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  • Animal Parenting

    Absenteeism of Rabbit Moms

    We often joke about rabbits having more sexual relations than most other creatures. The truth is, they don’t. However, in female rabbits, the process of ovulation is linked to the process of copulation. Each time [...]
  • Book Excerpts

    Homosexuality in Nature

    The ubiquity of homosexuality that occurs in nature means that its existence is likely to be explained in different ways in different scenarios. In truth, biologists often get carried away with our requirement to find [...]
  • Animal Reproduction

    Rape and Abortion in the Animal Kingdom

    Rape is common among animals. Biologists call it sexual coercion so that we have a fancy and less offensive term to use, but the fact of the matter is that it’s animal rape. Females of [...]

Latest Posts

Animal Reproduction

Mammal Motherhood

July 31, 2019 1
When a female gets pregnant, from the moment that egg is fertilized, it sets in motion an irreversible chain of events – physiological, emotional, and physical. Female mammals start out as one animal. When she […]
Animal Reproduction

Mammal Parents

July 24, 2019 0
Imagine building a building. You need supplies, the equipment, the manual labour… A man drops off one brick. A woman does absolutely everything else. In the end, a building is finished. That’s kind of how […]
animal grandmas
Animal Parenting

The Importance of Animal Grandmas

July 17, 2019 0
Animal grandmas are often unable to reproduce at this later point in their life. The next best thing biologically speaking is to help rear children who are close relatives. For the most part, parents trust […]
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