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Gay penguins hatch rejected egg
Two homosexual penguins have successfully hatched an egg that was rejected by its parents and are now proudly rearing the chick, the German zoo housing the couple said on Wednesday.
The Humboldt penguin is normally found on the coast of Chile and Peru.
"Z and Vielpunkt, both males, gladly accepted their 'Easter present' and began straight away with hatching the egg," said the zoo in Bremerhaven, in northern Germany.
"Since the chick arrived they are behaving in the same way as one would expect a heterosexual couple to do. Both happy fathers are now diligently handling the everyday care ... of their adopted offspring," the zoo said.
Z and Vielpunkt are part of a six-strong gay community among the zoo's collection of endangered Humboldt penguins who rose to fame in 2005 when four Swedish females were brought in an unsuccessful attempt to "cure" them.
"Homosexuality is nothing unusual among animals," the zoo said. "Sex and coupling up in our world do not necessarily have anything to do with reproduction.
Originally posted by MajesticJax
And this proves what? Are we REALLY advocating same-sex marraige in this thread because two PENGUINS are acting strange?
Originally posted by justsomeboreddude
Well it could be passed on if some fat, ugly female penguins lacked gaydar and decided to have casual sex with some of them. Doesnt that happen from time to time in the human population?
Statistically, even if you go nuts and say 10% of the penguin population is gay, it is impossible to end up by chance picking up a group of penguins and they are all gay. They must have been chosen because they were gay.