How to clean a hippopotamus

Hippo next to: fox and badger, bird and lizzard, zebra and bird, and ant

“Why does a giraffe let an oxpecker climb into its ear?” “Why does a crab wave an anemone like a pom-pom?” – Find the answers to these and other intriguing questions in this compilation of symbiotic relationships between animals big and small, on land, in the water or air, and all over the world.

What is a symbiosis? What different kinds of symbiotic relationships are there? Are these animals friends? Have you observed symbiotic relationships around you? Do humans have relationships like this?

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Article author: Kerstin Johnson
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Kerstin is our editor and looks after all the content at Little Scientists. Her aim is to make everything as engaging and user-friendly as possible for workshop participants.

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