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According to a paper to be released in the September issue of the journal “American Naturalist”, the number of sperm a male ejaculates may be correlated to his attractiveness as measured by the females in the population. The idea came forth after scientists at University College London and the Oxford University mathematically modeled the optimal…

Hot Puppet Action

Concerned that their male red bird of paradise, Paprika, might turn off female companions by repeating human words he learned from visitors, animal keeper Patti Cooper took matters into her own hands. First she crafted a sexy female red bird of paradise puppet, dubbed “Spice Girl.” Then she convinced Paprika to call Spice Girl on…

Grunion Run

Two species of teleost fish, grunion are famous for their unique mating behavior. During high tides, female grunion crawl out along the water’s edge and dig their tails into the wet sand. The males then wrap themselves around the female to mate and the eggs are deposited in the sand. During the next set of…

Statutory Rape

Aptly named by whoever started this viral email… Hmmm…what’s that moose up to? The images below the fold are morally reprehensible, even by moose standards.

Introducing… EROTIC FALCONRY!!!

Erotic Falconry is disturbingly, wonderfully, real (we think… hope?). Their mission statement as stated on EroticFalconry.com: “Our goal is to show others what turns us on so that they can see the natural sexual ferocity of our feathered friends.” EroticFalconry knows they may not be accepted by us mainstream squares. Just see things their way……

In two tantalizing shark discoveries, scientists in Germany have learned that playing certain songs to sharks in aquariums increases their libidos. Meanwhile, a different group of scientists may have discovered the secret rendezvous spot where great white sharks go to mate. Bon-Chicka-Bow-Wow Out of sheer frustration with the lack of sexual behavior in their captive…

Mandarin Goby, Synchiropus splendidus Researchers from James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia have made a startling discovery: gobies intentionally deprive themselves of food to avoid conflict with their rulers. Goby society is lorded over by the largest males and females and these are the only individuals allowed to breed. If a smaller goby tries…

A Marvelous Spatula Tale

A nearly extinct species of hummingbird has been captured on film for the first time demonstrating its spatula-crazed mating dance. The aptly named Marvelous Spatuletail lives in a single, isolated valley in northern Peru. There are only 350 – 1,000 thought left to exist. The video really is extraordinary. Marvelous Spatuletail, Lodigesia mirabilis digg_url=’http://zooillogix.blogspot.com/2007/04/marvelous-spatula-tale.html';