The Strangest Animal Mating Rituals You’ll Ever Hear About

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Giraffes

Source: Gizmodo

If having a long neck wasn’t dreadful enough, to determine whether a female giraffe is in heat or if she would be a good partner, male giraffes must drink a mouthful of her urine. He will rub her rear with his head to induce urination. Once the urine tastes good, he will commence courting her or simply follows her expecting her to let him in. With several males competing for her attention, they battle it out by swinging their necks at each other with the hope that she is in the mood to mate with the winner. Once she submits, she stands still for a few seconds allowing him to mount.

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