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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

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

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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