We haven’t given a great deal of thought to gay vultures up until this very minute, when we read a report about a pair of gay vultures living in a German zoo, who have not only adopted an egg abandoned by its mother but have started to incubate it inside their nest.
Ever since a griffon vulture named Lisa dropped her egg, apparently totally over it, animal keepers kept it safe in the mud beneath a tree. This “Lisa” vulture showed absolutely no interest in building a nest, but then again, vultures are notorious for their wild ways.
After being placed in an incubator for a time, this wayward egg was bequeathed to a male vulture couple with the superior names Isis and Nordhorn.
According to zoo spokeswoman Ina Deiting, they “promptly sat on it.”
As of press time, the biological parentage of the egg remains unclear, and zoo keepers still are uncertain whether it’s fertilized.
We’ll keep you abreast of the ballad of Isis, Nordhorn, and the Displaced Egg as it unfolds in real time. Don’t go anywhere.
According to the Daily Mail, this is the second gay-bird story to come out of Germany this month. Earlier this week, a gay king penguin couple, Stan and Olli, had to be moved from their mixed-gender home to an all male enclosure after the two failed to participate in the zoo’s breeding program.
As of November 1, 2013, Germany will become the first European country to allow babies to be born without a registered gender. The twist: only babies born with characteristics of both sexes are eligible to be registered as such. The parents of the newborn baby are given the option of leaving the gender field as [...]
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