Skip to comments.Can Animals Be Gay?
Posted on 04/04/2010 4:51:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The Laysan albatross is a downy seabird with a seven-foot wingspan and a notched, pale yellow beak. Every November, a small colony of albatrosses assembles at a place called Kaena Point, overlooking the Pacific at the foot of a volcanic range, on the northwestern tip of Oahu, Hawaii. Each bird has spent the past six months in solitude, ranging over open water as far north as Alaska, and has come back to the breeding ground to reunite with its mate. Albatrosses can live to be 60 or 70 years old and typically mate with the same bird every year, for life. Their divorce rate, as biologists term it, is among the lowest of any bird.
When I visited Kaena Point in November, the first birds were just returning, and they spent a lot of their time gliding and jackknifing in the wind a few feet overhead or plopped like cushions in the sand. There are about 120 breeding albatrosses in the colony, and gradually, each will arrive and feel out the crowd for the one other particular albatross it has been waiting to have sex with again. At any given moment in the days before Thanksgiving, some birds may be just turning up while others sit there killing time. It feels like an airport baggage-claim area.
Once together, pairs will copulate and collaboratively incubate a single egg for 65 days. They take shifts: one bird has to sit at the nest while the other flaps off to fish and eat for weeks at a time. Couples preen each others feathers and engage in elaborate mating behaviors and displays. Like when youre in a couple, Marlene Zuk, a biologist who has visited the colony, explained to me.
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Makes sense that you’d read this in the NY Times, doesn’t it?
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Oh, Please. According to the NY Times, we’re ALL gay...some of us just don’t know it yet, LOL!
To the headline: no.
Can animals have a lifestyle?
Sure they can. And then they go extinct because they don't reproduce.......who writes this BS?
this thread is gay.
They just sent you a telegram letting you know.
But then, I think some dogs would do it with anything.
Having witnessed a female kitty mount another female kitty in heat I have to wonder sometimes.... ;-)
And here I am thinking that the NYT couldnt come up with another libtard story..
And being gay is so much more HUMAN than being staight. They are just better people than us hetros. [/s]
Not only did I have LESBIAN dogs, I have GAY Parakeets!
So there you have it.
Video is available on request. Just kidding. LOL!
And this is what people worry about?
You crack me up.
When they are older they have way too much responsibility just surviving.
That's when they become pragmatic.
My girlfriend’s dog humps any human with a leg.