Why rare beetles are being smuggled to Japan at an alarming rate

Eduardo Franco Berton reports for the National Geographic: Big-horned rhinoceros beetles, taken from from Bolivia, are ending up in Japan’s illegal pet trade—and in beetle wrestling matches. COROICO, BOLIVIA“We need dark nights—they don’t come when the moon is out,” Reynaldo Zambrana explains. “First comes the female, and then the male. One must run to grabContinue reading “Why rare beetles are being smuggled to Japan at an alarming rate”