Photo: Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium
In the aquarium the Irish town of Dingle is home to four same-sex pairs of penguins. This publication reports the Daily Mail.
Partners of the same sex available to eight of the 14 penguins, including four males and four females. One of the pairs consisting of two females, is the penguin, whom they are raising together.
Five years ago, the aquarium had only one homosexual pair of penguins that form females Penelope and misty. The Rangers joke that same-sex relationships between birds become popular after 2015, when Ireland legalized gay marriage.
King penguins often exhibit homosexual behavior in captivity. The most well-known same-sex pair of penguins were Roy and Silo of Central Park in new York. Birds have lived together for six years and raised a chick named tango. In 2005, Silo left Roy for a female named scrappy.
In 2010, reported the study published in the journal Ethology, which the authors suggested that king penguins form gay couples only in the case when you can’t find a partner of the opposite sex.
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