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Animal Attraction: The Many Forms of Monogamy in the Animal Kingdom

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Slide show: Learn about the many forms of monogamy in the animal kingdom.

Credit: National Science Foundation


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Does true monogamy exist in the animal kingdom? Why do the males and females of some species look alike, but others don't? What is research on voles, of all species, revealing about human monogamy? These and other curious questions about monogamy are answered by Bruce Cushing, a behavioral neuroscientist at the University of Akron and an NSF program director.

Credit: National Science Foundation