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Three new species of katydid found in South American rain forests produce the animal kingdom’s highest pitched mating call, according to a new study.
These normally monogamous birds sometimes call it quits and move on to new partners—nearly a quarter of the time, a new study says.
It’s a finding fit for Valentine’s Day: Coquerel’s sifakas that have mated and produced offspring alter their natural scents to smell alike, a new study says.
Flatworms that fence with their penises and male fish that literally latch onto their mates are among nature’s most odd and risky mating rituals.
From stone-throwing monkeys to castle-building fish, see the lengths that some species go to please their mates.
Valentine’s Day inspires silly displays in the name of romance, but heart-shaped candies and sappy cards are nothing compared to the show that nature routinely puts on. From balloon-blowing seals to penis-fencing flatworms, here’s a selection of some of the flashiest—and weirdest—ways that animals show off and compete to win mates.