Top 10 Gay Animals

October 12, 2013 5:20 PM

From Elephants to Dolphins, homosexuality has been documented in over 1,500 species. We count down 10 of our favourites.

10. Albatrosses

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A study of an albatross colony at the University of Hawaii revealed that one third of the 'couples', who commit to each other for life, consist of two females.

9. Elephants

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Male Elephants engage in same-sex relationships that can last several years, and have been found to devote 45% of all sexual activity to other males - including kissing, mounting, trunk intertwining, and placing trunks in each other’s mouths (image: http2007/Flickr)

8. Polecats

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These weasel-like animals are related to the more common ferret. The European species of the polecat is one of the few species that can be exclusively homosexual throughout their lives (image: Peter.G.Trimming /Flickr

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7. Bonobos

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Research has shown that up to 75 percent of bonobo sex is nonreproductive and that nearly all bonobos are bisexual. That’s just greedy if you ask us! (image: bobosh_t/flicker)

6. Koalas

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Female koalas indulge in lesbian "sex sessions", sometimes up to five at a time, according to research. Scientists monitoring the marsupials with digital cameras counted three homosexual interactions for every heterosexual one, with the females often rejecting the advances of the males (image: obilot/flickr)

5. Giraffes

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Giraffes have one of the highest frequencies of homosexual behaviour in the animal kingdom – engaging in same-sex fun up to 75% of the time. Apparently they enjoy aggressive “necking”, leading to mounting and climax (image: puliarf/flickr)

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4. Grey Whales

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Gay orgy’s between male grey whales is not uncommon. Groups of males roll around, splashing water, rubbing their bellies against each other, so that their genitals are touching.

3. Dolphins

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We now know what gives Dolphins there well known happy demeanour. Dolphins, both male and female, have often been observed engaging in same-sex relationships including oral sex. Worryingly they are not afraid to engage in sexual relations with other species, including turtles and unsuspecting divers (image: Loren Sztajer/flickr)

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2. Japanese Macaques

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A National Geographic documentary, Ultimate Explorer, found pairs of females engaging in sexual acts that would be classified definitely be in ’50 Shades of Grey’ territory between two humans (image: bobosh_t/flickr)

1. Penguins

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Dotty and Zee are two Humboldt penguins that reside at Bremerhaven Zoo in Germany. They have been together for over a decade now and are completely inseparable.

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