The Full Wiki

More info on Anthropophilia in animals

Anthropophilia in animals: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anthropophilia, from the Greek ἅνθρωπος (anthrōpos, "human being") and φιλία (philia, "friendship" or "love"), is a sexual attraction for humans. It can develop in non-human animals or birds as a result of sexual imprinting when reared from young by humans.

One example is London Zoo female giant panda Chi Chi; when taken to Moscow Zoo for mating with the male giant panda An An, she refused his attempts to mate with her, but made a full sexual self-presentation to a Russian zookeeper.

It commonly occurs in falconry birds reared from hatching by humans; such birds are called "imprints" in falconry. When an imprint must be bred from, the breeder lets the male bird copulate with his head while he is wearing a special hat with pockets on to catch the male bird's semen. Then he courts a suitable imprint female bird; at "copulation" he puts the flat of one hand on her back, and with the other hand uses a pipette, or a hypodermic syringe without a needle, to squirt the semen into her cloaca. Note: This is not zoophilia in the man, because he gets no sexual feeling from it. [1]








Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message