VIDEO: 2 male penguins, thought to be gay, now mating with females
Pedro and Buddy, two male penguins at the Toronto Zoo, had taken up nesting together, prompting some to say that this might be another examples of homosexuality in the animal kingdom. Zookeepers intervened, however, in order to breed the endangered species and now they're in the company of females.
Two male penguins in Canada that had nested together at the Toronto zoo have been separated. By a female.
The celebrity penguins, whose relationship had prompted questions about sexuality in penguins and other animals, were separated to help breed the endangered species, said zoo curator Tom Mason.
"Pedro and Buddy are now part of our breeding program," he explained.
Both Pedro and Buddy seem to be taking to their new, female mates, Mason said.
The two penguins became famous after late night TV talkers called their relationship "Brokeback Iceberg," a reference to the movie Brokeback Mountain, about two men who develop a relationship with each other.