How hedgehogs make love: carefully

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The Independent Online

An exhibition showing taxidermy featuring rabbits, hedgehogs and foxes mating is opening at the Natural History Museum in London tomorrow.

Videos, photographs and interactive exhibits – showing sexual behaviour in the animal kingdom – also feature in the Sexual Nature display.

"The huge variety of specimens show the diversity of wonderful adaptations animals have evolved to get ahead in the mating game such as snail love darts and the detachable penis of the paper nautilus," says Tate Greenhalgh, part of the exhibition development team.

Highlights include more than 100 specimens from the museum's collections, many of which are on display for the first time. Visitors can view the display until 2 October.