Monday, May 30, 2016
Earlier this month we were talking about the different forms of animal partnerships, including the rare monogamy. When most people think of monogamy they automatically think of humans as being the primary example of this practice, but as it turns out, there are quite a few animals out there that are much more faithful to their mate then humans are. In fact, the prairie vole, pictured above, is commonly referred to as an animal model of monogamy in humans. I've attached a link to a website that describes the 11 most monogamous animals in the world. Some are obvious such as the famous swans but others come as a surprise like the Schistosoma mansoni worm parasites.
old faithful: 11 animals that mate for life