Denver Zoo says two male flamingos have been together for several years, could raise chick

Posted at 11:05 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 23:05:41-04

DENVER — The Denver Zoo said Tuesday that a same-sex flamingo couple living at the zoo has been together for several years.

Both flamingos are named after LGBT icons: Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass.

In a Facebook post, the zoo said Lance Bass is a Chilean flamingo and Freddie Mercury is an American Flamingo.

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“While these two males won’t be able to have a chick of their own, they are able to act as surrogate parents if a breeding pair is unable to raise their chick for any reason,” the zoo said.