5 Reasons Puffins Win At Love

5 Reasons Puffins Win At Love

Puffins are inarguably some of the cutest birds in the world (really, don't argue with us on this one; we know what we're talking about). But puffins are more than a species of waddling adorableness. They are also winners at love, and here's why.



They mate for life: Puffins have lifespans averaging 20 years, and unless a partner should die, they return to the same mate year after year.
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They tag-team raising their baby: Both parents incubate the single egg laid each year and take turns fishing to feed their baby.
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They can find their mate after months apart at sea: Puffins spend late August to early spring out at sea, but return to the same breeding grounds, and the same mate, every year.
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They have what is possibly the most adorable mating display among birds: billing, where they "kiss" upon finding each other again
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They are noted for their tenderness and devotion to their mate: Wildlife photographer Craig Jones has spent years photographing the playful birds, and says their warmth and dedication is remarkable. Overall? Winners. At. Love.
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