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Dung beetle rolling in the shade. Marcus Byrne

Five things dung beetles do with a piece of poo

Dung beetles have been cleaning up the planet for at least 65 million years. The 6000 species across the world have adapted to a life at the back end of the food chain in the most remarkable ways.
A member of the King Cricket family, aka the Parktown prawn, is found across the southern hemisphere. Lourens Durand/Shutterstock

Scary king cricket is a beautiful example of evolution at its best

King Crickets, or Parktown Prawns as they're more commonly known in South Africa, have been terrifying Johannesburg residents for many years.

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