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BETTER THAN HUMANS: How animals look out for each other?

Each animal has its own unique features and nature in its own natural environment. All animals have the ability to feel. The life of animals in this huge biodiversity is not that easy, but everyone knows that helping each other and own kind is the solution to all problems and dangers. Here below is the list of helpful animal behavior both within and across species. 

Physical affection  

Life is tough and sometimes everyone needs a good hug and maybe even a kiss. Humans are far from the only animals who express themselves through touch. A number of animals especially mammals also engage in physical intimacy which like grooming can build and strengthen bonds between partners, parents and children or allies. While some cuddle others nuzzle and rub heads a behavior especially common between lions. Although it serves a more practical purpose, sea otters even hold hands to keep from drifting apart as they snooze. 


Even in the great outdoors, you want to look and feel your best but how to clean those hard-to-reach places. Primates pick through each other’s fur to remove ticks dead skin and dirt a behavior that reduces parasites and infection but also establishes and reinforces social relationships in the troop. Consoling upset friends and relatives reconciling after arguments or making romantic overtures. Animals without hands find other ways to grow to peck, licking or nibbling compatriots to keep their coats pick span and glossy. 

Travel companions 

There really is safety in numbers, especially in certain mixed species. Associations in the Serengeti, a quarter of a million zebra and almost 2 million wildebeest migrate together each year from south to north and back again chasing the rains to our natural travel companions. Since zebra sheared through long tough grass while wildebeest prefer the shorter chutes underneath. Grouping together also gives them a better chance of detecting and evading predators increasing absolute group size without also increasing intraspecific food competition and confounding the ability of predators to accurately target individuals within the larger group. 

Lifelong partners 

Life in the animal kingdom can be solitary and short and reproduction is often just a quick means to an end. But some animals form monogamous pair bonds for life or at least a very long time seeing each other in any situation. Swan lovers migrate nest and raise multiple clutches of cygnets together learning from parental successes and failures.  Wolves who hunt and travel in nuclear families. Other animal species that mate for life includes bald eagles, albatrosses, Gibbons. 

Sharing food 

When food is scarce, a meal can mean the difference between life and death. Some animals are surprisingly generous. Bonobos share food with both friends and strangers and even chimpanzees sometimes share meat either with social allies or with other participants of the hunt. Wolves also spread the wealth bringing food back to injured pack members and in a way that’s both disgusting and sweet. It’s a wise move in a world where next time it could be the sharer who falls on hard times and needs to depend on old friends. 

So these are some ways animals in the biodiversity look out for each other for survival and harmony.

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