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"The case of the Fish with the Curious Bite"

Alexis is an Ocean Detective Agent. One day, Jake, a fisherman, visited her with a fine tuna with several circular shallow holes. Alexis starts her investigation to find out what has happened to the tuna. She asks her friend Hector the dolphin. Surprisingly, Hector says that he has the same experience that something has made a nasty bite and left a hole on his body just like the one on the tuna. It seems the mysterious creature is hiding somewhere close in the sea. What kind of creature is responsible for those nasty bites? Alexis goes to the ocean to find out. What will she encounter and can she solve this mystery?

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Prehistoric Animal Coloring Pages
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Coloring Pages of Sunfloser   Coloring Pages of Desert Tortoise

Miracle Seed   - Sunflower seeds -

Many species of birds love eating Sunflower (the common sunflower) seeds. Raw sunflower seeds include many nutrients such as protein, fat, and iron. The sunflower seed with black coat is used for the oil production and the striped sunflower seed is for the food. Although most of seed eating birds prefer sunflower seeds, some of them have difficulty to crack the husk of striped sunflower seeds to reach kernel inside. Therefore these small birds such as finch prefer black-oil sunflower seeds. Relatively larger birds such as blue jays even eat it whole.

When bird-lovers place the bird feeder to attract wild birds, sorts of sunflower is the first ingredients of mixed seeds. Some small birds such as cardinals and finch are so choosy that they try to find sunflower seeds in mixed seeds.

 

The Home is Desert   - Desert Tortoise -

Desert tortoises range over southeastern California, northwestern Arizona, and northwestern Mexico. Since they are able to store water in their body and dig underground burrows to escape from heat, they can survive extremely dry environment with temperatures exceeding 140 °F (60 °C). The used burrows are recycled by other small animals such as antelope squirrels, burrowing owls, rattle snakes, and gila monsters. Therefore desert tortoises help the area they live in increases biodiversity within.

Desert tortoises are active in spring when they can forage the most of their food such as flowers, grasses, and cacti is available. The population of desert tortoises in the Mojave and Sonoran desert is approximately 100,000. Thus it is illegal to touch, harass, or collect desert tortoises in the wild.

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Coloring Pages of Blue Ringed Octopus  

Tiny but lethal bite   - Blue Ringed Octopus -

The blue ringed octopuses are found in warm oceans from Japan to Australia. They inhabit sandy or coral reefs of shallow water area. Although they are tiny octopuses, the size is about 5 to 8 inches (12 to 20 cm), they could kill adult humans with their powerful venom.

When the blue ringed octopuses are calm and relax, their skin color is blue rings on yellow base. Once they are disturbed the color changes dramatically, yellow skin turns to brown and blue rings get brighten.

Despite their cute appearance, the blue ringed octopuses are formidable predator. They mainly prey on crabs and shrimps. Once they seize the prey they break outer skeleton of prey with their beak and inject venom inside. Since the meat inside is partly melted with venom, they can easily suck out the flesh.

The venom of the blue ringed octopuses has similar components with that of poison dart frogs and puffer fish. If a human was bitten, severe consequences such as heart failure and respiratory difficulty would be expected. Sometimes the victim loses their life from suffocation within a few minutes. It is quite interesting that the blue ringed octopuses do not die with their own venom because their toxin is produced by bacteria which live in their saliva. Probably they have developed immune system by living with the bacteria in the course of evolution. The vaccine for human against their venom is not developed yet though.

When you find the blue ringed octopus, just observe from distance with a swimming goggle and never touch it!


 

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Coloring Pages of Frog  
Big Leaf Fydrangea Big Leaf Fydrangea

Japanese Tree Frog and Big Leaf Hydrangea

Japanese tree frogs live in Japan, Korea, North East China, and Russia’s Far East. They are small frogs, a female is larger than a male, as large as 1.6 in (4 cm). Although most of amphibian species are endangered now, Japanese tree frogs are still doing well. Since they accommodate to live on trees, they could be found in variety of environments such as forests, small ponds, and paddy fields. They only need much water during the breeding season.

In contrast to their adorable looking Japanese tree frogs are hunters. The preys are insects and spiders. They are also prey for predators such as snakes, large frogs, and giant water bugs.

Big leaf hydrangea is very popular in Japan. It blooms during the rainy season from June to middle of July. The color of its’ flowers are varied such as blue, violet, white, and pink.

Japanese Tree Frog


 

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Coloring Pages of Domestic Duck   Coloring Pages of Golden Eagle

Water is Necessity   - Domestic Ducks -

Ducks were domesticated about thousands years ago in Southeast Asia. Nowadays they are mostly raised in China for their meat, eggs and down. Ducks are also reared as pets in some countries. The ancestor of domestic ducks is the common mallard or wild duck of which range is the temperate and subtropical regions worldwide. Mallards dabble to feed in water.

For health of ducks water is also critically needed. Since ducks eat aquatic plants. insects, small fish, and amphibians such as frogs, they also dabble. Therefore their body is upside―down when they are feeding. While water attracts not only aquatic birds but also predators such as foxes, raccoons, and hawks. To protect ducks human should prepare the barns or shelters.

 

Terror from the Sky   - Golden Eagle -

Golden eagles spread their range worldwide. Although their habitats are deteriorated by increasing human population and development for housing and agriculture, they are still found in North Africa, Eurasia, and North America.

The Golden eagle hunts not only medium size mammals such as deer but also carnivores such as foxes, weasels, martens, and rarely bobcats. Especially foxes are important diet for them. These carnivores also compete with golden eagles for prey such as rabbits, rats, and mice.

In Japan the population of golden eagles declines significantly because they cannot find proper nesting site and enough food to bring chicks up.


 

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Coloring Pages of Blue Bird   Coloring Pages of Chiken

Blue Bird Near By

Three species of blue birds are found in North America. Eastern bluebirds live in East side of the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico and westerns are found in west side. Both species have blue wings with a reddish brown breast. They can be found at back yard and parks. Mountain blue birds also live in west, but their range is usually above 7000 ft (about 2000 m).

However they were declined because of invasive species such as house sparrows and starlings. As those birds take over the nest of bluebirds and then kill chicks and adult bluebirds. However bluebirds are coming back with help of many volunteers who care this bird.

Bluebirds use cavities of tees or box as their nest. Usually two to four eggs are hatched during the spring and summer. Predators such as snakes and raccoons are threats for chicks. Bluebirds are insectivore, but they also eat fruits such as berries and wild grape.

You don’t have to look for far away. Bluebirds are always nearby.

 

Chicken We Know

Chickens are social birds that live together in flocks and have their own hierarchy. They can actually fly, but not for long distance. Usually they flee when they notice some danger surround them. In the wild chickens are omnivores they eat plants, insects, and small animals such as lizards.

Chickens can be good companions as pets. Hens are tamed when they are properly handled, but roosters are sometimes aggressive. A rooster crows to warn danger to his flock or signal his territory against other roosters. Interestingly a rooster encourages other chickens to eat first when he finds food. Also mother hens give food to their chicks first. Chickens are very curious. They explore their surroundings and naturally they roost on trees to look over. They are also taking a dust bath to clean their feathers and remove parasites.

Chickens can live for about 5 to 10 years.


