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The Little Bird and the Caterpillar, a summer tale

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A flightless little bird enjoys a tranquil life tending to the leaves high up in a tree. But when an unexpected visitor shows up, a hungry caterpillar, the two are immediately at odds. And who is following them at every turn? How will they escape a hungry, clumsy red fox?

Find out what happens to The Little Bird and the Caterpillar (Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe), one animated short in a series by animator and illustrator Lena von Döhren.

eyeing the leaf
escaping the fox
Find the full Little Bird series at

Watch these animations next on TKSST:
• The Very Hungry Caterpillar, animated
The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse
• The Girl and the Fox
Acorns, an animated micro-short series by Tonko House
Minuscule, French-made shorts about the lives of insects
A Short History of the Nightingale, animated

Plus, learn about mimicry: Nature’s Masters Of Disguise.

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