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CLIP 12505

The world’s coolest caterpillar

The world’s coolest caterpillar
Key Info
  • The world’s coolest caterpillar
  • Duration: 01:55
  • Woolly bear caterpillars live to be over 14 years old! Over winter they freeze solid and thaw out in warmer weather. They only have a short period of time to feed and grow before they have to freeze again. After about 14 years they create a cocoon and emerge as a moth. This clip was first published on Frozen Planet programme page: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Living Things in their Environments: Adaptation

  • Keywords: caterpillar, moth, life cycle, variation, cocoon, chrysalis, habitat, frozen planet
Ideas for use in class
  • When looking at the life cycle of a butterfly, use this clip to show how the species differ.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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