Ireland: More than half of penguins at Kerry aquarium are in gay relationships

More than half the penguins at an Irish aquarium have p-p-p-picked up a gay p-p-p-partner, it has been revealed. The Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium in Kerry has confirmed that of the 14 Gentoo penguins they have eight are in same-sex relationships.

Ocean World’s animal manager Louise Overy said: “We have two homosexual pairs and two lesbian ones. You cannot tell a male penguin from a female by their sexual organs so the only way we know is when we see them mating and not producing chicks.

“The lesbian ones will take action if they feel broody. They will waddle over to a male to do what needs to be done and rear the chick with their female partner.

“They have maternal instincts the same as humans do.”

While it’s not unusual for penguins to be attracted to those of the same sex the fact that more than half of those in Dingle are is rare. Read more via Irish Mirror