Arya, one of our wildlife rehab and release tapirs, stopped by for a visit. The guavas along the fence are ripe and numerous wild visitors have come to help themselves. While she was here, she laid down for a quick tick check from one of our resident chickens.
It’s incredible to watch two animals work together symbiotically like that –the chicken enjoys a snack, and the tapir gets fewer parasites. It’s also just cute.
More than ever, it’s vital to be aware that each of us is part of something bigger than ourselves. We need to remember that we are all in this together – although we should practice our interconnectedness on a less intimate scale than the two in the video. 😉
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JoAnn Merriman Eaton saysMarch 22, 2020 at 2:53 pm
Definitely teamwork on their part. Still proven time and again nature is the greatest show on earth .??
SHEILA saysMarch 22, 2020 at 3:22 pm
awesome❤️just amazing how different species look after and care for each other knowing each others needs? truly amazing inner knowledge greater than most humans insight❤️
Kelejan saysMarch 22, 2020 at 3:26 pm
We see this same thing on rhinos and bird, whales and small fish and other large creatures. Do we see it on elephants?
Sherry saysMarch 22, 2020 at 4:28 pm
The tapir is one of God’s weird creations. Oh, I love nature.
Muriel Servaege saysMarch 22, 2020 at 5:11 pm
Different species really have an insignt into each other’s needs.
Heidi saysMarch 22, 2020 at 8:47 pm
He fits right in with the elephants … that nose!
Debbie Sides saysMarch 23, 2020 at 5:31 am
Love it! Reminds me of the little birds “grooming” hippos. A nice exchange.
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