Friday, November 18, 2011

Gay Penguins to be Separated

The Toronto Zoo is separating two male penguins who seem to have developed a homosexual relationship. Because both penguins have great genes and the species is endangered, zookeepers hope to pair them off with female penguins with whom they will mate. However, penguins are known to mate for life so the plan has met with its detractors.

The older penguin is expected to do well, as it already had a female lifemate and managed a few eggs. The younger may not fare so well. One spokesperson noted that the two had been kept in captivity for some time and that may have forced the homosexual relationship.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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