Bisexual Male Penguins Adopt Egg and Hatch Chick at Norwegian Zoo

The male penguins Pondus and Herman Piele hatched their first chick yesterday, at the Bergen Aquarium, having adopted the egg from a local female. They have been sitting on the egg for nearly three weeks.

The two birds have previously fathered chicks with female penguins. However, they both left their female lovers and became an item.

When a female penguin at the same zoo laid three eggs, the zoo keepers were apprehensive. The third would never have hatched without the help of the two late bloomers, they say.

Penguins chicks are often bought up by two males or two females.

Bergensavisen has more (in Norwegian).

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Photo: Bergen Aquarium.