Gay Penguin Couple to Reunite this Spring
Last Monday, we reported on the sad story of gay penguin couple Buddy and Pedro being separated to mate with female penguins. Our hearts bled for the two literal lovebirds.
However, there is a silver lining to this cloud! Toronto zoo officials said that the couple will be reunited in the spring after they do their reproductive duties. Hooray!
Buddy, 20 and Pedro, 10 are part of the African penguin species and since only around 250,000 of the penguins remain, the two were separated to bolster the species but will be reunited afterwards.
Buddy and Pedro’s behaviors include making “braying”-like mating calls, standing alone together and grooming each other. The happy couple has shared a nest since they first arrived at the zoo about a year ago.
The story of “Brokeback Iceberg” has fascinated millions online when the story, and accompanying videos, went viral.
We just can’t quit you two little fellas.
Zoo officials say that what Buddy and Pedro share is referred to as a “social bond,” and doesn’t necessarily have to be sexual. All we know is that they’re adorable and we wish them a very happy future!
At least this is one story with a happy ending!
(via Wisconsin Gazette)