How do hyenas mate and give birth?
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder, the poor female hyenas need to give birth through their pseudo-penis. Hyenas usually bear litters of two to four cubs, but sadly about 60% of the cubs suffocate on their way out.
Can hyenas change sexes?
In actual fact, the female ‘penis’ is actually an elongated clitoris, so large that in biology it is referred to as a pseudo-penis. Female hyenas urinate, mate, and even give birth through the appendage. Even though the female penis isn’t a true sex organ, it’s longer than the male one.
Is there a male or female hyena?
Female, Man Parts The female Spotted Hyena has a male’s reproductive organ and has to deliver their babies through it. Looking at their body size can sometimes help, Benson-Amran adds. Females are larger, and males’ stomachs curve upward where they meet the back legs.
How do hyenas mate?
This is no easy feat, because successful mating requires that the male insert his erect penis into the female’s “pseudopenis.” Even though the female’s organ is flaccid during copulation, its only opening points forward and downward, so the male must hop around behind the female while he squats behind her, thrusting