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Dung Beetles

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Dung Beetles
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.63

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    assistance, tunneller, tunnellers, beetle, directly, mainly, hatches, crucial, feces, benefits, increase, neither, such, population, construct, saying


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     Spanish: Escarabajo del Estiércol


Dung Beetles   

1     There is one animal that takes the saying "One person's junk is another person's treasure" to the extreme. That animal is the dung beetle.
 
2     Dung beetles eat manure, the smelliest and dirtiest junk that any animal makes! Most of us might say "Yuck!" when we learn of dung beetles' peculiar taste. Yet, this habit of dung beetles is so crucial that Earth would look completely different without them. Here are the benefits that dung beetles bring to our planet, to name just a few:
 
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