Warthogs and mongooses have developed a special relationship and help each other out: mongooses eat the tics off of the warthogs even though they are more than capable of killing the mongooses.

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  • Discover the unique alliance between the warthog and mongoose in this clip from The Secret Life of Predators on the National Geographic Channel.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    predator Noun

    animal that hunts other animals for food.

    prey Noun

    animal that is hunted and eaten by other animals.

    symbiotic Adjective

    associating with another organism, not always to the mutual benefit of either species.