A baby vulture chick raised by its two gay vulture fathers has been released into the wild. The Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo has had a pair of homosexual vultures in captivity for quite some time.
"We have had them for some years. They always build a nest together, bond and mate together," a zookeeper told BBC.
The baby chick is the zoo's first successful hatching in half a decade. Another chick, raised by hetero vultures, joined the offspring of the gays and was released into the wild of Sardinia after some time spent in an aviary to acclimate to life outside the zoo.
12 griffon vultures have now been recently released into Sardinia as part of the Life Under Griffon Wings conservation project.
While homosexual activity can be found in many animal species, BBCreports that aside from humans, only domestic sheep have been proven to choose same-sex partners for life. Though these vulture daddies could soon prove that rule wrong.