So LeVay and Vasey still say that humans are the only documented case of "true" homosexuality in wild animals. Like the Japanese macaques and the fruit flies, they switch easily between same-sex and opposite-sex behaviours. Only two species have been observed showing a same-sex preference for life, even when partners of the opposite sex are available. With the Japanese macaquealso known as the "snow monkey ", same-sex relations are frequent, though rates vary between troops. Back to top Home News U.
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