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

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

The mating of a donkey and a horse results in a mule or a hinny. A mule is the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey, and a hinny is the offspring of a female donkey and a male horse. More »

Blue whales engage in an extensive courtship process that culminates in mating. A female blue whale mates with multiple partners, increasing the chances of fertilization. Males become sexually mature between the ages of ... More »

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