DENVER — June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the Denver Zoo is celebrating a same-sex couple amongst its flock: Two male flamingos.
Zoo staff said the birds, a Chilean flamingo named after *NSYNC boy band member Lance Bass and an American flamingo named after Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, have been together for “several years.”
Though the pair obviously can’t reproduce together, Lance and Freddie can serve as surrogate parents if a breeding pair is unable to care for their own chick, the zoo said.
Chilean flamingo Lance Bass and American flamingo Freddie Mercury have paired up for several years. 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. #Pride pic.twitter.com/YEyvIRkomF— Denver Zoo (@DenverZoo) June 11, 2019
Happy Pride, Lance and Freddie!