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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Liberals are pushing an agenda with articles such as this. I’ve seen articles like this before, talking about homosexuality in the animal kingdom. It’s supposed to make us think that homosexuality is normal and natural. Gay animals, gay people, get it??
Yes,,Animals and Fowl can be Un-Natural (happy,don’t think so).We cull them here,not productive to this society.
Another useless million dollar study paid for by Tax dollars.
Glad I am a Lesbian trapped in a Mans body thats for sure.
If the Black Widow spider kill’s it’s husband does that make it ok for humans?
Should human’s have queens like bees and drones and workers?
It doesn’t matter if you can find some animals that sometimes practice homosexuality, it’s still wrong for man.
My INHERITED grand-kitty... “Layla” is a boy but my daughter named him Layla (don’t ask)...He’s all white with long fur and blue eye...easily passes for a foxy babe cat...and was neutered when very young. He hangs out with the next door neighbor cat who is OBVIOUSLY gay...his name is “Pretty Boy”.
Have you ever spent any time around these albatrosses. Watching them is a real hoot! The big, dumb-looking gray chicks sit on the ground with a dumb look on their faces and looking like a lump on a log. The adults need a runway to take off and “ball it up” a lot of times upon landing. Now that’s “gay”.
Sure they can.
You should see how happy my dog is when ever we come home. :-)
Not everything that happens in nature is natural.
Engelbert Humperdink - Lesbian Seagull (From “Beavis & Butt-head Do America”)
My dog will hump pretty much anything.
My mother had two gay male cats from the same litter. Gayness is probably some sort of pre-natal hormonal issue.
Can animals be gay? Of course.
I’ve got two labs, one chocolate and one white, who are always in a good mood.
Years ago I talked to a practicing psychologist who said that all of us go through something like a homosexual ‘stage’ as young teens, but grow out of it. I know a number of gay folks & I have to say that their behavior can often be characterized as juvenile. Not that the rest of us are incapable of juvenile behavior. But with them it’s very consistent juvenile behavior!
"Why -- how do you think I got the nickname 'Pinch' anyway?" /sarc>
My dog will hump just about anything.
They are called animals for a reason.
In 20 years she’ll be an albatross around some poor man’s neck. :P
I defer to that unsurpassed expert in animal behavior, Ted Nugent: “There are queer deer!”