ROLL THAT DUNG!

If you ever have a chance to go on safari in Africa you will likely see lions, elephants, gnus and other typical mammals. These animals are magnificent. Would you be as enthralled with a small bug that rolls dung along the dirt? These amazing beetles seek-out the dung of large mammals and rolls it into balls. Lay their eggs and then bury the ball so that it retains moisture and provides a nursery for the larvae. Part of the ecosystem and essential for moving nutrients through the food chain, these beetles should be a must see on any safari!


See and read more at: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/flightless-dung-beetles-south-africa


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