 

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Coloring Pages of Leopard   Coloring Pages of Crane

Resistant Cat   - Leopard -

The range of leopards is mainly Africa. They also live in south East Asia and India. Although leopards principally stay in savanna and rainforest, they also adapt to life in temperate forest and semi-arid desert area.

Leopards associate with trees in which they eat, rest, and sleep. Sometimes trees give them refuge from lions and hyenas. Since leaves and branches cover a figure of leopard, preys such as impala and velvet monkeys cannot notice the presence of hazard above.

Diversity of leopards’ diet is one of the reasons why leopards successfully survive in variety of environment. Leopards eat insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. They are good climbers and swimmers. They are also able to bring the prey heavier than themselves to up in a tree in which they eat their prey undisturbed.

Leopards avoid predators such as lions, hyenas, tigers and bears. Not only those predators steal prey from leopards but they kill leopards and occasionally eat them.

 

Pair sings along   - Crane -

The crane is considered as lucky bird in many countries. In ancient Rome cranes were worshiped because of their ability of flying high. Since cranes can fly over the top of Himalaya, they have been also regarded as a spiritual bird in Asia.

Cranes are monogamous so a pair of cranes may stay together for the rest of their life. Therefore the bond of crane pair symbolizes the long term relationship. In addition cranes use many different calls to communicate each other. Especially a couple uses their original duet call when they breed. Since cranes have large territory during the breeding season, the call of cranes which is so loud and clear can reach miles away. People believed that the crane call could get to heaven in China.


 

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Coloring Pages of Przewalski's Horse   Przewalski's Horse

True Wild Horse Today   - Przewalski’s Horse -

Regrettably wild horses in the U.S. and Australia are not truly wild. They are offspring of domesticated animals which escaped and stayed in the wild. Besides zebra and wild ass Przewalski’s horses are the only truly wild horses in the world. Whereas they were once extinct in the wild during the late 60’s, some of them were survived in captivities. They were reintroduced into their natural habitat in Mongolia. The population has been increasing since then in the wild and the number is approximately 300 now.


 

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Coloring Pages of Japanese raccoon dog   Coloring Pages of Red Fox

Japanese raccoon dog

There are two types of the Japanese raccoon dog, Ezo living in Hokkaido and Hondo living in Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyusyu islands. Although both of them are subspecies of the raccoon dog, only Ezo Japanese raccoon dogs hibernate. Instead Hondo increase fat rate in their body by eating as much as food during fall to prepare winter cold. Since they are omnivore their diet are varied such as insects, frogs, rodents, fruits and plants. Usually they stay in forests but recently some of them are adapted to urban life as well.

Japanese raccoon dogs are active during the night and live individually or a pair in the forest. The pair stays together for the rest of their life. Their fur is consisted with two layers, outer layer has hard long hairs which protect their body in the bush and second layer has thick soft ones which keep their body warm. With membrane between fingers they are able to move themselves without difficulty in a marsh or swampy places to find water bugs, fish, and other aquatic animals.

The feces are reserved one place by which Japanese raccoon dogs probably exchange information each other. They are so timid that they feel threats they do “fox sleep” to disguise natural enemy. In Japan they are called “Tanuki” and believed to be canny animal or bring fortune. When you have opportunity to visit Japan, you may find their sculpture with huge berry.

 

Red fox and Autumn

Red foxes are designated as one of the worst invasive species in IUCN’s list. However it is unfair to blame on them because they were introduced to Australia in which they are threat for native mammals and birds by humans. Red foxes are the largest of all fox species. They are originally native to North America, Asia, Europe, and North Africa.

Red foxes primarily feed on small animals such as voles, ground squirrels, pocket gophers, raccoons, and opossums. Also they take reptiles, fish and insects. On the other hand golden eagles are one of the predators who assault and eat red foxes even though they are lighter than red foxes. In Africa and south west Asia Golden jackals dominate red foxes in the area where both territories are over rapped. Whereas most of these predators are carnivores, red foxes are omnivores. Therefore red foxes eat mainly fruits such as blueberries, raspberries, apples, plums, and grapes in autumn if those fruits were available.


 

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Coloring Pages of Red swamp crawfish   Coloring Pages of Ankole-Watusi

Red swamp crawfish

Red swamp crawfish originally live in Southern United States and Northern Mexico.
They have been also introduced to Asia, Europe and Africa. The size is about 2 to 5in (5 to 12.5cm). Their lifespan is about 5 years. They are found in slowly running streams, marshes, paddy fields and irrigation systems.

Since red swamp crawfish are omnivores, their diets are varied such as water plants, aquatic insects, tadpoles and small fish. They are also scavengers and cannibalistic when food is scarce. During the day they dig their burrow into mud and stay in. If it gets too cold, they hibernate during the winter time.

Sometimes their burrowing activities interrupt water flow into paddy field. They also damage crops by eating its roots. The water ecosystem is disrupted as well because their voracious appetite decreases biodiversity in the water.

Red swamp crawfish are delicacy in some countries such as United States, China and Australia. In Louisiana they are consumed most and crawfish farming flourishes as well. However the commercial harvest of red swamp crawfish grows in other countries such as China, Kenya and Spain.

 

Watusi the great horns

The Ankole-Watusi is a breed of cattle who has the largest horns of all cattle breed in the world. Originally from Africa the habitats of this animal are the savanna and glass lands. The roles of huge horns that can grow up to 8ft (2.4m) are defense and controlling its body temperature. Since the Ankole-Watusi can survive on limited food and water source environment, several tribes of Africa rear the animals.


 

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Coloring Pages of Great Hammerhead Shark   Coloring Pages of Fiddler Crab

I can see you   - Great Hammerhead Shark -

Great hammerhead sharks seem to live in warm water of oceans worldwide. Although they often found at coral reefs, they also swim into deep water and migrate.

The preys are varied such as crabs, squids, octopus and several kinds of fish. Great hammerheads also feed on other smaller sharks and their own kind. They grow up to about 20ft(6m) long and once they reach maturity there are no predator threaten them.

Although Great hammerheads eat several preys they prefer to hunt rays. They use their wide heads to sensor the electricity emitted by rays hiding under sands. Once they detect presence of a ray, they pin down a ray with their heads and eat ray’s fin first to imimmobiliset.

The population of Great hammerheads probably declined in the world and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) designated them as endangered species. Considerable reasons are overfishing for their fins, which is expensive ingredient of shark fin soup and bycatch of fishing nets.

Great hammerheads are potentially danger to human, but not many fatal attacks are recorded.

 

Tiny Ocean Violinist   - Fiddler Crab -

Chipmunks live in North America. Since their diet consists with both plants and meats, they are omnivorous animal. They eat seeds, nuts, fruits, grass, shoots and flowers. Also they eat mushrooms, insects, frogs, and bird eggs. To prepare for winter they collect food such as acorns and hazel nuts. They have cheek pouches to carry those foods to their nests for storage. Some of them spend their time in their burrow and others hibernate during winter.

Chipmunks are contributed to healthy forest ecosystem. Since chipmunks sometimes forget their hiding places for their foods, they spread seeds all over forest. Then trees can disperse their offspring by chipmunks. When chipmunks eat fungi, spores of fungi attach the body of chipmunks. Then the spores are transferred by chipmunks. Diversity of trees and fungi depend on chipmunks.

Animal diversity also depends on chipmunks. Variety of predators both birds and mammals catch chipmunks. Chipmunks live about only 3 years. But they take important role for the Earth.


