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Dung Beetles

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Dung beetles feed exclusively on animal waste and get all of their nutrients, even their water, from the material. Waste left out too long attracts disease, so farmers depend on dung beetles to clean it up quickly. By disposing of waste, these insects save American cattle farmers an estimated $380 million every year.

  1. 1. How much money do dung beetles save for farmers each year?
    1. a. $380 million
    2. b. $400 million
    3. c. $1 billion
  2. 2. Who uses dung beetles to clean up their land?
    1. a. Gardeners
    2. b. Farmers
    3. c. Zoos
  3. 3. What does a dung beetle eat?
    1. a. Leaves
    2. b. Dung
    3. c. Flowers