Gay penguins split up

| 23/07/2009

(Sky News): A much-feted six-year gay relationship between two male penguins at a zoo is over – after one dumped the other for a widowed female called Linda. Harry has left Pepper for another "more attractive" bird at San Francisco Zoo – sparking outrage across the blogosphere. The story has been picked up by many of the leading American newspapers including the Los Angeles Times. Bloggers have been quick to accuse Linda of being a "home wrecker" who"lives for her own happiness, no matter who gets hurt." The LA Times reported that Harry and Pepper had lived happily side-by-side, protecting eggs abandoned by other penguins, for many years.

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