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Sisyphus beetle rolling a ca 10cm Ø dung ball, Masai Mara, Kenya

Dung beetles exploit animal droppings in order to feed on the liquid component of gut fauna and flora to which their mouthparts are especially adapted, and to use the more solid plant remains to supply their larvae, for which they often build nests.

Year: 2016

From album: Linking Tourism & Conservation in East- and South Africa

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Africa East fauna Grid National Parks South wildlife

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