London Zoo will host a Pride celebration for its same-sex penguin couples
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The ZSL London Zoo announced it will host a Pride celebration next weekend for its same-sex penguin couples. 

The zoo said in a release that its colony of 93 Humboldt penguins, which includes three same-sex couples, will all take part in the Pride festivities next Friday.

The zoo also specifically pointed out that its “most famous gay residents,” Ronnie and Reggie, are still together and will be involved the celebration as well. Ronnie and Reggie, who have been together since 2014, captured headlines a few years back after they adopted a chick that had been abandoned by another couple.


“They remain as strong as ever and are often found snuggled up in their nest box together,” the zoo said.

In honor of its same-sex penguin couples, the zookeepers also placed a mini banner in its Penguin Beach, reading: “Some penguins are gay. Get over it.” The phrase pays homage to Stonewall’s “Get Over It” campaign. 

During the celebration, the zoo said visitors will also be “able to learn about gender and mating in the animal kingdom at a Pride-themed talk, where they’ll discover just how common same-sex pairings are – from penguins and pandas to goats and giraffes.”