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Albatrosses in Love

Albatross is another monogamous animal which, having chosen a partner, will reunite with them each year in order to breed. Intricate mating rituals involve dancing, staring, pointing, and using their bills in what we might describe as a swordfight. They'll start off by „dancing“ with multiple partners, but each year choose to do so with fewer and fewer until eventually finding the love of their lives. Once the partner has been chosen, the two will snap their bills, swagger from side to side and make clacking sounds, in the end having developed a language of their own. Albatrosses will live for as long as 50 years, and though the  mating ritual will simplify over time and eventually disappear, they'll spend their entire lives with the same partner.