 

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Coloring Pages of Panther Chameleon   Coloring Pages of Chipmunk

Panther Chameleon

Now there are about 160 species of chameleons in the world. Most of their species are found in Madagascar and Africa. Few of them are also found in India, Sri Lanka, and southern Europe. Some chameleons are introduced in some states of the U.S.A. such as California, Florida, and Hawaii. They comprise one of lizard groups thus they like warm place.

Chameleons change their skin color not only to blend into their surrounding environment but also for several reasons. The colors are varied with temperature and their emotions too. They tend to be darker color when they are angry and try to intimidate enemies. They are usually lighter when they want to attract females.

The diets of chameleons are composed of both animals and plants. Sticky long tongue is longer than its body length. Although they move slowly, they are able to project their tongues very rapidly, less than 0.01sec. Most of their prey is insects, but large ones also prey on lizards, frogs and birds. Some chameleons also eat leaves, roots, and fruits.

The Panther Chameleon is one of the most popular chameleons among chameleon species. Panther Chameleons live in a tropical forest of eastern and northern Madagascar. Average length of male panther chameleons is about 17in (45cm) and females are smaller. Their coloration changes along with where they live. Males are more colorful than females. There are several color variations such as vibrant blue, green, red, orange, and pink.

 

Short life, Huge role   - Chipmunk -

Chipmunks live in North America. Since their diet consists with both plants and meats, they are omnivorous animal. They eat seeds, nuts, fruits, grass, shoots and flowers. Also they eat mushrooms, insects, frogs, and bird eggs. To prepare for winter they collect food such as acorns and hazel nuts. They have cheek pouches to carry those foods to their nests for storage. Some of them spend their time in their burrow and others hibernate during winter.

Chipmunks are contributed to healthy forest ecosystem. Since chipmunks sometimes forget their hiding places for their foods, they spread seeds all over forest. Then trees can disperse their offspring by chipmunks. When chipmunks eat fungi, spores of fungi attach the body of chipmunks. Then the spores are transferred by chipmunks. Diversity of trees and fungi depend on chipmunks.

Animal diversity also depends on chipmunks. Variety of predators both birds and mammals catch chipmunks. Chipmunks live about only 3 years. But they take important role for the Earth.


 

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Coloring Pages of Ocean Sunfish   Coloring Pages of Sperm Whale

- Ocean Sunfish -

Ocean Sunfish or common mola live in tropical and temperate oceans around the world. So far the largest ocean sunfish is 14ft (4.2m) long and 5100lb (2300kg) in weight. An adult is approximately 8.2ft (2.5m) in length and weighs about 2200lb (1000kg) in average. Ocean sunfish are the heaviest known bony fish in the world. The heaviest fish is probably whale shark, but their internal skeleton does not have hard bone.

The skin colors of ocean sunfish vary from brown to silvery-grey or black; some have various spots on their skin depend on the region. They are also able to change their color from light to dark when they are under attack. Ocean sunfish are gentle fish and not aggressive toward human.

Ocean sunfish are annoyed with parasites. There are about 40 species of parasites reside on the skin and body of ocean sunfish. To remove those noxious dwellers ocean sunfish get some help from small fish. They also surface to seek sea birds that clean their skin.

The main diet of ocean sunfish is jellyfish, but they also intake squids, crustaceans and small fish. Few predators hunt ocean sunfish such as sea lions, killer whales and sharks. Ocean sunfish produce incredibly numerous eggs to continue their offspring. Female lays about 300 million eggs at a time. This is the largest in known vertebrate.

 

Deep Sea Hunting   - Sperm Whale -

Sperm whales need massive food to survive. One adult eats approximately 900kg of marine animals per day. Most common diet is squids, but they also eat various fish, rays, and octopus. The prey of sperm whales includes incredibly large animals such as Antarctic squids of which maximum size is 46ft (14m) and megamouth sharks which grow up to 18ft (5m). Hunting ground of sperm whales is the deep sea. They dive as deep as 3300ft (about 1000m).

Average size of male sperm whales is 52ft (16m) and female is 40ft (13m). Even females are larger than great white sharks of which adults approach 20ft (6m) in length.

The life span of sperm whales is about 70 years.


 

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Coloring Pages of River Kingfisher   Coloring Pages of Dolphin Another coloring of Dolhpin, click HERE!

River Treasure   - River Kingfisher -

River Kingfishers range over South East Asia, India, Europe and North Africa. They stay their habitat unless rivers or lakes do not freeze in winter. A river kingfisher is slightly larger than a sparrow. Their heads and wings are turquoise blue and bodies are orange. The beak is dark blue, but the lower beak of female is red. There are white parts on under neck and back side of their head.

River Kingfishers live in near lakes, rivers and estuaries with banks and woods. They catch fish, crayfish, frogs and aquatic insects. Usually from the branch hanging over shallow water they dive to seize their prey. They burrow the nest into the bank and rear young birds.

Since they need clear water which can sustain many fish and other aquatic animals, they are good indicator of healthy ecosystem. Nevertheless they can adapt to urbanized environment. As long as they can catch their pray and breed.

 

Bottle nose dolphins care each other

There are 33 species of dolphin that inhabit oceans worldwide and four species of river dolphin that live in fresh water. The largest of oceanic dolphins is the killer whale (orca) and one of the most commonly recognized dolphins is the bottle nose dolphin.

Bottle nose dolphins reside in temperate and tropical oceans all over the world. Some populations live in closer to the coast while others inhabit offshore. Offshore populations migrate in a season.

Bottle nose dolphins live in the group called the pod that is generally consisted of 2 to 6 individuals. Males are usually live alone, but they form alliances when they compete for mating. Therefore members of pods are usually females and their offspring. Usually mother dolphins give birth to a single infant. Mothers stay with calves for 2 to 6 years.
Not only dolphins give protection and care to their offspring but also they help ill or injured mate.

Bottle nose dolphins eat fish, squids and crustacean such as shrimps and crabs. They have good eyesight and their eyes can move independently of each other. Their hearing is also well developed and they use it for echolocation during hunts. Although they have poor or no sense of smell, they do have sense of taste. Even though they swallow fish without chewing, they prefer certain fish to other.


 

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Coloring Pages of Fennec   Coloring Pages of Red Panda

The fennec fox

Fennec Foxes are small foxes living in the Sahara desert of North Africa. They have large ears functioning as the heat regulator and the detector of underground prey. They hunt insects, reptiles, small mammals and birds. They also eat plants. Their body is adapted to dry and waterless environment, so they can take enough water from their food. Predator of fennec foxes are owls, eagles, caracals, jackals and striped hyenas.

Fennec foxes live in underground dens with their family. They stay in their dens during the day and go hunting at night. Their thick furs become good protection from cold night in desert.

 

Tree Climber   - Red Panda -

Red pandas live in southwestern China, Bhutan, Nepal and Northeast India. They also range over northern Myanmar(Burma). Their habitat is the mountain forest between 4900ft (1500m) and 15700ft (4800m) high. They like not too cold and not too hot weather.

Red pandas mainly eat bamboo, especially tender part of leaves and shoots. They also feed on mushroom, fruits and insects occasionally. During the winter their food are getting scarce, then they slow down their metabolism to save their energy to cope with cold temperature. Thick fur can save their body heat too.

