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 »

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 »

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 »

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