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Newly Discovered Crickets Make World’s Highest Pitched Love Song

Three new species of katydid found in South American rain forests produce the animal kingdom’s highest pitched mating call, according to a new study.

Q&A: What Animals Tell Us About Love and Dating

Jennifer Verdolin’s new book Wild Connection reveals how our relationships and courtships often mirror those of other species in the animal world.

Why Do Barn Owls Divorce?

These normally monogamous birds sometimes call it quits and move on to new partners—nearly a quarter of the time, a new study says.

Lemurs in Love Take on the Same Smell

It’s a finding fit for Valentine’s Day: Coquerel’s sifakas that have mated and produced offspring alter their natural scents to smell alike, a new study says.

Dangerous Dating: 4 Animals That Take Love to the Extreme

Flatworms that fence with their penises and male fish that literally latch onto their mates are among nature’s most odd and risky mating rituals.

Animal Valentines: 5 of Nature’s Best Flirters

From stone-throwing monkeys to castle-building fish, see the lengths that some species go to please their mates.

Wild Romance: Weird Animal Courtship and Mating Rituals

Valentine’s Day inspires silly displays in the name of romance, but heart-shaped candies and sappy cards are nothing compared to the show that nature routinely puts on. From balloon-blowing seals to penis-fencing flatworms, here’s a selection of some of the flashiest—and weirdest—ways that animals show off and compete to win mates.