False Bay Park, South Africa
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The 2247 hectare (5550 acre) False Bay Park may be one of the smaller reserves in iSimangaliso Wetland Park yet its untamed environment and proximity to game parks and beaches make it an ideal base for adventurers. Boat and fish on Lake St. Lucia. Hike self-guided trails. Explore sand forests, thornveld and open savannah. Enjoy the sunset on a viewing platform. Spot wildlife and birds. But don't expect to see the big five. False Bay is home to butterflies, small mammals and crocodiles. Of note, the small interpretive center boasts a collection of marine and coral fossils.
Dung Beetle Facts

There are lots of fun facts about dung beetles. Did you know that?

  • The dung beetle, also known as the scarab beetle and tumblebug, is a member of the Scarabaeidae or beetle family.
  • Dung beetles are found in all habitats but desert and tundra and on every continent except Antarctica. They have a life span of 3 years.
  • The dung beetle is generally black in color but can also be blue-green or gold. It has a flat head, stout legs and paddle-shaped antennae.
  • The dung beetle ranges in length from 1 mm to 6 cm (0.04 and 2.4 inches). Female dung beetles are larger than males.
  • Dung beetles are nature's janitors. They eat and bury animal feces.
  • There are 3 kinds of dung beetles. Rollers use their head and legs to shape dung into balls and roll them home. Tunnelers bury dung where they find it. Dwellers don't move dung they just move in.
  • The dung beetle was worshiped by the Ancient Egyptians. They thought it was born from feces.
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