Symbiotic Connection Can Be Really Intriguing – 10 Pictures

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When you can't do something by yourself, try to find a helping hand. Some animals are just too smart to miss the opportunity of getting all the benefits of the symbiotic relationship. What one cannot do, the other one can, and that is how this particular connection works. Sometimes, only one animal has benefits, but it’s not doing harm to another, which is also a reasonable relation, don't you think?

Help Me Get Rid of the Bugs!

Have you ever seen a big African Buffalo with a bird on his back? That is a picture one can often see, and many of us are thinking how such a big animal is not able to chase this lightweight enemy? Well, the answer is simple. Buffalo doesn't want to get rid of birds as they are helping him to stay clean of parasites. In the meanwhile, birds can eat as much as they like. That is how these animals live in strange symbiosis.

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Time for a Party

Maybe, when you see this big African warthog with many African mongooses around, you might think they are making a real trouble. But you would probably be mistaken. These little mongooses are quite friendly, as they have a great time and a lot of food. The big warthog can thank them for saving him from parasites whenever they are close.

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New Brotherhood Was Born

It is not common for hyenas to hunt with other animals, but a new research shows fascinating symbiotic relationships of these animals with gray wolves. Can you imagine how it looks when you connect mighty hunters as wolves with flexible hyenas that have a strong sense of smell? Together, these animals are an impressive team. While hyenas are looking for potential preys, wolves are hunting them, hyenas are breaking their large bones, and they all have a great feast.  

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Compact Teams

What will you think if you meet a herd of zebras beside many ostriches somewhere in Tanzania? Maybe, you will believe that they somehow got close for a short time. But if you try to follow them for a few days, you will realize they are not separated. Simply, they like to stay in mixed company because they live in symbiosis. The fantastic eyesight of ostriches and incredible sense of hearing and smell of zebras are the best combination for surviving in the wild.

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A Personal Dentist

For crocodiles, there is no need to hire a dentist to make their teeth clean. It would be enough for them to open their jaws and cute little plovers would run to give a helping hand. Can you believe that crocodiles are so reasonably patient while birds are jumping over their tongue? Well, that is because they know this game will help them to clean all food remains from their mouth, while plovers will enjoy a plenty of food.  

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