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    Gay penguins found in Japanese aquariums

    Researchers have found a number of same-sex pairs of penguins at aquariums in Japan, with an imbalance between the numbers of male and female birds suspected to be the cause, a report said today.

    A research group led by Keisuke Ueda, professor of behavioural ecology at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, found about 20 same-sex pairs at 16 major aquariums and zoos, Kyodo news agency said.

    Penguins in captivity "may be more likely to form same-sex pairs" due to the difficulty of finding partners of the opposite sex because breeding facilities in Japan only have an average of 20 birds, the agency quoted Professor Ueda as saying.

    It is not known if the frequency of homosexuality is higher than in the wild, where telling the sexes apart is tough, he said.


    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...2/s1272260.htm

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    Unusually interesting I suppose.

    What does this say to the "naysayers" that it's "EVIL INFLUENCE" that create gay people.???? I'm not gay, happily hetero, but support and love them all. I believe they are born that way including in the wild. I think this takes the "influence" out of the equation.

    Love the one your with.

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    If they are 'gay' then do they attempt to have sex with their partner?
    This is my opinion, and change is good.