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Which animal is at the size of a cat, has big round ears, a pointed snout, and plays dead when threatened by humans or other animals? Yes, you guessed that correct! It rhymes with awesome and is called the possum or the opossum. Unfortunately, the marsupial has a rather bad reputation. It is perceived by most of the people, including children, as a dirty relative of rats rather than an adorable creature of the wild.
Whether your kids love or hate them, possums have a unique set of characteristics that can transform this repugnance to affection. And here, we list ten coloring pages jam packed with facts about possums. Take a look at all possum coloring pages below!
Beautiful Possum Coloring Pages:
Here’s a coloring page of a possum perched on a tree. Possums are usually gray in color, but some are black, white and red mixed with a bit of gray. Some even have dark streaks. They have a pink nose, white face, dark eyes, and a cute, pink nose. Tell your child to use these same shades for coloring this possum. It will give a lifelike appearance to it.
2. Hanging Upside Down From The Tree:
Get together with your kids and give this possum some color as he hangs upside down from the tree. Your child can learn some facts about possums and have a fun-filled coloring at the same time. Possums have prehensile tails that help them grip the branches. Opossums can hang upside down by their tails for a long people, but they can never sleep this way.
3. Don’t Play Possum:
Here’s another cute opossum coloring page coloring page for you. Wondering what’s a play possum? When possums are attacked, they pretend that they are dead. They remain still with their tongues out and eyes shut. Their act makes the attacker lose interest in them. Opossums are great actors, aren’t they?
4. Virginia Possum:
The Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial that lives in North America. The large opossum lives on the prairies of the deciduous forests of eastern USA. Virginia Opossums are omnivorous animals. They thrive on mouse, lizards, snails, nuts, seeds, carrion, and grasses and so on.
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5. Possums Playing With Kids:
The coloring page shows a Virginia Opossum and her babies exploring the surroundings. The young opossums are as small as the size of a bee when they’re born. These tiny babies crawl in the fur-lined pouch on the abdomen of female possums. The young ones even drink milk from the teats in the pouch for over two months. But the babies on this coloring page are grown up and exploring the surroundings.
The opossum you see here is Eddie, a character from the movie “Ice Age: The Meltdown.” He appears in the film along with his brother Crash while shooting spitballs at Diego and Sid. Both the possum brothers are dim-witted and get scared easily when faced with trouble. Eddie has brown eyes and a pointed nose with a brown streak running down it.
7. Possum Resting:
Virginia Opossums are nocturnal. They sleep all day in a hollow tree, den or an abandoned burrow. Even this possum is resting after toiling all night for food. Possums are also excellent tree climbers. They are helped by their sharp claws, which dig into the bark and their long gripping tails, which function as an extra limb.
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8. Brown-Eared Woolly Opossum:
Here’s an opossum coloring picture of the brown-eared woolly opossums. Just like other species of opossums, even brown-eared woolly opossums have the same features. The only feature that sets them apart from other possums is the extent of fur on the tail. Brown-eared woolly possums inhabit forests in the central and northern South America.
9. Mexican Mouse Opossums:
The Mexican mouse opossum is a small to medium sized, reddish-brown marsupial found in Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and Eastern Mexico. Its nose and forehead are paler than the body, and the throat, belly, cheeks and inner surface of the legs are yellowish in color.
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10. Common Possum:
Here’s a coloring image of a Common opossum hanging from a tree branch. A common opossum or black opossum is native to Bolivia and Mexico. The common opossum prefers living in the woods, but can also reside in cities and fields. A common possum has a yellow underfur that is hidden by the long, black hairs. It measures nearly 20 inches long.
So these are the top 10 possum coloring pages. Tell us which one your kid enjoyed coloring the most by commenting below!
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