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06:05  15 august  2019
06:05  15 august  2019 Source:   insideedition.com

A same-sex penguin couple at a London aquarium become mothers for the first time after adopting a chick

A same-sex penguin couple at a London aquarium become mothers for the first time after adopting a chick Marama and Rocky, a same-sex Gentoo penguin couple at SEA LIFE London Aquarium, have been together five years and have an "incredibly strong bond." They adopted the egg after "demonstrating to the London aquarium's expert team that they would make fantastic parents." © SEA LIFE London "Marama and Rocky have taken to becoming parents like ducks to water, or should I say penguins," SEA LIFE London general manager Graham McGrath said in a statement sent to INSIDER.

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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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.

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