Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Gay parenting

I read a heartwarming story about a gay couple, men who adopted an infant that had been abandoned.  The couple have been nurturing and excellent parents. 
Authorities involved in the case said "sex and coupling in our world don't always have something to do with reproduction."

Did I mention the couple are gay male penguins???

The RG reports: They live in Germany, in the Berlin zoo. The couple are one of three same-sex pairs among the zoo's 20 Humboldt penguins. 

They are raising a chick from an egg abandoned by it's parents!
The males incubated it for 30 days before it hatched & have continued to care for it. 

Clearly, we humans can learn something from the Animal kingdom!


D.K. Raed said...

We had gay penguins at SeaWorld in San Diego, too, but I don't think they ever adopted or raised a chick! They were constant companions, they eschewed female contact and were even observed engaging in sexual behavior as it is exhibited in the natural world, where homosexuality is just one of many natural behaviors.

Fran said...

What a cool story! That baby penguin is loaded with fluffy cuteness!

enigma4ever said...

thanks for this,...I needed some nurturing cuteness....


Fran said...

If only humans could be as smart as...penguins!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Well they wear tuxedos for God's sake, of course they're gay!