A pair of bonded male king penguins will now be able to spend their lives together in relative peace - at least without pressure to end the good thing they have going.
Up until recently, Stan and Olli had been living at the Berlin Zoo, where they'd been sent to be a part of a breeding program. As time went by, however, it became clear to their keepers that the penguins had no interest in finding romance with the females there. Their commitment, it seems, is only to each other.
"They're gay, as far as we know," Christiane Reiss, Berlin Zoo spokeswoman, told TheLocal.de. "They never bred. And when it came to courtship, they only mated with one another."