Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Gay flamingos pick up chick

A pair of gay flamingos have adopted an abandoned chick, becoming parents after being together for six years, a British conservation organisation said Monday. Carlos and Fernando had been desperate to start a family, even chasing other flamingos from their nests to take over their eggs at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge near Bristol. But their egg-sitting prowess made them the top choice for taking an unhatched egg under their wings when one of the Greater Flamingo nests was abandoned. The couple, together for six years, can feed chicks by producing milk in their throats.

1 comment:

soitslikethis... said...

flamingos can't be gay..
don't be silly.
There really is no scientific proof to gay animals. i know that people just want to justify their own behavior by saying that animals are gay, and that it is a normal and natural thing, and that some animals have an attraction for the same sex. Well they don't. So as sweet as this story is, about two male Flamingos parenting a chick, it is in accurate, and not at all scientifically true.