Handy Animal Attraction trivia for your next school day, cocktail party, or family reunion. 

Five Feisty Facts

  • All clownfish are born male. The most dominant male in the community changes its sex to female, then mates with the second-most-dominant male
  • Garden snails mate by shooting long, sharp “love darts” at one another
  • For many octopus species, females will stop hunting after they mate in order to care for thousands of eggs—and will die shortly after they hatch
  • Female mantises often eat their partner after mating
  • Male bowerbirds attract mates with their design sense—they decorate a “bower” with found objects, from sticks and berries to bits of plastic

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