How do animals know how to reproduce?

So humans know how to reproduce because they were taught how to do that.

Animals are NOT taught to do that.

So how do they know how to reproduce?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The first humans were not taught to do it either. this is an instinct we have developed and have in order to increase our survival. Similarly, animals have this ability too. They may have different methods than us like

    through

    smell, hearing

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    seeing to know when it is time. (the equivalent to our hormone increase as well as gland secretions to attract mates), As well as other factors like brain function to help them know how to reproduce. Asexual animals reproduce obviously different because they do not require partners to be able to undergo mitosis. 

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Instinct, and observation. Adult animals don't go into the bedroom and close the door.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    I see you never watched 'The Blue Lagoon'.

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  • 1 month ago

    Genetic memory is a memory present at birth that exists in the absence of sensory experience, and is incorporated into the genome over long spans of time. It is based on the idea that common experiences of a species become incorporated into its genetic code.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Humans are born with very few instincts, so a lot of things we do are learned. Nevertheless, our sex drive is innate. It is not learned. For other animals, their behavior are mostly hardwired into their brains. For example, a salamander knows instinctively that they should migrate back to the pond or stream that they were born in and breed. They instinctively know how to perform a mating dance and they know what type of phermone their species secrete. Humans too respond to phermones secreted by the opposite gender. Human bodies are mostly hairless and yet we have hair in the armpits and pubic area because there are glands in those areas that secrete phermone, and the hair traps phermones that make the phermones last longer to better attract the opposite gender. As the Hollywood movie the Blue Lagoon suggests, even if 2 young people are stranded on an islad without adults, they would figure out how to fall in love and have sex and babies. 

    Instinctive behavior are programmed into the body and brain. A network of nerve cells are wired together so that one neuron fires after another in a fixed sequence/ Each neuron signals a particular muscle to move. The knee jerk response is a familiar example of instinctive behavior. No one teaches us how we should jerk our knees nor can we stop ourselves from jerking our knees when the appropriate stimulus is applied. The vomiting response is another instinct we have. Gag yourself for example, and you cannot stop yourself from vomiting. Even though plants have no nerves, they know instinctively what to do when it is time to reproduce. The same is true of single celled organisms. Bacteria know what to do to reproduce and cells go through mitosis and meiosis without learning how to do it. We have only scratched the surface in our understanding of how everything works in living organisms. Therefore there are a lot of things we do not know, and tat includes how everything works.

    Source(s): BOD
    • Ray
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      I would love a source for your theories. Instinct is a primal term used for behavior we humans do not understand or have not studied.

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  • 1 month ago

    Same reason as to why animals are not taught to breathe. It is primal instinct to eat, survive, reproduce. It is the subconscious that acts for them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If humans were not taught, humans would figure it out just like animals do. Nobody taught you how to beat off. Nope, you figured that one out all on your own. Instinct. Samo-samo. 

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