In ancient Egypt, the African dung beetle was known as a scarab. It was believed to be a god that rolled the sun across the sky and buried it each evening. The following morning, it emerged a new. This outstanding planetary citizen is more likely to be made fun of than worshiped in the modern world. But, they perform a vital function in the African Savannah.
Dung is produced by animals in the wild and those we rely on for food. A world without dung beetles is unimaginable. There would be a lot of dung and a few billion more flies. The Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania would be a smelly flies spectacle.
The African dung beetles put their heads down and bottom up and use their super strong front legs to roll away the
dung. This helps recycle the dung which is then used by the savannah vegetation as manure.
Dung beetles bury the dung inside the soil which aerates the soil and helps the nutrients in the dung nourish the earth. dung beetles lay eggs in the dung ball once buried. when the eggs hatch they feed on the dung and prepare to begin valuable earth renewal all over again.
Dung beetles have been around for 50 million years with 7 thousand species worldwide.