Toronto Zoo Separates Gay Penguins
by Matthew Burckhardt | November, 2011
In a blow to civil rights everywhere, the Toronto Zoo has separated two male penguins who had been going through a courtship in order to put them with females.
“The males will be put in with a specific female so they have the chance to get to know one another, and if they bond, that’s what we’re looking for,” Bill Rapley, the zoo’s executive director of conservation and wildlife, told ABCNews.com.
And do I sense a tinge of political subliminal messaging from a zookeeper?
… if you don’t have a normal upbringing then it’s difficult to say how ‘normal’ they can be.”
Read more at Yahoo News.
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Matthew Burckhardt gave up a promising underwater hockey career overseas to move to Washington, D.C. where he works in international development while planning his next trip. You can follow his travels at his girlfriend's photography blog, The Daily Garbanzo.