‘Gay’ penguin couple breeds egg


This 11 October 2018 video from Australia says about itself:

“Sphengic” on the ice – Sphen and Magic

Same-Sex [gentoo] penguin couple at Sea Life Aquarium Sydney

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

The gay couple were first given a fake egg in their nest, so they could practice breeding. That went so well that they got a real egg. That egg came from the nest of another penguin couple that had two eggs.

‘Natural talents’

In the wild, gentoo penguins can usually only raise one youngster. So, the chick from the second egg will die. The biological parents did not even realize that an egg had been taken away by the caretakers, says [keeper] Hannan.

According to Hannan, Sphen and Magic are “real natural talents” as future parents. “They change jobs on a daily basis”, says Hannan. “One of the two is sitting on the egg and the other bird makes sure nobody can get around to steal stones from the nest.”

This 11 October 2018 video from Australia says about itself:

#LoveWins Sphen and Magic Penguin Couple

Penguins Breeding at Sea Life Sydney 2018

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