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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Great coffee table or bathroom book. 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 scientifically documented in more than species of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and other animals worldwide. Sexual orientation and science Ethology Animal sexuality. In wild little brown bats Myotis lucifugusmales often mount other males and females during late autumn and winter, when many of the mounted individuals are torpid.

Homosexual behavior in animals

Such interactions between males have been found to be more frequent than heterosexual coupling. Retrieved from ” https: Because it is a fact that same sex partnerships occur in nature for reasons more that “there weren’t any opposite gender animals around. This book should not be read by superstitious animals who were raised to believe that homosexuality is wrong. In the case of females, the pair might raise their own biological offspring, while male pairs often “adopt” young.

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”. The term homosexual was coined by Karl-Maria Kertbeny in to describe same-sex sexual attraction and sexual behavior in humans.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In Marchresearch showed that serotonin is involved in the mechanism of sexual orientation of mice. The Journal of Comparative Neurology.


Archived from the original on The observation of homosexual behavior in animals can be seen as both an argument for and against the acceptance of homosexuality in humans, and has been used especially against the claim that it is a peccatum contra naturam “sin against nature”.

Bat snimal that have been observed engaging in homosexual behavior in captivity include the Comoro flying fox Pteropus livingstoniithe Rodrigues flying fox Pteropus rodricensis and the common vampire bat Desmodus rotundus. Sexual selection in scaled reptiles lizards snakes side-blotched lizard Crocodilians Tuatara.

A superb job of reseach on the part of the author.

Male homosexual behavior occurs both in the wild and in captivity, and it occurs in both adolescent and mature individuals. Journal of Animal Science. Retrieved 6 October According to Bruce Bagemihlwhen describing animals, the term homosexual is preferred over gaylesbianand other terms currently in use, as these are seen as even more bound to human homosexuality.

Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Exubernce 07, Leah rated it really liked it Shelves: Seabird same-sex pairing and Diversiy breeding behavior: Biology students, Christians, Muslims. The mounted female arches exuberahce back and holds her tail to one divresity to facilitate their sexual interaction. Often, strong and lasting friendships result from such homosexualihy.

Marc Breedlove; Stephen E. Homosexual behavior occurs in more than different kinds of animals worldwide, and is found in every major geographic region and every major animal group. The keepers provided the couple with an artificial egg, which the two parents took turns incubating; and 45 days later, the zoo replaced the egg with a baby vulture.

The essence of Biological Exuberance is that natural systems are driven as much by abundance and excess as they are by limitation and practicality. I’m just re-reading the first pages in preparation for something I’m writing, but I’ll go ahead and log this so that I can give this mind-blowing book the five stars it deserves. The same reasoning has been applied to male flamingo pairs raising chicks. Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: In Odense Zoo in Denmark, a pair of male king penguins diverslty an egg that had been abandoned by a female, proceeding to incubate it and raise the chick.


Two ganders who work together as a mated pair?

Homosexual behavior in animals – Wikipedia

Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles. Don’t be daunted by the heft of it: Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. Most of us are familiar with homosexuality in bonobo societies, but this book delves into many other marine and land mammals, birds and more to further solidify the fact that homosexuality is in no way “unnatural. Males often have erect penises while they are mutually grooming each other.

However, in addition to homosexual behavior, several abnormal behaviors were also exhibited apparently due to this mutation. American Journal of Ecuberance.

Aug 04, Kristen Coffin rated it liked it Shelves: Both sexes display this form of mutual homosexual grooming and it is more common in males. Why not 5 stars?

This meticulously researched and documented account catalogues mammals, birds, fish and others demonstrating what humans would call long term homosexual and heterosexual relationships, bisexuality, cross-dressing as well as transgender transformation, group sex, masturbation and the use of sex toys — just to name a few examples. The family structure of the divrrsity hyena is matriarchaland dominance relationships with strong sexual elements are routinely observed between related females.

Dec 19, Chon Mkliiry rated it really liked it. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity.

Return to Book Page. For instance, Bruce Bagemihlexubdrance of the book Biological Exuberence: Homosexual behavior forms part of the natural repertoire of sexual or sociosexual behavior of orangutans.

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