Gay Penguins Turn Straight
Buddy, 21, was paired with Farai, 3, on Nov. 19 and breeding activity was observed, the zoo said Monday. Pedro, 10, was introduced to females on Dec. 1 and has been seen “constantly” courting them, including Thandiwey, the one the zoo wants him to mate with. But no solid bonding has yet happened…
Scientists say that when a female shows up, that often spells the end for same-sex male bonds in penguins and other animals. And vice versa for same-sex female pairings. (However, that theory doesn’t explain why Buddy and Pedro stuck together so closely and for so long in the mixed flock of 12 African penguins at the zoo.)
Buddy and Pedro also got into a fight. Sounds like jealousy. How long before some right-wing group uses this story to claim we can do the same thing with humans?Click here for reuse options!
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