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Rhinoceros beetles grow to be just over one inch long. They are normally gray with black or brown markings; the picture to the left is a rare all-brown rhino beetle. Male rhinoceros beetles have a horn on their head. Rhinoceros beetles are the strongest creatures on earth compared to its body weight; they can carry 850 times their own weight; even an elephant can only carry about 25% of its weight on its back

 

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  Source: Extreme Science. http://www.extremescience.com/StrongestCreature.htm