For nearly six years now, they have been inseparable. They exhibit what in penguin parlance is called "ecstatic behavior": That is, they entwine their necks, they vocalize to each other, they have sex. Silo and Roy are, to anthropomorphize a bit, gay penguins.
Pro-gay rights advocates held the couple up as an example of homosexuality occurring naturally in nature. A little over one year later, those same advocates were shocked to learn that Silo had simply tossed aside his gay lover Roy for a younger, sexier female penguin from California named Scrappy.
More recently, another gay penguin couple living in the San Fransisco Zoo, Harry and Pepper, called it quits when a pretty young thing named Linda caught Harry's eye when her longtime partner passed on.
Silo walked out on Roy for a girlfriend from California called Scrappy, which moved to Central Park from San Diego’s SeaWorld. The new heterosexual couple built a nest and hang out by the pool, while Roy broods alone.
We guess it's fortunate that penguin gay marriage is not yet legal or Pepper and Roy could have found themselves paying hefty alimony to support their Ex's and their new female lovers.
Its same-sex penguin couple, Harry and Pepper, has split -- over a female, according to CBS station KPIX-TV in the City by the Bay.
The two had been together for six years. They nested together and incubated an egg laid by another penguin.
Zookeepers say, earlier this year, a female penguin named Linda became friends with Harry, after Linda's longtime companion died...
They say Harry and Linda are now a happy couple and have successfully nested this year.