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London Zoo Celebrates Pride With Their Famous Gay Penguins

London Zoo Celebrates Pride With Their Famous Gay Penguins

London Zoo Celebrates Pride With Their Famous Gay Penguins

The animal kingdom knows what's up.

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The London Zoo’s famous gay penguins are getting extra special attention for Pride month this year.

Ronnie and Reggie have been a pair since 2014, even adopting and raising a baby penguin who was abandoned when he was still in the egg.

To celebrate their dedicated partnership and the appreciation so many have shown for Ronnie and Reggie, the folks at the London Zoo put up a small banner in their habitat. It reads “Some penguins are gay. Get over it,” and is a reference to a campaign the UK charity Stonewall launched back in 2013.

The zoo has also scheduled a number of Pride-themed activities for July, including informative events about gender and mating and how common same-sex pairs are throughout the animal kingdom. They’re also hosting a family-themed storytelling event on July 7.

And while Ronnie and Reggie may have become the most recognizable gay penguins of the London Zoo, they certainly aren’t the only ones. The zoo currently reports another set of male penguins that have coupled up, as well as a set of females.

As common as same-sex pairings are among animals, penguins continue to be the ones that get the most attention. And honestly it’s probably just because they look like they’re wearing adorable tuxes all the time.

In fact, just a few months ago, a wedding videography business promoted their service by throwing a wedding for another pair of gay penguins and putting the footage together as a short film for all of us to cry over.

While Ronnie and Reggie may not have had any sort of extravagant ceremony to celebrate their bird love, they’re still doing just fine, and are clearly well-appreciated by their zookeeper friends.

“They remain as strong as ever and are often found snuggled up in their nest box together,” the zoo says.

Aww. Well if you’re in the UK and you want to celebrate Pride with some happy gay birds, here’s your chance!

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.