Snow leopards hunt red pandas and martens also prey on cubs. When red pandas feel the threat, they climb up trees or rocks to escape. However poaching and habitats loss are significant impact for the survival of red pandas in the wild.


 

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Coloring Pages of Polar Bear   Coloring Pages of Tarsier

Great North Mammal   - Polar Bear -

Polar Bears live in the Arctic region. Their meals are mostly ringed and bearded seals. They have strong scent and can locate seals from a mile away. The hunting opportunity is the when seals come to the surface at the ice edge or the holes to breathe. Therefore they need sea ice to capture seals, although they are good swimmers.

Polar bears also feed on a variety of animals such as beluga whales, walruses, muskoxen, reindeer and other polar bears. They also chew on the carcass of whales. Arctic foxes scavenge leftover or the dung of Polar bears.

The fur is getting creamy yellow when polar bears get older. Sometimes the fur turns to green when the algae grow inside the coat.

In fact the coat of Polar bears is transparent and the skin under it is black to absorb warm sunbeam.

 

Small Big eyes primate   - Tarsiers -

Tarsiers are unique primates whose habitat is limited area of islands of Southeast Asia. The origin of tarsiers can trace back to early in the Eocene period. Remarkably they have not changed much their form since then. The distinctive feature of tarsiers is large eyes. They also can turn their head more than 180 degrees, like owls do but no other mammals cannot. Unlike other primate they communicate each other by the scent instead of visual or vocal. They only eat meat, so they are only primate that is carnivore and insectivore.


 

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Coloring Pages of Elephant and Giraffe   Coloring Pages of meerkat

African big baby - Elephant and Giraffe

Mother African elephant has her baby for a long time in her belly. It takes 20 to 22 months for mother to give birth to a baby. Baby elephant is about 35in (90cm) high and weighs over 220lb (100 kg) when it was born. For about 3 to 5 years a baby depends on mother’s milk.

Baby giraffe is also large when it was born, about 5.9 to 6.5 ft (1.8 to 2m) high. Mother giraffe give birth to a baby or rarely twins after 13 to 15 months pregnancy. Baby giraffe suckles mother’s milk for about 13 months and stays with mother for another 2 to 5 months.

African elephants have relatively long life for about 70 to 75 years. On the other hand the longevity of giraffes is about 25 years.

 

Shell crusher - Tiger Shark

Tiger sharks seem staying in warm water region of the world oceans. They swim in deep water, but often come into shallow area such as coral reefs and river estuaries. Young tiger sharks have strips from which the name “tiger” is derived on their body.

The average size is about 12 feet (3.6m) and females are larger than males. Hunting time is usually during the night. Tiger sharks have electroreceptor with which they pick up the electricity emitted from prey on their body and eyes can detect prey in poor light.

The diets include bony fish, crabs, lobsters, sea snakes, marine mammals and sea turtles. Tiger shark jaw is powerful enough to crush the carapace of turtles. They eat almost anything they can swallow.

Tiger sharks assault humans; the frequency is only second to great white sharks, so they are hunted. Tiger sharks are also killed for its fin, meat and liver which contains vitamin A.


 

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Coloring Pages of meerkat   Coloring Pages of Lion Cubs

Danger sky high - Meerkats Family

Meerkats are alert to predator from sky and ground. The danger from the air such as martial Eagles, vultures and hawks can seize an adult meerkat. Jackals and serval cats are threats on the ground. Even in their underground burrow badgers and cobras can sneak into and assault on them. Although cobras have strong venom, meerkats are quick enough to avoid its fang and sometimes counterattack a cobra if they have enough number of gang members.

Lappet-faced Vulture is one of the largest among the African vultures. They can penetrate tough hides of the carcass and tear muscles. Smaller birds cannot do that and often take benefit after Lappet-faced Vultures finish their meal. Lappet-faced Vultures are also hunter while the other vultures usually eat remains of dead animals. Flamingos and small mammals are the targets of Lappet-faced Vultures.

 

Lion Cubs

African Lion cubs are born blind. Female lions give the birth a litter of 1 to 6 cubs. They weigh less than 5 pounds (2.3kg) and about 1 foot (30 cm) long. Their eyes open in about 2 to 3 weeks. After several weeks female and her cubs join their pride.

Although all pride members take care new born cabs, most cubs, about 80 %, cannot reach the age of 2. In addition to disease and starvation, other predators such as hyenas, leopards and snakes kill cubs. Not only predator kill cubs, buffaloes also stamp cubs dead in order to clear future threats. When a new male lion takes over the pride, he also kills cubs to have his own offspring. The life of king of Africa is hard indeed.


 

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Coloring Pages of Central American Wildlife   Coloring Pages of Malaysian Birds

Central American Wildlife

The Eyelash viper is a venomous snake living in Central and South America. This viper has golden yellow skin with black spot. But some of them have mottled green, brown or grey. The habitat is trees in rainforest. Eyelash vipers are nocturnal ambush predator hunting frogs, lizards, rodents and small birds.

The Fork-tailed Emerald is a hummingbird found in Central America. The color of body and wings is brilliant emerald green. The tail is white and beak is light red. The Heliconia is the plant with brilliant red flower.

The Red-eyed Tree frog also lives in rainforest of Central America. The eyes are black pupil with red iris. The body is light green and the flank is dark blue with yellow lines. The hands and feet are orange. The forearms and thighs are dark blue. This frog eats insects such as crickets, moths and flies.

The Northern Tamandula ranges from Mexico to Venezuela and Northern Peru. The habitats are forests and lowland forests. Ants and termites are main menu of their diets. They also eat bees and beetles. The grey parts are black and rest of parts are cream white. The Chestnut-mandibled Toucan can be found from Honduras to Ecuador. The grey parts are black. From upper parts of beak to chest is light yellow and legs are light blue. Lower part of beak is dark red. There is red triangle at the tail. They mostly eat fruits on trees, but also hunt insects, frogs, lizards, and small birds. Usually they live in the flock of two to ten birds.

The shell is black or dark brown. The legs and bottom of the necks are yellow ocher with black mark. Black River Turtles live in Central America. They eat fruits and insects.

Coloring of Central American insects is here.
 

Malaysian Birds

The bird with large crest eating a mangosteen is a great hornbill. The great hornbill lives in the forests of India, Indonesia and Malaysia. The size is about 75cm (30in) to 105cm (42in) long. Great hornbills eat mostly fruits, but also their diets include insects, lizards, snakes, birds and small mammals. The grey parts of this bird are black. White stripes on the wing and tail. White also covers under beak, the neck and legs. Orangey Yellow covers the crest, upper part of the beak, head, and feet. There is a red circle around the eyes.

There is a male Asian fairy bluebird under the great hornbill. The grey parts are black and rest of the parts are brilliant turquoise blue. The eyes are black surrounded by dark red circle. Asian fairy bluebirds range over from the Himalayan foothill to north east India and Southeast Asia. The size is about 25cm (10in) long. They eat fruits and insects.

Black naped orioles spread over Asia from Siberia to Korea and East Asia. In winter they migrate for breeding to South Asia. They can be found forests, woodlands and also parks and gardens. The diets are fruits, plants, and nectar. They also intake insects and small birds. The size is about 25cm (10in). A male has black mask on the eyes and black stripes on the wings and tail over brilliant yellow feather. The feet are also black. (all grey parts indicate black) The beak is pink and eyes are dark red.


