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

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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.

“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.

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