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In Life’s Web, Aiding Trees Can Kill Them - New York Times

When elephants were removed from a research site in Kenya, a mysterious decline in the colonies of good ants and a growth in the colonies of bad ants emerged.

Marine Symbiotic Relationship The Imperial shrimp utilizes the sea cucumber for its locomotive purposes, hanging tight through waters filled with the shrimp’s food source, only disembarking to have a bite, and then climbs aboard to further its travel to the next feeding ground. This is an example of commensalism, wherein one species benefits from the other, while the other neither benefits nor is harmed.

Imperial shrimp on sea cucumber. I want to paint this.

symbiosis

7 Phenomenal Wonders of the Animal World

Livestock Guarding Dog Program Cheetah Conservation Fund www.cheetah.org

Livestock Guarding Dog Program Cheetah Conservation Fund www.cheetah.org

k is for kangaroo - Kangaroo rats, genus Dipodomys, are small rodents native to North America. The common name derives from their bipedal form: as they hop in a manner similar to the much larger kangaroo, although they are not related. Wikipedia

LOVE Australia, want to go back! A young eastern gray kangaroo, known as a joey, peers from its mother's pouch. Photograph by Nicole Duplaix

Both benefit

The Nile Crocodile is about 3 feet long, and the biggest ones can be 15 feet long.

https://flic.kr/p/RUM4nb | Pf170119_ABC4383.jpg | MalaMala Elephant Sunrise

https://flic.kr/p/RUM4nb | Pf170119_ABC4383.jpg | MalaMala Elephant Sunrise

Leaf Cutter Ants - The abundance of plants in the Central & South American rain forest provide Leaf Cutter Ants with a never ending supply of leaves. They don't eat the leaves but, instead, use them to grow a fungus on which to feast. (Shadow of the Sun - BBC)

Leaf Cutter Ants - The abundance of plants in the South American rain forest provide Leaf Cutter Ants with a never ending supply of leaves. They don't eat the leaves but, instead, use them to grow a fungus on which to feast. (Shadow of the Sun - BBC)

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