Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy Friday: Gay Penguin Dads Defy Prop 8, Flip CA "The Bird"


"We're just like any other Penguin Family. We build our nests, hunt for fish, we deserve our equal rights."

BERLIN - A German zoo says a pair of gay male penguins are raising a chick from an egg abandoned by its parents.

Bremerhaven zoo veterinarian Joachim Schoene says the egg was placed in the male penguins' nest after its parents rejected it in late April. The males incubated it for some 30 days before it hatched and have continued to care for it. The chick's gender is not yet known.

Schoene said the male birds, named Z and Vielpunkt, are one of three same-sex pairs among the zoo's 20 Humboldt penguins that have attempted to mate.

Homosexual behavior has been documented in many animal species.

The zoo said in a statement on its Web site Thursday that "sex and coupling in our world don't always have something to do with reproduction."


Frederick said...

Bremerhaven zoo is in Bremerhaven, a city in northern Germany

Frederick said...

Great story despite geography glitch! Thanks.

TheOccasionalFag said...

Jesusus Christ! You let Gay penguins marry each other and the next thing you know you're going to have to let them marry humans!

ewe said...

Bravo OccassionalFag: And yeah, they can only adopt. That's it! But none of this professing of their love for each other legally. Don't you see the ruckus it is causing amidst the other penguins? Come on now, the deadbeat mom and dad who abandon their children created from the sanctity of affection may object. oy.