Zookeepers in Toronto have outraged gay activists with their plans to split up a well known “gay penguin” couple. Buddy and Pedro are both male penguins, but they bray mating calls to each other, preen each other, and stand together to defend their territory. Zookeepers say they’re “fascinated” by the penguin’s behavior, but they need male penguins for the captive breeding program, so they plan to separate them.
- Why not just let them adopt?
- Buddy and Pedro aren’t going to actually have sex with the female penquins, but they’ll do the girls’ hair so they’ll be more attractive to the straight males.
- Zookeepers did the same thing last year when they caught two male giraffes necking.