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Marcus Bachmann Tries to Pray a Penguin's Gay Away: VIDEO

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In Taiwan's Next Media Animation's fantasy of the Toronto gay penguin split, Marcus Bachmann gets involved and tries to pray their gay away.

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Zookeepers Say 'Gay' Penguin Split Has Noble Goal: Saving the Species

After a day of media headlines decrying the split of Toronto Zoo 'gay' penguin pair Buddy and Pedro, the zookeepers are speaking out about their decision to split them for breeding:

Penguins“The two girls have been following them; we just have to get the boys interested in looking at them...We have to keep an eye on the population all the time, because if we let things slide we could lose the population forever."

Approximately 60,000 African penguins live in the wild and the species is in danger.

The inseparable penguins will soon be back together, they reassure:

Pedro and Buddy’s separation will only last as long as they can inseminate their respective female partners. While incubating eggs, the two may well be back “side by side.” Once breeding season is up, Pedro and Buddy will “probably” ditch their female partners and reunite, said Bill Rapley, executive director for conservation, education and wildlife at the Toronto Zoo.

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Toronto Zoo Plans to Split Gay Penguin Couple, Force Them to Mate with Females: VIDEO

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Buddy and Pedro, a bonded, inseparable pair of African penguins at the Toronto Zoo, are going to be split by zookeepers inan effort to breed them, the Toronto Star reports:

They have top-notch genes, so the zoo intends to separate them from each other and pair them with females for breeding. Given that African penguins are endangered, the move falls within a species survival plan among zoos.

Buddy, 20, and Pedro, 10, are in Toronto as part of the popular African penguin exhibit that opened at the zoo in May. The two, bred in captivity, were part of a group of 12 penguins — six male, six female — that came to Toronto from zoos in the U.S. Buddy and Pedro arrived from Toledo, Ohio, where they formed a connection as members of a bachelor flock.

Buddy and Pedro pair off every night, the paper adds:

“They do courtship and mating behaviours that females and males would do,’’ one keeper said in an interview.

Those behaviours include making a “braying’’ sound, almost like a donkey, as a mating call. They defend their territory, preen each other, and are constantly standing alone together. In fact when the Star visited the exhibit this week Buddy emerged from the water, followed a few moments later by Pedro. The two huddled together for quite some time..

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #969

NEVER DRINKING AGAIN: Been there.

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News: Lady Gaga, Google, Penguin, Palm Springs

 road Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz get married in secret ceremony.

Gaga  road Lady Gaga has ditched her green wig and is a blond once again.

 road Cars 2 rakes in $67 million to be number one at the box office.

 road Newt Gingrich responds to the news about marriage equality in New York: "I think the president should be, frankly, enforcing (DOMA), and I think we are drifting toward a terrible muddle which I think is going to be very, very difficult and painful to work our way out of."

 road Unlike her mother, Mariah Carey's infant daughter doesn't like her picture taken.

 road Anti-gay preacher at the inaugural Pride in Salisbury, NC pushes for police to charge 74-year-old woman who kissed him on the mouth.

 road Decrease in the sun's sunspots could lead to a mini ice age.

 road Dead bees used in ads in order to call attention to their plight.

 road Google defends itself from criticism it has faced from members of the LGBT community.

Penguin  road Efforts underway to save solitary penguin stranded in New Zealand and sent it back to Antarctica.

 road The American man behind the Gay Girl in Damascus hoax may have posed as a second Syrian lesbian.

 road Five people were wounded around the corner from San Francisco's gay Pride in a shooting unrelated to the event.

 road Gay man and good samaritan attacked by anti-gay men in Portland

 road Palm Springs has the highest concentration of gay couples in California: "With about 115 same-sex couples for every 1,000 households, Palm Springs ranks ahead of other notably gay-friendly cities like San Francisco and West Hollywood, according to an analysis of census data by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law, based at the University of California, Los Angeles."


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After a long serious day a ticklish baby penguin can ease some of the pain.

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