Which animals eats food equal to its weight?

@zugedanit (1958)
Philippines
February 11, 2007 11:40am CST
Which animals eat food equal to its weight?
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5 responses
• United States
11 Feb 07
The animals which come closest to eating their own weight are the really small mammals and birds who have incredibly high metabolisms. Example would be tiny mice and shrews, hummingbirds.
• United States
11 Feb 07
BTW it is because these animals have a larger surface area to mass ratio. That is why the answer of elephant is wrong. It has a smaller surface area to mass ratio.
@Janany (70)
• Australia
11 Feb 07
I think an elephant. Am I right?
• United States
11 Feb 07
nope
@yueliu (1623)
• China
12 Feb 07
I guess ants~~Is it correct?
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
11 Feb 07
I would not know. But exists, maybe an insect, I have incuriosito ... ...
@fabwisp (1328)
11 Feb 07
Southern short-tailed shrew. a hairy mole may eat its weight in earthworms daily. I don't know any others LOL