Throughout history, people and animals have worked together in what are called mutualistic relationships. One example is the relationship between fisherman and dolphins in Brazil. The dolphins help find fish and herd them toward the coast, where the fisherman can catch them with their nets. A recent study showed that this partnership is not the only one that is falling apart. In southeastern Australia, people used to hunt whales with orcas. In Africa, the greater honeyguide bird leads honey hunters to bees’ nests. And in North America, people used to hunt with gray wolves. Most of these partnerships between people and animals are rare and on the decline, but they show how good it can be when we work with nature. An anthropologist says that one thing that makes humans unique is their desire to interact with other animals.

Here is a linkt to a great article written by Darren Incorvaia that covers this interesting topic

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