 

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Coloring Pages of Spring Flowers  

Wild Gastronome

Cherry blossoms attract not only humans but animals too. Somei-yoshino is one of the most popular cherry in Japan.

The Japanese White-eyes is a small bird flitting about among the flowers to drink nectar in early spring. Its wings are moss green and belly is grey. As distinct feature of this bird, there is the white circle around its eyes.

Short-tailed Blue and Asian Swallow tail are butterflies can be observed from March to October in Japan.

A male Short-tailed Blue has blue on its upper side wings and a female has dark brown. Both of them have white with black spots and 2 to 3 orange marks on the edge of underside wings.

Asian Swallow tails have cream with black stripes on their wings. There are orange and blue spots on the edge of their back wings.

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Spring Flosers
Bugs and Roses
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Coloring Pages of Spring Flowers   Coloring Pages of Madagascar Color

Spring is sure to come

These flowers are all spring flower. The flowers at front are Anemone hepatica in the buttercup family. The ones under right are Japanese primrose and rest of them are rapeseed flowers.

Anemone hepatica blooms early spring. Since it tells arrival of spring, in Japan it is called “Yuikiwari-sou” (means “snow breaker”). Its flower has several colors such as white, blue and red.

The colors of Japanese primrose are pink or white. Although it is found on grasslands and wetlands of Japan, it is also grown as gardening flower.

Rapeseed flower is very popular flower in Japan. When bright yellow flowers bloom, the field of rapeseed turns to yellow carpet. Its leaves are also spring delicacy.

More flower colorings!!
Cherry Blossom   HERE and HERE
Bugs and Roses   HERE
 

All Panda needs is Bamboo

Giant Pandas eat bamboo. Almost all their meal is bamboo. But they are carnivore. Occasionally they eat meat such as rodents and carcass.

An adult giant panda can eat up to 40kg (88lb) of bamboo per day. As carnivore their body adapt to digest meat, not plant. Since they only get small portion of nutrition, about 20%, from food, they need lots of bamboo to survive.

Consequently they spend 12 to 14 hours a day on foraging and eating.

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Coloring Pages of Madagascar Color  

Madagascar Color

Madagascar Tomato frog
Madagascar Tomato frog

Madagascar Tomato frogs live in the Northeast of Madagascar. The habitats are rivers, ponds, canals, wetlands and moist forest. They hide during the day and hunt insects at night. The size is about 10cm (4in). They discharge toxic sticky substance when the predators such as snakes and cats bite them.

Painted mantella
Painted mantella

Painted mantella is one of the species of mantella frogs. Mantella frogs are also only found in Madagascar. They are small frogs about 2.5 to 5cm (1 to 2in). Their colors vary in species, some of them come with mixture of black, blue, yellow and green, depend on what they eat. Mantella frogs are very vulnerable to environmental contamination. Therefore some of them are listed in critically endangered species.

Madagascar day gecko
Madagascar day gecko
Ring tailed mongooses
Ring tailed mongooses

Madagascar day gecko is the one of the largest day geckos. It can reach about 30cm (12in) long. They eat insects, fruits, pollens and nectars. They have reddish orange spots on their back.

Ring tailed mongooses are relatively small mongoose, head and body is about 32 to 38cm (12.5 to 15in) long. The tail is almost as long as it’s body. The diets of Ring tailed mongooses are small mammals, reptiles, fish and fruits. They also hunt lemur.


 

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Coloring Pages of the Macaws   Coloring Pages of the Giant Armadillo

Colorful Rainforest Bird   - Macaw -

Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw

Blue and yellow macaws belong to the family of New World parrots. They live in Central and South America. The size is about 63 to 90 cm (25 to 36 in). The habitats are rainforests, swamps and near rivers. They are likely to gather in flocks of hundred or more birds. The foods are fruits, nuts and seeds. They are herbivore. This bird is trying to eat the fruit of acai palm of which color is dark purple.

Blue Yellow Macaw
Blue Yellow Macaw
Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet macaws also live in Central and South America. The size is slightly larger than Blue and yellow macaws. Both macaws lick clay at river bank to get mineral and salt.

Scarlet ibis eat the variety of foods such as crabs, frogs, small fish and insects. Their color is from those foods. The size is about 56 to 76 cm (22 to 30 in).

 

Gigante Shy

Giant armadillos are the largest in the armadillo family which includes around 20 extant species. The length is about 88cm (35in) and the weight is around 30kg (70lb). They live in South America, from northwestern Venezuela to northeastern Argentina. The habitat is varied, near water in grassland, woodland, brushland and forest.

Giant armadillos dig the burrows and live in to avoid predator. During the day they sleep and start foraging at night. They eat termites, ants, worms, mice and fruits. Their natural predators are jaguar and puma, but humans are the most threat to them. People hunt them for food and their skin.





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Coloring Pages of the Barn Owl   Coloring Pages of the Rabbit and Hare

Barn Owl hunt in the Dark

Barn owls are found in North and South America, Africa, Europe, Arabian Peninsula, Indonesia and Australia. They live in plains, grassland and woodlands. Hunting usually starts at dusk and continues on during the night. The main prey is rodents such as mice, rats and voles. They also eat birds, reptiles and insects depend on the environment of their habitat.

The size is about 30 to 40cm (13 to 16in) in length and the wing span is about 100 to 125cm (39 to 49 in). The face is white and the body is white with little black spots. The upper part of the wings has varied colors such as black, grey, brown, orange and yellow. The inside of the wings is white with black broken stripes.

 

Rabbit, hare and floppy ear

There is one rabbit which does not inhabit this environment. The one with floppy ears called lop is a domesticated rabbit. So it lives in a house. One of the rests eating grass is a white-tailed jackrabbit and another one is an eastern cottontail rabbits.

Rabbits are different from hares or jackrabbits. Rabbits are born blind without fur. On the other hand, baby hares has far and can see. While rabbits live in groups, hares usually have solitary life.

The diets of rabbits and hares are plants such as grass, weeds, twigs and bark. They also eat their own droppings to extract remaining nutrition in it. Their large ears help them to detect presence of predator such as coyote, fox and owls while they are eating.


 

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Coloring Pages of the Hippopotamus   Coloring Pages of the Platypus

Amphibious life    - Hippo -

Usually mother hippo gives birth to only one baby under water. Since baby hippos cannot hold their breath under water for a long period of time, they often stay on their mother’ backs to rest. However baby hippos can take a deep breath when they swim under water to suckle.

Mother hippos are terribly aggressive toward predators such as crocodiles, lions and hyenas and even humans to protect their babies.

Hippopotamus means “river horse” in ancient Greek. But Hippos are closely related to whales rather than horses.

 

One and only    - Platypus -

The Platypus lives in eastern Australia and Tasmania. Their habitats are the bank of rivers and freshwater lakes. They dig deep burrows for resting and nesting in those banks. Most active time is after dusk and before dawn. They shut eyes and noses while they are swimming, but do not have any difficulties to catch prey because they have electroreceptors on their bills. Their diets are aquatic insect larvae, worms, shrimps and freshwater crayfish called “yabbies”. Males have venomous spikes behind legs. The venom can cause severe pain in humans and kill small animals.

This unusual look duck-billed animal is very rare species of mammal, called monotreme. The family of monotremes includes only five mammals, the platypus and four species of spiny-anteater. Uniqueness of monotremes is that they do not give birth to babies but lay eggs.

