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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:35 AM

'Some penguins are gay. Get over it': London Zoo honors gay penguin couple for Pride month

The London Zoo is ringing in Pride 2019 with a celebration of its “most famous gay residents.”

During “Zoo Nights,” which is scheduled to take place on July 5, visitors will have the opportunity to see the zoo’s two Humboldt penguins, Ronnie and Reggie, according to a news release.

Ronnie and Reggie got together in 2014, and came under the spotlight when they adopted an egg that another penguin couple abandoned.

When the penguins’ chick, Kyton, was born in 2015, the two shared parenting duties. Now, the still remain “strong as ever,” and can be seen “snuggled up in their nest box together,” the London Zoo said in the news release.

A banner that reads “Some penguins are gay. Get over it,” was put up by zookeepers and staff in the Zoological Society of London’s LGBTQ+ society as part of the ongoing London Pride celebrations, London Zoo senior press officer Tina Campanella tells Yahoo Lifestyle.


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