Wednesday, April 12, 2017
10 Monogamous Animals That Just Want To Settle Down
2. Schistosoma mansoni worms
Only about 3 percent of mammals are socially monogamous, but leave it to beavers to show us how it's done. After mating, the rodents spend as much time maintaining their relationships as they do their dams and lodges. The males and females co-parent their young and stay together until one partner dies. Attached beavers occasionally philander, but it's not enough to break up the family.
5. Shingleback skinks
Unlike most reptiles, the shingleback skink of Australia only has eyes for one mate. Males make a series of moves—including caressing and licking females—before copulating. Courtship takes months, but partnered bliss can last over 20 years.
6. Barn owls
7. Bald eagles
8. French angelfish