Who said scientists don’t have a sense of humor? A playful Twitter war, named #JunkOff, is raging between biologists and biology enthusiasts as they try to one-up each others' images of… animal genitalia, of course.
And we’ve selected some of the best for your viewing... pleasure?
— Anne Hilborn (@AnneWHilborn) August 26, 2015
— The HSI (@HerpSocIreland) August 26, 2015
— Rob O' Sullivan (@Rob0Sullivan) August 26, 2015
But we think these biologists have missed a trick. Clearly, the most awesome genitals in the animal kingdom belong to the male vervet monkey.
Photograph by Brian Lauer
To get involved, simply log onto Twitter and search #JunkOff. Feel free to leave your favorite (if that’s the right word) or most unusual images of animal junk in the comment section below!