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CHICKS FOR GAY PENGUINS

A COUPLE of gay penguins that were stealing fertilised eggs have been given the chance to become p-p-p-perfect parents.

The camp couple were segregated from the rest of their colony after they were caught pinching the unhatched offspring of other birds.

It’s thought they wanted to raise chicks of their own.

The pair were condemned to spend the rest of their lives separated their penguin pals.

But angry visitors complained it wasn’t fair to stop them from becoming dads and urged zoo bosses to give them a chance.

Now pressure from animal rights groups and TV campaigners has forced keepers to give the pair some eggs of their own.

“It wasn’t fair to stop them becoming parents and keep them apart from all the other birds just because of the way nature has made them,” said one visitor.

Now the birds have become doting dads after being given eggs laid by an inexperienced first-time mum.

“We decided to give them two eggs from another couple whose hatching ability had been poor and they’ve turned out to be the best parents in the whole zoo,” said a keeper at Polar Land Park in Harbin, northern China.

“It’s very encouraging and if this works out well we will try to arrange for them to become real parents themselves with artificial insemination.”

Wildlife experts at the park say the three-year-old male birds are still driven by an urge to be dads.

“Despite the fact they can’t have eggs naturally, it does not take away their biological drive to be a parent,” said one.

Now the two dads are being backed by gay rights groups.

Author Michael Bronski – who wrote The Pleasure Principle: Culture, Backlash, And The Struggle For Gay Freedom – said: “Here is an animal society that uses homosexuality to improve its social life.”

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Written by kickingalion

December 14, 2008 at 6:01 pm

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