The Human Caterpillar

Prince Randian, the Human Caterpillar

Prince Randian, from British Guiana, had no limbs at all. He was brought to the US by P.T. Barnum in 1889 and became famous throughout America, appearing in carnivals and museums for forty-five years.

He was introduced as the ‘human caterpillar who crawls on his belly like a reptile’. In an incredible scene in the movie Freaks, Randian rolls up and lights by himself his own cigarette.

Prince Randian was married and had five children; he died at the age of sixty-three.