Updated : Apr 14, 2009
A Polish politician has criticised his local zoo for acquiring a "gay" elephant.
It seems the Elephant named Ninio prefers male companions and as a result will probably not procreate.
"We didn't pay 37 million zlotys (7.6 million pounds) for the largest elephant house in Europe to have a gay elephant live there," Michal Grzes, a conservative councillor in the city of Poznan in western Poland, was quoted as saying.
"We were supposed to have a herd, but as Ninio prefers male friends over females how will he produce offspring?
He added.The head of the Poznan zoo said 10-year-old Ninio may be too young to decide whether he prefers males or females as elephants only reach sexual maturity at 14.
Very Happy Pig has never encountered a gay pig a rooster came into our yard and it appears he loves all farm yard animals regardless of sex.