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For millions of years a whole host of landlubbers (mammals, reptiles, birds and insects) have been scouring the Earth for food and leaving behind the scraps of their meals and deposits of dung. Billions of creatures over thousands of millions of years, all dumping on the planet. Thank goodness for the natural processes of decay and for the swarms of recyclers that share our space.

The processing of animal waste that dung beetles undertake helps to greatly speed up the process of breaking down raw manure left lying on the ground. The result is a processed biowaste usable by a whole range of creatures and ultimately fueling further plant growth. The value of the dung beetle as a natural recycler is so great that certain species have even been deliberately introduced to some countries.

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