Proving gay relationships are just as susceptible to break-ups as heteros — even in the animal kingdom! The San Francisco Zoo pair, who joined up as adolescents, nested together as adults and together raised their own chick from an abandoned egg. And then entered a lady.
After the pair built a nest out of pebbles, a sign of anticipation about raising chicks together, the aquarium staff tested out their parenting skills with a dummy egg. The egg came from a neighboring female penguin that laid two eggs. Wild penguins have been observed engaging in homosexual courtship and copulation for many decades.
A few months ago, staff at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in Australia noticed a new romance blossoming between two male Gentoo penguins. As Brandon Specktor reports for Live Sciencethe same-sex penguin partners have now taken their relationship to the next level and are incubating a foster egg. The biological parents of the foster egg did not even notice it was gone, she added.
Proving gay relationships are just as susceptible to break-ups as heteros — even in the animal kingdom! The San Francisco Zoo pair, who joined up as adolescents, nested together as adults and together raised their own chick from an abandoned egg. And then entered a lady. And, evidently, getting her new men to attack their gay ex-lovers.
The blogosphere has been buzzing for days over the perky widow who stole the handsome gay guy from his longtime partner. Cherchez la femme notwithstanding, the saga of Linda and Harry and poor, cuckolded Pepper has ignited a fierce debate about whether homosexuality is a choice. Even People magazine has called for details.
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TORONTO — Splitting up a pair of potentially homosexual African penguins and pairing them with females might sound anti-gay, but keepers at the Toronto Zoo insist they are simply trying to preserve the species. Instead, the pair bonded with each other. Zookeepers now report seeing the pair snuggling, calling to each other and displaying courtship behaviour. Mason said.
Harry and Pepper, the San Francisco Zoo's male penguin pair, are once again canoodling at home after a nine-month star turn at the Sacramento Zoo. Their foray up north did little to break their now three-year-long bond. Upon their return in January, "they were attached, just like the old times," said Quinn Brown, their keeper in San Francisco.
The four newest penguins at the San Francisco Zoo are ready to graduate from fish school and journey across the zoo grounds to join the colony on Penguin Island. The zoo's annual "march of the penguins" will take place Wednesday morning at a. Four Magellanic penguin chicks born earlier this year will join the colony of 54 penguins that live on the man-made rock formation across from the lion house. Onlookers will line the penguins' route, encouraging the chicks as they make their way to Penguin Island.