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11 animals that mate for life

By: Bryan Nelson on Feb. 12, 2010, 11:50 a.m.
Turtle doves

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Turtle doves

There's a reason that turtle doves come in pairs of two in "The Twelve Days of [skipwords] Christmas[/skipwords]." These emblems of love and faithfulness have even inspired poetry in Shakespeare, being the subject of his poem, "The Phoenix and the Turtle."