These whale facts coloring pages are a fun way to introduce the largest sea creatures to kids!
Our printable PDF includes two coloring pages filled with pictures of whales and whales facts for kids of all ages to color.
Free printable whale facts coloring pages
Whales are big and beautiful sea animals! And there are many different species with many different characteristics. Did you know that there are two categories of whales? There are toothed whales, like orcas, which eat squid and fish, and then there are baleen whales, like the humpbacks, that use fringed plates to eat smaller prey.
Today we are celebrating these big animals the best way we know how to: with facts about whales coloring pages!
Let’s get started!
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SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR WHALE FACTS COLORING SHEETS
This coloring page is sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
- Something to color with: favorite crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, water colors…
- The printed whale facts coloring pages template pdf — see button below to download & print
10 interesting facts about whales
- Whales are cetaceans, just like dolphins and porpoises, and live in cold marine waters.
- Cetaceans evolved from land mammals – the closest living relative of cetaceans is the hippopotamus.
- Blue whales are the largest animals in the world, even larger than dinosaurs.
- Blue whales can grow to 90ft and weigh as much as 24 elephants (330,000lbs).
- A blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car.
- Gray whales have the longest migration in the world and travel 10,000-12,000 miles round trip over many months, to breed in the tropics.
- Large whales are solitary and typically travel alone or in loose groups.
- Bowhead whales can live for more than 200 years, and killer whales can live for more than 100 years.
- Whales use sound under the water to find food and communicate with each other.
- Beluga whales are known as “sea canaries” because they are the most vocal of all whales.
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Did you enjoy these whale facts? What was your favorite fact? Mine was #5!