This could be straight out of a scene from The Lion King – a gang of wily mongoose set up their very own grooming salon for Warthogs. In return for removing any mites and pests from the Warthog’s skin, the mongooses get a nutritious protein snack.
Warthogs are formidable beasts, weighing up to a massive 250 pounds and standing at 30 inches at shoulder height. They can run up to 34 MPH and will engage in violent ritual fights in which they charge straight on, clash heads and battle with their tusks.
This means the mongooses’ behavior is a risky business, but these hardy little guys have formed an understanding with the local warthogs…