Science News from the Animal Kingdom
posted by October 20 at 10:00 AMon
Gorrillaz going at it face-to-face:
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have released the first known photographs of gorillas performing face-to-face copulation in the wild. This is the first time that western gorillas have been observed and photographed mating in such a manner.
How did the wild animals hide this ability for so long? Is it a new development?
“It is also interesting that this same adult female [Leah] has been noted for innovative behaviors before.”Maybe this face-to-face thing is a consequence of “cultural pollution.”