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Mating Techniques: Interesting Ways To Make Babies (Blue Wildebeest & Nyala)

on July 23, 2013

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2 responses to “Mating Techniques: Interesting Ways To Make Babies (Blue Wildebeest & Nyala)

  1. Lynette says:

    Good morning
    I have a Nyala ewe who shows a lateral/broadside display when meeting up whith other Nyalas. Is this commen behaviour?

    • Wildlife TV says:

      Hi Lynette,

      Thank you for your question. Although the behaviour you described is not very common for a young female Nyala I wouldn’t worry about it.
      While growing up social animals take time to learn appropriate behaviours to their gender and their role in the group. Sometimes females exhibit behaviours that are more associated to males and vice versa. Some of those behaviours stay for just a few days/months/years while others never go away but as long as it doesn’t affect the animal in a negative way there’s nothing to worry about.
      If you pay attention to other species you may find other examples. In South Africa I remember for example seeing female rhinos marking territory even though the behaviour is pointless since only males are territorial. In more “urban” areas you sometimes may see female dogs urinating by lifting their legs like males. It’s just a learned behaviour that causes no harm to anyone involved.
      I hope I answered you question.


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