Mutually-Beneficial Animal Relationships (PHOTOS)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

We thought we'd start the new year off right by looking at how our friends in the animal kingdom help each other out. There is a multitude of ways in which animals interact in nature, beyond the typical predator/prey dichotomy. Many animals have developed mutually-beneficial relationships with each other. Whether it's for access to food or protection, these animals prove that cooperation is everywhere.

Check out these mutual symbiotic animal relationships and vote for your favorite animal pair.

Symbiotic Animal Relationships

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