By Zoey Kay
One species of bird that uses colorful plumage is the pheasant. The male pheasant uses its bright colors to attract a female.
Giraffe's are one of the many animals that herd. A herd of giraffe's is called a tower. In a tower there is no leader. As a result of their height, a herd of 20 giraffe's may spread out over half a mile, because they can see each other from long distances.
The Canada Lynx uses pheromones to attract a mate or mark its territory by urinating on trees. They also have scent glands in their paws, so when they leave claw marks somewhere, they leave a little bit of their scent behind.
Many male flies wrap their prey in silk after they catch it and give it to a female fly to attract a mate. In addition, male spiders in South America inject pheromones into their silk wrapped gift.
Many male frogs sing to attract a female. When air flows over the vocal chords, the vocal sacs inflate. The vocal sacs can inflate to be as big as the frog in some species!
Male peacock spiders dance to attract a female. The males will perform a dance for a female spider of any species. But there is a price to pay for a poor performance; If the female decides that the male spider is not an ideal mate, it kills the male and eats it!
The Aequorea Victoria jellyfish has a blue colored bioluminescene. The main reason the jellyfish uses it's bioluminescence is to scare off predators, but jellyfish also use it to attract a mate.
The termite has a very unique nest. Termite nests are called mounds, and they can grow to be 5 meters or higher! The mounds can take four to five years to build. The queen of the mound produces hundreds of millions of termite eggs to sustain the population.