Welcome, Guest: Register On Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 3,167,217 members, 7,867,560 topics. Date: Friday, 21 June 2024 at 06:29 PM

10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life - Pets - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Pets / 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life (29301 Views)

My Collection Of Weird Pictures Of Animals That Exist / 17 Animals That Can Kill You And Some Preventive Measures. / 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply) (Go Down)

10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 5:47am On Sep 06, 2014
Gibbons

Gibbons are the closest relatives of humans to have near
monogamous relationships. Sexual dimorphism is not very strong
in these animals, meaning that the males and females look alike,
giving them more gender equality. Most couples mate for life,
raising babies, grooming each other, and spending time together.
However, studies have shown that they are not as committed as was once believed, with many males found cheating on their
partners or breaking up with them to find new partners. The
breakup count is still not as high as humans though.

13 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:05am On Sep 06, 2014
Swans

These symbols of love live up to their name by forming lasting
bonds with their partners. Well, almost. Nobody is perfect, and
with swans too, there is bound to be some hanky panky on the
side. However, most pairs stay together till one of them dies. The
male builds the nest and helps in raising the babies. Swans are
often seen swimming together, touching their beaks to one another's.

16 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:26am On Sep 06, 2014
Bald Eagles

The national bird of the United States sure teaches us all a value
or two about everlasting love. The Bald Eagle is one bird that
stays with its partner for a very, very long time. Relationships
have been documented to run strong for as long as 25 years.
However, in case of death of one bird, the surviving partner
does find another one. After all, everybody needs somebod

12 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:27am On Sep 06, 2014
:
Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:30am On Sep 06, 2014
French Angelfish

The French Angelfish are a classic example of "I will stick with you
forever." These fish bond for life, and literally do everything
together. Besides living with each other, they swim together,
hunt together, and being very territorial in nature, even fight
and defend their space together! You will rarely find this fish
alone, and in the event of a partner's death, the surviving one may not even get together with someone else! Now that's what
we call true love.

19 Likes 5 Shares

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:31am On Sep 06, 2014
Black Vultures

It is clear after looking at these birds that when in love, looks
really don't matter. Black vultures take monogamy very, very
seriously. Studies done by researchers have proven this point;
after conducting a genetic study on black vulture chicks, they
found that nearly all the chicks were born from the same pairs
that were raising them. Not just that, black vultures commonly attack those of their kind who are found cheating on their
partners! Highly-principled birds, we must say.

8 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:32am On Sep 06, 2014
Wolves

Wolves are one classic example of a tight-knit, loving family. So
much so that they can give a similarly close-knit human family a
run for its money. Wolves are pack animals that form strong
bonds with their partners. The pack normally consists of the wolf
couple and their kiddies. A nuclear family à la humans. However,
they are not as sacrificial as the Angelfish, and do form new pairs if one of the partner dies.

6 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:39am On Sep 06, 2014
Penguins

Although not completely monogamous animals, most penguins
form bonds for life. The pair raises their offspring together
through the harsh and difficult winter. Although some species
choose to mate exclusively for the particular mating season, there
are some that stay together till the end. Recent studies show that
shorter the breeding season of penguins, greater is the chance of a couple staying together for longer.

5 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:44am On Sep 06, 2014
Albatrosses

These birds love their partners a lot, and fly great distances to
come back to them when it is time to mate. Albatrosses usually
form lasting and strong bonds, most of which last for decades.
Although there are some unfaithful seeds among the lot, these
birds are by and large committed to their partners, and wait for
them to return from their long and perilous flights for finding food. The level of faithfulness differs among the species, but
they mostly do not cheat on each other.

5 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:45am On Sep 06, 2014
Prairie Voles

Cute little rodents with strong commitments, humans can actually
learn a lot from them. Unlike others of their species, Prairie voles
are very monogamous in their relationships. The pair bonds for
life, and does everything that a proper couple does. The two
build a nest together, raise babies together, distribute work
around the nest amongst themselves, and in their spare time, groom and cuddle each other. It can't get more adorable than this.

10 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:46am On Sep 06, 2014
Termites

Apart from eating away your precious wooden furniture,
termites also find lifelong or exclusive mates. Usually, the queen
mates with one male or a few males to create the colony.
However, in some species, there is a king and queen, and they
pair up exclusively to create the colony. They do not procreate
with any other termite and form a lifelong pair.

4 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 6:47am On Sep 06, 2014

3 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by whatsmyname(m): 7:21am On Sep 06, 2014
What of human beings? angry angry

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by QAPHAYNE: 7:27am On Sep 06, 2014
Wow great post!!! One animal.....one wife

3 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by WiseBukoye(m): 7:36am On Sep 06, 2014
What a world!

2 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by rawpadgin(m): 7:41am On Sep 06, 2014
wow! if animals can stay faithful why can't i do same

16 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by femmefatale: 8:44am On Sep 06, 2014
rawpadgin: wow! if animals can stay faithful why can't i do same
A question 4 u 2 answer ooo. I wonder y men can't b faithful tho.

6 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by RichDad1(m): 9:30am On Sep 06, 2014
African Pigeon

8 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ImperfectMe(m): 10:18am On Sep 06, 2014
RichDad1: African Pigeon
you're right...there are so many more
Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by Nobody: 5:14pm On Sep 06, 2014
I love the swans most especially. just look at that shape of love they form by 'kissing'?!!! shocked

omg..someone give me tissues I need to dab at my teary eyes. not my fault tho I get emotional reading stories like this. embarassed

8 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by Nobody: 7:01pm On Sep 09, 2014
I like this thread and i totally agree with penguins, watching 'happy feet' made me do more research on this animals. smiley

3 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by doctorofgirls(m): 7:15pm On Sep 09, 2014
IfyAngela: I like this thread and i totally agree with penguins, watching 'happy feet' made me do more research on this animals. smiley
researcher of life

1 Like

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by Nobody: 8:28pm On Sep 09, 2014
doctorofgirls: researcher of life
cheesy
Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by doctorofgirls(m): 8:31pm On Sep 09, 2014
IfyAngela:
cheesy
help me research on somethng
Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by Nobody: 5:49am On Sep 11, 2014
Nice

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by seedord247(m): 5:51am On Sep 11, 2014
11.. Albino folks grin

1 Like

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by LMAyedun(m): 5:51am On Sep 11, 2014
Interesting!
Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by CharlieMaria(m): 5:51am On Sep 11, 2014
.
Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by justi4jesu(f): 5:52am On Sep 11, 2014
Noted
Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by phemmy88(m): 5:52am On Sep 11, 2014
better than some so called "homo-sapiens" undecided

2 Likes

Re: 10 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life by ibm91(m): 5:56am On Sep 11, 2014
ME I no understand this one ooo

2 Likes

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply)

My Friends Alsatian Puppies Were Stolen / 13-year-old Keeps Python As Pet / Bomb-sniffing Dog Fired From CIA For Refusing To Sniff Bombs

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2024 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 26
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.