To learn about animal mating, visit scientific and educational websites such as and Both websites contain reading materials that provide more information about various animals and their mating b... More » Pets & Animals Animal Reproduction

In many species of birds, the male uses his colorful feathers in an elaborate display of courtship, such as dancing, brushing the female's face with his feathers, or decorating his nest. Some animals, such as the seahors... More » Pets & Animals Animal Reproduction

When donkeys and horses mate, their offspring are hybrids. The most common horse-donkey hybrid is the mule, an animal whose mother is a horse and whose father is a donkey. When the hybrid's father is a horse and its moth... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Barnyard Mammals

Cockroaches reproduce by mating. When sperm from the male is introduced to the female's eggs, an egg sac called an ootheca is produced. The number of eggs the ootheca holds varies by species. More » Pets & Animals Animal Reproduction

During the mating season, the male peacocks use their colorful feathers to attract the female peahens. The males use their feathers to form a large train that is then maneuvered in courtship displays. The peahens choose ... More »

Polar bears reproduce via internal fertilization, with one male mating with several females during the mating season, staying with each for their three-day period of fertility. Mating occurs between late winter and early... More »

Sea turtles reproduce through mating and laying eggs. Males and females mate in the water, and the females go to the shore to lay their eggs. More » Pets & Animals Animal Reproduction