Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Necrophilia in the Animal Kingdom

Although Kissed may have made me more sympathetic to it, necrophilia is still one of the grossest sexual preferences I can think of. OK – some of us may find death fascinating, researching it and surrounding ourselves with imagery of it, but that doesn’t mean we’d prefer a cold, lifeless body to a warm, moving one…in bed. But necrophilia is not something limited to our inbred human sensibilities. Apparently, many species attempt to copulate with the deceased; it’s been documented in ” Ducks, penguins, sea lions, pigeons, and even ground squirrels” according to this article on National Geographic. More recently, a researcher in Brazil watched a common species of lizard, the black-and-white tegu, engage in necrophilia, and was pretty excited about it. Zoologist Ivan Sazima documented the necrophiliac behaviour of this species when he observed not one, but two male tegus attempt to have sex with an obviously dead female. The first one was scared off after 5 minutes, but the second one tried for an hour to get her going, despite her stench and bloating. In another case, biologist Kamelia Algiers observed a male long-nosed leopard lizard attempting to woo a female lizard who had been hit by a car, but even though its “intestines were sticking out, and there were ants crawling all over it,” the male wasn’t deterred. These necrophiliac instances are pretty much unexplained (as is human necrophilia, I assume) and therefore considered important for scientists who study these animals. Both cases were documented in the journal Herpetology Notes. Why am I telling you about these lizards? I don’t know, maybe it helps to know that the human being isn’t some completely fucked-up mental case of an animal, that other animals do strange and horrible shit to each other too (although I still think we’re weirder). Mostly because it’s fucking bizarre, and a little something to weird up your day. Happy Tuesday!


A male tegu opens its jaws and attempts to mate with a female lizard that’s been dead for two days. // Photograph by Ivan Sazima



  1. Aury Dalle

    March 24, 2015 at 11:46 am

    The only thing crossing my mind is that animals don’t have a clear idea of what is good or wrong like humans do. They run by instinct and we (supposedly) don’t. So yeah, we still win the *fucked up-animal contest.

  2. Antonio Nino

    March 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    what is wrong with the world today

    • Edvin Lxlx

      March 4, 2015 at 2:28 am

      It’s all because of Ren & Stimpy.

  3. Matt Loudon

    March 3, 2015 at 11:48 am


  4. Ross Donnelly

    March 3, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Colin Campbell Ryan Peacock Stuart Carlin Ciarraí Mag Fhionnghaile

  5. Court Reese

    March 3, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Reasons like this are why I love my biology degree, the gay necrophiliac duck story is one of my favorites

  6. Toothpick Johnson

    March 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Looking good Tina. Did you lose weight?

  7. Iván Loprens

    March 3, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Love me like a reptile

  8. Samuel Carter

    March 3, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Nicholas Andreas Stavri definately is this you

  9. Heinz Hines

    March 3, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Disappointed!!! I thought this was gunna be about lizards fuking dead people like the title says

  10. Arnaldo Bretón Castillo

    March 3, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Eduardo Pérez Bohórquez esto te va a molar

  11. Luke Hams

    March 3, 2015 at 12:26 am

    George Binns

  12. Luis-rey Velasco

    March 3, 2015 at 12:20 am

    A certain species of frogs do this shit!

  13. Энтони Галиффо

    March 3, 2015 at 12:19 am

    well i guess George Carlin was wrong

  14. Bradley Fitter

    March 3, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Tess Van Deyk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


via Lazer Horse There’s nothing funny about death really. But there is a lot of certainty to it. There’s not a person who’s ever...

Black Metal

During the first year of CVLT Nation, I was turned on to this unreal band from Wales called GHAST. Their release Terrible Cemetery was...

Black Metal

More Chaos! More Fury! More Rancid Riffs! only begins to tell you how CVLT Nation’s Blackened Everything Vol. IX is going to get you...


By Sascha via Behold The Blessed Wax Trial – Moments Of Collapse LP, 1986 This is not a write up about the Straight Edge...

Copyright © 2020 ZoxPress Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by WordPress.