Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time gorillas have been observed going sextracurricular at the boogie-down Bronx venue. Seven years ago, a Redditor posted a raunchy pic that depicted two of the facility’s animals embraced in what is known colloquially as the “69 position” in front of kids.
Great ape fellatio may seem unorthodox, but it’s really not. Oral sex is actually fairly common throughout the animal kingdom with sightings of species ranging from cheetahs to bears and bats engaging in the salacious act, the BBC has reported.
In fact, many species engage in sex for pleasure. Bonobos — also known as hippie apes — have infamously kinky sex lives.
“Whereas the chimpanzee shows little variation in the sexual act, bonobos behave as if they have read the Kama Sutra — performing every position and variation one can imagine,” Steven D. Pinkerton, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, confirmed in the book “Sexual Nature/Sexual Culture.”
The range of non-conceptive sex acts include genital-to-genital rubbing, oral sex, mutual masturbation and even the seemingly human-exclusive practice of French kissing, according to primatologist Frans de Waal, co-author of “Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape.” And they don’t discriminate when it comes to mates: Both males and females practice both homosexual and heterosexual sex, while infants have even been observed going at it with adults.
Bonobos are also the only species, besides gorillas and humans, that have been known to adopt the missionary position during sex.
Not raunchy enough? In 2017, a Japanese snow monkey redefined “buck buddy” after it was spotted engaging in hanky panky with a sika deer for the first time ever.
Although when it comes to the “animal kinkdom,” perhaps nothing holds a candle to the sadomasochistic-seeming American turkey, which is known to fluff up phallic facial appendages, stand on their mate’s necks during intercourse and other acts that put Caligula to shame.