Zoo keepers tried to breed them with females, but it did not lead to any result. It turned out that two male king penguins Stan and Olli like each other much more than females. The Berlin zoo spokesman admits that the penguins have never bred with females. But they are mating with each other, so there is a conclusion that Stan and Olli are gay.
The stuff of the zoo decides not to insist on breeding with females and to let Stan and Olli be the way they are. Stan and Olli are now being transferred to an all-male gay penguin paradise at Hamburg’s Tierpark Hagenbeck – where they’ll meet another gay penguin couple, Juan and Carlos. Homosexuality is surprisingly common among penguins.
A children’s book that tells the story of two male penguins raising a child together is one of the most-banned books in the US. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnel is based of the true story of penguins Roy and Silo, who started a relationship in New York’s Central Park Zoo. Zookeepers gave the pair an egg to take care of – which hatched into their adoptive son Tango.