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How Different Dads Can Sire Pups and Kittens in the Same Litter

by Staff Reports

Superfecundation is a fascinating biological phenomenon that occurs in several animal species, including cats, dogs, cows, and sheep. It refers to the ability of these animals to produce a litter of offspring sired by multiple males during a single reproductive cycle. This means that a female can mate with more than one male and produce offspring that are genetically distinct from each other. While this may seem surprising, it is actually a common occurrence in the animal kingdom and has been observed in diverse species ranging from domestic pets to wild animals. 

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