As part of their management of their animals, zoos get together to create breeding recommendations for each species. But sometimes the animals have their own plans. Despite being on contraceptives, a Los Angeles Zoo hippo delivered a surprise baby on Halloween.
Narwhals grow long tusks, if they have the balls to do it. The spear at the end of the male sea unicorn has been variously thought to be a sensory organ, a device for battling other males, or an elaborate reproductive signal. New evidence shows they're the whale version of peacock feathers.
Human males try all kinds of things to seduce females. Some show off their fancy cars, some learn to play the guitar, some drive big trucks. The male Mientien tree frog scoffs at our puny human tricks. All it needs is a nice storm drain.
Right at the moment when this guy—Chacha Nyandongo—was explaining in an interview for a documentary how lions mate, two lions decided to mate right behind him. As Chacha would say that is excitement.
To be clear, what we mean when we say it's okay for cousins to marry is actually that it's okay for cousins to sleep together. There are no real "health risks" posed by a piece of paper. Really, this is about sexual intercourse.
Farming cows is a thankless task; keeping track of their fertility sounds funny, but it's what keeps meat in your burger and milk on your cereal. Fortunately, mobile technology means that cows can now drop their farmers an SMS when they're feeling frisky. That's right. Bovine sexting has arrived.
We're not suggesting you need help in that area, but if you do... Thingdom is a genetics game presented like a virtual pet sim, designed to teach kids mating—and how who you do it with alters babies.
Today we salute you...biologists that gave a fly a full Brazilian with a laser so that you can study mating habits.