A Story Of Poo – The Clever Little Dung Beetle

It is truly amazing when scientists find a remarkable ability in an insect with a brain the size of a grain of rice. If somebody had told me that a Dung Beetle walks in a straight line because it is following Celestial cues, I would have laughed. The joke would have been on me.

Marcus Byrne of South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand and his team of researchers spent years out in the bush studying these amazing little creepy crawlies. Watch this video for incredibly interesting facts and behaviors observed when studying the pooper scooper of the African bush. Either click on the link below the image or copy and paste it to your browser. It is an amazing bit of research.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eosckjQ4mJ0

Acknowledgements to Marcus Byrne of South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand

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