No longer can one use the term ‘Behaving like an animal’, in terms of comparing the sexual orientation of the Humans.
Now look at the behaviour of these animals.
However there are deviants in the animal kingdom too!
Although monogamy and lifelong pair bonds are generally rare in the animal kingdom, there are some animals that pull it off. Scroll down to see great comments from our readers about monogamy … or choose one of the arrows above to see the next animal. (Text: Bryan Nelson)
Gibbons are the nearest relatives to humans that mate for life. They form extremely strong pair bonds and exhibit low sexual dimorphism, which means that males and females of the species are of roughly equal size, a testament to the fact that both sexes are on relatively equal footing. The coupled male and female will spend time grooming each other and (literally) hanging out together in the trees. But more recent research has found that these unions are not quite as uncomplicated as once thought. With mates occasionally philandering, and even sometimes dumping a mate, the gibbon mating culture has started to look perhaps a little bit more like ours.
Swans form monogamous pair bonds that last for many years, and in some cases these bonds can last for life. Their loyalty to their mates is so storied that the image of two swans swimming with their necks entwined in the shape of a heart has become a nearly universal symbol of love. Why birds mate for life isn’t as romantic as it first appears, though. Considering the time needed to migrate, establish territories, incubation, and raising their young, spending extra time to attract a mate would minimize reproductive time.
Source: For More…
- Are Humans Meant to Be Monogamous? (disinfo.com)