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“Eating Among Friends” – National Wildlife Federation;=1193
Cannibalism among animals may be more prevalent than you think.

“This Can’t Be Love” – The New York Times
More information on the gruesome mating practices of the praying mantis and its relative, the Chinese mantis.

“The ‘wild’ side of mating rituals” – The Boston Globe
Get a glimpse into the wild world of mating at the Franklin Zoo.

“Liberated seahorse dads carry the babies” – CNN
“Behold the pregnant male seahorse.”

“Pick-up tricks from the animal kingdom” – CNN
More interesting mating habits from wildlife around the world.


Alcock, John. Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, 2001.

Grimaldi, David and Michael S. Engel. Evolution of the Insects. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005.

Judson, Olivia. Dr. Tatiana’s Sec Advice to All Creation. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2003.

Ligon, J. David. The Evolution of Avian Breeding Systems. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999.

Shuster, Stephen M. and Michael J. Wade. Mating Systems and Strategies. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 2003.

“Spider Sense,” Wisconsin State Journal, October 28, 2007

“Wild Things; They Make us Look Tame,” Chicago Tribune, February 11, 2007