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The 25 Gayest Animals

Here's a list of animals who like to have gay sex. If you didn't already know, homosexual behavior is a nearly universal phenomenon in the animal kingdom.

  • 1. Giraffes

    Scientists say that homosexual activity among giraffes is, in many cases, more common than heterosexual activity. Source.

  • 2. Bulls & Rams

    Farmers often come across bulls and rams that simply refuse to mate with females. Source.

  • 3. Mallards

    Mallards have rates of male-male sexual activity that are unusually high for birds, in some cases, as high as 19% of all pairs in a population. Source.

  • 4. Pigeons

    Both male and female pigeons sometimes exhibit homosexual behavior. As well as sexual behavior same-sex pigeon pairs will build nests, and hens will lay (infertile) eggs and attempt to incubate them. Source.

  • 5. African Lion

    Male lions pair-bond for a number of days and initiate homosexual activity with affectionate nuzzling and caressing, leading to mounting and thrusting. About 8% of mountings have been observed to occur with other males. Pairings between females are held to be fairly common in captivity but have not been observed in the wild. Source.

  • 6. Albatross

    Albatrosses can live until they are 70 years old and it's said they make a lifelong commitment to one bird. They incubate their egg together for 65 days, taking turns to find food. According to biologist Lindsay Young, who used DNA analysis to genetically test the birds' gender, some of the female pairs have been together for up to 19 years. Source.

  • 7. Bed Bugs

    Male bed bugs are sexually attracted to any newly fed individual and this results in homosexual mounting. Source.

  • 8. King Penguins

    Research shows around a fifth of all king penguin couples kept in captivity are gay. Source.

  • 9. Black Swans

    Almost a quarter of black swan families are parented by homosexual couples. Male couples sometimes mate with a female just to have a baby. Once she lays the egg, they chase her away, hatch the egg, and raise a family on their own. Source.

  • 10. Chinstrap Penguins

    Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins at New York's Central Park Zoo have been inseparable for six years now. They display classic pair-bonding behaviorentwining of necks, mutual preening, flipper flapping, and the rest. They also have sex, while ignoring potential female mates. Source.

  • 11. Bonobo

    Studies suggest 75 percent of bonobo sex is nonreproductive and that nearly all bonobos are bisexual. Source.

  • 12. Bottlenose Dolphins

    Male dolphin calves often form temporary sexual partnerships, which scientists believe help to establish lifelong bonds. Such sexual behavior has been documented only relatively recently. Source.

  • 13. Western Gulls

    Studies have shown that 10 to 15 percent of female western gulls in some populations in the wild exhibit homosexual behavior. Source.

  • 14. Grouphorn Sheep

    Groups of male bighorn sheep engage in genital licking and anal intercourse to the point of ejaculation. Source.

  • 15. Elephants

    African and Asian males will engage in same-sex bonding and mounting. Such encounters are often associated with affectionate interactions, such as kissing, trunk intertwining, and placing trunks in each other's mouths. Source.

  • 16. American Bison

    Courtship, mounting, and full anal penetration between bulls has been noted to occur among American Bison. Source.

  • 17. Dragonflies

    Male homosexuality has been inferred in several species of dragonflies. Source.

  • 18. Uganda Kob

    Female kob perform oral sex on each other and even stroke each other's vulvas with their forelegs. Source.

  • 19. Grey Whales

    In "slip-and-slide" orgies, groups of male grey whales, one of the oldest species of mammals, roll in the ocean rubbing their bellies against each other so that their genitals are touching. Source.

  • 20. Guianan-Cock-of-the-Rock

    40% of male Guianan-Cock-of-the-Rocks engage in some form of homosexuality sexual activity.

  • 21. Japanese Macaque

    Same-sex relations are frequent. Females will form "consortships" characterized by affectionate social and sexual activities. In some troops up to one quarter of the females form such bonds, which vary in duration from a few days to a few weeks. Often, strong and lasting friendships result from such pairings. Males also have same-sex relations, typically with multiple partners of the same age.

  • 22. Walrus

    Until Male walruses reach sexual maturity at age four, they are most likely exclusively involved in same sex relationships. Source.

  • 23. European Polecats

    European polecats were found to engage homosexually with non-sibling animals. Exclusive homosexuality with mounting and anal penetration in this solitary species serves no apparent adaptive function.

  • 24. Vultures

    In 1998 two male Griffon vultures named Dashik and Yehuda, at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, engaged in "open and energetic sex" and built a nest. The keepers provided the couple with an artificial egg, which the two parents took turns incubating; and 45 days later, the zoo replaced the egg with a baby vulture. The two male vultures raised the chick together. Source.

  • 25. Amazon River Dolphin

    The Amazon River dolphin has been reported to form up in bands of 35 individuals enjoying group sex. The groups usually comprise young males and sometimes one or two females. Source.

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