Let's all go to the zoo today! You can view the zoo without leaving home thanks to these free zoo animals coloring pages for kids.
What is your favorite animal? Many people choose big, well-known animals like the tiger, wolf, elephant, or lion.
But as people learn about lesser-known species, many are drawn to them. Llamas, sloths, lemurs, and red pandas are increasingly making the favorites list.
The animals on the list below come from all over the world. In fact, they represent every continent except Antarctica.
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They also hail from diverse groups of animals. There are mammals, reptiles, and birds.
Online Coloring Pages for Kids
Get creative with this interactive easy tiger roaring coloring page. Experiment with unique color combinations and see which one looks the best!
In addition to the usual printable coloring pages, we also have online coloring available for every coloring sheet in this post!
Just scroll down, and you'll find the coloring options for each coloring page.
Free Printable Zoo Animals Coloring Pages
Hyena Coloring Sheet
Hyenas are neither dogs nor cats, though they look a little bit like both. They are brown and black in color. Did you know? Girl hyenas rule the pack!
Camel Coloring Sheet
Camels are brown animals. Is the camel in this picture a Bactrian or a Dromedary? You can tell the difference by whether its hump resembles a letter "B" or "D."
Cartoon Kangaroo Coloring Sheet
Kangaroos are from Australia. Gray kangaroos and red kangaroos are the same color as their name suggests. Other kangaroos are brown.
Zebra Coloring Sheet
Zebras have black and white stripes. Did you know? Scientists say that they are actually black with white stripes.
Hippo Coloring Sheet
Hippos have dark gray or brownish skin, much like an elephant. When wet, they might even appear slightly purple!
Cartoon Gorilla Coloring Sheet
Gorillas have black fur. Male gorillas called silverbacks have white or gray patches on their backs.
Chameleon Coloring Sheet
Chameleons are lizards that can change color to blend in with their environment. They may be green, brown, red, or orange.
Grizzly Bear Coloring Sheet
Grizzly bears are usually brown, but they can be blonde or reddish in color. Other bears, like polar bears, have a similar shape and outline.
Ostrich Coloring Sheet
Male ostriches have striking black feathers with white wing tips. The females are a dusty brown. This helps them stay camouflaged in the tall grass.
Bobcat Coloring Sheet
Bobcats are light brown with darker brown and black spots. They are about the size of a housecat but have no tails - this gives them their unique name.
Giraffe Coloring Sheet
Giraffes are light brown or orangish in color with dark brown or black patches. Every giraffe's spots are unique, and different types of giraffes have different patterns.
Tiger Roaring Coloring Sheet
Tigers are orange or white with black stripes. This helps them blend in with the tall grass as they stalk their prey.
Cheetah Coloring Sheet
Cheetahs are tan with black spots. They also have black stripes around their eyes. This helps them see better by cutting down on the glare from the sun.
Cartoon Polar Bear Coloring Sheet
Did you know? Polar bears look white, but their fur is not white - it is clear. And the skin underneath is black. This combination helps them absorb the sun's rays to stay warm while reflecting the white light, just like snow.
Otter Coloring Sheet
Otters are brown in color, but they may have black or white markings. They are one of the most playful animals around!
Llama Coloring Sheet
Llamas come in several colors, and they may have solid coats or spots. They may be any combination of black, white, tan, and brown.
Sea Turtle Coloring Sheet
Most sea turtles are green or brown in color - or some combination of the two. The leatherback turtle is an exception - its skin and shell are black and grey.
Flamingo Coloring Sheet
Flamingos are famously pink, but did you know? Their color comes from the food they eat. If forced to eat something besides their favorite food, their feathers fade to white.
Alligator or Crocodile Coloring Sheet
Most crocodilians are green or gray, but some may be brown, black, or even marked with yellow. They blend in with the murky, muddy water in which they live.
Lioness Coloring Sheet
Most lionesses are a sandy brown color. Rarely, lions are born solid white.
Cartoon Panda Coloring Sheet
Pandas are instantly recognizable with their white and black fur. Their markings make them look like they are wearing a shirt and glasses!
Easy Cartoon Owl Coloring Sheet
Owls come in a range of earth tones - brown, tan, and grey. Snowy owls turn solid white or white with black markings in the winter.
Elk Coloring Sheet
Elk, like other deer, are brown, gray, or reddish-brown in color. Occasionally, they are cream-colored or white.
Antelope Coloring Sheet
Antelope like this gazelle are tan, black, and white in color. Their patterns help them blend in on the African savannah.
Vulture Coloring Sheet
Most buzzards have black feathers. Some have white or other markings. Their featherless heads may be black, red, grey, or tan.
Porcupine Coloring Sheet
North American porcupines are brown, but in South America and Africa, some species are black with white quills.
Parrot Coloring Sheet
Parrots come in a rainbow of colors - almost any you could imagine. Prominent colors include red, green, or blue.
Cartoon Tiger Coloring Sheet
Will you color an orange and black Bengal tiger or a black and white Siberian tiger? You've got a tiger by the tail - the choice is yours.
Rhino Coloring Sheet
Rhinoceroses have grey skin. They like to roll in the dust and mud, which can make them appear brown.
