Quote: Wendell and Cass, two penguins at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn, live in a soap opera world of seduction and intrigue. Among the 22 male and 10 female African black-footed penguins in the aquarium's exhibit, tales of love, lust and betrayal are the norm. These birds mate for life. But given the disproportionate male-female ratio at the aquarium, some of the females flirt profusely and dump their partners for single males with better nests.
Wendell and Cass, however, take no part in these cunning schemes. They have been completely devoted to each other for the last eight years. In fact, neither one of them has ever been with anyone else, says their keeper, Stephanie Mitchell.
But the partnership of Wendell and Cass adds drama in another way. They're both male. That is to say, they're gay penguins.
N229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2075 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3156 times:
OK...This is ridiculous. I think they missed April fools day by a month...PC does run amok sometimes (as I admitted in my thread on the subject; though with the history of tabloids fabricating stories like this, I would want to see it confirmed before I believe it 100%).
By the way, note that the gay rights groups did not instigate the change, and in fact are totally annoyed at at. It was just some weird zookeeper...
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 61
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3121 times:
Quoting KiwiTEAL (Reply 6): When it gets to the stage of forcing the issue on traditional nursery rhymes we have all grown up with (and not suffered from), its political correctness gone raving insane!
Haa haa - i very much doubt it, tho it might now be "Little Rainbow Sambo"
Its ironic that here in Aussie there was a major dispute over the naming of footy stadium stand as "The "Nigger" Brown Stand (the guys nickname) and yet a famous brand of Australian cheese is COON CHEESE and nobody turns a hair.