Pedro, 10, and Buddy, 20, were brought to the Toronto Zoo this year from Pittsburgh’s National Aviary to “pair-bond” with a couple of eligible females. Instead, the pair bonded with each other. Zookeepers now report seeing the pair snuggling, calling to each other and displaying courtship behaviour.
This week, the Toronto Zoo says it will be forced to isolate the pair.
Doesn't sound like these two are gay (but if they are so what) it sounds like they are lonely and scared. What was their behaviour BEFORE they ended up at Toronto Zoo? I haven't checked yet. But the stupidity just goes on and on and I'm so done with it.
So they are going to separate them and 'force' them to inseminate the females.
What if they don't? What if they 'would' if they were in more natural surroundings and the females/males were all partying together, being themselves?
Pedro and Buddy’s separation will only last as long as they can inseminate their respective female partners. While incubating eggs, the two may well be back “side by side.” Once breeding season is up, Pedro and Buddy will “probably” ditch their female partners and reunite, said Bill Rapley, executive director for conservation, education and wildlife at the Toronto Zoo.
Does that sound like science? Does that sound like sound zoo practices?