The life span of Platypus is not for sure. The longest record in captivity is 17years.


 

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Coloring Pages of Golden Lion Tamarin   Coloring Pages of Amazon River Dolphin

GLT and Fruits

Golden Lion Tamarins live in the coastal lowland rain forest of south eastern Brazil. In the wild there are only about 1000 left. They eat fruits, insects and small animals such as lizards, mice and birds. The threats are snakes, ocelots and owls. But the habitat loss is the worst disaster for Golden Lion Tamarins to face. They are active during the day and spend most of their time above the forest floor.

Jabuticaba
The fruits grow directly from its trunk. The color is dark purple.

Canistel
Rounded fruit has pointed tip. Its color will turn orange or yellow from green when it matured.

Surinam cherry
The color varied from green to yellow, orange or dark red.

Cashew
Pear-shaped upper part is red or orange. Comma-shaped nut stuck in beneath.

Jackfruit
The fruit looks like an egg and has rugged surface. The color is yellowish green. Jackfruit is not native species of Brazil.

 

Amazon River look around

Amazon River dolphins live in Amazon River and Orinoco River. They eat shrimps, crabs, small turtles, catfish, piranhas and other small fish. Male dolphins grow up to about 8.5ft (2.6m) and 400lb (180kg) in weight. Some of them turn their skin color from grey to pink when they become adults. So they are called pink dolphins as well.

Another peculiarity of pink dolphins is that their necks can turn 180 degrees. During the rainy season since Pink dolphins have such flexible necks, they can slip themselves among tress in flooded jungle to find prey.


 

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Coloring Pages of Bugs and Roses   Coloring Pages of Cheetah

Bugs and Roses

Insects are very important components of a rose garden. Some of them are in fact pests which eat leaves and flowers but others are predators of those. For instance plant lice are very annoying insects in gardens, but lady beetles, crab spiders and some wasps feed on them.

Some insects such as bees and flower chafers are agents for pollination between male flowers and female flower. Unfortunately crab spiders and other bugs eat bees. Using pesticide is easy way to kill off those bugs, but bees and flower chafers also die.

Although a garden is manmade, it will become naturally balanced ecosystem with pests and beneficial insects. Then roses will be in full bloom.

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Cherry Blossom   HERE
 

Speed is life     - Cheetah-

Top speed reaches about 110km/h (70mph), while the cheetah is chasing prey. Unlike other big cats the cheetah has semi-retractable claws which give a hard grip on the ground. The diet of cheetahs is varied, but most of them are mammals under 40kg (88lb) such as Thomson’s Gazelles, Springboks, Impala, Warthogs and hares. Sometimes they take down larger prey like a wildebeest or a zebra when they hunt together.

After successful hunt the cheetah must eat a kill as soon as possible, otherwise other predators such as lions, hyenas, leopards or even baboons intercept it.


 

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Coloring Pages of giraffe   Coloring Pages of California Condor

Giraffe chewing

Giraffes live in Africa. The size is approximately 4 m (14 ft) to 5 m (16 ft) tall and weighs about 600 kg (1300 lb) to 2 tons (4400 lb). There are 9 subspecies of Giraffe. Each of them has unique pattern of colors.

Giraffe eat leaves, grass and fruits. Especially several kinds of Acacia trees are their favorite. Although Acacia has sharp thorns on its twigs, the tongue and the lip of Giraffe are tough enough to bear. Giraffe can munch up about 29 kg (65 lb) of leaves and twigs a day, but it is not necessary to take them so much.

Giraffe chews food many times in order to extract t as much nutrition as possible. So Giraffe can survive dry season.

Lions are only threat to adult giraffe. But even lions have to be cautious when they attack a giraffe. Because the kick of giraffe is so powerful that it can smash the skull of lion.

Amazingly giraffes sleep only between ten minutes and 2 hours in a 24 hour period. They live up to 25 years in the wild.

The calf and mother in this coloring page are Masai Giraffes which inhabit Kenya and Tanzania. Masai Giraffe has dark brown spots on yellow coat. The tongue is dark purple.

 

Flying High  - California Condor –

The population of California condor is about 180 in the wild and 163 in captivity.

California condors live in the coast of southern California, the Grand Canyon of north Arizona and Baja California in Mexico. They favour staying at the area of mountains and ravines, which creates updraft they can use to sore and glide. The nesting sites are often found in caves and crevices on cliffs or hillsides.

California condors clean up carcasses of animals such as deer, goats, horses, rabbits, cougars and bears. They also eat the carrion of marine mammals such as whales and sea lions. Searching for food extend up to 160miles (250km).

The wing span is about 9.6ft (290cm) and weighs approximately 29lb (13kg). They live up to 60 years. The bill is light grey and the face is pink, yellow or orange. The eye is black pupil and dark red. The wing and body are black. There are white patches underside of the wings.

The recovery plan is successful so far, but there are still threats. Some of them died from the collision with manmade construction and food poisoning from eating lead contaminated carcasses.


 

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Coloring Pages of Giant Panada   Coloring Pages of Philippine Sailfin lizard

Panda country

The habitats of giant panda are the mountains of three provinces, Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu in China. Those mountains are also homes for some of the rare animals in the world such as Golden Snub-nosed Monkey, Takin and Red Panda.

Golden Snub-nosed Monkeys live together with their family. The family group has about 10 to 20 members or sometime several hundred depend on climate and food availability. They are active during the day and spend most of their time on trees. The diets are mainly lichens, but they also eat bark, leaves, fruits and seed. In winter snow covers mountains for months but they can resist cold temperature with their thick long coat.

Golden takin is goat-antelope and listed in endangered species. One of their features of the thick short legs can get over steep slope of mountain area. Golden takins form small herds. They eat leaves, buds, bark and bamboo. They are adapted to harsh winter with their thick coat and oily skin. Their long snouts also help warming up air before reaching their lung.

Red panda need lots of bamboo leaves and shoots a day. Since red panda mostly eat bamboo which contains not much nutrition, red pandas use food energy very effectively in their body. They also forage fruits, flowers, fungi and seeds. Occasionally eggs, small birds and rodents are also in their diets.

All species are losing their habitat because of deforestation and developments.

More Giant Panda Colloings are Here and Here.
 

Wildlife in Alaska

Alaska has the most Brown bear population in North America. They live in every part of Alaska except a few islands. Brown bears in Alaska are divided into two groups, grizzly bears and Kodiak bears. Grizzly bears are commonly found and Kodiak bears are only found in the Islands of Kodiak Archipelago. Kodiak bear is the largest brown bear in the world. The male is about 3 m (10 ft) long and weighs about 680 kg (1500 lb).

Moose in Alaska is also enormous. The male stands about 2 m (7 ft) tall at the shoulder and about 720 kg (1600 lb) in weight. Moose feed on plants and fruits. The full-grown adults are not often attacked by predator, but calves, young and mothers are. The population of moose is controlled by predator such as wolves, bears and humans.

In Alaska North American river otters eat fish, frogs and insects. In water they can swim fast and flee from predator, but they have to be more careful in land. Various animals prey on them such as Black bear, Grey wolf, Coyote, Red fox, Mountain lion and Bobcat. North American river otter live in diverse watery environments, including rivers, lakes, wetland, marshes and sea shore.


