Same-sex penguins become parents


Sydney, Australia (WAVY) – Two male penguins who fostered a penguin egg welcomed a tiny chick at an Aquarium in Sydney. 

The two dads, named Magic and Sphen, made headlines earlier this month when the aquarium staff replaced a dummy egg with a real egg.

Their chick was born on October 19, weighing a little over three ounces.

The two dads kept the egg on small nesting rings made of pebbles. They also shared expectant parental duties with one penguin guarding the nest while the other kept the nest warm.

The chick hasn’t been named yet.

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