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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.

      Nov 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad

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

      Nov 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Syl

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

      Nov 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TomMc

      Is it a cisgendered female penguin?

      Nov 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EK

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

      Nov 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scout

      This will be interesting to see!!

      Nov 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • loafersguy

      It’s been tried before in Germany:

      Zoo ditches gay penguin plan.


      Nov 8, 2011 at 5:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob

      Don’t break them up…it’s cruel…

      Nov 8, 2011 at 9:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981

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

      Nov 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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!

      Nov 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kurt

      Honestly who cares? It’s not some horrible thing that they’re being separated to reproduce with female penguins since the penguins are bisexual, not gay and they need to get the population up.

      Nov 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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?

      Nov 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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