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Is This African Insect the Strongest in the World?

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Is This African Insect the Strongest in the World?

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Dung beetles, proportionally stronger than elephants, are able to move a ball of dung 40 times their own weight. In fact, for their size, dung beetles are among the strongest animals in the world.

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The African wilderness is famous for fierce predators like lions, hyenas, and leopards, and real-life giants like hippos, elephants, and giraffes. But behind these iconic animals is an overlooked, but equally fascinating, cast of characters. From dung beetles and bees to vultures and termites, these creatures pollinate plants, fertilize the earth, and clean-up messes. No creature survives in isolation, and these unsung heroes play a pivotal role in keeping Zambia's remarkable ecosystem afloat.

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