Nuremberg Zoo introduces guided tours on animal homosexuality

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SOT, Christian Dienemann, Nuremberg Zoo employee (German): "There are many, many possibilities (of penetration). And there's also another possibility of penetration. Dolphins are the only animals using nasal penetration. The hole on the head, that's the nose, it's the blowhole. Many males stick their penises into the other male's blowholes."
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SOT, Christian Dienemann, Nuremberg Zoo employee (German): "So there's also sexual transversion among animals. It's definitely not for reproduction, seems also not to be a dominance behaviour, but probably just that if they want to do something, why wouldn't they do it?"
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SOT, Christian Dienemann, Nuremberg Zoo employee (German): "These actions can strengthen ties, that's what we've been talking about, when two animals have a tie. Now we have to discuss if there's really homosexual animals; for now we have been describing homosexual behavior. And there we, biologists, have to say very clearly: no idea. For most of the animals we don't know that, because that would mean that either we ask the animals, who will not answer, or we observe them their whole lives."
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The Nuremberg Zoo introduced a special guided tour for the visitors on Saturday, focused on homosexuality among animals, to mark the Christopher Street Day widely celebrated in Germany as well as in whole Europe.
Christian Dienemann, the Nuremberg Zoo employee, said that dolphins were known for a so-called nasal penetration, which is a unique phenomenon among animals. "The hole on the head, that's the nose, it's the blowhole. Many males stick their penises into the other male's blowholes," said Dienemann.
Though, Dienemann stopped short of claiming that homosexual animals exist, adding that what he described was just a "homosexual behavior."
"For most of the animals we don't know that, because that would mean that either we ask the animals, who will not answer, or we observe them their whole lives," he stressed.
The Christopher Street Day is celebrated in memory of the 'Stonewall Riots' which took place in a bar called the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, Greenwich Village in New York on June 27 1969. The 'Stonewall Riots' were the first major uprising of LGBTQ people against police brutality in the USA.

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