Other animals often have steamier and more bizarre sex lives than us. Although protected by law, spotted hyenas are still hunted for their body parts. Is this some sort of homage to Fox in return for airing science-based shows or something? Traditional Western beliefs about the spotted hyena can be traced back to Aristotle 's Historia Animalium , which described the species as a necrophagous , cowardly and potentially dangerous animal. A notable example of a bird with a pseudo-penis is the red-billed buffalo weaver , which do not use their pseudo-penis for direct insertion during copulation; however it does play a part in successful mating and stimulation. Humans aren't the only ones who have fun between the sheets. Family Eupleridae Euplerinae Cryptoprocta Fossa C.
Religious views on female genital mutilation and Clitoral hood reduction. In East Africa, Tabwa mythology portrays the spotted hyena as a solar animal that first brought the sun to warm the cold earth. Kay Holekamp's laboratory, Michigan State University. The rip can be fatal, as evidenced by the high death rate for first-time mothers. The rate at which the species targets livestock may depend on a number of factors, including stock keeping practices, the availability of wild prey and human-associated sources of organic material, such as rubbish.
While Miller stated that male scientists such as Stephen Jay Gould and Donald Symons "have viewed the female clitoral orgasm as an evolutionary side-effect of the male capacity for penile orgasm" and that they "suggested that clitoral orgasm cannot be an adaptation because it is too hard to achieve",  Gould acknowledged that "most female orgasms emanate from a clitoral, rather than vaginal or some other , site" and that his nonadaptive belief "has been widely misunderstood as a denial of either the adaptive value of female orgasm in general, or even as a claim that female orgasms lack significance in some broader sense". Archer, John; Lloyd, Barbara The thin corpus spongiosum of the penis runs along the underside of the penile shaft, enveloping the urethra, and expands at the end to form the glans. This evolutionary trade-off is somewhat like the one noticed with the human bipedal position and the pelvis bones in women.
A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. A painting from the Chauvet Cave depicts a hyena outlined and represented in profile, with two legs, with its head and front part with well distinguishable spotted coloration pattern. A 1-kilogram 2 lb cub has to fit through a 2. At one point in their evolution , spotted hyenas developed sharp carnassials behind their crushing premolars; this rendered waiting for their prey to die no longer a necessity, as is the case for brown and striped hyenas, and thus became pack hunters as well as scavengers. Club Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker Splinter The Root. Namibian hyena populations are classed as lower risk in protected areas and threatened elsewhere. A population in decline?