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Fur seals have been caught engaging in an extreme form of sexual behaviour. Specifically, trying to have sex with penguins.
Warning: You may find the videos in this story disturbing
The sexual behaviour of the fur seals hasn’t come as a complete shock to the scientists that recorded it.
In 2006, they saw, for the first time, a fur seal attempting to copulate with a king penguin, on Marion Island, a sub-Antarctic island that is home to both species.
They published details of that incident, and speculated that the sex act at the time may have been the behavior of a frustrated, sexually inexperienced seal. Or an aggressive, predatory act. Or a playful one that turned sexual.