 

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Coloring Pages of Philippine Sailfin lizard   Coloring Pages of Whale Shark

Cool Diving -Philippine Sailfin Lizard-

Philippine Sailfin lizards are living in the tropical jungle of Philippine islands. They are often found closed to rivers and streams. Since swimming is the specialty of them, they can escape from danger to dive into water.

The size of adult lizard is about 1 m (3 ft). The body is dark green and the belly is light yellow. The males have violet color on the crest, the sail and face.

They eat leaves, flowers, fruits and insects.

Tiny primate clinging to a branch is a Philippine Tarsier. The Philippine crocodile is endemic in Philippine and critically endangered species. The main threat now is habitat loss.

 

The gentle huge fish – Whale Shark -

The Ocean is vast. You cannot tell what you are going to discover next. The Whale shark is the largest fish known so far, which is about 12 m (40 ft) long and probably grows more. The lifespan may reach to over 100 years. By the way the Basking shark is the second largest fish.

Whale sharks are swimming around in all tropical and warm temperature oceans except the Mediterranean Sea. They are usually found in the high seas, but some reach to coasts.

They eat mainly plankton with filtering. The tiny teeth, which are on the gill and the throat, catch plankton and small animals such as krill and schooling fish while draining out water through the gill.

The upper part of the body is grey with creamy white spots. The belly is white. They are gentle shark and can swim with divers no problema.


 

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Coloring Pages of Burrowing owl   Coloring Pages of Season's Greeting The New Year of Tiger 2010

Burrowing owl

The range of Burrowing owls is from West-central Canada to South America. They are also found in Florida and Caribbean Islands. The habitat is dry short –grass prairie.

They are relatively small owls; the size is about 25 cm (10 in). The long slender legs are a characteristic of this bird. The upper parts of wings and head are brown with white spots. The body is yellowish white base with light brown fleck. The eyebrows are white. The eyes and beak are yellow.

The nest of burrowing owl is a den abandoned by small mammals such as prairie dogs, ground squirrels and badgers. To avoid midday heat, burrowing owls go hunting at sunrise and sunset. They eat insects, lizards, frogs, birds and mice.

 


Tiger

For the season's greeting cards or for fun to color it by yourself,
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Coloring Pages of Elephants   Coloring Pages of Bobcat

Bull elephant walks

Lions do hunt an elephant, but they aim at young or weak one. Full grown bull elephant is too powerful for lions to attack. Even male lions will be nervous if they are beside an angry bull elephant.

 

Bobcat blues

Bobcats range from southern Canada to southern Mexico. The other wildcats, Canadian Lynxes are similar to Bobcats, but they are larger and have thicker limbs than Bobcats.

Canadian lynxes need dense forest to survive; on the other hand Bobcats accommodate themselves to several environments such as woodlands, swamps, desert and agricultural area.

The coat of Bobcats is tan or grayish brown with black spots on the body and stripes on the forelegs. The size is about 70 to 105 cm (28 to 41 in) in length. They hunt hares and rats, but also eat small animals such as birds, fish and insect. The selection of the menu depends on the availability.


 

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Coloring Pages of Orca   Coloring Pages of Brown Bear

Orca

The Killer Whale or Orca is a member of the dolphin family. You can find Orcas in all the oceans of the world. Although only one species is recognized as the Orca, it can be divided by the diet, the distribution and the appearance.

In North America there are three groups of orcas. First ones live in family and feed on mainly fish such as salmon and herring. They are observed in British Colombia, Canada, Washington, U.S.A. and Alaska. The second hunt only marine mammals including sea lions, elephant seals, walruses and even large baleen whales such as Mink whales and Gray whale. They travel from Alaska to California. They usually live in small groups. The third live in open Ocean and eat fish. They form large groups up to 100. Each group has different patch patterns or shapes of dorsal fin.

Some Orcas Attack even large sharks in other part of the world but never humans.

 

Brown Bear Seasoned

Brown bear cubs born in January or February and emerged from winter den in April or May. Until then they depend on her mothers' milk.

Brown bears are omnivores, so they feed on wide range of food. Some brown bears eat variety of berries, leaves, flowers, roots, fungi and some prefer insects or animals. The diet is varied because of the food availability which changed by the habitat.

Cubs must learn important survival skills, such as where to find edible vegetation, how to hunt, how to fish, how to avoid predator and where to den. They absorb those by watching and imitating their mother for about 2 to 3 years.

Total population of Brown bear is approximately 200,000 in the World. Mainly they inhabit countries such as Russia, U.S.A., Canada, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Finland.


 

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Coloring Pages of Harp Seal   Coloring Pages of Bald Eagle

Harp Seal

The Harp Seals live mainly in three areas, the White Sea in Western Russia, The West Ice around Greenland and the Northwest Atlantic off Canada.

They migrate for about 4,000 km to chase after food except breeding seasons. The main foods are fish like cod and crustaceans such as shrimps and krill.

The babies are born in late February. The pup is covered with white fur, unable to swim. After the birth, the mother seal stays with her pup to feed for about 12 days, then she disappears. The pups need about 4 weeks to learn swimming and hunting by themselves. So it is very vulnerable to attack by the predators including polar Bears, Orcas, Walruses or human hunters. The pups hide themselves behind a chunk of ice. The white fur helps the pup to blend well with the snow and ice.

 

Bald Eagle depend on fish

The habitat of Bald Eagle spreads out throughout North America. Bald Eagles mainly eat fish such as salmon and trout, so they live near seashore, rivers and lakes. They also eat carcass of animals if those were available. Bald Eagles migrate if they cannot get sufficient food during the winter.

The grown has white head and tail. The feature of adult is also yellow beak and irises. The juvenile is completely brown except feet. The chick has white body with black beak.

Bald Eagle is the national bird of U.S.A. and sacred for all people.

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Coloring Pages of Yellowstone National Park   Coloring Pages of Sea Otters

The Park for animals

Yellowstone National Park is in the state of Wyoming, U.S.A. It also covers part of Montana and Idaho.

The variety of North American Wildlife lives in the Park. Mountain lion is one of them. The color is Yellow ocher but the tip of nose, the chin and the abdomen are white. A male Mountain lion is about 8 ft (2.4 m) long. A Female is smaller. In the Yellowstone National Park they eat elks, mule deer, pronghorn and small mammals such as mice, porcupine and hares.

Pronghorn is a fast runner. The speed reaches up to 50 miles per hour (80 km per hour). The length is about 5 ft (1.5 m). The most part of body is reddish brown except the hip, the abdomen, the flank and the chin are white. It also has white stripes on the neck. The Bullsnake is not venomous. The average length is about five feet. The color is yellow with brown or black blotches along the body. Bullsankes eat mice, lizards, insect, and birds. Young ones are vulnerable to raptors and skunks.

American Bison was once the verge of extinction. Now they are back. Bison usually live with herd. He is probably lost and looking for his family.

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Sea Otters

Sea otters lives along the coast of California, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and Hokkaido in Japan. They mainly eat animals lives on sea floor such as sea urchins, molluscs and crustaceans.

The Giant kelp which is large seaweed provides the place to hunt and hide to sea otters. They can also rest without drowning by the current by wrapping themselves with kelp.

It is also very important for otters to keep cleaning their fur which protect them from cold temperature.




