says:

All of you guys are funny. I love it!

248. j says:

*definitively 😉

249. Moody says:

” There seems to be no signs of intelligent life anywhere. ”

Buzz Lightyear

250. Anonymous says:

There are five main groups of living things*. These groups are called ‘kingdoms’. They are: Monerans, Protists, Fungi, Plants and Animals.

*In America, the system is slightly different, and Monera are split into two groups: Archaea and Bacteria. So don’t forget, in the USA there are six kingdoms!

A bird certainly isn’t a plant or a fungus. Monerans and protists are very small things like bacteria and some algae. That doesn’t sound very bird-like either!

That means the only kingdom left for a bird is the animal kingdom!

251. 1st scenario:
1 rabbit
2 monkeys
4 parrots, since monkeys have two hands.
Total = 7

2nd scenario:
1 rabbit
12 monkeys
24 parrots, 12 parrots in right hands and 12 in anothers.
Total = 37

252. Anonymous says:

wow!

253. Wisest person on Earth says:

The correct answer is 0. The “Rabbit” refers to a the person dreaming while sleeping. He dreamed that he was walking to school. He saw some elephants. (Possibly working adults as they look bigger than the tiny student that he was). He continued walking and saw some monkeys. (Kids in lower grade than he was, licking ice creams). Then he woke up because his alarm went off and he missed school. That’s the reason why he spelled school as SHCOOL.

254. T says:

Does not say the elephants are going toward the river???

255. What do you mean a parrot is not an animal?If its not an animal what is it?And don’t you dare say bird

256. Anonymous says:

None, because the tenses are different. It’s also an English language question. The numbers are there to misguide. Read it again and you’ll see that the story happened in the past, but the question is ‘how many animals ARE GOING towards the river, not how many animals WERE going.

257. Anonymous says:

258. Anonymous says:

Birds are a classification of animals… just like mammals, reptiles, fish etc

259. Don’t give a toss about animal/bird argument, gimmie some of that dank shit the rabbit been smoking, I’ll agree with whatever you say 🙂

260. Patrick says:

I say 4 total – If every elephant is a collective group of one, then so is every monkey. Therefore there is 1 rabbit, 2 monkeys and they have 1 parrot for 4 total.

It doesn’t say each monkey has a parrot, but rather every monkey.

261. Bird is not an animal? It is a living thing and it is not a vegetation and it is not a fungus and it is not a virus or a germ, so it must be an animal.

262. Anonymous says:

I would agree that not everyone going towards is necessarily going TO . . . but I would also argue that everyone going TO is certainly going TOWARDS as well or they would never get TO. Since the question asks how many are going. Towards, it would have to include the rabbit going to.

263. Ahmed Rasheed says:

Parrots were taken
So it could be 3 total as one answer

264. Anonymous says:

What do you mean “the average person will lump the bird in with the term animal?”
Only an idiot WOULDN’T include the bird as an animal.
Actually, to be more specific, the average person WOULDN’T “lump the bird in with the term animal” because, on average, people are idiots.

Not all animals are birds, but all birds ARE animals.

265. Ashley says:

Birds are animals lol

266. E says:

Birds are a recognized animal kingdom. They are an animal, they are not a mammal.

267. Anonymous says:

Parrots are considered animals. The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians. They are all part of the phylum chordata — I remember “chordata” by thinking of spinal chord.

268. if it has a vertebrae then it is n animal. we have to assume all 6 elephants saw the same 2 monkeys each with a parrot so the answer would be 5 – 1 rabbit, 2 monkeys & 2 parrots.

Note the difference between TO and TOWARDS:
TO – the destination is surely the river
TOWARDS – the direction is the river but it is not sure whether it is the destination or not, (say the river is in the west and the walk is to the west but not the river)

270. Jennifer C Gorman says:

The question states which animals are going TOWARDS the river… the rabbit is NOT going TOWARDS the river… he is only going TO the river. The rabbit doesn’t count. It does not state the parrots are going TOWARDS the river, just that they are in the monkeys hands. The answer is 2. 2 animals are going TOWARDS the river.

271. ATTIF MAJEED says:

25

272. Anonymous says:

Birds are animals. I think you’re confused with mammals.

273. 1 is the only answer you can give with certainty given the facts as stated. All other answers rely on assumption. Prove me wrong.

274. Noreen Brennan says:

Well if not, it’s either vegetable or mineral, lol. Could you be confusing animal with mammal?

275. Dan Gray says:

they say it’s 5 BUT the rabbit is going to the river the monkeys and birds are going towards the river not saying they going to the river for sure 4

276. Judy Quilt says:

A bird is an animal. We have the following kingdoms: plant, animal, fungi, Protista, archaea, and bacteria. If birds are not animals, pray tell, into which kingdom do they fall.