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Locust Facts

• Locusts are a type of insect

• Locusts are herbivores (vegetarians)

• Locusts are related to grasshoppers

• They shed their skin as they grow, like cicadas

• You can't really tell how old locusts are, but they live for about two months

• In some countries they are a pest - they swarm and eat crops

• Swarming locusts can eat their own body weight every day

• They can be different colours

• Some people eat locusts

• Locusts are fed to several animals at Natureland, including turtles and monkeys

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