Don’t play with your food: seals found raping penguins before eating them

November 19, 2014 12:35 AM

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Male fur seals near the Antarctic have been found “playing” with their food by sexually assaulting king penguins before eating them.

The ultimate case of adding insult to injury has been occurring on Marion Island and has been observed by researchers stationed nearby. In fact, scientists have even caught some of the instances of “penguin rape” on video, with several different male fur seals engaging in the behavior. Sometimes the...

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