My first reaction was one of bewilderment when I saw two male giraffes in an act that seemed like copulation. Well-documented studies have shown that several species engage in same-sex relationships. Male animals that engage in a sexual act with other males are usually teenagers as in the case of these two male giraffes. Young males usually do not get the chance to mate with females because the older, dominant males claim the right to breed. Species that are well known for this include giraffe, domesticated sheep, and cattle.
Homosexual behavior in animals
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Male giraffes have a very interesting way of selecting their mates. After the male giraffe selects his mate, then begins the courting period. The male giraffe continues to stalk his crush. The female avoids the male giraffe and tries to to search for better options. During the courting period the male giraffe tries to ward off other eligible males from his lady love.
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If she is, he will then proceed to stalk her, with the female sometimes continually walking or running away from him. The low intensity version of necking involves pressing their necks against one another until one gets tired and gives up. This type of fighting can last as much as a half hour before one will concede the match. Further, the one with the longer neck almost always wins.
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