Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Virgin births in the animal kingdom

Date: April 5 2017
Source: Multiple/Live Science
Forget what you know about the birds and the bees: Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands.

Reproduction typically requires sperm from a male to fertilize a woman's egg, but in some cases, nature has outsmarted the system. To cope with living in captivity, or a lack of suitable mates, evolutionary adaptations have enabled some creatures to have babies without sex. And while that may sound miraculous, it's not as uncommon as you may think.

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