Some animals look like their parents from birth:


White-Tailed Deer

fawn.jpg yearling.jpgYearling (young adult)

Fawn (baby) looks like a small, spotted version of an adult......

doe_with_fawn.jpg

buck.jpg


Female adult (doe) Male adult (buck)



Some animals look VERY different than their parents! They grow through a change, or metamorphosis, before looking like their parents!


Butterfly Life Cycle


Egg ------- Caterpillar (larvae) ------- Chrysalis (pupa) --------- Butterfly

butterfly_eggs.jpg catpilar.gifcrysalis.gifemerging_from_chrysalis.jpgbutrfly2.gif





Time Lapse of Monarch caterpillar to butterfly






Frog Life Cycle

Egg (frog spawn)------- Tadpole ------- Froglet ------ Frog



Frogspawn_closeup.jpg tadpole.jpg froglet4370.jpg frog.gif











Additional Resources:

Life Cycles
Interactive Life Cycle

White-Tailed Deer:

Eek! Critter Corner: White Tailed Deer
National Geographic: White Tailed Deer

Butterfly:

Frogs: