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** List of animals displaying homosexual behavior **

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Further information: Homosexual behavior in animals
Roy and Silo, two Central Park Zoo male Chinstrap Penguins similar to those
pictured, became internationally known when they successfully hatched and
cared for an egg.^[1]
Couple of two male mallard ducks in a nature reserve in Germany

For these animals, there is documented evidence of homosexual behavior of
one or more of the following kinds: sex, courtship, affection, pair
bonding, or parenting, as noted in researcher and author Bruce Bagemihl's
1999 book /Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural
Diversity/.

Bagemihl writes that the presence of same-sex sexual behavior was not
'officially' observed on a large scale until the 1990s due to possible
observer bias caused by social attitudes towards LGBT people making the
homosexual theme taboo.^[2]^[3] Bagemihl devotes three chapters; /Two
Hundred Years at Looking at Homosexual Wildlife/, /Explaining (Away) Animal
Homosexuality/ and /Not For Breeding Only/ in his 1999 book /Biological
Exuberance/ to the "documentation of systematic prejudices" where he notes
"the /present ignorance/ of biology lies precisely in its single-minded
attempt to find reproductive (or other) "explanations" for homosexuality,
transgender, and non-procreative and alternative heterosexualities.^[4]
Petter Bøckman, academic adviser for the /Against Nature?/ exhibit
stated "[M]any researchers have described homosexuality as something
altogether different from sex. They must realise that animals can have sex
with who they will, when they will and without consideration to a
researcher's ethical principles". Homosexual behavior is found amongst
social birds and mammals, particularly the sea mammals and the
primates.^[3]

Animal sexual behavior takes many different forms, even within the same
species and the motivations for and implications of their behaviors have


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