Kahuli Snail

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Jan 24, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on Apr 17, 2021
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Age 3 - 18
Read time: 0.9 Min

Kids will love this free printable kahuli snail coloring pages resource. Kahuli snails are small mollusks who have colorful and elongated shells. Their entire body is divided into head and foot. They use their feet for crawling and the head comprises tentacles that contain sensory organs. The average length of a Kahuli snail is around 0.08 ft (2.4 cm). These snails are quite commonly found in Hawaii on the island of O’ahu. Their habitat includes native trees and shrubs. Predators like rats and Jackson’s chameleon prove to be a threat to the kahuli snails. The diet of a kahuli snail includes fungus found in the tree leaves. A kahuli snail is also known as ‘pūpū kani oe’ which translates to a ‘shell that sounds long’. They are also known as the inspiration behind the traditional Hawaiian chants ‘mele’. This helpful sheet can also be used to learn more about squirrels offering the kids a chance to know more interesting facts about them! Did you know? One of the most famous children’s songs is called Kahuli Aku.

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