8 Female Dominant Species Where Female Is Everything

While male dominance is what assumed to be the part of human society, it hardly matters to the animal kingdom.

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8 Female Dominant Species Where Female Is Everything

Just like when male dominance is reportedly assumed to be the rule of the human society, there are some species in the world, which proved this statement false. Despite, what you may think, there are certain animals on the planet that live in quite a gradual way. Let’s take a tour of highly gender role species where a female is more dominant than male, and sometimes put the male gender at a disadvantage.

1. Naked Mole Rat

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Naked Mole Rat exists in colonies ruled by a dominant queen. Usually found in inhospitable grasslands in Somali, Kenya, and Ethiopia, these creatures hunt under the tunnels and possess translucent skin and elongated incisors. Queens may weigh over than 1,8 oz up to 2.8 oz. Their eyes are very small and their sense of vision is poor. The queen only mates with the selected male.

Spinal adaptations allow the spine of female mole rat to grow bigger as she becomes heavier than the breeding males, and even grows larger than the rest of the mole rats in the colony like a queen termite. The dominance of the female mole rat is reflected a remarkable degree. (1.1)

2. Birds Of Prey

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Birds of Prey or raptors or predatory birds are a kind of bird species that feed on rodents and other small animals. Male birds of prey are smaller or even undersized as compared to female birds of prey. Female accipiters such as sparrowhawks or goshawks which hunt on avian species and bird-eating falcons see a major difference in male and female as great as 40-50%. Male birds of prey have more time to hunt than females and have evolved a build to capture large but deft prey, while the female birds of prey may aid in incubation; this allows her to be more impressive and dangerous than male prey when she hunts.

3. Octopi

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While mating seems enjoyable for many species, male octopuses face a strong challenge of mating with the aggressive female octopus that opts to consume the male for nourishment after attaining the sperm from the male. The physical mating between the two opposite genders doesn’t actually take place instead of the male octopus discharge an adapted tentacle which is often known as hectocotylus, it swims off and delivers the sperm to the female. It is actually not so common, for Octopi to kill or strangle the opposite mate once the job is done.

4. Orcinus Orca

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Orcinus Orca or a killer whale is large toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family is the largest member. It might come as a surprise that orcas are led by females who make a strong contribution to the economy that defines orca survival. According to the study, it is suggested that the presence of female orcas provide the assistance in delivering economic and environmental knowledge to the group of orca’s (pods) when they hunt.

5.  Ducks

It is reported that the female ducks have clockwise-spiraled vaginas while the male has counter-clockwise spiral penises. Though the latter have anticlockwise spiral penises, it was researched that the generative purpose of the female’s duck venereal labyrinth was to save insemination from unwanted suitors. Research confirmed that female ducks can even block the unwanted penetration. (1.2)

6. Dwarf Mongoose

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Mongoose is eventually loved for bringing down snakes, one of the smallest members of the family is Dwarf Mongoose which is known for managing social groups of 15 members with strict rules and regulations. The Pygmy groups of this creature are monitored by the female who holds the breeding rights of the females in her colony.

7. Topi Antelopes

Source = Britannica

It is rare that the female breeds in animals have a more sexual appetite than males, but that’s what is found in Topi Antelopes. The female Topi Antelopes are fertile only a day in a year and during a day period, they hound the male species to the point of exhaustion. In this case, female antelopes are more aggressive and males tend to be more distant.

8. Female Honey Bees

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The honey bee system is mainly female dominant, with the queen and worker bees all of the same gender. The hive is female-centric as the queen is selected and raised by the bees. The male bee remains present only during sexual reproduction process and once they have mated, the male bee dies. Male bees are generally referred to as drones.


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