Gay Penguins Turned Out to be the Best Parents in the Zoo

Remember the gay penguins that got ejected from their colony because they were trying to steal eggs from other penguins? Well, the zookeepers gave the couple two eggs laid by an inexperienced penguin mom ... and it turns out they became the best parents in the zoo!

'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.


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My point exactly, Rocky. We're anthropomorphizing by calling "homosexuality" what could just be lack of a sex drive. Plenty of guys prefer to hang out with their peeps rather than staying at home with the chicks. Doesn't make em all gay.
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I couldn't find any article that explicitly spells out the reasons for thinking the penguins are gay. All the articles say is that the males prefer male companionship. Is that the same thing as saying the males are boinking the males (in a softer, more pc tone) or are these penguins simply not interested in mating with either sex and just prefer to hang out with the guys?
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