Alright, I'm gonna poke a hornets' nest with a stick now but hey, that's what I do....
SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 (UPI) -- Linda the penguin has split up two male penguins who lived as a nesting couple for six years at the San Francisco Zoo, caretakers said.
Male penguins Harry and Pepper had been so content together they were allowed to incubate and hatch an egg laid by another Magellanic penguin last year, zookeeper Anthony Brown said.
Enter the widow Linda, who began courting Harry in her partner's old burrow shortly after his death this past winter, Brown said.
Though Harry and Linda have been nesting in recent months, molting season in late summer tends to reshuffle couples, KTVU-TV reported Sunday.
"It'll be interesting to see if Harry spends any of that time with Pepper," Brown said. "We'll have to wait and see."
OK, no lame San Francisco/gay penguin jokes....way too easy.
If as many believe, and we are told by the gay-rights movement, homosexuality is something you are born into and is as natural as heterosexuality, how is it possible that a life-long gay penguin can be courted away from his life-partner by simple, feminine manipulation. I mean we heterosexual men are well aware of, and practically useless against, the powers of the determined female. Shouldn't gay penguins be immune to the wiley female and her deceptive charms?
On the other hand, is it possible that this penguin who is naturally gay, was fooled by his own genetic need to reproduce, regardless of his rearing offspring already? The basic question therefor is, can one's orientation be trumped by the fundamental, genetic need to reproduce, compelling him or her to abandon the same-sex lifestyle and embrace the hetrosexual lifestyle...as this "gay" penguin seems to have done?
Or is it as I suspect, simply that no man, regardless of orientation, is able to resist the crafty, scheming, determined female?