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Top 10 Animal Gluttons


It may be the smallest member on the list, but the caterpillar still earns the title of top glutton, thanks to its reputation for being an “eating machine.” Though strictly vegetarians er, herbivores caterpillars eat leaves voraciously, often consuming 1,000 times their weight in only two months. Their alarmingly strong appetite is based more on biology than portion control issues; their bodies are basically bags of blood with a huge gut that runs down the middle. The constant flow of food through their system helps them get through their first life cycle as quickly as possible so they can be reincarnated as butterflies. Maybe if constant eating meant beautiful makeovers for us as well, versus life-threatening obesity, we’d be embracing this meal plan with open arms!

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7:04PM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

There was a saying popular in my youth. "I eat lke a bird." A bird eats all day long!

3:02AM PDT on Jun 10, 2011


11:43AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

Wow, would not want to in front of one of them!!!

6:53PM PDT on May 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:07AM PST on Feb 24, 2011

Who fed a vulture anthrax to see if it could digest it!?

And I was anticipating humans to be number 1.

8:54AM PST on Jan 22, 2011


7:09PM PST on Jan 8, 2011

Very interesting. The old saying that you learn something new everyday is definitely true.

12:57PM PST on Dec 16, 2010

I'm on a no gluttin diet...

4:58PM PST on Dec 15, 2010

I totally agree with Nancy P's comment!

4:17PM PST on Dec 12, 2010


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