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Johnny Cool

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July 13, 2009 05:00pm

A POPULAR gay penguin couple have broken up after a lonely widowed female penguin courted one of them in her ex-partner's burrow at a zoo.

Male Magellan penguins Harry and Pepper have been together since 2003 at the San Francisco Zoo.

The pair nested together and even incubated an egg laid by another penguin in 2008, but their relationship hit the rocks earlier this year when a female penguin, Linda, befriended Harry after her long-time companion died.

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This did not go over well with Pepper, who became violent. The three penguins were separated for some time following the fight.

"They have been doing okay since,” said Zookeeper Jennifer Katz. “They have been getting along okay. But Pepper is by himself now, so we are keeping an eye on the three of them."

Of all of the parents that year, they were the best. They took very good care of their chick," Brown told the San Francisco Examiner in a story published Saturday.

Enter the widow Linda, who began courting Harry in her partner's old burrow shortly after his death this past winter, Brown said.

"To be completely anthropomorphizing, Linda seems conniving," Zookeeper Anthony Brown said. "She's got her plan. I don't think she was wanting to be a single girl for too long."

Though Harry and Linda have been nesting in recent months, molting season in late summer tends to reshuffle couples, KTVU-TV reported Sunday.

"It'll be interesting to see if Harry spends any of that time with Pepper," Brown said. "We'll have to wait and see."

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25774766-5012895,00.html

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Linda seems conniving   Devil rofl  Hoghappy Grin
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Only JC......... rofl  rofl
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So 1's gay and one's bi Thinking
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looks that way...... rofl
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Nah, they were both straight but decided it was "bro's before ho's" ... until the right ho came along anyway
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Nah, they were both straight but decided it was "bro's before ho's" ... until the right ho came along anyway
I don't know what scares me more, that you wrote that or that I agree with it........ Thinking  rofl  rofl
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Well as far as the article reads, the couple were declared "gay" after behaving like little more than room-mates.  Eh  Felt like off-loading half the rent and having someone else to yell at the game on tv is more like it.
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Hmm mmm. So where did raising a chick come in. Ain't no bros 'round heah be raisin' no chick o nobody else Thinking
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You haven't met some of the single mums around these parts ... being raised by "the odd couple" would be a viable option!  Doh
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You haven't met some of the single mums around these parts ... being raised by "the odd couple" would be a viable option!  Doh
It isn't just there.....My youngest girls friends mom pawns her kids off on anyone that will take them so she can go out and party.....Very sad....
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