Monday, March 06, 2006

Book about pair of penguins

Chicago Tribune reports:
Savannah, Missouri -- A children's book about two male penguins that raise a baby penguin has been moved to the non-fiction section of two library branches after two parents complained it had homosexual undertones.

The illustrated book, "And Tango Makes Three," is based on a true story of two male penguins, named Roy and Silo, who adopted an abandoned egg at New York City's Central Park Zoo in the late 1990s.
Penguins exhibit instinctual pair-bonding, but that is a lot different from what is commonly called human homosexuality. There were no available females when Roy bonded with Silo. Roy later mated with a female.

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