B2 - Mutualistic Relationships

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Mutualism is a relationship between two organisms in which both benefit.

It is a win-win relationship, as no one is hurt, and both gain something from it.

There are many examples of this, and I’ll give you two common ones.

The first example is;

Oxpeckers are a type of bird that live on the backs of buffalo. The oxpeckers benefit because they get to eat fleas, flies and other pests that would otherwise annoy the buffalo. The oxpeckers have a reliable food source, and so want to continue this mutualistic…


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