Mating

Female dragonflies fake death to avoid unwanted mating

Female dragonflies fake death to avoid unwanted mating

According to Dr Rassim Khelifa, lead author of the study, said it’s the first time scientists have seen dragonflies feigning death as a means of avoiding mating.

May 01, 2017, 14:33 PM IST
Froggy style: New sex position observed in Bombay night frogs - Watch!

Froggy style: New sex position observed in Bombay night frogs - Watch!

The rare reproductive behavior of frogs was discovered by professor SD Biju and his team from Delhi University.

Jun 15, 2016, 13:26 PM IST
Dinosaurs may have been original 'love-birds'

Dinosaurs may have been original 'love-birds'

A new research has found that dinosaurs also engaged in mating behavior similar to modern birds.

Jan 08, 2016, 14:57 PM IST

World's last male white rhino will never mate

White rhinos are on the verge of extinction as it is unlikely that their last male member would father an offspring, conservationists say.

Jul 17, 2015, 15:46 PM IST
Birds choose mates through 'sense of smell'

Birds choose mates through 'sense of smell'

A new study has revealed that birds might choose their mating partners through odor.

Dec 02, 2014, 11:52 AM IST
Mating Olive Ridleys head to Gahirmatha sanctuary

Mating Olive Ridleys head to Gahirmatha sanctuary

Pairs of mating olive ridley sea turtles have begun emerging on seawaters off Gahirmatha marine sanctuary coast in Odisha, marking the commencement of breeding and nesting season of these endangered aquatic animals.

Nov 11, 2014, 12:33 PM IST

How solitary cats find mates

Cats rely less on smell to hunt than dogs but they have genes related to an alternate form of smell that helps them find mates, an analysis of the cat genome reveals.

Nov 11, 2014, 11:39 AM IST

Neanderthals and humans first mated 50,000 years ago

Modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred approximately 50,000 to 60,000 years ago, according to scientists who sequenced the genome of a man's thigh bone found in Siberia.

Oct 27, 2014, 19:44 PM IST

Women don't always prefer men with masculine faces when choosing a mate

A new research has revealed that women don't always prefer men with masculine faces when choosing a mate, refuting the theory of infectious disease rates driving such choices.

Sep 24, 2014, 12:12 PM IST
White tigress mates with Royal Bengal tiger, gives birth to 4 cubs

White tigress mates with Royal Bengal tiger, gives birth to 4 cubs

In a rare experiment, four cubs were born after the successful mating of a Royal Bengal Tiger with a white tigress at Kamla Nehru Zoo here.

Sep 05, 2014, 21:37 PM IST

Learn from male goats how to woo your lady!

Know how male goats send the love-making signal to females? It goes in the form of a most powerful, sexually-stimulating odour.

Mar 03, 2014, 18:39 PM IST

Learn how male deer decide on call for mating

Know how male deer decide whether to fight with rival deer or leave them exhausted and rush after that call for mating? Scientists know now.

Feb 10, 2014, 11:12 AM IST

Birds find sweet-smelling mates attractive

A Michigan State University researcher has for the first time demonstrated that birds do indeed communicate via scents, and that odour reliably predicts their reproductive success.

Sep 04, 2013, 19:45 PM IST

Role heat plays in attracting suitable mates for sex revealed

While cliched pic-up lines may serve some humans well in wooing their partners, animals prefer more imaginative ways to captivate and attract potential suitors.

Jun 28, 2013, 12:13 PM IST

Females prefer biological fitness than other traits in potential mates

A female`s mating decisions are largely based on traits that reflect fitness or those that help males perform well under the local ecological conditions, a new study has found.

Jun 20, 2013, 12:45 PM IST

Male moths go by first impressions when choosing mates

To avoid mating with the wrong moth species, the pheromone blends are specific for each moth species.

Apr 17, 2013, 14:51 PM IST

Revealing political leanings can scupper your dating and mating success!

Singles are more likely to admit they are overweight on their online dating profiles than to say they are politically liberal or conservative.

Sep 20, 2011, 11:49 AM IST

Aggressive male mating behaviour can drive species to extinction

A study says that male mating behaviour might well drive the species to extinction.

May 18, 2011, 09:55 AM IST

Flamingos use preening oil to brighten up, attract mates

A preening oil which flamingos use to waterproof their feathers also brightens them up, says a new study.

Oct 31, 2010, 19:35 PM IST

Mothers aid mating success of male bonobos

In a study on bonobos, researchers have found that the presence of mothers enhances the mating success of their sons.

Sep 01, 2010, 19:06 PM IST