The challenge Cheecky brought to mind my visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch and the very horny tortoises I saw there. Tortoises reach sexual maturity between the ages of 12 and 20 and usually mate from spring to fall, mostly during the summer.
Male tortoises have glands that release secretions that can potentially attract a mate. Males also bob their head and make grunting or hissing sounds that coincide with courtship. A male will also bite at a female’s legs before mating, and if a female accepts the mate, she will allow him to mount her. I got to hear these small grunts emitted by the male tortoise while mating.
I felt quite lucky to actually get to see this happening! Although it did feel like I was imposing on this very sensual moment…watching some animal porn.