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Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 01:02 AM

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The penguin love affair dubbed "Brokeback Iceberg" by Jimmy Kimmel is now definitely over. Pedro and Buddy, the "gay" African penguins the Toronto Zoo decided to split up last month, are now both more interested in females, the BBC reports. Buddy, who shared a nest with Pedro for a year, paired with a female within 72 hours of the split, zookeepers say. Pedro, meanwhile, has been pursuing a female for weeks without success.

"Pedro is very ready to go, per se, but his prospective mate is a little standoffish," the zoo's curator of birds tells the National Post. The zoo, he says, decided to separate the pair for the sake of the species, whose numbers have dwindled from 1.2 million in 1910 to 50,000 today. As long as there plenty of females around, the curator doubts Buddy and Pedro will try to rekindle their romance. “We don’t think of gay penguins,” he says. “They’re bundled pairs. They break up in the wild, they break up in captivity."




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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 06:16 AM

OH FOR FUCKS SAKE WHO CARES

THEY'RE PENGUINS, THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE.

WHY IS THIS NEWS.


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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 07:07 AM



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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 07:58 AM

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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 10:15 AM

It's probably down to the fact the story was latched onto by so many news outlets and interest groups when it first broke. All the same, I agree that it is hardly newsworthy considering what else is going on at the moment...


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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 02:58 PM

So their species are dwindling. So what.
People need to stop being so damn homophobic.
They're. fucking. penguins.
Who the fuck cares who they mate with or share a nest with?
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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 05:03 PM

I've heard of gay animals before... and I don't particularly care much, but why the outrage?


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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 06:13 PM

More interesting than anything about the Kardashians.


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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 07:13 PM

Coffee: Win.

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The zoo is not a gay penguin dating service, and as such this was the sensible thing to do. The animals wanted to mate, and didn't care with who. That is totally natural, and the penguin doesn't really care as long as he has a hump buddy.

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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 10:17 PM

OMG leave them penguins alone!!!! They have a right to be gay!!! Those poor things.

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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 14th 2011, 11:52 PM

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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 15th 2011, 03:00 AM

I actually find this hilarious. Never wouldve dreamed of gay penguins.


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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 20th 2011, 05:50 AM

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I actually find this hilarious. Never wouldve dreamed of gay penguins.
Every animal species has a gay community.


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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 20th 2011, 01:25 PM

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I actually find this hilarious. Never wouldve dreamed of gay penguins.
I actually dream of gay penguins every night.

Just kidding.

On a serious note though, I hope they took these penguins to a lab ASAP. This is a big step forward in figuring out how to cure homosexuality.


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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 20th 2011, 02:55 PM

That was well...interesting. I never thought about gay penguins either. But I'm sure there's a lot one can learn, and like Marguerite meantioned. I'd like to see them run tests, not exactly to cure homosexuality but to learn more about why animals do it and so forth.


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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 20th 2011, 04:09 PM

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Are you joking!?! Is she joking!?!

I do not believe that homosexuality can be "cured" (implying that something is there to be "fixed"). The only biological link to homosexuality is closeness in index finger and middle finger, caused by chemical balance in the body, but even that test was sketchy considering only a few hundred people were tested.

You people need to realize penguins simply are not smart enough to decide to be straight or homosexual. In a dog park you will see a sex crazed dog mount every animal there, be them male or female. This does not make the dog bisexual, but rather means that he is simply looking for sex, and is seeing who is willing to accept it. I assure you the penguin will be just as happy in his new home.

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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 20th 2011, 04:53 PM

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LMAO. Brilliant.

I kinda like the story, since I don't think it was meant as any kind of social commentary. It's just a cute little animal story, typically found at the end of any news segment, kind of like an "and finally..." section. Penguins are cute, most people are gonna read this story and think "ooooh penguins!", not "I wonder if he likes Frankie Goes to Hollywood as well..."

And it wasn't a "forced" thing, as far as I'm aware. The penguin just decided to move on. Maybe it was just greedy.




   
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Re: Female Splits Up 'Gay' Penguins - December 21st 2011, 10:01 PM

Poor penguins, but its not really a big deal. People need to let animals be happy!


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