Skip to comments.Gay Penguin Goes Straight!
Posted on 09/18/2005 7:56:32 AM PDT by texianyankee
It's splitsville for New York's favorite gay penguins and one of the lover-birds has taken up with a fetching female.
Now, the Central Park Zoo is dealing with a gay-straight love triangle Jerry Springer couldn't dream up. And nobody knows who will lay claim to the pair's adopted chick.
The drama started when Silo left Roy, his mate of six years, for Scrappy, a female transplant from SeaWorld who'd never had chicks.
"Silo and Roy stopped spending as much time together or building a nest," said John Rowden, the zoo's curator of animals.
At first, Silo started hanging out with different female birds but then Scrappy caught his eye.
The new hetero pair built a nest, but never produced an egg. Still, they can be spotted hanging out together in the middle of the penguin display while Roy sits glumly on the sidelines, all alone.
So-called "gay" penguin couples have been widely noticed in zoos.
The penguin lovers actually do have sex, though they can't lay eggs. But Roy and Silo took their relationship to a higher level when they tried incubating a rock, and then successfully raised a chick from an extra egg given to them by a zookeeper.
"Revenge wouldn't be the word I'd use," said Boersma. "But there might be a fight between the new and old mates. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see some flipper-whacking and pecking."
Roy kept his distance from the happy couple yesterday. He stayed on the far end of the penguin display staring at a wall, while Silo and Scrappy flirted, raising their beaks to each other and swiveling their necks to reaffirm their marriage.
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They just need to find Roy a "right" woman too.
Will they still be marching in the Homo "Pride" Parade?
In other words, if you stick two males together in an un-natural environment, un-natural things may happen.
I thought they were BORN that way?!?!?!?
Best line in the whole article.
"...I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see some flipper-whacking and pecking..."
"...while Roy sits glumly on the sidelines, all alone..."
Hey, at least he can keep incubating the rock. And he got a nice nest out of the deal.
....you think maybe "Scrappy" has a sister?
Or a new question of the week. Gay for life, or not?
I totally misread that...
Did you transpose terms, i.e. "Pecker-whacking and flipping?"
I thought this was another of your trick threads.
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