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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.