Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wild on Australia

Koalas--cute, cuddly, funny little bears* full of adorableness. And STDs.

Here's the koala trilogy of sex and scandal.

Part I: Girl-on-Girl Action (OMG)
My favorite part: "Some females rejected the advances of males that were in their enclosures, only to become willing participants in homosexual encounters immediately after," say the researchers.
Sorry, guys.

Part II: Didn't They Pay Attention in Sex Ed?
Seriously?: “Chlamydia has been a major problem in the koala population for a long time,” he said.
It's actually kind of sad, since koalas are going blind, but how much sex are these guys having so that it's a "major problem?" Koalas must be going to Studio 54.

Part III: The Ladies' Bear
Kind of creepy quote: "It has been almost non-stop sex in the koala enclosure ever since, and now even our own male is joining in."
So...are the zookeepers just hanging out, watching?

What can we learn from these little bears*? Lesbian orgies may be fun for a while, but safe sex is always important, even if you live in a pen and hold your young in your stomach.

*marsupials, actually