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The Myth of the Lobster

Vanessa Mazal

I feel betrayed. I just found out that lobsters don't actually mate for life - a myth I've relied on and helped to perpetuate for years. Among the 3% of species in the animal kingdom that do have monogamous tendencies: bald eagles, prairie voles, flamingos, French angel fish, albatross, grey wolves (did you know that?), beavers, gibbons, bats, small African antelopes, and my fave, the Steller's blue jay. (Humans, BTW, aren't part of the group. Ducks, swans and seahorses aren't either.)

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  • Casey Caplowe

    Well at least you can still bring up the prairie vole.

    And flamingos and grey wolves are pretty badass.