Toronto Zoo’s African penguins – Buddy and Pedro – are bringing their relationship out of the closet. They are often seen touching each other and leave the common space together every night. Keepers have noticed the duo are showing signs of mating behaviour, including braying and defending their territory. Buddy and Pedro’s relationship follows research from the UC, Berkeley in Spring ’11, which found birds can form gay relationships for life. Other species of animals exhibit homosexual tendencies. Giraffes, dolphins and monkeys are known to form same-sex bonds.
[via Mail Online]