Buffalo Coloring Sheet
The American bison is usually brown in color. On rare occasions, a white buffalo is born. These are considered sacred by many Native Americans.
Wolf Howling Coloring Sheet
The gray wolf is often its namesake color, but wolves can also be black, white, brown, or reddish-brown.
Bearded Dragon Lizard Coloring Sheet
Bearded dragons are usually light brown in the wild, but in captivity, they can be cream-colored, orange, bright yellow, red, or striped with several colors.
Bald Eagle Flying Coloring Sheet
Bald eagles aren't actually bald - they only look that way because the bright white feathers of their heads contrast with the brown feathers of their bodies.
Falcon Coloring Sheet
Falcons come in shades of brown, reddish-brown, white, grey, and black. The black and white banded Peregrine falcon is the most famous.
Jaguar Coloring Sheet
Jaguars are usually sandy yellowish-brown with dark spots called rosettes. Sometimes, the background color is black just like the spots. This type of cat is known as a black panther.
Elephant Coloring Sheet
Elephants have gray skin, but they may appear brown or reddish if they have been rolling in the dirt or playing in the mud.
Rattlesnake Coloring Sheet
Most rattlesnakes have patches in several shades of brown. The intensity of their color can range from cream to nearly black.
Gecko Coloring Sheet
Geckos come in a wide array of colors. Tropical day geckos are bright green. Some species are striped like a tiger. Others are blue, tan, brown, or other colors.
Deer Coloring Sheet
Most deer are brown in color. Their babies - and the adults of a few species - have white spots on their backs.
Sloth Coloring Sheet
Sloths have tan fur, but they may appear gray or even green because of the algae or fungus growing on their fur!
Lemur Coloring Sheet
Ring Tailed lemurs like this one have brownish-gray fur and tails that are striped in black and white.
Red Panda Coloring Sheet
Red pandas have reddish-brown fur with some darker and white markings. Like the lemur above, their tails are banded - this time with white and red.
Cobra Coloring Sheet
Cobras are often black or brown in color. Some have cream or yellow markings on their faces and under their hoods.
Iguana Coloring Sheet
Some iguanas are bright green to blend in with tropical plants. Others are brown, grey, or nearly black.
Easy Monkey Coloring Sheet
Often, monkeys are illustrated with brown fur, but the truth is, they come in many colors and patterns - solid black, black with white tufts of fur, or white with black hands and feet, to name a few.
Lion Roaring Coloring Sheet
Lions are often sandy-colored with darker manes. Some male lines have manes that are brown, reddish, or even black.
Moose Coloring Sheet
Moose are a member of the deer family - the largest member, in fact. They have dark brown fur and antlers.
Cartoon Hawk Coloring Sheet
Hawks' feathers are combinations of brown, black, white, red, cream, and grey. The red-tailed hawk is one of the most well-known.
Koala Coloring Sheet
Koalas are gray in color. They have lighter markings on their faces, ears, and bellies.
Lizard Coloring Sheet
Lizards come in many colors - green and brown lizards are common. Some, like the blue-tailed skink, also sport bright colors.
Peacock Coloring Sheet
Peacocks are known for their brilliant colors. Their tail feathers are often iridescent green, brown, blue, and gold. They have circular patterns called eye spots.
Snake Coloring Sheet
What type of snake is this? That's up to you to decide. It could be a yellow eyelash viper, a green emerald tree boa, or a brown rattlesnake.
Wolf Coloring Sheet
The gray wolf is, as its name suggests, typically gray in color. Wolves may also be black, white, brown, reddish, or some combination of these colors.
Cartoon Wolf Coloring Sheet
Did you color the standing wolf above? Now, color this one sitting. You can print out multiples to make your own wolf pack.
Lion Coloring Sheet
Lions like this one are usually sandy-colored with brown manes. Some have manes tinged with red or black. Others are solid white.
Tiger Face Coloring Sheet
Tigers come in two distinct color patterns - orange with black stripes or white with black stripes. Even the orange cats have white fur around the jaw and ears.
Cartoon Bear Coloring Sheet
Brown grizzly bear, black bear, white polar bear, or black and white panda bear? The choice is yours.
Bear Coloring Sheet
Did you color the fanciful cartoon bear above? now you can color a realistic one. If this is a grizzly bear, the natural colors range from blonde to nearly black.
Fox Coloring Sheet
Red foxes have orange fur with a white mouth, tail tip, and chest, and black markings on the legs and ears. Silver foxes are grey with reddish backs.
Penguin Coloring Sheet
Penguins have white markings on their faces and bellies, while the rest of their feathers are black. Their beaks may be yellow, orange, or black.
Baby Deer Coloring Sheet
Fawns are often brown with white spots. This color pattern is a camouflage that helps them blend in with their surroundings.
Zoo Animals Coloring Pages - Which One Was Your Favorite?
Which of the above zoo animal coloring pictures was your favorite? You can create your very own wild animal coloring book by downloading each of the pictures, printing them out, and binding them together to make a book.
Then, you can color them with your crayons, markers, or colored pencils.
You could also use these pages to make a checklist of all the animals you want to see the next time you visit the zoo!
If you're looking for some more coloring printables similar to the Free Zoo Animals Coloring Pages, check out Free Bear Coloring pages - they're sure to give you plenty of enjoyment!