The animal kingdom has a beautiful variety of methods for achieving sexual reproduction. Some creatures develop stunning plumage, fur patterns, or weird mating rituals in order to facilitate breeding. Other animals have violent sex that sometimes even results in death. And then, there are those species where the girls look like they have penises.
Though rare, some female animals possess external genitalia resembling a penis. But while it looks like a penis in structure and appearance, the functionality of the phallus varies. In hyenas, females actually give birth through it. In other creatures, like the squirrel monkey, the fake penis is just for show. Read on to discover a fascinating list of female creatures with simulated male genitalia.
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