Gay Penguin?

>> Monday, July 20, 2009

Sometimes there are just some really strange things in the news...I am not really sure how they even become news...but they do...take today's news for instance:


Posted Sun Jul 19, 2009 &:40am AEST

After six years together, the relationship between a pair of gay male penguins at San Francisco Zoo is apparently over, with Harry leaving Pepper for another penguin - Linda.

The Los Angeles Times reported Friday (local time) that the relationship between Harry and Pepper who lived side-by-side protecting eggs abandoned by other penguins, came to a shocking end when Harry moved into a neighbouring nest with recently widowed Linda.

The development had sparked a variety of reactions in the blogosphere, where Linda has been called a "home wrecker" who "lives for her own happiness, no matter who get hurt".

Harrison Edell, a curator of birds at the zoo, had a more pragmatic explanation, noting that Lind's recently-deceased partner was a leader of sorts among the small zoo penguin community, commanding not one, but two nests.

"For penguins, real estate means a lot," Mr Edell told the Los Angeles Times, so "as far as penguins go, she was a pretty attractive prospect".

With Pepper rejoining the ranks of the single, Christian website took the split as a sign that "nature prefers heterosexual relationships".

Others were more sympathetic to the bereft Pepper.

John writing on The Friggin Loon Blog, said he was "heartbroken" about the split and that he hops Pepper "finds another male penguin that is 10times hotter than Harry!".


Seriously...and it wasn't even a current affair type story it was from the ABC which is pretty much as good as it gets in Australian do the even know the penguin was really gay? Couldn't they just have been bachelors living together? That would fit the picture too wouldn't it? Oh well I guess the point is how on earth did this make the news? I am sure animals move on from each other all the time. Oh and I found it kinda funny too.

I guess that's just all part of the adventure!


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