A species of bird called Cinereous mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra) in the Amazon has developed a unique disguise. The baby chicks trick predators by mimicking two poisonous caterpillar species (or mimic Donald Trump’s hair depending on who you ask). Their bright orange coloring closely resembles that of the large, hairy caterpillars. The chicks even behave like […]
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Caterpillars grow to about 27,000 times the size it was when it first emerged from its egg. If a human baby weighed 9 pounds at birth and grew at the same rate as a caterpillar, it would weigh 243,000 pounds when fully grown!