mating displays

Pair of albatross. Photo by Angela Sevin via Flickr Creative Commons

Got a Case of Wild Love?

So do we! There are many divergent mating systems in the animal kingdom from monogamous to polygamous, and even to systems so indefinable that they’re anomalous. In honor of Valentine’s …

Elephant seals. Photo by David Cook via Flickr Creative Commons

Playing the Field of Love

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s nice to step back and appreciate the love that’s going on around us. Humans are not the only beings capable of forming relationships. Wildlife …

Tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore by Pat Ulrich.

5 Intriguing Behaviors of Rutting Elk (Videos)

The elk mating season (the rut) takes place every fall, prompted by shorter day lengths. Males (bulls) breed with a number of females (cows) during this time, and exhibit a few fascinating …

Valentine's Day, birds, wildlife, feeding mates

Valentine’s Day: A Holiday for Real Animals

Naturalist, writer and NWF Conservation Hall of Fame inductee Ernest Thompson Seton, whose animal tales were popular among a wide audience in the early 1900s, wrote in Wild Animals I Have …

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