Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Missionary Position: Fun for gorillas, too!

Banging GorillasHoly Paparazzi!

Gorillas were videotaped banging face-to-face, blowing to smithereens the belief only humans and bonobos are this boring, MSNBC reported.

While researchers have claimed the primates like to make eye contact while doing the deed, no one had ever photographed the action. 'Til now.

"Our current knowledge of wild western gorillas is very limited, and this report provides information on various aspects of their sexual behavior," said Thomas Breuer of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. "It is fascinating to see similarities between gorilla and human sexual behavior demonstrated by our observation."

The female in the photograph, Leah, also made news in 2005 when she became the first of her kind spotted using tools. Researchers watched her use a stick to test the depth of a pool of water before wading into it. So routine sexual positions are supposed to mean a more developed brain? I object!

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

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