1,500 animal species practice homosexuality
Reporting on an exhibition at the Norwegian Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo, this article gives a brief run-down of the varieties of homosexual behavior and relationships in the animal kingdom.
I found it fascinating, and here was a favorite excerpt:
“Animals that live a completely homosexual life can also be found. This occurs especially among birds that will pair with one partner for life, which is the case with geese and ducks. Four to five percent of the couples are homosexual. Single females will lay eggs in a homosexual pair’s nest. It has been observced that the homosexual couple are often better at raising the young than heterosexual couples.”
What blog category to file this under? Adorable.