Zoo Split Gay Penguins – Their love story is almost over and the couple may only have days left before they are wrenched from each other’s embrace.
Buddy and Pedro, the apparently gay African penguins at Toronto Zoo, are going to be forceably separated by zoo keepers.
After they were seen touching each other, leaving together every night and showing signs of mating behaviour, the zoo decided they had to put a stop to it because both penguins have a duty to do.
Inseparable: African male penguins Pedro and Buddy share a hug in their enclosure at Toronto Zoo. They have displayed examples of mating behaviour
According to the Toronto Star, both have top-notch genes so the zoo intends to separate them from each otherand pair them with females for breeding.
Given that African penguins are endangered, the move falls within a species survival plan among zoos.