Biological Exuberance by Bruce Bagemihl illustrates that self-correcti. Sexual Behavior: Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. Bruce Bagemihl, Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, New York: St. Martin’s Press, , pp., $ This book is in two parts. A Publishers Weekly Best Book One of the New York Public Library’s “25 Books to Remember” for Homosexuality in its myriad forms has been.

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Two female bears raising their four cubs together? Homosexual mating and pairing occur in all species, so contends author Bruce Bagemihl in this well-researched book on animal homosexualities. Pygmy Chimpanzee Behavior and Ecology.

Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, Dashik became depressed, and was eventually moved to the zoological research garden at Tel Aviv University where he too set up a nest with a female vulture.

New York, New York: Part 1, “A Polysexual, Polygendered World,” begins with a survey of homosexuality, transgender, and nonreproductive heterosexuality in animals and then diversty into the broader implications of these findings, including a valuable perspective on human diversity.

Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity

In Jumbs and Hurricane, two Humboldt penguins at Wingham Wildlife Park became the center of international media attention as two male penguins who had pair bonded a number of years earlier and then successfully hatched and reared an egg given to them as surrogate parents after the mother abandoned it halfway through incubation.

This occurs in heterosexual mounting by the traumatic insemination in which the male pierces the female abdomen with his needle-like penis. Homosexual behavior occurs in more than different kinds of animals worldwide, and is found in every major geographic region and every major animal group.

Homosexual behavior forms part of the natural repertoire of sexual or sociosexual behavior of orangutans. Bonoboswhich have a matriarchal society, unusual among apesare a fully bisexual species—both males and females engage in heterosexual and homosexual behavior, being noted for female—female homosexuality in particular, including [87] between juveniles and adults.


Until recent times, the presence of same-sex sexual behavior was not “officially” observed on a large scale, possibly due to observer bias caused by social attitudes to same-sex sexual behavior, [27] innocent confusion, lack of interest, distaste, scientists fearing loss of their grants or even from a fear of “being ridiculed by their colleagues”. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity.

Thinhorn rams additionally lick the penis of the male they are courting. The New York Times.

To ask other readers questions about Biological Exuberanceplease sign up. Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts and more. In addition to sexual behavior, same-sex pigeon pairs will build nests, and hens will lay infertile eggs and attempt to incubate them.

Both male and female pigeons sometimes exhibit homosexual behavior.

Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl

Robin Pitts rated it it was amazing Aug 08, For instance, Bruce Bagemihlauthor of the book Biological Exuberence: Some researchers believe this behavior to have its origin in male social organization and social dominance, similar to the dominance traits shown in prison sexuality.

The mounting male usually has an erect penis and accomplishes full anal penetration while performing pelvic thrusts that may lead to ejaculation. Sexual selection rut Lordosis behavior Homosexual behavior Canid African wild dog coyote hmosexuality domestic dog gray wolf red fox Dolphin Elephant European badger Felidae lion tiger cheetah domestic cat Fossa Hippopotamus spotted hyena Marsupial kangaroo Pinnipeds walrus Primates human bonobo gorilla olive baboon mandrill ringtailed lemur sexual swelling Raccoon Rodent Short-beaked echidna.

Additionally, boosting the levels of sex hormones during an animal’s pregnancy appears to increase the likelihood of it birthing a homosexual offspring.


These non-aggressive groups are called ‘huddles’ and involve rams rubbing, licking, nuzzling, horning, and mounting each other. Jan 08, Audrey rated it liked it Recommends it for: Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience.

The encounters are analogous to heterosexual bouts, one male often extending his trunk along the other’s back and pushing forward with his tusks to signify his intention to mount.

Researchers at Rikkyo University in Tokyo found 20 homosexual pairs at 16 major aquariums and zoos in Japan. In this often lively, but sometimes overwhelmingly encyclopedic study and listing of homosexual diversity in the animal kingdom, the author has done a phenomenal job of bringing science into a popular idiom so that the animal behavior he details i s understandable to the layperson.

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Homosexual behavior in animals

Bagemihl’s effort diverslty be made available to high school biology students, college students A definite physiological explanation or reason for homosexual activity in animal species has not been agreed upon by researchers in the field.

Male bed bugs Cimex lectularius are sexually attracted to any newly fed individual and this results in homosexual mounting.

You need this knowledge. Mallards form male-female pairs homosexulity until the female lays eggs, at which time the male leaves the female. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. The Use and Abuse of Research into Homosexuality.

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