Mating mating mating!

Good morning everyone… The young males of  Rooiputs are at it again! In the Flehmen response, animals draw back their lips in a manner that makes them appear to be “smirking”. Flehming allows the animals to determine several factors, including the presence or absence of estrus, the physiological state of the animal, and how long ago the animal passed by. This particular response is recognizable, for example, when smelling the urine of a female in heat. The Jacobson’s organ, is a chemoreceptor organ believed to play a role in the perception of certain scents and pheromones. The organ is located on the roof of the mouth. Enjoy and see you tomorrow!


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