A Team Effort

When you have a big job to do, sometimes it's easier with a little help from a friend or two! 

 

Lions are the only cats that live in a group, which is called a pride. Each lion has a role in the pride: hunting, taking care of the cubs, and protecting the territory. 

 

Meerkats spread the work around as well. One colonyA group of the same kind of animal species living together. member is the guard, watching for predators. Other meerkats take care of the babies, while others dig burrows and look for food.

 

Some birds also team up: Crows, ravens, and magpies form family groups to defend a territory or when nesting. Some types of pelicans will work together when hunting for food. There is even teamwork between speciesA group of individuals that have many of the same characteristics, and are different from all other animals in some important way. Hamsters and mice are two different species of rodent.: chickadees and nuthatches will join forces to drive away a predatorAn animal that hunts and kills other animals for its food..

 

Bats roostA place where flying birds and bats rest or sleep, or where a bird builds its nest. together in a tree or cave for safety and to stay warm. They know there's strength in numbers! You can find out more really cool things about one speciesA group of individuals that have many of the same characteristics, and are different from all other animals in some important way. Hamsters and mice are two different species of rodent. of bat, the Rodrigues fruit bat, by watching this month's video!