If you have been on an Inverdoorn safari you have surely driven past the game reserve's famous ant hill. This ginormous mound is hard to miss, but what you are seeing is only the tip of the iceberg, or the ant hill in this case. Ninety percent of the ant hill is underground and home to ants and termites. These insects may make some people's skin crawl, but they play an important role in ecology by bringing up soil rich in nutrients, which plants make use of. Plant life forms the diet of various species – such as elephants, giraffes and antelopes – and these animals, in turn, are a food source for carnivores.
If this all sounds incredibly familiar, it's probably because it formed part of Mufasa's speech to Simba in The Lion King about "the great circle of life." Another example of how the members of the animal kingdom assist each other is the aardvark. This nocturnal creature (whose name translates to earth pig) feeds on ants and termites, and the gaping hole you see in the anthill was made by an aardvark. It burrows into the hill, using the claws on its front feet, in order to get to the juicy feast inside.