I’ve always been a fan of voles. They’re so cute.

Did you know that some species of voles form lifelong, monogamous partnerships? This is brilliant, and it’s rare in the animal kingdom – fewer than five percent of mammals are habitually monogamous.

Wonderfully, there is even a book called Make Love Like A Prairie Vole, which shows us what we can learn from these little heroes.

Meanwhile, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioural science explains here that voles’ monogamy is related to oxytocin and vasopressin hormones. Scientists are now using that understanding to research treatments for autism.

Love and wonder are all around us. Happy Volentine’s Day to all!

6 Responses to “Happy Volentine's Day!”

  1. Eleanor S says:

    so sweet!!!

  2. Janet says:

    Simply marvellous

  3. Avril says:

    Happy Valentines to all!
    The only thing to mar the day is George Galloway appearing tonight on Question Time!
    Time to switch of the telly, light some candles crack open the pink champers and ……………………….!!XX!!

  4. Chas Newkey-Burden says:

    I hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday.

  5. Chas Newkey-Burden says:

    In other news, check what this TOWIE star got up to in Tel Aviv…

    • Ben says:

      I’m glad she had lots of unique cultural experiences that she can’t experience in Essex…..like going to clubs that play English music and hitting McDonalds on the way home. You go girl! Sigh.

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