& # 39; Some penguins are gay, over it! & # 39; London Zoo is celebrating the same genus Ronnie and Reggie with a Pride banner in the birds' enclosure
- London Zoo has put up a sign to read aloud & # 39; Some penguins are gay, over it & # 39;
- Quote is a reference to Stonewall's Get Over It campaign and is in line with Pride
- The homosexual Humboldt penguins from the zoo, Ronnie and Reggie live in the enclosure
- Two other couples of the same sex – a man and a woman – live in the housing
London Zoo has installed a banner in honor of same-sex penguin couples.
The sign that & # 39; some penguins are gay, get over it & # 39; was built in the Penguin Beach fence to mark Pride.
The enclosure – which mimics a South American beach landscape – houses several same-sex couples, including Humboldt penguins Ronnie and Reggie.
The birds started a relationship in 2014 and have since raised a chick together. Veterinarians said they are still today & # 39; strong as always & # 39; stay.
London Zoo installed a banner in honor of same-sex penguin couples. The sign, pictured, stating that & # 39; some penguins are gay, coming over & # 39 ;, was built in the Penguin Beach enclosure
The sign, pictured – about the size of a penguin and facing visitors – supports the & # 39; Get Over It & # 39; campaign led by the LGBTQ charity, Stonewall
The board – about the size of a penguin and facing visitors – supports the & # 39; Get Over It & # 39; campaign led by the charity LGBTQ, Stonewall.
The eye-catching red, black and white banner was praised by Twitter users after a moment was shared online by the official ZSL London Zoo account.
Some called it & # 39; the best & # 39; while the other said it & # 39; awesome & # 39; used to be.
When the move was announced, the zoo tweeted: & # 39; Next week's ZSLZooNights will receive a # Pride makeover and our #penguins will participate in the celebrations! & # 39;
Penguin Beach is a breeding ground for colonies of Humboldt penguins with a special penguin farm, including a chick incubation unit and a pool where youngsters can learn to swim.
London Zoo announced the move yesterday on its official Twitter account, pictured. It is one of a number of activities carried out to celebrate the pride of the popular attraction
It is home to 93 penguins, including Ronnie and Reggie.
The couple came together in 2014 and picked up the newspapers a year later when they had an egg & # 39; adopted & # 39; that was abandoned.
The couple shared parental duties of their chick, Kyton, until he fled from the nest.
The zoo said they are still as strong as ever and that they often nest together in their nest box.
Dozens of people responded to the social media messages from the zoo and said they loved the Pride sign
Fellow male couple Dev and Martin, and female couple Nadja and Zimmer, also call the zoo home.
Also living on Penguin Beach is a one-year-old chick Rainbow who hatched during Pride celebrations last year and is celebrating her first birthday this weekend.
London Zoo has a selection of Pride theme activities scheduled for next week, including a makeover for Zoo Nights, which coincides with the city's Pride Parade on the weekend of July 5.
Visitors can learn about sex and mating during a Pride theme in the animal kingdom.
Animal handlers will reveal how ordinary couples of the same sex are – from penguins and pandas to goats and giraffes.
A man said his & # 39; day was made & # 39; after seeing the sign inspired by Stonewall in the penguin fence at the London Zoo
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