15 Pictures Of Animals As Babies Vs. When They're Fully Grown

If you want proof that stunning transformations occur not only to nerds after high school, then consider certain species of animals as babies. Across the animal kingdom, there exist several animals who look different as babies than they do as adults. Though different reasons lie behind each metamorphosis, the ultimate motivation is the same: crazy animal age transformations are designed to optimize survival at every stage of life.

Whether it’s a tadpole morphing to a frog, or a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly (or a moth), animal transformations demonstrate the amazing resourcefulness of evolution to ensure survival in a spectacular, visual fashion. Fortunately for the Internet, this means tons of cute animal pictures of their babies selves compared to whatever they become as adults. Of course, it’s not always the case that the children look cuter than their parents, but no mom or dad wants to hear that about their prodigy, so maybe keep that opinion to yourself.