Book Excerpts

Animal Homosexuality and Dominant Males

September 18, 2019 1
We’ve already examined homosexuality in nature as a way to establish social bonds, practice sex, or just have fun. Although these theories are well-supported with data, there are other evolutionary reasons we see animal homosexuality […]
Animal Parenting

Mommy Shark

September 4, 2019 0
We’ve probably all heard the baby shark, mommy shark song by now, but did you know that shark reproduction is notoriously difficult to study? Sexual reproduction varies substantially between genera. For example, female sand tiger […]
Book Excerpts

Do Animals Have Sex For Pleasure?

August 28, 2019 0
The short answer is: YES, sex for pleasure can be found in the animal kingdom. We don’t commonly associate animals with sex for pleasure. There are several reasons for this. First, we cannot simply ask […]
Animal Parenting

Absenteeism of Rabbit Moms

August 21, 2019 0
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

August 14, 2019 2
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

August 7, 2019 1
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 […]