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Old 02-09-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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Never knew this about prairie voles. What other animals mate for life? Obviously it has nothing to do with intelligence or preservation.

Learning About Love From Prairie Vole Bonding : NPR
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:13 PM
 
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Geese will and I believe wolves do.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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Bald Eagles mate for life. I have read that the Bald Eagle was not only chosen as our national symbol because of its strength and longevity, but also because of its representation of fidelity. Not sure if true, but interesting nonetheless.
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:54 PM
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Sandhill crane, among others: Love for Life? 12 Animals That Are (Mostly) Monogamous [Slide Show] - Scientific American
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:55 AM
 
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You can add the following to that list:

beavers
barn owls
penguins
--and--
termites!!!
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