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Is your child intrigued by marine animals, and is the otter one of his favorites? Are you looking for ways to introduce him to the various kinds of otters found in the world? Well then, our cute otter coloring pages are here to help.
The otter is the name of a carnivorous mammal belonging to the Lutrinae subfamily. There are 13 species of otters, all of which are aquatic, semiaquatic or marine. The otters predominantly feed on shellfish, fish, and amphibians. Here are ten otter coloring pictures in various poses. Have a look!
10 Cutest Otter Coloring Pages:
Here’s a simple coloring page of an otter with the name at the bottom. Otters have long, slim bodies, thick tails, short claws and small ears. They weigh from two to 100 pounds and are around 2 to 6 feet in length. Otters live in and around the water and mostly feed on birds and mammals. In fact, otters spend much of their time hunting for food.
2. River Otter:
The otter coloring page features a river otter, also known as the northern river otter. It is a very long otter with large sized head. A river otter has dense hair and long whiskers. The claws and webbed feet of northern river otter help them on both land and water. River otters are brown or black in color with a few golden areas.
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3. O For Otter:
Help your preschooler learn the shape and sound of the letter O with our O for otter coloring sheets. Have him trace the upper and lowercase O and color the cute otter there. Ask him to name other things starting with the letter O. It will help him in his pre-literacy practice.
4. Sea Otter:
The sea otter is another common variety of otter. It has a small, round face that looks adorable. These otters are the heaviest of all the species of otters. The primary location of sea otters is the Northern Pacific Ocean. The sea otter is the only species of otter that does not visit the land for a long time. It’s not that it cannot move on the land. It can, but it prefers not to.
5. African Clawless Otter:
The African clawless otter is the largest freshwater animal. As the name suggests, clawless otters do not have any claws. They have a luxurious hair that is very silky to touch. And even the head of the African clawless otter is larger than any other species of otter. The African clawless otters reside in the marine and freshwater habitats, close to the forest areas.
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6. European Otter:
Here’s a coloring image of a European otter. The European otter has a distinct look to it. While the other otters have a brown coat, the European otter also has some white along the length of it. It has white spots on the face and down the stomach too. It makes them easy to identify in wild or captivity. The European otters, as the name implies, is endemic in Europe.
7. Giant Otter:
The giant otter is very different from other otters. It has a very long body, just like a weasel. That is why it’s mistaken for other types of animals. The giant otter is native to South America. They prefer living in the streams and rivers that hold fresh water. Giant otters are social animals, so you will always find them in groups.
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8. Hairy-Nosed Otter:
Here’s a hair-nosed Otter coloring sheet, one of the rarest species of otter. The otter gets its name from the hair at the end of the nose. It looks quite similar to European otter in appearance. The hairy-nosed otter is entirely brown in color with a white chin, lips, and throat. A hairy-nosed otter is around 11 to 13 pounds and is around 20 to 30 long.
9. Otters Hunting:
Here is a coloring page of a few otters scouring the river for some urchin for a snack. Otters have sharp teeth that help them consume fish and other animals. Do you know that otters eat 15% of their body fat just to stay warm in the cold water? One strange character we must say! Help your little one color these adorable otters and make sure you talk to him about how otters hunt for their food.
10. Spotted-Neck Otter:
The spotted neck otter is a small species of otter native to the sub-Saharan Africa. The skin of the spotted neck otter is red to brown in color with creamy white blotches. It has a broad head and short muzzles around the neck. Just like most of the otters, even spotted neck otters feed primarily on fish.
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Our otter coloring pages will allow your tot to experiment with various colors while fiddling with the coloring pages. And they are educative too. Which one of these otter coloring sheets did your little one decorate the best? Tell us here.
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