The animal kingdom is a lawless land where creatures eat their young, have sex with their dead, and stab partners with a knife-like penis.
Cats sometimes eat their babies when they are sick or stillborn, along with desperation during an intense labor – and this cannabalistic trait is found in hedgehogs and reptiles.
Penguins have also been observed raping each other and having sex with the dead bodies of their conspecifics.
And while most know that animals are wild creatures, dolphins on the other hand are willing to commit any crime you can think of.
Humans may have their quirks and kinks, but sex in the animal kingdom can be really strange and excruciatingly painful.
But like the human world, animals have a dark side that emerges within their own groups.
Although rare, cats will eat their kittens. The kitten may be sick, stillborn, or the mother may need extra nutrients
Humans adore felines for their unconditional love, purrs and comfortable silence, but this can change once a mother gives birth.
While it’s rare to eat their kittens, it usually happens when one is sick.
The mother consumes the sick baby to prevent the disease from infecting her nest.
She will also eat a stillborn kitten to pass on extra nutrients to the surviving kittens, but even for herself after an intense labor.
Cat owner Jahanzab Jhandeer shared in Medium, “Science questions why a cat or any other animal would behave so cruelly.
Please note that it does not affect you as the owner. Nature cannot be stopped or controlled endlessly.’
He went on to explain that cats, like humans, don’t want to see their kittens suffer and if one is unable to survive, she will eat it out of mercy.
Penguin Sex Crimes
Penguins have also been observed raping each other and having sex with the dead bodies of their conspecifics
The dark side of penguins was hidden for over a century, until Dr. George Murray Levick in 1911.
Levick’s paper on penguin behavior revealed evidence of gang rapes, chick sexual abuse, and even attempts by male penguins to mate with dead females.
The Edwardian explorer was so horrified by the findings in his article “Sexual Habits of the Adelie Penguin” that he initially wrote them down in Greek to make them inaccessible to the average reader.
The paper describes several cases of necrophilia, in which offenders mated with bodies that had died the previous year.
Levick observed male Adelie penguins gathering in “hooligan gangs of half a dozen or more and loitering at the edge of the knolls, irritating the inhabitants with their constant acts of depravity.”
More penguin depravity came to light in 1998, when people saw penguins turning to prostitution.
Dr. Fiona Hunter, a researcher in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Zoology, has spent five years observing the birds’ mating patterns.
Hunter and her team reported that some prostitute penguins fooled the males into thinking they would have sex by performing an elaborate courtship ritual, then run off with their stones.
Females, however, stayed with their male partners while also having sex with others.
“There was no suspicion among the men. Females often go out alone to collect rocks, so there’s no reason to suspect as far as the males are concerned,” Hunter said. BBC in 1998.
“It’s usually females who prey on single males, otherwise the female partner would beat the intruder up.”
Brutal mating of bedbugs
A male bed bug has a knife-like penis that he uses to stab the female in the abdomen to ensure insemination
Bed bugs are one of the few species that mate through traumatic insemination.
The male pierces the abdomen of the female bedbug with his genitals and injects sperm through the wound.
The sting causes an open wound that can take up to two weeks to heal,
And during this time, the female is susceptible to infection that can end in death.
Theories suggest that the violent method was developed to ensure insemination by completely bypassing typical sexual intercourse.
However, males have been found to mate with other males by also piercing the abdomen.
Experts believe this is because the sexual attraction of insects is based on size.
Dolphins are the ultimate criminals
Dolphins are known for their playful, inquisitive nature and even for rescuing people who got into trouble at sea.
But the intelligent mammals are not so nice to house porpoises.
In 2014, marine experts saw a group of bottlenose dolphins kill one of the small mammals.
In 2014, marine experts saw a group of bottlenose dolphins kill a harbor porpoise. The pod knocked the small mammal to death
The researchers watched the much larger dolphins flip the animal onto its side and continued until the porpoise was a lifeless body floating off the coast of Cardigan Bay in West Wales.
Other research found that males assert their authority by forcibly mounting other males. These were short-term shows of strength, used to dominate men from other groups.
This can lead to bloody fights in which more than 20 dolphins bite and beat each other for the right to one female.
Dr. Janet Mann, who has a special interest in the sexuality of dolphins, has observed encounters between herds of bottlenose dolphins and tropical dolphins ending in a kind of homosexual orgy in which the stronger gang of bottlenose dolphins played a decidedly active role. Medium reports.