Chinese zookeepers give gay penguin couple a chick
Two gay penguins in China have been given a baby chick by zoo staff.
The infant penguin is one of twins born to parents in the Harbin Polar Land aquarium in China.
The Metro reports that the gay penguins are often caught stealing others’ eggs during mating season, and the museum staff are confident they can raise a chick between them.
The twins were reportedly separated in order to give both the best chance of survival.
The Chinese penguins’ story echoes that of Roy and Silo, penguins at New York’s Central Park Zoo, who were given a rejected egg by keepers after they continually attempted to hatch a rock.
Buddy and Pedro are part of the endangered African penguin species. The zoo confirmed they would be reunited in the spring.