A polish lawmaker is angry that his local zoo spent big bucks on a “gay” elephant.

Michal Grzes groused at local zoo officials after they acquired Ninio, an elephant who prefers male companions, Reuters reports.

“We didn't pay 37 million zlotys ($11 million) for the largest elephant house in Europe to have a gay elephant live there,” Grzes, a conservative councilor in the city of Poznan in western Poland, said.

“We were supposed to have a heard, but as Ninio prefers male friends over females how will he produce offspring?” Grzes is a member of the right-wing Law and Justice Party.

This is Ninio's third home in the past five years. Zoo officials describe him as aggressive towards female elephants while affectionate towards males.

But zoo officials say Ninio has not reached sexual maturity. Most elephants begin reproducing at 14, but Ninio is only 10 years old. The press surrounding the question of Ninio's sexual orientation has peaked the curiosity of locals who are flocking to the zoo to catch a glimpse of Ninio.