Homosexual behavior in animals is sexual behavior among non-human species that is interpreted as homosexual or bisexual. This may include same-sex sexual activity , courtship , affection , pair bonding , and parenting among same-sex animal pairs. The sexual behavior of non-human animals takes many different forms, even within the same species, though homosexual behavior is best known from social species. Scientists perceive homosexual behavior in animals to different degrees. According to Bruce Bagemihl , same-sex behavior comprising courtship, sexual, pair-bonding, and parental activities has been documented in over species of animals worldwide.
Gay Penguins in Germany Adopt Egg After Trying to Hatch Stone
Same-sex penguin couple at Berlin zoo adopt abandoned egg | TheHill
Organisers of this year's Gay Pride week in Munich have a group of rather wild partners—penguins, giraffes and lions at the city zoo where tours are being run about same-sex love in the animal kingdom. The Munich zoo has joined Pride week with an unusual look into the intimate lives of all creatures great and small, seeking to boost tolerance among humans. While even mostly-Catholic Bavaria has grown more accepting and lawmakers legalised gay marriage in , non-heterosexuals are sometimes still a target for violence. Police recorded 91 attacks based on the victim's sexual orientation last year. In the safe confines of the zoo, the first stop on the Pride tour is the giraffes.
Berlin Zoo Moves Gay Penguin Couple to New Home So They Can Settle Down Together
They scrounged around for objects like a wet rock and a slimy fish they could nurture in the hopes that it would one day hatch into a child, according to zookeepers. The zoo knew they were a couple when they arrived from Hamburg this year, and it became clear within weeks that they wanted to start a family, he said. So the zookeepers decided to give Skip — short for Skipper — and Ping a shot at fatherhood after a year-old female, called The Orange because of the color of her wings, laid an egg in July. She had never hatched a chick of her own.
CNN After fruitless attempts to hatch stones and fish, a gay penguin couple at a German zoo may finally be able to parent a chick of their own. More Videos Gay penguin couple adopt egg together. Matthew McConaughey is considering a run for Texas governor.