There have been a lot of strange lovers Sean Penn and Madonna, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Billy Bob Thornton and anyone. But the couple that this story is about goes way beyond any of these couples. In fact, it is so rare that scientists have only seen it twice ever.
Scientists have for only the second time seen two completely different species breeding. In the current match up a macaque monkey and a Sika deer. The Macaque had tried to have his way with one Sika deer, who rejected him but when he mounted the second one was receptive and they have bred several times since.
The forbidden love is likely the first recorded case of “reproductive interference” between two very different types of animals — a primate and a cervidae, The UK Independent reported.
Only one other scientific study on the phenomenon of inter-species sex has ever been published.
Two years ago, scientists recorded an antarctic fur seal having sex with a king penguin. But their hookup was nonconsensual and scientists said the seal had harassed the penguin by not taking no for an answer.
The new study notes the deer, which was much larger than the monkey, “seemed to accept to be ridden by the male macaque.”