Gay animals out of the closet?

From msnbc/livescience:

First-ever museum display shows 51 species exhibiting homosexuality.

From male killer whales that ride the dorsal fin of another male to female bonobos that rub their genitals together, the animal kingdom tolerates all kinds of lifestyles.

Homosexuality has been observed in more than 1,500 species, and the phenomenon has been well described for 500 of them,” said Petter Bockman, project coordinator of the exhibition.

Scientists say that homosexual activity among giraffes is, in many cases, more common than heterosexual activity (see photo on right).

Also, from Yahoo News:

Gay Flamingos adopt a chick- been together 6 years

LONDON (AFP) – A pair of gay flamingos have adopted an abandoned chick, becoming parents after being together for six years, a British conservation organization said Monday.

Carlos and Fernando had been desperate to start a family, even chasing other flamingos from their nests to take over their eggs at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge near Bristol.

But their egg-sitting prowess made them the top choice for taking an unhatched egg under their wings when one of the Greater Flamingo nests was abandoned.

The couple, together for six years, can feed chicks by producing milk in their throats.

I heard on Penn Radio that one out of ten Rams are gay.

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