A pair of gay penguins have broken up in a steamy saga of death, betrayal and heartache. Where else would this happen but at the San Francisco zoo? I mean seriously, only in San Francisco would this happen.
The gay penguin couple, Harry and pepper were in a common law marriage for 6 years, with a baby chick that they received government approval to adopt. Pepper became suspicious about Harry’s late night visits to Linda’s den, and although Pepper was suspicious, he never expected the betrayal that comes next.
Back in March of 2008, Linda the female penguin next door, took out a significant life insurance policy on her husband Figg. Later that year, Figg died under questionable circumstances and the death was ruled to be “of natural causes”. Harry and Linda started spending more time together. Then one day, Harry told Pepper that he was going to the store, borrowing $20 for cigarettes and milk. Harry never came back from the store.
Today, Harry and Linda are happily married and have a baby together. Pepper still lives in the cave next door, bitter and alone. On occasion, Pepper visits the new couples home, but he is not met with a warm welcome. Harry and Linda are happy together, and want nothing to do with Pepper. Currently there is a custody battle over guardianship of the gay couples child.
Several calls to the penguin department caretakers have gone unanswered. So far, the only information we have gotten has been “no response”.
Pepper only had one thing to say to our reporters. He wants his $20 back.