Two gay penguins at the Berlin Zoo are soon to become parents after taking in an abandoned egg as their own.
Skipper and Ping, the two male emperor penguins, arrived in the Berlin Zoo in April as a couple. As soon as they arrived, said Berlin Zoo spokesman Maximilian Jaeger, they showed immediate baby fever.
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"They kept trying to hatch fish and stones," Jaeger said to German news agency DPA.
The zookeepers gave Skipper and Ping an egg from the only female penguin in the horde, who had failed to hatch her eggs for nearly two decades.
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She's also seemingly disinterested in hatching her eggs, the BBC reported.
Male emperor penguins warm the eggs in the wild, protecting their children from the elements...
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