The science of why some animals are gay: Behaviour has genetic benefits by making their siblings MORE fertile, study finds
From birds and the bees and lions to giraffes, scientists say it's natural for animals to be 'gay'.
But why this behaviour is common in animals is an evolutionary mystery because it doesn't have the benefits of mating and producing offspring.
Now experts have shed light on the pervasiveness of same-sex sexual behaviour (SSB) in the animal kingdom, claiming there are genetic benefits.
According to Charles Darwin, the sexual impulses of animals are designed to cause reproduction, and are therefore necessarily straight.
But a growing body of research suggests gay animals - previously dismissed... read more
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