Will Toronto’s Gay Penguins Willingly Impregnate A Female?

Meet Buddy and Pedro, a pair of male African penguins who hang out all the time and exhibit courtship behaviors usually observed between male and female couples: They groom each other, go swimming together and make donkey noises at one another.

But zookeepers at the Toronto Zoo are tearing Buddy and Pedro’s little love nest apart in hopes of making them propagate their endangered species with females (wink, wink).

Will the bonded pair go bi to save their kind?

We’ll let you know if Buddy and Pedro take one for the team or end up reaffirming their love by refusing to participate in the patriarchal sex-trade industry.

Of all the homosexual animals in the wild queendom, penguins have always been our favorite, namely because they’re cute and tend to get banned from libraries.

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  • Greg

    Can penguins get drunk and stoned? That’s what it took with me when I was 19.

  • Chad

    These penguins are an abomination to god. Don’t they know god created birds to fly,not swim.

  • Syl

    Could they…maybe paint the females or trim their feathers so they look like males?

  • TomMc

    Is it a cisgendered female penguin?

  • EK

    @Syl: It wouldn’t do much. The female penguins would still smell female.

  • Scout

    This will be interesting to see!!

  • Bob

    Don’t break them up…it’s cruel…

  • Shannon1981

    This is unbelievably cruel. Furthermore, it won’t work with gay penguins anymore than it works with gay humans.

  • Nate

    I think its sad that they’re trying to separate this pair. It could lead to depression/illness in the penguins. We can all die of a broken heart. Those two are soulmates and should be kept together!

  • PilateError

    Use a turkey/penguin baster to load the females up and let the males be. And if the males do produce, do the gay parents raise the offspring?

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