elephant and the baboons

elephant and baboons

The olive baboon is the most widely-ranging living baboon, with populations in 25 African countries. Maybe part of that can be chalked up to its mutually beneficial relationship with elephants.

Elephants are known to dig “wells” in the sand when it’s dry…so olive baboons know to follow elephants around when they’re thirsty.

Of course an elephant would never forget a debt; in exchange for allowing them to use the watering holes, elephants rely on the tree top baboons as an early warning system when danger is near. (credit google.

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