Tag archives for mating
Four new species of cave insects in Brazil have sex-reversed genitalia, a “completely astonishing” discovery, scientists say.
With spring in the air, we answer your questions about animal romance, from elephant seals to stick insects.
How cougars find each other in a vast landscape of mountains, raging water, thick forests, and rocky bluffs is one of life’s great mysteries for those of us who study mountain lions. I’ve spent many long hours contemplating this subject, and here’s what I’ve decided: it might be easier than we think. I’m speculating here,…
Males calls to females from beneath a thin layer of soil—the only frog known to have such an odd behavior, a new study says.
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.
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.
Male hummingbirds in Costa Rice can change their tunes to attract mates, new research shows.
An egg-laying, spiny mammal with a four-headed penis is already pretty bizarre, but it turns out short-beaked echidnas are even stranger than we thought.
Proteins on mosquito sperm enable them to sniff their way to waiting eggs in female mosquitoes.
In honor of Groundhog Day, here are nine facts about groundhogs you probably didn’t know.
Male rain forest frogs sing love songs that create water ripples—and attract bat predators, a new study says.
Male black widow spiders shake their booties to send friendly messages to females—and avoid getting eaten, a new study says.
Male bone worms use a “penis” on their heads to inseminate females, a new study says.
The little-studied reptiles may use their strange horns to communicate with mates or rivals, new research suggests.