If you have ever owned a dog, you would have gotten used to their one night stands, for some animals however, one night stands isn’t an ideal modus operandi. Unlike most humans, some animals are the best of lovers, nurturing their love and making it last forever. These animals have also been observed to care for their partners.
Below is a list of my top 10 romantic animals:
1. Gentoo Penguins
The gentoo penguins partners are mates for life and both partners are actively involved in the building of their nest-home. Breeding for the gentoo penguins begins when they are two years old, but most don’t breed unless they are four. Just like us humans would buy a diamond ring, chocolates or a bed of roses for a girlfriend, a male gentoo penguin would win over a female by presenting it with a beautiful rock. During the mating season, male penguins spend hours searching for the perfect rock to give their spouse-to-be, animal observers have at some point witnessed two male penguins fighting over a rock they equally wanted.
When a male penguin finds the perfect rock, he would present it to any female penguin he has a crush on, and if she accepts it, she’d place the rock in her nest, and that begins their long courtship.