The African Tree protected by Ants

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A common tree in Africa (Acacia drepanolobium) is being protected from elephants by ants! Even though elephants love to eat these trees they usually stay away from them because ants will swarm any animal that attacks their wooded friend.

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100902121053.htm

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