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A History of Sexual Behavior in Penguins

Researchers at the Natural History Museum recently discovered a 100-year old manuscript describing the sexual behavior of the Adélie penguins in Antarctica. If you’ve been reading my posts for the past few years, you know that I love anything vintage and sex related, and I love learning about animal behavior. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about this manuscript! The paper, written by scientist George Murray Levick in 1911, describes the “disturbing” sexual practices of penguins, including what he described as rape and necrophilia. According to the Liat Clark, all of these behaviors can be logically explained. Continue Reading →