 

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Coloring Pages of Great white shark   Coloring Pages of Fossa

Great white shark is not the strongest

The range of Great white sharks is wide. They live coast of North and South America, Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia, New Zeeland and Japan. The large one is about 6m (20ft) long and weighing about 2000kg (4400lb).

They are certainly fearsome creature but not the strongest in the ocean. Bottlenose Dolphins poke the abdomen of Great white shark to protect their babies. Great white sharks could be fatally injured by that attack because they do not have the hard bones to protect the internal organs. Orca mother also does not want sharks around when they are with babies. The ocean is dangerous world even for Great white sharks.

In the coast of California they attack Northern Elephant Seals. A male is about 4m (14ft) and 640kg (1400lb), so Northern Elephant Seals are not easy meal. They also eat seals, sea lions, tunas, rays and sharks.

 

Fossa

Fossa is not a cat. The relative of fossa is the Mongoose. Although fossa is not a large, 80 cm (32 in) in length excluded tail, it is top predator of Madagascar. The body color is reddish brown, but the belly is white. Black lemur is one of the diets of Fossa. Only male is black. Female has yellow eyes and black face with white whiskers. The body and tale are golden brown, but only hands are black. Aye-aye is nocturnal primate. The far is black with scattered grey hair.

Chameleon is the Ninja. It blended into the surroundings.


 

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Coloring Pages of the Coral Reef   Coloring Pages of the Rainforest in Costa Rica

The Smooth Japanese Bun Crab

The Smooth Japanese bun crab is a species of red reef crabs. The shell is about 5cm long (about 2 inches). The body color is red wine with grey patch. This small crab has venom which is strong enough to kill a person in its muscle.

You usually see Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish around coral reefs. Batfish (platax teira) have black striped light grey body. Blue humphead parrotfish sleeps while covering itself with mucus during the night. The meat is edible, but guts of this fish contain venom.

The common Octopus is like a chameleon of the sea. Crabs and shrimps are prey to this octopus. Clownfish acquire the immune to the poison of sea anemone when they are young. Please do not forget the blow fish above the Manta ray

 

Insects' Paradise

Costa Rica has the highest density of biodiversit of the world. Let's see the beautiful insects in the rainforest.

The Hercules Beetle is the largest rhinoceros beetle. The forewings are in dark yellowish green like green olive, the horn, head and legs are in dark brown and the hair under the horn is in orange. Marcella Daggwerwing is a beautiful butterfly found in the Central America. The part in shadow is in brown, the white triangle shape close to the body is in purple, the other part is in orange. The Leaf Mantis mimics the leaves around him. Another butterfly underneath of the Hercules Beetle is the Prepona. The part in shadow is dark purple, and the white part is in shiny blue.

Coloring of Central American wildlife is here.


 

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Coloring Pages of Jaguar, desert tortoise   Coloring Pages of Flower and insects

Dry Season

Giraffes can take water from their favorite twigs of acacia tree. So they don’t need drink water for 2 to 3 days. But when they are really thirsty, they drink up 40 little of water at once. African Elephants come to water side and bathe to cool themselves down and remove any dirt or parasites from their skin. Hippopotamuses need to keep their skin moist, so they are in or around the water most of the time. Lions need to drink a lot of water, too. They also get hydrated from their preys, or tsamma melon.

Dry Season is a very challenging season to survive for any animals.

 

Blooming Season

Flowers start blooming in early spring. Their colors and sweet aroma are fascinating for not only us humans but also all the animals, birds, and insects.

By the way, the Arctic Bumblebee habitats in the arctic regions. In Ellesmere Island in Canada, the bees collect nectar from arctic plants during the short summer. The bees have a very important roll of pollinating other plants in the area while they are hovering over from flower to flower. During winter, they stay close together to keep their body temperature in their colony. Their amazing behaviour is that they can regulate the body temperature by shivering their abdominal and chest muscle to warm up their bodies.

More flower colorings!!
More Cherry Blossom   HERE
Spring Flowers   HERE
Bugs and Roses   HERE


 

Jack the Lizard

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Coloring Pages of Borneo Rainforest   Coloring Pages of Jaguar, Tortous, Lizard

Borneo rain forest

Borneo Orangutans mostly spend their time in the forest canopy. The female make a nest and even gives birth at a treetop. Western tarsier is also tree dweller. Big eyes and ears can detect subtle movement of insects at night. Flying frogs can glide between trees. Their back is green and abdomen is yellow with red wavy lines. The back of the hands and feet has red color. They have the webs between fingers and toes. There are also lateral flaps on the arms and the legs.

Wild cat is the Bornean Clouded Leopard. The base color of coat is tawny and trapezoidal black lines are on it. All of them are in deep in the rain forest of Borneo Island in Indonesia.

 

Desert Life

Not in Zoo. Wild Jaguars do live in U.S.A. Although numbers are extremely low, they are roaming around Southern Arizona and New Mexico.

In those regions there are deserts such as Sonoran and Chihuanhuan. Despite of harsh condition of desert, many animals dwell in and thrive. Because desert is not actually "desert". Especially Sonoran Desert has considerable rainfall as a desert.

Desert Tortoises can survive on water from their diet such as flowers and grasses. In spring Horned Lizards wake up from hibernation. Ants are the mostly eaten food by Horned Lizards, but they also prey on other insect such as termites, beetles and crickets.


 

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Jack the Lizard


Coloring Pages of Animals in the Toropical Reinforest   Colouring Page of Woodchuck (Groundhog), chipmunk, Red fox, and bear

In the Jungle

There are many animals in the tropical rainforest. The Plumed Basilisk is patiently waiting for his preys like bugs or spiders. The hummingbird has a purple face and green body. She stops by flowers one after another and carries pollen. There is a guy who has red eyes, green body, orange legs and blue and yellow strip in his side. He is called Red-eyed tree frog. Squirrel Monkey on the tree has dark brown head and yellow body. Her belly is white.

Haven't you ever seen a Plumed Basilisk? Jack the Lizard took a picture of the one at London Zoo. Click Here!

There is a zoo which creates the jungle environment for the rainforest animals. Click HERE!!
More images of Squirrel Monkey HERE.

 

Alpine meadow

In early spring alpine meadow woodchuck (groundhog) has already woke up from hibernation. Least chipmunk also gets out of their winter den. In this picture only red fox does not hibernate because he has winter coat.

As dangerous sleepy hungry bear is approaching, woodchuck is on high alert.

Haven't you ever seen a woodchuck or a groundhog? Jack the Lizard took some pictures of those at Smithers, Blitish Colombia in Canada. Click Here!

Do you want to know more about woodchuck? Click Here!!

Here is a very interesting story about Bear's hibernation. Click Here!!


 

Jack the Lizard

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Colouring Page of Coral, Fish, Shark and Ray   Colouring Page of Water Buffalo and Tiger

How many fish are around the coral?

 

Water Buffalo is one of the preys of tiger. But it won’t be going down without fight.


 

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Jack the Lizard


Colouring Page of Antarctica with Adelie Penguins and Emperor Penguins   Colouring Page of Koala

The Adelie Penguin and the Emperor Penguin, which is the biggest among the penguin family, live in the Antarctica. They eat fish, squid, and so on. You may see both of them at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

  Koala


 

Jack the Lizard

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Colouring Page of Giant Panda   Colouring Page of Dolphin
Giant Panda
More Giant Panda Colloings are Here and Here.
  Dolphin
Another coloring of Dolhpin, click HERE!