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Old 06-11-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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The Bremerhaven Zoo's same-sex penguin couples (there are three such pairs in residence there, all males) first made news back in 2005, according to the BBC. At the time, the zoo announced plans to "test" the sexual orientations of the six penguins, who'd been seen engaging in mating rituals and trying to incubate rocks as if they were eggs. Gay rights advocates were outraged when the zoo brought four new female penguins into the colony in a bid to encourage the penguins to reproduce, and the zoo later nixed the idea. (In the zoo's defense, Humboldt penguins are classified as vulnerable to extinction, so it does make a certain amount of sense to be concerned about them reproducing. And since Z and Vielpunkt have done just that, everyone wins!)


Gay penguin dads in German zoo hatch their first chick | L.A. Unleashed | Los Angeles Times
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Interesting story, but don't male penguins care for the chicks while the females go off for food or am I thinking of something else (stay-at-home dad maybe)...

I thought maybe you found out something about Guido when interrogating him...
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Must be Guido's offspring...
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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I have a feeling Guido is highly involved in this due to his ties with organized crime:

Another male penguin couple were removed from their colony in a Chinese zoo last year when they repeatedly tried to steal eggs from male-and-female pairs. (In a rather ingenious move, they actually replaced the eggs they were stealing with rocks.) But visitors complained when the penguins were removed, and eventually they were given two eggs of their own. Since then, a keeper told the Daily Mail, "they've turned out to be the best parents in the whole zoo."
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Hmmmm...I don't think even Guido would stoop to kidnapping unborn chicks in embryo would he....unless holding them for ransom or to sell to the highest bidder?
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Maybe they will evolve into Hermaphrodite???!!!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Guido only kidnaps seakitties.

He does though have offspring throughout the world, but he does take care of them all, monetarily.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Guido only kidnaps seakitties.

He does though have offspring throughout the world, but he does take care of them all, monetarily.
well then he best be making decals of himself and selling them to support all his offspring!!! I'd sport a decal of him on our vehicles....course it would have to be a select group of people!!! actually was going to ask you for permission to have a decal made just for personal use so.....ya might wanna think about it!! let me know as I will buy the the first couple for us and friends!!! Hey we'd have a personal group who recognizes each other in AK by our vehicles stickers!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Guido only kidnaps seakitties.

He does though have offspring throughout the world, but he does take care of them all, monetarily.
That Guido is such a ho (ho ho)...
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Partisanship Is An Intellectual/Emotional Handicap
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Gay rights advocates were outraged when the zoo brought four new female penguins into the colony in a bid to encourage the penguins to reproduce, and the zoo later nixed the idea.
This is why people completely lose it with any group standing for rights.

Because they can't get a grip on themselves and think in a rational, balanced manner. They have a good cause and then lose their flippin' minds thinking everything is a cause to protest and go bananas over.

Gay Rights Extremists are as bad and ridiculous as any other extremists group.
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