Does a dung beetle find love easier than us? From the humblest worm to the majestic blue whale, creatures large and small have spent hundreds of millions of years conceiving a variety of ways to impress their mates.
So, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, single guys listen up: These savvy animals understand the language of love...and might just have the best advice for those looking for romance.
Every year in late Spring, male penguins, often numbering into the thousands, congregate on their colony's breeding ground to establish a nesting spot and await the arrival of females. When the ladies start pouring in, the giant singles' mixer erupts in a cacophony of squawking and wing-flapping as the males vie for a partner.
Once the pairs mate, they form a bond which can last for years. With any luck, the same can be true for humans who mingle -- and you don't even need a tux.