Chick adopted by **** penguins will be raised 'gender-neutral' by keepers at Sea Life London 

Mail Online | 9/10/2019 | Sam Blanchard For Mailonline
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A chick adopted by a pair of **** penguins will be raised gender-neutral by its keepers.

The infant will be raised neither male nor female at London's Sea Life centre, where the family are kept.

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It's the first time the aquarium has had a non-binary animal, which comes four months after same-sex gentoo parents, Rocky and Marama, acquired the offspring.

If eventually the penguin gets named, it will be given a gender-neutral name such as Kelly, Alex or Charlie, according to staff at Sea Life London.

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The penguin couple - who have been together for five years - adopted the unnamed chick after they demonstrated they were ready to become parents.

Marama and Rocky are first-time parents but they have shown great parenting qualities over the past two years by building the best nests in the colony.

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They also have a very strong bond - bowing to each other regularly - allowing them to take it in turns to look after the nest.

Marama is the older of the pair and naturally more protective of...
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