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Animals trade sex for food

Prostitution also occurs in the animal kingdom and has been observed in chimpanzees and penguins. The animals offer their bodies for food and nesting material, among other things.

In some animal species, researchers have registered behavior that falls under the heading of prostitution. Females have sex with males in exchange for food, for example.

Prostitution occurs in penguins and chimpanzees

Animal prostitution was first observed at the end of the 1990s with the Adelie penguin. Researchers saw that certain females were willing to mate with males other than their regular partner, if they were given a stone in exchange to build their nest. Stones are very popular in penguin colonies because they are scarce.

Something similar can be seen in chimpanzees, where females mate with strange males in exchange for food. A possible explanation for this phenomenon is that the males seize every opportunity to bring more offspring into the world, while the females test whether the males are suitable as relationship material.

Dierenrijk has various forms of prostitution

Animals have different ways to get a roommate in bed. Arbor birds take over a female with banknotes and stolen goods. Watch the video:

Video: An Inside Look at the Exotic Animal Trade: Profiles by VICE (February 2020).

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