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You have probably already had "the talk," but you haven't chatted about the birds and the bees with PawNation. Take a seat and let us educate you about some of the weirdest mating rituals that go on in the animal kingdom. Not all creatures are as wild and crazy as you think. Some of them even prefer to snuggle up with their significant others for as long as they both shall live. Yet others embrace the promiscuous life. Take a look at some of the crazy things animals do when "Spring Fever" aka mating season arrives....

12 Animals That Mate for Life

Remember in that episode of “Friends” when Phoebe tells Ross that Rachel is his “lobster,” because lobsters fall in love and mate for life? That was pretty cute, but it was also a big lie. Lobsters don’t actually mate for life. But before you give up on the idea of love, you may want to know that…

Parents, you might want to have the kids leave the room for this one. What you're about to watch is a little bit steamy, a little bit naughty. It's "PawNation After Dark." But it's educational! We're going to take a trip to the Gulf of Mexico to observe squids mating. That's right; even squids make ... well, it doesn't seem like love, exactly. Let's just call it "making the biological imperative." Frankly, it doesn't look like much. We hope you're not too disappointed. We hope the squids aren't too disappointed, either. But we will give credit where credit is due: Squids may not experience the most joyful mating act in the world, but, boy, can they perpetuate the species!...

According to Science Daily, coyotes living in cities do not stray from their mates for their entire lives. Scientists with Ohio State University genetically sampled 236 coyotes in the Chicago area over a six-year period and found no evidence of polygamy whatsoever. Monogamy was even found where coyotes existed in high population densities and had plenty of food to eat, which are conditions that typically cause them to stray from their normal monogamy. The scientists used live traps to catch the coyotes for the study...

Pufferfish Create Undersea Crop Circles to Attract Mates

We've heard of crop circles, but sea circles? According to Reef Builders, a diver discovered these carefully crafted pieces of underwater art off the coast of Japan. ...

Have sex on the brain? These fish do. Literally. According to National Geographic, a new fish species from Vietnam, Phallostethus cuulong, has its genitalia located on its head, right behind the mouth. A recent study of this new fishy find was published in Zootaxa. The paper explains that the P. cuulong is a member of the Phallostethidae family, a group in which all the members have these unusually placed sex organs. The Phallostethus , which stands for "penis chest," have an unusual way of copulating due to their genitals' placement. The...