GAY ANIMALS YOU MIGHT NOT REALIZE ARE INDEED GAY
Added on: 21st Dec 2016
Giraffes are some of the gayest animals on the planet.
Nine out of ten sexual pairings occur between males
and males will often caress each other with their necks
before mounting and reaching climax. Depending on the
herd, anywhere from 30-75% of the giraffes would
engage in same-sex behaviour.
Aptly-named, the Guianan cock-of-the-rock, is a bird living
in the mountainous regions of northern South America.
Almost 40% of the birds engage in homosexual activity
and some never even copulate with a female. One source
even claims the bird shows a “delight in homosexuality.”
Among Panthera leo, though female pairings are
sometimes seen in captivity, male pairings are more
thoroughly documented. Male lions engage in homosexual
behaviour such as nuzzling, mounting, and thrusting
other male lions. (There’s even a video of a lion threesome
at the Wuppertal Zoo where the three lions engage in
If you’re worried about cockroaches, here’s one worse:
the flour beetle. This tiny pest can survive more radiation
than cockroaches and is resistant to a host of
insecticides. These critters are often found in wheat and
other grains. The male flour beetles have a clever trick
to boost their genes’ chances of survival: males have
sex with other males to practice mating and to dispose
of “old, less effective” sperm.
Homosexual behaviour among penguins is one of the
better-studied examples in the animal kingdom. The study
of Adelie penguins from the intro was published in 2012,
101 years after its initial release, showing significant
homosexual behaviour. For decades, zoos across the
world have commonly reported gay male penguin couples.
In fact, Roy and Silo, two paired male penguins at the
Central Park Zoo, successfully hatched and fostered an
egg in 2004. It seems this behaviour is quite common
with male penguin pairs, even building nests and
substituting similar stones for eggs.
Same-sex relations are not just for smaller creatures. Reaching
lengths of up to 49 feet (14.9 m), the 36 ton male grey whale
is known for having “slip-and-slide” orgies. During the act,
males rub their genitals together while swimming
alongside each other belly-to-belly.
One of humanity’s closest genetic relatives, the bonobo
monkey shares over 98% of our DNA. These monkeys are
also known for being incredibly sexual animals with almost
every bonobo being entirely bisexual. Bonobo frequently
engage in sex, indiscriminate of the other’s sex, to avoid
conflict and build bonds. Scrotal rubbing is very popular
in these monkeys where about 60% of total sexual activity
is between two or more females.
Boasting one of the highest rates of male-on-male sexual
activities for the bird kingdom, mallard ducks form
same-sex pairs in up to 19% of a population. In fact,
male mallards only stay with a female until she lays her eggs.
Massive creatures of the plains, bison are some seriously
gay animals! The American bison is especially known for its
homosexuality where male-male mounting outnumbers
male-female copulation. During the mating season, male bison
are known to have sex with other males multiple times per day.