LONDON — Gay animals deserve to celebrate Pride Month, too.
The ZSL London Zoo is home to the famous gay penguin couple, Humboldt penguins Ronnie and Reggie.
To celebrate the pair and similar animal couples, the zoo plans to give a “Pride makeover” to its Zoo Night event on July 5. In addition to regularly scheduled Zoo Night festivities, the zoo will teach about gender, mating and same-sex animal pairings.
Zookeepers have also designed a special banner for the Penguin Beach home where Ronnie and Reggie live.
The banner reads, “Some penguins are gay. Get over it,” a homage to Stonewall’s “Get Over It” campaign against LGBT bullying.
The famous pair’s love story
Ronnie and Reggie got together in 2014, according to a press release. A year later, they adopted an egg that was abandoned by another couple, sharing parenting duties of their chick Kyton until he fledged the nest.
Though their baby is now grown, Ronnie and Reggie are still going strong and are often found snuggling in their nest box.
The zoo is home to 93 penguins total, and Ronnie and Reggie are not the only same-sex couple, the zoo said.