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OffbeatGay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg

06:00  15 august  2019
06:00  15 august  2019 Source:   insideedition.com

Penguin chick hatches safely at Calgary Zoo after quick repair of broken egg

Penguin chick hatches safely at Calgary Zoo after quick repair of broken egg A new king penguin chick was successfully hatched by staff at the Calgary Zoo last week after a close call with a broken egg. According to a news release on the zoo’s website, the egg was laid by mom Antoinette — a 27-year-old king penguin brought to Calgary from Montreal in hopes of breeding her. While Antoinette laid the egg, it was left in the care of another momma penguin, Diana, who has previously raised two other penguin chicks. Penguin

Playing Same-Sex Penguin Couple Adopt Abandoned Egg Hoping to Become Dads. These king penguins seem to have parenthood all figured out. Skipper and Ping, two penguins living at the Berlin Zoo, are now on their way to fatherhood after adopting an egg abandoned by its mother.

Berlin Zoo could welcome its first penguin chick born to a same-sex couple after two broody male penguins adopted an abandoned egg . Skipper and Ping are said to be behaving “like model parents”, taking it in turns to keep the egg warm by laying it on their feet and nestling it in their fat folds.

Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Skipper and Ping of the Berlin Zoo had practiced their parenting skills by trying to "hatch" stones.

These king penguins seem to have parenthood all figured out.

Skipper and Ping, two penguins living at the Berlin Zoo, are now on their way to fatherhood after adopting an egg abandoned by its mother.

Zookeeper Norbert Zahmel told Reuters their dad instincts kicked in and they “immediately knew what to do.”

"They are in a same sex relationship. And they have shown normal breeding behavior," Zahmel said.

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Calgary Zoo keeps unhatched king penguin chick alive by patching cracked egg

Calgary Zoo keeps unhatched king penguin chick alive by patching cracked egg CALGARY — Zookeepers in Calgary have rescued an unhatched penguin chick after patching its badly damaged shell with pieces of another egg. The Calgary Zoo says in a news release that animal care staff noticed fragments of the king penguin's shell inside the beach area of the birds' habitat over the August long weekend. The chick wasn't expected to hatch for about another week, so the veterinary team patched the porous shell with a piece of shell from a Humboldt penguin egg from years before, and the egg was placed in an electronic egg incubator. After a few rough days, the little chick tried to hatch by itself, piping through a small hole elsewhere in the egg.

BERLIN – After fruitless attempts to hatch stones and fish, a gay penguin couple at a German zoo may finally be able to parent a chick of their own. Keepers at Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium in Australia welcomed a baby gentoo penguin , Sphengic, lovingly named for her adoptive dads, Sphen and Magic.

'Exemplary parents': 2 gay penguins have adopted an abandoned egg in Berlin Zoo. A gay penguin couple "kidnapped" a chick from a its parents at Odense Zoo in Denmark. The couples argue before zookeepers intervene and reunite the baby.

Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg
Because they are biologically unable to have a baby on their own, they have been practicing their nurturing skills by trying to "hatch" stones, and even fish, to “satisfy that breeding urge,” according to the zookeeper.

But once another female at their facility abandoned her egg, they presented it to the male couple who instinctively knew to incubate the egg and become its surrogate parents.

If Skipper and Ping successfully fertilize the egg, they will hopefully be proud parents by September.

RCMP searching for van, driver, after attempted abduction of B.C. road flagger.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — RCMP in northeastern British Columbia say a road flagger working alone on a remote stretch of road fought off an abduction attempt. A news release says the woman was directing traffic on Highway 29 west of Fort St. John on Sunday, when a van pulled up and a man opened the rear doors and tried to pull her in. The victim says she struggled with the stranger before he jumped back in the van and drove west. Officers from several northeastern B.C. detachments are searching for the vehicle, described as dark blue with silver striping, chrome on the front grille and barn-style rear doors. The suspect is described as Caucasian and about five foot nine. Sgt.

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