posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 08:35 PM
Our Story Begins in 2004:
A pair of chinstrap penguins (2 males) were partnered and successfully hatched a female chick from an egg.
This Hapened in New York city.
This was the basis for the children's picture book And Tango Makes Three.
The Penguins were named Roy and Silo. In September 2005 Silo Left Roy for a female penguin only to return back to his original partner Roy a few
Zoos in Japan and Germany have also documented male penguin couples.
The couples have been shown to build nests together and use a stone to replace an egg in the nest.
Bremerhaven Zoo in Germany attempted to break up the male couples by importing female penguins from Sweden and separating the male couples; they were
unsuccessful. The zoo director stated the relationships were too strong between the couples.
Your Comments on This are welcomed.....
[edit on 9/7/2006 by a1ex]