BBC iD Sign in. After several failed efforts to produce offspring, tests were conducted to determine what was causing their reproductive problems. Three pairs of male penguins had been seen attempting to mate with each other and trying to hatch offspring from stones. Deepest image of the Universe ever taken from space. Every year, they would settle down and build a nest to attempt and start a family. Mars rover Curiosity makes first gravity-measuring traverse on the Red Planet.
Homosexual behaviour is well documented in many different animals, but it is not understood in detail, says Professor Stuart West, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Oxford.
Gay Penguin Couple Celebrates 10th Anniversary
After several failed efforts to produce offspring, tests were conducted to determine what was causing their reproductive problems. Z and Vielpunkt are part of a six-strong gay community among the zoo's collection of endangered Humboldt penguins who rose to fame in when four Swedish females were brought in an unsuccessful, and controversial, attempt to "cure" them. You have already subscribed. If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. The two happy fathers spend their days attentively protecting, caring for and feeding their adopted offspring.
Smartphone app is the farmer's newest weapon in crop protection. This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets CSS enabled. Ice shelves buckle under weight of meltwater lakes. Wednesday, Feb 13, Other animals may simply exhibit a "drive to mate", while others may, like humans, enjoy non-procreative sexual activity. These penguins have been heavily hunted for meat, oil and skins and suffered from unsustainable egg collecting. The Gay penguin couple did not switch partners even for the sake of reproduction.