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11 animals that mate for life

Feb. 12, 2010, 11:50 a.m.
Albatrosses

Photo: iefetell/Flickr

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Albatrosses

An albatross may fly great distances over the oceans, but despite its extensive travels, this bird will always return to the same place — and the same partner — when it's time to breed. Pair bonds between males and females form over several years and will last for a lifetime, cemented through the use of goofy but affectionate ritual dances.