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Famous Zoo Penguin Falls Ill

Tomorrow the Vet Blog will return to old-fashioned veterinary question and answer. But first, a link to a story from the Janyary 3, 2009 San...

Dr. Eric Barchas  |  Jan 4th 2010


Tomorrow the Vet Blog will return to old-fashioned veterinary question and answer.

But first, a link to a story from the Janyary 3, 2009 San Francisco Examiner. This soap opera could have happened at any zoo. Why am I not surprised that it occurred at the San Francisco Zoo?

Here’s the synopsis in two sentences. Male penguin who abandoned his long-term homosexual partner for a female has fallen ill with a serious respiratory infection. His new (female) partner stands by him.

Let’s hope things turn out well for all three penguins.

Click here to read the whole story.

Photo: sexual orientation unspecified. By Stan Shebs,

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