There are three types of symbiotic relationships that occur in the desert: mutualism, commensalism and parasitism. Examples are, respectively, yucca plants and yucca moths, dung beetles and the dung of other animals, and... More » Science Biology

Killer whales have symbiotic relationships with barnacle and small fish, called cleanser fish. These relationships may be symbiotic or commensal, which means one species benefits from the relationship, while the other is... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

Lions have symbiotic relationships with large, hoofed animals, such as zebras, giraffes and hyenas. The type of symbiotic relationship lions have with these animals is known as predation. Predation is a symbiotic relatio... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Large Cats
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