• Question: What is the wierdest animal behaviour you have ever seen?

    Asked by grahamthecat to Charlotte, Jo, Kevin, Louise, Valeria on 15 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by oliviaaa, sophk, akukharuk99.
    • Photo: Kevin Mahon

      Kevin Mahon answered on 15 Jun 2012:

      Two things – first, Moon Bears climbing trees. Very odd, considering their size!

      Second, coastal centipedes aggregating (forming a group). Most centipede species avoid other individuals and can act very aggressively towards them, often eating them! However this species I looked at formed a big ball with dozens of other individuals. It was very strange to see such a small animal forming this complicated inter-woven mass of centipedes!

    • Photo: Louise de Raad

      Louise de Raad answered on 15 Jun 2012:

      Male baboons eating their own sperm. I guess not that weird considering the nutricious value it must have. It made me go a bit yuck though!