|6217||LIVING TOGETHER||LIVING TOGETHER||1991||color||49 min||vhs|| (Trials of Life: A Natural History of Behavior series, Part 6)
For better or for worse and in sickness and in health, whole communities of different kinds of animals have been committed by evolution to live together. Some of these animal partnerships are ancient and intimate; others are just being formed. Ferocious Australian ants not only milk a certain caterpillar, but, like good farmers, guide it every night into a shelter they have prepared. Microscopic parasites ruthlessly exploit their hosts and beetle-like hangers-on perform beneficial cleaning services. Throughout the animal kingdom such relationships are widespread and vital to continued existence.