Wildlife Wednesdays: The Science of Love

Have you ever wondered about the breeding habits of wild animals? Well, they may not as different from ours as you’d think!

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is celebrating all forms of wild love with the next installment of their monthly program this Saturday, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Every living organism is driven by the need to reproduce and perpetuate their species. Some live solely to reproduce and die right afterwards (which is known as semelparity and is exhibited in spawning animals such as mayflies and salmon), but other species invest a lot more time and resources into raising their young — just like us.

Coyotes are monogamous and can mate for life, forming family packs with their pups and raising them together for 9-12 months until the pups are old enough to set off on their own. How romantic!

Saturday, February 10th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Oxbow Nature Study Area
3100 Dickerson Rd
Reno, Nevada 89503

Aaron Huelsman

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