Did you know that some animals when they mate actually fuse together, while others may lose their head? It's true! In fact, there are several animal species that mate in some bizarre and interesting ways. Below are five animals and an explanation of their mating rituals.
Love is a many splendor thing and in the animal world it may also be dangerous. To love and safety!
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Anglerfish. (2012). National Geographic. Retrieved from http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/anglerfish/
Orkin. (2012). Mechanics of Honey Bee Mating. Retrieved from http://www.orkin.com/stinging-pests/bees/mechanics-of-honey-bee-mating/
Philadelphia Zoo. (2012). Ostrich. Retrieved from http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/zoo/Meet-Our-Animals/Birds/Penguins/Ostrich.htm
Thevyness. (2007, January). Ostrich Dance [video file]. Available from You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=85AmjpUZEZA
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