How Acacia Trees Prevent Elephant Attacks: With Armies of Ants

  It’s a classic David and Goliath story, except there are 90,000 Davids and they all have stings. On the African plains, the whistling-thorn acacia tree protects itself against the mightiest of savannah animals – elephants – by recruiting some of the tiniest – ants. Elephants are strong enough to bulldoze entire trees and you might think that there can be no defense against such … Continue reading How Acacia Trees Prevent Elephant Attacks: With Armies of Ants