One thing that I noticed more than anything else on the safari we took were the Water Buffalo herds.
What struck me about these herds wasn’t necessarily the buffalo, but the fact that each individual buffalo had two birds near it, who followed the buffalo around as it grazed.
I thought this was pretty interesting, that two animals of entirely different species, lifestyles, and eating habits, could be so tolerant of one another. I did some research and I learned that buffalo and birds have a symbiotic relationship: the buffalo has bugs on its body that the birds feed off of. The birds get food while the buffalo gets a bug cleaning.
I think it’s interesting how these two animals work together for the benefit of one another, something I think humans (aka “silly monkies”) can learn from.
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