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Love in the wild! 10 Images of Mammals Making #Whoopee

Love in the wild! 10 Images of Mammals Making #Whoopee

One of the most important points to understand about Japanese macaque mating behavior is the notion of "consortship". Pairs come together and spend an average of 1.6 days traveling, eating and otherwise working as a bonded pair, whilst also mating. Female macaques have about four consorts a season, while male macaques spend a longer time with their female if the male is of a high rank in the troop. Both males' and females' faces and genitals turn red during the mating season, the males' deep red and the females' scarlet. The females are the ones who choose whom they mate with, which isn't the case among many creatures in the animal kingdom where it is the male's prerogative. Interestingly, a study done on barbary macaques showed that females shout during sex to help the males climax. When the females shouted, the males ejaculated more than half the time, but when they were...

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-mammals-going-it

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