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  • 13th December 2011

    One half of Canadian ‘gay’ penguin couple finds a straight mate 60

    Buddy and Pedro have now gone their separate ways

    10:50 AM — One half of Canada's best known gay couples, a pair of African penguins, has found a new mate, of the opposite sex. Toronto's zoo split up a pair of male penguins, Buddy and Pedro, in order to coax them into breeding.

  • 6th December 2011

    Chinese zookeepers give gay penguin couple a chick 17

    A baby penguin with its parent in the wild (Photo: Flickr user Liam Q)

    2:29 PM — A pair of gay penguins in China have been given a baby chick by zoo staff. The infant penguin is one of twins born to parents in the Harbin Polar Land aquarium.

  • 21st October 2010

    Penguins ‘are flirty, not gay’ 26

    Gay penguins have been well-documented

    5:20 PM — A new study says that penguins who engage in same-sex mating displays are flirty, rather than gay. Incidences of homosexuality in the species have been well-documented and one male penguin couple at San Francisco Zoo were together for six years before splitting up in 2009.

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