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Addo Insect Facts: Dung Beetle

2017-02-28T12:43:02+02:00November 22nd, 2016|

The flightless dung beetle is a species endemic to very few areas of South Africa. We are blessed to have them here at Kudu Ridge Game Lodge and the greater Addo region including Addo Elephant National Park. This extraordinary creature was initially widespread throughout Southern Africa but its existence has become more and more vulnerable [...]

Story of the Dung Beetle

2016-10-22T23:23:08+02:00August 4th, 2014|

I have often been asked by guests why a dung beetle rolls dung and what does it eventually do with the ball of dung. The dung beetle found in this area is the Flightless Addo Dung Beetle and is almost exclusively found in the Addo Elephant National Park, although they have been reintroduced to other [...]