These Kids Colouring Pages with pictures-to print-and-colour are about Nocturnal Animals are great for teaching children a wide range of topics. These type animals have obvious physical adaptations caused by the night time environment they live in. Children can learn the importance of observation as part of the scientific method. Even if they are very young, learning early in life to take time to observe before making decisions is a powerful thing to learn.
There are at least 100 nocturnal animals discovered so far on Earth. Some of them are already extinct. This is primarily because of the loss of their jungle habitat. There is no telling how many species were lost in destroyed jungles that had not yet been discovered and classified.
Nocturnal animals are much more active at night than during the day. In fact they sleep during the day, either in tree tops, tree trunks or a burrow or den in the ground. Some of the nocturnal animals have become that way to avoid extreme daytime heat in the environment they live in.
As mentioned above nocturnal animals have special adaptations that allow them to survive in the dark. Most of them have eyes that are special in some way to give them excellent eye sight in the dark or at times of very low light. Some, like bats, use echolocation to "see" their way in the dark. Those that don't have specially adapted eyes usually have excellent hearing, assisted by longer ears. Some have both big ears and big eyes.
These childhood education online Nocturnal colouring pictures-to print-and-colour are about six of the most well known nocturnal animals. Some of them live on land and some live in the seas and oceans of our planet Earth.
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