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Against nature? - Naturhistorisk Museum. Pleasure ride: A male killer whale rides the dorsal fin of another male.

Against nature? - Naturhistorisk Museum

Sex just for the pleasure of it is common in many animals. Photo: Brian Scott. Original photo obtainable from REF: picture no PIC00166.jpg Can animals be homosexual? Gay animals out of the closet? - LiveScience. From male killer whales that ride the dorsal fin of another male to female bonobos that rub their genitals together, the animal kingdom tolerates all kinds of lifestyles.

Gay animals out of the closet? - LiveScience

A first-ever museum display, "Against Nature? ," which opened last month at the University of Oslo's Natural History Museum in Norway, presents 51 species of animals exhibiting homosexuality. "Homosexuality has been observed in more than 1,500 species, and the phenomenon has been well described for 500 of them," said Petter Bockman, project coordinator of the exhibition. Divergent beliefs about the nature of homosexuality. Some additional beliefs by religious conservatives are: More information on sexual orientation: One's sexual orientation is defined by sexual attraction to men and/or women, by self-identification, and by one's sexual fantasies.

Divergent beliefs about the nature of homosexuality

Some people believe that there are only two sexual orientations: 1,500 animal species practice homosexuality. From the middle of October until next summer the Norwegian Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo will host the first exhibition that focuses on homosexuality in the animal kingdom.

1,500 animal species practice homosexuality

"One fundamental premise in social debates has been that homosexuality is unnatural. This premise is wrong. Homosexuality is both common and highly essential in the lives of a number of species," explains Petter Boeckman, who is the academic advisor for the "Against Nature's Order? " exhibition. List of animals displaying homosexual behavior - Wikipedia, the. Couple of two male mallard ducks in a nature reserve in Germany For these animals, there is documented evidence of homosexual behavior of one or more of the following kinds: sex, courtship, affection, pair bonding, or parenting, as noted in researcher and author Bruce Bagemihl's 1999 book Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity.

List of animals displaying homosexual behavior - Wikipedia, the

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