Ireland Announces Country's First Gay Penguin Couple

No country is complete without their very own gay penguin couple, and now Ireland has joined the U.S. and Denmark in the group of elites. Penelope and Missy, two penguins in the polar exhibit at Dingle Oceanworld, have decided to pair with each other for the season according to zookeepers there. 

Head penguin keeper Kate Hall says Penelope and Missy display all the courting signs their straight peers bestow upon their chosen partners. 

"It’s definitely not an unusual occurrence although this time it’s two females," said Hall. 

"The thing penguins do to show they like each other is they bow to each other and they are doing that," she adds. "When they come into breeding season, they do it to the penguin of their choice and it reinforces the bond between them."

"It is very sweet to watch."

(Via Irish Examiner)