Poor Buddy and Pedro!

Image courtesy ABC News/The Toronto Zoo

My wonderful writing friend/teacher/guru Zee sent me a news story last night about two gay penguins at the Toronto Zoo who are being separated and forced to breed with female penguins.

[S]adly, even though the pair frequently engage in ‘courtship and mating behaviors that females and males would do,’ according to one keeper, zoo officials say they intend to separate the birds from each other and pair them with females for breeding, as African penguins are an endangered species.

But never fear, penguin fans — in THE (admittedly fictional) CAPITAL ZOO  gay penguins stay together.

Which Capital Zoo animal would you like to hear about next? Wallabies? Meerkats? Sparrows? Sloths? Let me know in the comments!