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Heartless zoo attempts to force gay penguins to mate with females

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Ignoring the story's obvious adorable implications, the Toronto Zoo is planning to separate a pair of apparently gay penguins in order to encourage them to mate with their female counterparts. 

"It's a complicated issue, but they seem to be in a loving relationship of some sort," said the zoo's chairman of Buddy and Pedro's unexpected romance. The two birds have reportedly displayed behavior typical of courtship in penguins, like "sleeping together every night, defending their territory, making mating calls and constantly standing alone together."

Unfortunately, African penguins are a rare species, and zoo officials are still hoping to convince Buddy and Pedro to turn out a few baby penguins before settling into their relationship. "Two girls have been following them; we just have to get the boys interesting in looking at them," explained one zoo official.

Thankfully, this love story seems likely to have a happy ending: caretakers plan to reunite Buddy and Pedro as soon as they successfully mate. Just close your eyes and think of England, little penguins! You'll be back together soon.