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PRESERVED ALLIGATOR PENIS
Preserved alligator penis displayed in a small dome
A new study on alligators found that unlike many other reptiles and mammals, the reproductive organ of a male alligator is permanently erect and hidden inside its body.
Researchers found that the fully erect penis of the American alligator is made of tough fibrous tissue that quickly bursts in and out of its body, according to a new study published in the journal Anatomical Record.
The incredible reproductive ability of the alligator means that its penis does not change shape or size when aroused and does not require inflation for mating.