Have you heard about the fish that cleans the shark’s teeth? Or the frog that’s roomies with the tarantula? How about the sloths that wear algae raincoats or the crabs that wear urchins as hats?
Welcome to the weird world of symbiosis – a place where animal and plants form incredible relationships!
In this series, we’ll introduce to you to some weird but remarkably wonderful animal pairs, from friendly alliances to pesky parasites. Along the way we’ll explain the cool science behind the sometimes baffling bahaviour!
While much of the world sleeps, vampire bats emerge from dark caves, mines, tree hollows and abandoned buildings. Unlike other species of bats, vampire bats can walk, run and jump, which helps them attach to their prey. Read on to find out how pigs benefit from this unlikely friendship.
The North American tortoise is lucky enough to have a live-in cleaner. A little beetle resides in the gopher tortoise’s den and eats its poo! Sounds strange, but it’s a great deal for both parties.
➜ English version
➜ Afrikaans coming soon