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A gay penguin couple, after trying to steal eggs from other penguins, have become the best parents in the zoo to their newly adopted babies.
December 18, 2008 7:18 PM   Subscribe

Parenting for the birds. Also here and here.
posted by easy_being_green (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Surely, this will convince anti-gay people!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:54 PM on December 18, 2008


Who are you calling Surely?!
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:13 PM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Can we give those penguins this kid to raise? I bet they would be better at it.
posted by rmless at 8:20 PM on December 18, 2008


On a serious note, the gay penguins are fascinating. But then again, penguins are fascinating, gay or not. I'm not sure what it has to do with gay humans, but hey, it makes a nice story.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:22 PM on December 18, 2008


Maybe the penguin is just confused about who's a dude and who's a lady. I sure can't tell the difference. Then he goes egg-stealin' to boot. Bad penguin.
posted by Camofrog at 8:26 PM on December 18, 2008


This is not unprecdencted. There were a pair of gay penguin parents at the central park zoo. Here is a newspaper story about that couple as well as a kids' storybook. Roy and Silo have since separated. Their daughter Tango has paired with another female. Silo paired up with a female, but that relationship has ended.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 9:04 PM on December 18, 2008


They're no Roy and Silo (even if Silo has moved on—cad!). Or Wendell and Cass. Or Georgey and Mickey. Or Milou and Squawk.

The gay penguins of New York, and their careers in publishing and theater .
posted by evidenceofabsence at 9:21 PM on December 18, 2008


(I'd like to think it's just here, but there are, of course, gay penguins all around the world.)
posted by evidenceofabsence at 9:33 PM on December 18, 2008


Penguins are such fuckers. They steal eggs and rape sleeping or sick members. Don't let that March Of The Upright Christian Birds thing fool you, once they figure out the codes from that frozen Russian sub, they'll launch a missile and enjoy snowball Earth for eons to come.
posted by The Whelk at 9:37 PM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


I could tell just by the way they dress.
posted by pracowity at 10:05 PM on December 18, 2008


But of course they're civilized! They wear tuxedos!
posted by Pronoiac at 10:53 PM on December 18, 2008


OK, whoa! First off, I came to comment that I was happy they'd resolved their sad, egg-stealing situation, then I saw in the comments that Silo and Roy broke up!! ): ): ):

Then I saw that Silo and Roy's daughter, Tango, is a total lez! (: (: (:

This post has been an emotional rollercoaster of penguin sexuality!
posted by serazin at 12:02 AM on December 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


the fact that the rest of the colony didn't want them to take care of other birds' eggs "proves that being anti-gay is natural," too.
Are pinguins okay with hetero pinguins stealing eggs then?
posted by davar at 1:25 AM on December 19, 2008


I don't mind if they're gay, I just wish they wouldn't flaunt it in public.
posted by phrenq at 7:15 AM on December 19, 2008


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