The notion of such "transactional sex" among chimpanzees has been critiqued by many scholars, however; androcentric bias and researchers projecting their own gendered assumptions onto non-human animals may play a significant role in interpretations of "prostitution. Penguins use stones for building their nests. Some pair-bonded female penguins copulate with males who are not their mates and then take pebbles for their own nests. According to the report about the study published by BBC News Online , some female penguins sneak around on their partners.
10 Borderline Terrifying Facts About The Love Life Of Penguins
BBC - Earth - Seals discovered having sex with penguins
By Susannah Cahalan. April 14, pm Updated July 25, pm. Many findings are cute: Moose get boozed up on fermented fruits; hippos make their own SPF lotion. Others less so — bats engage in oral sex; eels are cannibals; and then there are those pervy penguins.
Penguins might just be nature’s most perverted animals
No such observation had ever been recorded before, as far as he knew, and Levick, a typical Edwardian Englishman, was horrified. Blizzards and freezing cold were one thing. Penguin perversion was another. Worse was to come, however.
There are about 18 species of penguins , and though their mating behaviors are "fundamentally similar," each species has its own quirks, said penguin researcher Emma Marks of the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Breeding usually takes place during the Antarctic summer October through February , though some species do mate in the winter. Males arrive at the colony first and choose their spot to wait for prospective mates.