More on those gay penguins

22 Dec

Remember those gay penguins who had to be segregated from all the other penguins because they kept stealing eggs? Well, they were finally given a chance.

‘We decided to give them two eggs from another couple whose hatching ability had been poor and they’ve turned out to be the best parents in the whole zoo,’ said one of the keepers.

‘It’s very encouraging and if this works out well we will try to arrange for them to become real parents themselves with artificial insemination.’

Wildlife experts at the park explain that despite being gay the three-year-old male birds are still driven by an urge to be fathers.

‘One of the responsibilities of being a male adult is looking after the eggs. Despite the fact that they can’t have eggs naturally, it does not take away their biological drive to be a parent,’ said one.

I love that this story, which was funny and inspiring at first, has turned out to have such a happy ending. Yay gay penguins!

Full story here.

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2 Responses to “More on those gay penguins”

  1. Mermanda December 22, 2008 at 4:17 PM #

    Oh my! Love it! Love it! So happy for the penguins!

  2. nearlynormalized February 27, 2009 at 10:53 AM #

    The Dads did it right–bout time!!!!

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