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'It is not against nature'

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A new exhibition at Oslo Natural History Museum confirms what Aussie bovine lesbianism experts have known for some time: the animal world enjoys a bit of girl-on-girl or boy-on-boy as much as the next man - or woman.

Geir Soeli, the organiser of "Against Nature" (the world's first museum exhibition about homosexuality among animals, according to Reuters), said: "We may have opinions on a lot of things, but one thing is clear - homosexuality is found throughout the animal kingdom, it is not against nature.

"Homosexuality has been observed for more than 1,500 animal species and is well documented for 500 of them."

The crowd-pleasing exhibits include "two stuffed* female swans on a nest", a photo of "two giant erect penises flailing above the water as two male right whales rub together", and something vaguely described as explaining "homosexuality among beetles".

While these eye-openers may be a revelation to the Norwegians, we at El Reg have been keeping a close eye on animal homosexuality for some time. Indeed, who can forget the stunning research into gay sheep which showed that tests on "furry Friends of Dorothy indicate that they have smaller ovine sexually dimorphic nuclei than their straight counterparts"? So now you know. ®

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*Clearly, this means stuffed in the taxidermy sense, rather than in the strictly post-coital heterosexual meaning.

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