Bonobos have earned a reputation as a "sexy" ape. Sexual activity — in many creative forms — plays a large role in bonobo society. Sexual contacts occur often, in virtually all partner combinations and in a slew of different positions. Bonobo society is also known to be more egalitarian and peaceful, especially compared with their close relatives, chimpanzees.
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A male monkey in Japan has been filmed trying to mate with a female deer—likely the first observation of two distantly related species having a nonviolent sexual encounter. Japanese macaques and sika deer regularly hang around each other on the island of Yakushima. This association has little to do with camaraderie: The deer know that if they stay close to the macaques, they can scarf up any fruits that the macaques drop from the canopy above. See a woodpecker atop a weasel and other animals riding animals. These are the interactions wildlife photographer Alexandre Bonnefoy hoped to capture when he visited Yakushima for an upcoming photography book, Saru. But he ended up getting more than he bargained for when he captured a single male macaque mounting two separate female deer.
Monkey Tries to Mate With Deer in First Ever Video
Male Japanese macaques were first filmed earlier this year mounting female sika deer in Minoo, Japan. However, scientists have su g ges ted the unusual beha viour may well be sexual after adolescent female monkeys and sika stags were also observed copulati ng. Publishing their findings in the Archives of Sexual Behavriour journal, researchers hypothesised that there could be several different reasons why the animals are taking part in inter-species sex.