Saturday, 29 January 2011

Sick Sentry!

One of the best examples of symbiosis in nature is from Indian jungles- that between the Chital (axis deer) and the Langur. While the chital graze, the langur act as sentry, warning them of approaching predators with alarm calls. The chital also feast on partially eaten fruits that the langurs, being very fussy eaters' drop to the ground. On the other hand, the chital keep a watch on ground predators such as pythons
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