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Turtle Sex Lives

By November 17, 2012

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Turtles can store sperm in their bodies for years after mating but until recently, we didn't really know which male turtle fathered the babies in a clutch.  Thanks to a recent study, since female Hermann's tortoises can be quite promiscuous, they can have sperm from several males all store in their body at one time and lay a clutch that is fathered by two or even three different males years later!

Talk about not knowing who your father is!


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