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Asta

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Are there any animals or birds in nature, that male and female sleep next to each other during the night?

Thank you very much!

Asta

What do you think?
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Offline CliffordK

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Do male and female animals sleep together, like humans?
« Reply #1 on: 01/10/2011 06:05:18 »
In many cases, animal and human interactions are different.  Animals will sleep together for warmth or protection, but not always in male/female pairs.  And, in many cases copulation is not associated with sleeping.



Many birds actually make pairs, sometimes for the life of the pair.  The pair may spend significant amounts of time together, but the breeding and sleeping rituals are likely separate.

With mammals, in some cases a dominant male will have a harem of several females.  In other cases, the males and females may go separate ways after breeding season.
 

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Do male and female animals sleep together, like humans?
« Reply #2 on: 04/10/2011 08:10:02 »
well i am hundred percent agree with your statement most of the animals make pairs for the protection of each other else none for the spending night like male/female. so thanks for your describing on this topic
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