Gender Neutral at Prospect Park Zoo? Well that's summer lovin'!
A set of twin monkeys has arrived at the Prospect Park Zoo by way of parents Cannoli and Napoleon. After a group polled – including 169 positive votes on the park's website – the new born Tamarin twins were named Tira and Misu, leaving this jaded Brooklyn queer's heart just ravaged. Just in time for Father's day, these twins are precious. (Full disclosure: I'm part of a twin set too!)
“In keeping with the delectable names of the parents and siblings, we selected a pair of names that are reasonably gender neutral and certainly as sweet as these twin monkeys," Denise McClean of Prospect Park Zoo said via press release.
Appropriately housed in the Animal Lifestyles Building the two have yet to be inspected for gender assignment, but are reportedly and adorably only six inches long and cling to both parents lovingly. The video of the happy, fairly radical, family is touching and delicious. See for yourself!
Support for the Zoo's on going efforts in family quality and gender neutrallity can be supported here.
Video credit: Luke Groskin/Wildlife Conservation Society.